2000, 4-4 in the Everglades, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 33070
Sighting Zone: 5
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Duration Of The Sighting: About 20-30 seconds
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: I was excited. I didn't believe it at first, I felt like I was dreaming.
Location Name: On the way to Billie's Swamp Safari off Alligator Alley
Location Description: 10 minutes off alligator alley on the road that leads to Billy's Swamp Safari in the Seminole Reservation
Location City: Everglades
Location County: Collier
Location State: FL
Weather Conditions: Hot, fairly clear.
Ground Condition: We were driving. It looked pretty swampy though.
Details regarding the creature's appearance:
Height: 6 foot
Hair Color: orange/ tan
What the creature was doing while being observed: As I was driving to the reservation, I looked off the side of the road and way off in the distance, I saw what I thought was a big man in a coat walking through the swamp. Then in like half a second, my mind linked what I was seeing to all of the BF videos and I realized that I was looking at a skunk ape. It walked at a slow pace, bent over to pick something up, and I lost sight of him/ her. I was going pretty fast down the road, and had several passengers, so I didn't stop. (There were also ditches w/ alligators on either side of the road) but boy I wish I had my camera out.
The creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: Walked up right. Seemed to pick something up (Food maybe?)
The creature saw me and its reactions was: I'm not really sure. There weren't many other cars on the road that day, so I'm sure he heard us.
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were no tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: No
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: No, there was nothing at all unusual about seeing a 6 ft orange brown ape man skulking through the swamp. Just like any other day really
Additional comments about the sighting: Made me a believer.
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.