1995, 7-20 in Orange County, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 33030
Sighting Zone: 3
Date: 7/ 20/ 95
Time: 12:30 PM
Duration Of The Sighting: 1 TO 1 1/2 MIN
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: Oh shit thats a big ass bear , that aint no bear dont panic , move slow,i wonder if it'll chase me into the water
Location Name: WEKIVA STATE PARK
Location Description: Way back in the swamp on one of my canoe trips
Location County: Orange
Location State: FL
Location Country: United States
Weather Conditions: Warm dry day, swamp conditions in the brush
Ground Condition: WET / SWAMPY
Details regarding the creature's appearance:
Height: 6 TO 7 FT
Hair Color: BLACK / BROWN
Weight: 300+ LBS
Eye Color: BROWN
Speed: Moved away real slow back into thick brush no panic just ptt'n some room between us
What the creature was doing while being observed: Look'n right at me, we were in the same place same time encounter ,
the creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: puppy dog eyes i mean , i thought i was fix'n to be attacked it statnding there stare'n at me. It didnt hardly move nither did i for about 5 sec or so, i kinda looked around for a placed to run real slow & thats when i relized it was doing the same thing ya know it's like you kinda look left then right,then slowly back up & move away, well it did that slowly backed up right back from where it had come & slowly ever so quiet moved away with out almost a sound , it blended in & faded away
The creature saw me and its reactions was: Hell yes! Sorry i wrote this answer above ,like i said, it looked mean, but i relized as we both kinda looked around as to where to go , that it wanted nothing to do with me, scared, then i saw the puppy dog eyes & it hit me after it was over from the look in its eye like oops or oh shit
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: No
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: He or it was just as surprised to see me as i was to see it.
additional comments about the sighting: i canoed up to a section of river no one goes , i'd been sitt;n real quiet like eat'en for 15 min when there it was 15 to 20 ft away may be closer, hey i already sent yall a real long report / storie a month or two ago i've never told the story , so if you cant find it or hold on to it or post it then theres no need in me to keep write'n, this is my experience no others. &Amp; ive kept it this long no need to type til im blue in the face., Hey i found this site thought it was cool cuz i had something to add, no blue ribons for me just thoght it may interest some one who knows more about it.
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.