1974, January 9 in Hollywood, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting

1974, January 9 in Hollywood, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting  broward br

Encounter Summary

Sighting ID: 32936
Sighting Zone: 6
Date: 1974, January 9

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Location Details

Location Name:
Location Description: On Hollywood Blvd. South Florida gets Skunk Ape fever. The craze starts at 12:40 a.m. on Jan. 9 when motorist Richard Lee Smith, 35, tells Florida Highway Patrol troopers he sideswiped a hairy “8-foot creature” with his Cadillac on U.S. 27 near Hollywood Boulevard. “The guy hit something. It was dark and at night and he doesn’t know what he hit,” a skeptical FHP Sgt. Charles Marrs tells reporters. “Nothing there indicated there was a big monster.” Reported on channel 7 local news and Miami Herald January 10, 1974.
Location City: Hollywood
Location County: Broward
Location State: FL
Location Country: United States

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Creature Information

Details regarding the creature’s appearance:

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Evidence Collected

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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Encounteree’s Details

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Follow Up

There was no follow-up on this sighting.

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