According to an article from the CC Headliner newspaper, written by Sam Uptegrove, it seems Bigfoot was spotted making its own family rounds this past Christmas in the Phillipsburg, Missouri area. The article details an unexpected encounter by an anonymous couple, a man and woman, as they were travelling on the evening of December 23rd.
Fate may have played a hand in this encounter because the pair ditched their normal four-hour long Christmas Eve trek to the in-laws and, this year, decided to leave home on the evening of the 23rd. What started out as an attempt to avoid some unnecessary holiday traffic turned into a night they would never forget.
Just after 7 pm, the duo was driving eastbound on I-44 and, approximately three to four miles past the Phillipsburg exit, both of them witnessed a large, dark humanoid figure walking along the shoulder of the road, around one hundred feet ahead of their vehicle. According to the article, the pair realized there was something unusual about the figure illuminated in the car’s headlights.
The man told Uptegrove he was instantly sure the figure was Bigfoot because it was around seven feet tall and ‘stocky enough to play pro football’. It’s worth noting, the man was so convinced that he called Uptegrove just three hours after the encounter to report the sighting.
The man said the creature was walking along the road and, as their car passed by, glanced at the couple but was otherwise oblivious to their proximity. It had a particularly long gate and covered the ground very quickly. The driver of a vehicle, heading in the opposite direction, also must have seen the creature because the vehicle’s brake lights illuminated and the vehicle slowed for a moment.
According to Uptegrove’s article, the man described the creature as covered in dark brown fur, approximately three to four inches in length, and guessed it weighed in excess of 400 pounds. He was unsure about the gender but concluded it was male simply by its size. Common to many other Bigfoot sightings, the creature was reported to have a pointed head, an ape-like face with a pronounced brow ridge, and a broad nose.
The man admits he did believe in Bigfoot and claims his brother also had an encounter with a similar creature in Oregon, around eight years ago. While he often kept an eye out for the creature, he never actually expected to see anything. Had he left on the night of the 24th, instead of the 23rd, he may not have. I guess it’s safe to say Christmas came early for him!
You can read the full article at here.