2002, 6-1 in Tampa, Florida Skunk Ape Sighting
Sighting ID: 33096
Sighting Zone: 4
Duration Of The Sighting: 15 seconds
What the encounteree was feeling during the sighting: I was miding my own business
Location Name: Tampa Florida
Location Description: I was walking to my truck that was parked in the street after working a late shift. I was parked near the hillsborough river in a culdesac. I smelt a sulpher smell and heard two low grunts. I thought maybe it was an alligator I saw in the water, so I walked to the river wall and looked towards the Kennedy bridge. There it was….a large object slightly larger than a man. It looked like a head just above water. It was moving towards the bridge slowly. It appeared to turn slowly around and look in my direction. Then it appeared to be eating something. I could hear a slight crunching sound. It disappeared into the darkness under the bridge. The next day at work I walked over to where I saw the mysterious sight and noticed several dead horseshow crabs along some rocks near the bridge around the vicinity of the University of Tampa. They appeared to have been eaten too. Could this have been the mysterious Skunk ape?
Location Street: Kennedy Bridge
Location City: Tampa
Location County: Hillsborough
Weather Conditions: Blamy and warm, it rained all afternoon
Ground Condition: The ground was muddy…the water was calm
Details regarding the creature's appearance:
What the creature was doing while being observed: swimming
The creature exhibited the following humanistic qualities: looked like it had a human type head..could have been furry…it was dark. Eyes looked sort-of close together.
The creature saw me and its reactions was: it didn't seem to care I was there.
Additional information about the creature: two grunts…crunching eating sounds
I was unable to collect any evidence
Tracks In The Area:
There were no tracks in the area.
The creature emitted an odor: sulpher smelling…rotting garbage?
I noticed something unusual associated with the encounter: It appeared to be aware of me.
Additional comments about the sighting: it appeared to be very familiar with its surroundings.
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There was no follow-up on this sighting.