Polk County, Florida

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

April 2013

Well where do I start. Oddly enough, here, at my last resort. Let me please start off with the whole I'm not crazy speech. I live here in Central Florida and work as a Deputy Sheriff for the past 16 years. Add to that my time in the military and being some what of a hunter and one could say I have spent a good bit of time in the woods and around the world. However about 1.5 years ago myself and a friend (with a similar background) heard something while hog hunting at night that to this day rattled my very being. The location was near Lake Hatchineha in the Poinciana area of Polk County. The time was close to 2am. We were still hunting in an open area with a heavy woodline between us and the lake. What we both heard is difficult to describe since I had only ever heard a similar sound in a movie. Yep a movie, and excluding that in my four decades of life and travel I have never heard anything remotely close. It was not a whoop or a howl or a cry but what I can only describe as a chuffing...

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighitng at dusk by father and daughter riding an ATV near Bartow

May 16, 2013: I live on the border of Highland City and Bartow. Our neighborhood borders a series of orange, grapefruit and tangerine groves that are all adjacent to landfill and mining property. A...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by a bicyclist on the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

While bicycling on the Van Fleet trail on the North End, I saw 2 "humans" cross the trail about 200 yards ahead of me. They were both dark brown color from head to toe. The 1st was tall and quite big,...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Hunter watches creature picking persimmons in the Green Swamp

I went to a hunting spot to see what was happening, just around the time the sun was getting low. I arrived at a spot that i knew had a persimmon tree to see if i could see any deer in the area, about...

November 2008

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Family describes repeated incidents on their property near Lake Wales

I have not had a sighting of him yet but I do have a picture of a foot print and we have heard howls and knocks. I have been hesitant to contact you over the little stuff but tonight took the cake...

December 2006

Houston County Texas (Class A) BFRO

LEO has a daylight sighting at a ranch outside Grapeland

It was Thanksgiving 2007 in Houston County Texas. Outside of Grapeland Texas, on a private ranch. My brother-in-law asked if I wanted to go with him and my father-in-law to the private ranch that he m...

January 2007

Keokuk County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

Possible early morning sighting and strange occurrences at a residence near Ollie

On June 16 2010 I was with my friend and I heard the dogs barking very loudly. I went to the living room window and looked out and the dogs were taking off up the driveway which runs west. I saw what ...

June 2010

Bedford County Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Motorist observes an adult Bigfoot with a baby cross the road at night North of Bedford

On September 9, 2015, I was driving down 43 (W) outside of Bedford, Virginia at 11:38PM when I saw to the right side of the road, walking away from the road, a Bigfoot with child. It was next to the m...

September 2015

Valley County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

Fish & Game employee recalls following possible tracks while hiking near Little Payette Lake

In November of 1979 my wife and I drove out to Little Lake just east of McCall. The lake is very low this time of year and I went for a walk on the mud flat following the stream that feeds the lake. I...

November 1979

Franklin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Youth has sighting along abandoned railroad line on edge of West Frankfort

It was summer, late 70's, I was about 12. I lived a block West from railroad tracks, which ran North/South, and about 1/2 mile North of my home was the edge of a wooded bottomland which is referred to...

August 1979

Park County Wyoming (Class B) BFRO

Driver sees bipedal creature in headlights near Yellowstone hot spot

Leaving the east gate of Yellowstone near sundown. Somewhere between there and Cody...maybe halfway...and after dark. I saw a dark, bipedal motion moving out of the tunnel of light provided by my van....

July 2000

Mendocino County California (Class A) BFRO

Man Has Face to Face Encounter Outside of Willits

On my way north on Highway 101 about 11 miles north of Willits I observed a very large creature jump up onto the roadway and bound across three lanes , while slowing my car down to approx. 20 mph, whe...

July 2008

Manitoba Canada (Class A) BFRO

Two sightings by Cree man north of The Pas

I was out moose hunting in September of 2002 north of The Pas,Manitoba approximately 15 miles away and well off the main highway 10 heading north west. I was in my tree stand that i had built in the m...

September 2002