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

Jasper County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Two witnesses recall sighting as teens near Monticello

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June 1986

Sumner County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls multiple witness encounter near Hendersonville

I always tell this story whenever there is big foot conversation. However, I have never reported the incident to an official source. The creature was witnessed by myself, my sister, brother-in-law, my...

January 1966

Wyandotte County Kansas (Class A) BFRO

Retired cop sees a large hairy biped dash right in front of his car near Kansas City

On or about 00:30 Hours (12:30 AM), February 10, 2015, give or take 30 minutes, I was on my way home from work. I work in Overland Park, Kansas and live in Lansing, Kansas. I have been working a speci...

February 2015

Madison County Alabama (Class A) BFRO

A resident's early evening sighting next to his home near New Market

I was walking home from fishing, taking a different trail. As I got about 2/3rds. up the hill I had the hair on my neck stand up and a feeling like I was being watched. This was around 5:00pm. I just ...

November 1983

Ocean County New Jersey (Class A) BFRO

Teenagers have nightime encounter near Jackson

I have e-mailed you before but wasn't ready to describe my encounter.I have also offered to help in the area of investigations I am experienced in the outdoors and have tracking skills among other ski...

July 1983

Allegheny County Pennsylvania (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls childhood sighting near Allison Park

A friend and I were sitting down on a pipeline right of way. We heard a noise that sounded like something that a large bird might make. A little while later, we heard something that sounded like someo...

January 1971

Scott County Missouri (Class A) BFRO

Late night sighting by young couple in a parked car on a rural lane outside Kelso

[Editor's note: The initial report was submitted by a friend and co-worker of the witness. The BFRO investigator eventually spoke with the witness by phone (see investigator's notes below). The witnes...

January 1994

Pend Oreille County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Woman kayaking with family at Sullivan lake sees bigfoot

My friends and family and I were Kayaking across Sullivan Lake in North Eastern Washington. We had spent the entire day slowly making our way around the side of the lake that is unpopulated (there is ...

August 2002