The animal was upright at about seven feet in height with thick matted hair. It came into the camp and was swinging its long arms around like it was looking for something. Osbon knew it was not a bear. They scared it and it ran off into the thicket.
In the morning, the archaeologist found 17.5 inch footprints in the fresh dirt they had unearthed in the Indian mound they were digging in.
They went back out to the mound one week later but this time they were determined to find the beast and more evidence.
You may wonder why it was just this scientific team that claims to have had an encounter with the Florida Yeti. That is not the case. There have been reports going back centuries that are very similar. I would have to conclude based on the fact the entire team were scientist, that they must have had a real class A encounter in the Florida Great Cypress Preserve.
I am doing research on this sighting which seems to be part of the 1971 outburst of Bigfoot sightings Nationwide. Perhaps these animals 'surge' every few years or decades. There does not seem to be much information on this sighting. Most of the info is coming from Bigfoot blogs. I will dig deeper and follow up on this. I hope it is not just folklore.