Field Report 10.23.2015: Illinois Beach State Park

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The remarkably sturdy, triangular driftwood assembly, observed on the bluff at Illinois Beach State Park; 23 October, 2015.  Copyright © 2015 Sanjay R Singhal.  All rights reserved.

FIELD REPORT 10.23.2015

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Substantiation of this Report may be provided by my own field work at Illinois Beach State Park, which began in the summer of 2015[1] [2] [3] and which has now continued, at somewhat irregular intervals; further investigations have been planned with Smith Jerrod, and others.

Further substantiation may be provided by published accounts on the BFRO website,[4] and others;[5] however, I am unaware of other persons conducting research and/or field investigations in this area of Illinois.

The combination of physical, visual, audible and/or olfactory events described in this Report are as follows:

  1. The small, triangular branch assembly on the bluff, composed primarily of driftwood;
  2. The remarkable endurance of same, despite severe weather;
  3. The possible shelter, observed in the heavy, thick brush of the headland;
  4. The possible branch assemblies, ditto;
  5. The observation of a tall, dark figure which stood up and then quickly ducked down;
  6. The glimpse of movement, of something behind me which ducked behind a tree;
  7. The possible shelters or bedding areas, observed along the gravelled path.

These behaviours, and the history of my own experience(s),[6] may be considered sufficient to suggest the presence of EC[7] at Illinois Beach State Park, in the autumn of 2015.

The encounter with the filthy, pot-smoking maggot who offered me marijuana, and who then followed me to the police station, is troubling; I do not know what to think about it. In hindsight, I should have taken his plate number, but at that moment, I was primarily concerned with my own safety. Nonetheless, I find such behaviours thoroughly and absolutely disgusting.

A number of subjective events also occurred. While these cannot be considered conclusive evidence, neither should they be discounted. Although it is reasonable to review the impact of non-objective stimuli in this Report, such effects, while personally quite vivid and at times overwhelming, are nonetheless nearly impossible to substantiate with any measure of certainty.

[1] Sanjay R Singhal. Field Report 06.28.2015b: Illinois Beach State Park. Beyond The Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/field-report-06-28-2015b-illinois-beach-state-park/. 17 October 2015. Web. Accessed 18 October 2015.

[2] Ibid. Field Report 07.02.2015: Illinois Beach State Park. Beyond The Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/field-report-07-02-2015-illinois-beach-state-park/. 18 October 2015. Web. Accessed 19 October 2015.

[3] Ibid. Field Report 08.16.2015: Illinois Beach State Park. Beyond The Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/20/field-report-08-16-2015-illinois-beach-state-park/. 20 October 2015. Web. Accessed 22 October 2015.

[4] BFRO Author(s). Lake County, Illinois. Bigfoot Field Researchers’ Organisation. http://bfro.net/GDB/show_county_reports.asp?state=il&county=Lake. 2015. Web. Accessed 18 October 2015.

[5] T Hesaurus [sic]. Bigfoot Sighting in Woods in Zion. Topix. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/zion-il/T0VMMVTMUA35M0G6D. 20 January 2015. Web. Accessed 18 October 2015.

[6] Ibid, Singhal. Field Report 10.22.2015: Illinois Beach State Park. Beyond The Forest. https://beyondtheforestblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/field-report-10-22-2015-illinois-beach-state-park/. 22 October 2015. Web. Accessed 1 November 2015.

[7] EC, in this context, stands for “Elder Children”, as usual.

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Sanjay R Singhal, RA

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