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Email Address: On file
County: Van Buran
Date of Sighting: March 10 ,2015
Time of Day: 10:30 pm
Nearest Town: Bentonsport
Length of Sighting: about 10 minutes
How many Witnesses: myself
Any Photos/Videos: none
Describe sighting in detail:
It was about 10:30 pm, I was sitting at the Des Moines river on the ledge right at the water, when I heard a rock being thrown in, and a second later I heard another kaboosh , and then a third. I turned my head to look and there was this huge hairy, looked like a man but bigger, thing standing there. It was so big it blocked out a light on the water from a distant house. When it saw me look it ducked down in the reeds, it stood back up and by then I was standing up looking closer, it then ducked down again. A car happened to pull in the boat dock and when I looked at it and looked back to the creature it was gone.
I thought I saw it take off way down river towards the dark, now Corey was standing some distance behind me, which I was unaware of, and he saw nothing of the creature. I wasn't sure what it was until Corey showed me a picture of a Missouri Momo , and I was shocked , that is exactly what I saw. I did not see any face because of the matted hair. It had very wide shoulders and I only saw from chest on up. Momo is very real and was here in southeast Iowa in Bonaparte that night. About 2 or 3 weeks later I Saw glowing orange eyes down river when we were squatchin, I don't know if it was Momo but my fear level Was off the charts. It seems that it has vanished and I haven't had that level of fear since then.
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Thanks for the report Tye and keep up the good work. Feel free to contact us with any new findings.
For those who may not know the term Momo here is some info about it.
Momo is the name of a local legend, similar to the Bigfoot, which is reported to live in Missouri. The name Momo is short for 'Missouri Monster' and it is reported to have a large, pumpkin-shaped head, with a furry body, and hair covering the eyes. The Momo was first reported in July 1971. (source Wikipedia)
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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