1998, 2-7 in Broward, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 32864
Sighting Zone: 6
Date: 1998, February 7
Time: aprox 2:30 am
Duration Of The Sighting: 30 seconds or so
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: I was startled for sure. But I wasz excited as well, it was clear to me that this was not (for sure) a gator or bobcat or bear or anything we sometimes see out there. This thing was very unique and smelly
Location Name: About 9 miles down an access road off the sawgrass expressway between wiles road and I guess atlantic blvd. Out in the evrglades.
Location Description: Along the road on top of a levy or big hill of dirt. That my wife and I frequent to do some star gazing. Due to the fact that this is way out in the everglades. It is super dark and we get alot of good use from our telescope out there.
Location County: Broward
Location State: FL
Location Country: United States
Weather Conditions: clear skys, very dark. cool, about 70 degrees. Damp.
Ground Condition: alolng the road was limestone gravel and dirt. Off the road was pure mush and swamp.
Details regarding the crearures appearence:
Height: hunched over about 5’5
Hair Color: dark
Eye Color: notsure (dark though I wouls guess)
Speed: sluggish, but agile
What the creature was doing while being observed: it was observing us.
The creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: walking for the most part upright. the way it turned and look around before moving. Kinda like checking if we were alone or not. spooky?
The creature saw me and its reactions was: It just stood there watching us.
Additional information about the creature: low toned humming noise, almost like a snore
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: a very sweet almost foul almond and egg smell. a very unique smell, that is what first made us aware of it.
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: The smell. A very sweet and foul smell. A low tone grunting and then a high pitched almost woman like scream when it was startled as we were. I guess it was startled. It seem old too, I dont know why, it just did. Like an old elephant or tiger in a zoo. Still very strong, but older in appearance.
Additional comments about the sighting: it limped. In a bad way.
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