CEDAR KEY, Fla. — Two women in Florida claim they saw an unidentified bipedal creature.
The two sisters said they were driving in daylight north of Cedar Key one week after hurricane Hermine on September 11, 2016 when they spotted the bigfoot-like creature crossing the highway. The surrounding area was reportedly flooded with standing water as a result of the hurricane.
“We were just coming out of the curve when we saw it. It turned to look at us, then it disappeared into the woods,” the sisters told BFRO investigator Sybilla Irwin.
The eyewitnesses described it as a large 8-foot-tall creature with “grayish and black hair”.
“We were about 50 yards away from it,” they said, estimating its weight between 500 and 700 lbs.
The sisters believed the animal was an old, matured subject.
The Florida women reported turning their vehicle around to go film the area where they claim to have seen the creature. This footage was not included in the BFRO report.
The sighting was also reportedly communicated to the Levy County authorities via cell phone. According to their claim, the person on the phone “was not surprised at all” about the alleged encounter and said that an officer had been previously sent to investigate the area due to a similar incident.
Cedar Key, formed by a few islands, has a population of 700 and suffered devastating damage during the 1896 Cedar Keys Hurricane.