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    Default Kangaroos in Wisconsin, Now Big Foot in Illinois?

    Things are getting downright weird on the highways and byways of Illinois. If its not the spectre of kangaroos invading from the north, or drunks trying to escape police on lawn tractors or, by jumping off bridges onto concrete, now we have this story to report.

    There is the possibility that there have been Big Foot sightings in central Illinois. This past summer, Chris Vielhak, of Bloomington, thought he saw a large black creature dart behind his car and then he heard a slap on the back of his Mustang. He sped away, and later found five claw marks on the trunk.

    This occurred near the very small town of Funks Grove by old Route 66. It is located between Bloomington-Normal and McLean, home of the Dixie Trucker's Home.

    I've been through there many times, and it is heavily treed. Of course, this is where the Funk family gets and makes their most-excellent maple sirup (yes this is how you spell their syrup). I guess it is possible for a Big Foot to dwell there, but wouldn't one of the maple tree tappers have had an encounter before now?

    This was reported in the Peoria Journal-Star of February 15, 2006.

    He called the good folks from Searching for Big Foot, Inc. They came out and did some research but didn't find one. They had a four man team armed with a tranquilizer gun, infrared cameras and other items that might be helpful in catching one.

    I'll will be VERY careful my next time through there, especially if it's at night. Now Route 66ers have something else to see, er, look for.

    Keep on Down that Two Lane Highway, and DON'T let the Big Foot Bite. --RoadDog

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    Default Big Foot really gets around!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadDog
    There is the possibility that there have been Big Foot sightings in central Illinois.
    At last count, I think I found references to big foot sightings in some twelve states. I guess that hairy guy is actually a hitch-hiker?

    Mark

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    Default Must Be a Road Fanatic

    He must have been bitten by the road bug as badly as some of the rest of us. Wow, twelve states. I bet he (she) knows good places to eat (probably out back) as well as good places to sleep (real cheap).

    The Discovery Channel has a nice interview with him on one of their current commercials. You can also see it on any bar/restaurant that has National Trivia Network (NTN). He seems like a regular chap caught in a really hairy body.

    I talked with a friend from Central Illinois who says this story comes around (or runs around) every several years.

    Keeping on Down that Two Lane Highway, but Watching my Back. --RoadDog

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