1971 in Collier County, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 32925
Sighting Zone: 5
Location Name: Everglades
Location Description: According to the 1978 book Mythical Creatures of the USA and Canada and news clippings, an electronics engineer and four buddies saw a “7-foot tall creature standing erect like a man” in Big Cypress swamp in 1971. The creature smelled like a skunk. “The thing we saw that night had a foot 17 1/2 inches long and 11 1/2 inches across at the toes,” the unnamed engineer told the St. Paul Dispatch. “In later trips we found smaller tracks, indicating there were three of them.”
Location County: Collier
Location State: FL
Location Country: United States
Details regarding the creature’s appearance:
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were no tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: No
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