2001, 1-24 in Collier County, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 32978
Sighting Zone: 5
Duration Of The Sighting: 2 minutes at 70mph
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: Curiosity
Encounteree's General Comments: Wife Michelle has been trying to sight creature for a year……..
Location Name: 10-15 miles E of HWY29 on Tam Trail
Location Description: On S side of Trail driving N to Naples at edge of forest where clearing reaches out to road in diag shape. Forest is set back approx. .25 mile from hwy. 8-10'oblong shape standing under stand of Palmetto/scrub forest-black-brown with unusual sheen-obviously not part of forest-shaped like large gorilla…
Location Street: Tamiani Trail
Location County: Collier
Location State: FL
Location Zip Code: 34110?
Location Country: United States
Weather Conditions: sunny/clear
Ground Condition: normal Everglades terrain as viewed from hwy.
Details regarding the creature's appearance:
Hair Color: shiny blackish/brown
What the creature was doing while being observed: standing still-arms down
The creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: .25 miles away…definitely NOT part of the treeline..
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were no tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: No
Additional comments about the sighting: Michelle is a orchid researcher in the Facahatchee Strand-has been on a year-long sighting quest for the beast in all hours of day/night traveling through the Tamiani Trail between Naples and the Florida Keys during a year-long job commute.
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.