Did a hairy monster stalk Tazewell Co...

Did a hairy monster stalk Tazewell County?[Illinois]

There are 6 comments on the Free Republic story from Nov 6, 2006, titled Did a hairy monster stalk Tazewell County?[Illinois]. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Thirty-four years ago in Tazewell County, 100 armed men walked the woods around East Peoria's Cole Hollow Road in search of a monster.

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Pekin, IL

#1 Nov 7, 2006
When the Interstate 474 bypass was constructed in the late 1970s, Cole Hollow Woods became isolated. For the past decade or so, these woods have become a playground for adults riding ATVs. These woods are no longer the same remote and inaccessible habitat area that it was back in 1972.

HOWEVER, creatures matching the description of Sasquatch or Bigfoot (whatever name you choose) continue to be encountered elsewhere in Illinois.

A quick chronology of sightings during the most recent year:

October 2006 - Madison County couple report a series of sightings since June in the fields around their rural home.

October 2006 - Livingston County truck driver reports seeing a tall creature running on two legs crossing I-55 at night near mile marker 218 (near Dwight).

July 2006 - Williamson County man reports sighting at Lake of Egypt near the Shawnee National Forest (see http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp... ).

June 2006 - Kendall County couple report a howling creature that damages their fence in rural Yorkville ( http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp... ).

November 2005 - LaSalle County workers up on 300 foot cell phone tower report daylight sighting of tall creature crossing road in wooded rural area south of I-80

November 2005 - Saline County deer hunter has pre-dawn encounter en route to his deer stand ( http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp... ).

October 2005 - Tazewell County homeowner reports strange vocalizations and large tracks in backyard (see http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp... )

October 2005 - Vermilion County fisherman reports suspicious observations in Kickapoo State Park ( http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp... ).

NOTE: Only first hand reports directly submitted by the witness are investigated and documented.
Misty Winger

Kansas City, MO

#2 Jun 16, 2012
You are right its similar or at least by eye witness decriptions that its similiar to bigfoot...or at least thats what I gathered from at Ive read in the past on this. What you are talking about on cole hollow road was coined coho monster. I did not read your listed links so they may have stated this there already. I found the old news articles interesting on this. Theres always gonna be something not fully discovered or understood in life whether spooky or just natural. Im interested to go back and read your links when im at a pc and not on a celllphone....thanks for the links. Are you researching this?

Since: Jun 12

United States

#3 Jun 17, 2012
I need to correct my previous post...it was called "Cohomo" forgot to add the ending on there earlier.

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jun 18, 2012
The last guy that volunteered to show people the "Hairy Monster" got arrested.

Darby, PA

#5 Sep 17, 2012
Theres not many left in the US

Tinley Park, IL

#6 Sep 17, 2012
Can't my mother rest in peace? I'm sick of these rumors still going around. She WAS NOT A WEREWOLF!!! Anyone who says they've seen the "hairy monster" needs to leave my family alone. Don't you think I would know the truth I mean come on the woman was my MOTHER!!!

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