Summer of 1974 in Dixie County, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 32962
Sighting Zone: 2
Time: late evening before dark
Duration Of The Sighting: followed him for good while..couple of miles
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: hair on back of neck and arms stood on end
Location Name: hwy 349 S.
Location Description: oaks, pines, palmetto and cabbage and palm trees..also marsh area with fresh and salt water. A couple miles from town dump.
Location Street: the S curves area
Location County: Dixie
Location State: FL
Location Zip Code: 32692
Location Country: United States
Weather Conditions: sunny, warm
Ground Condition: leaves and acorns. pine needles..damp area..
Details regarding the creature's appearance:
The creature saw me and its reactions was: It followed me. Staying out of sight.
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were no tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: something very rotten..something like a wet stinky animal but way worse.
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: Was squirrel hunting. Never did see anything.. He could feel it .. something was following him. It was close enought for him to smell it. He never could get away from the stinky smell..no matter how fast he walked, until he came out of the woods. Ecen then he could still feel eyes watching him. His hair on back of his neck and his arms was standing on end.
Additional comments about the sighting: He never did find out what it was..I am telling this story from memory. But after reading about the Skunk Ape, I fell it could have been this creature.
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.