Polk County, Florida

Near Brewster

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Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

January 1978

Just watched a TV show which made reference to the Skunk Ape/Bigfoot of Florida. As I have seen one, I was interested in learning if other sightings had occurred in the same area. While searching for this info, I came across your web site. Even though my sighting was 30 years ago, I remember every detail as if it were yesterday. It was early morning (8-ish) New Years day 1978. My sister had picked me up at the Tampa ariport the day before. I was home on leave from the Army. We had spent the evening with friends in Lakeland and set out (6:30-ish) for Ona. We were driving south on Hwy 37 and had just started across a bridge over the Alafia River. In the passenger seat I had a clear view of the river. On the south side of the river, squatting at the edge of the water was a large dark haired skunk ape. He was splashing water over his shoulder. I yelled for my sister to stop the car as I opened the door to jump out. I ran to the bridge rail. He looked up at me. His features were more...

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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 B) BFRO

Two deputy sheriffs report hearing possible vocalizations while hog hunting near Poinciana

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 y...

April 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

Newton County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Fisherman has afternoon encounter while bowfishing for gar in Sabine River bottom

My dad was bowfishing when he saw something on the bank. It was about the size of a man with raggy fur and entangled with twigs and leaves, it also had bright yellow eyes. My dad smacked the water wit...

April 1999

Manistee County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of an early evening sighting at a migrant work camp in Bear Lake

I'm 46 years old, we were at a migrant worker camp in Bear Lake Michigan picking apples. I stepped out of our house for what reason I can't remember. I happened to look in a direction up towards a hil...

October 1984

Apache County Arizona (Class A) BFRO

Motorhome folks have daytime sighting on I-40 east of Holbrook, Arizona

Heading west on i40 today at 0930 my wife and I saw a Bigfoot walking away from the hwy heading north. It was not running, but walking at a normal pace. It never looked at the hwy. It was about 7-8 ft...

January 2021

Steuben County New York (Class A) BFRO

While taking a break during a deer drive, hunter sees 6 foot tall creature run away down hillside

Not quite sure what to write. I was hunting with some friends of mine outside of Addison, NY in Nov. of 1986. I was the top man on a drive. I crested a hill and decided to take a break. Things were...

November 1986

Lincoln County Oklahoma (Class A) BFRO

Rural commuter sees large animal shift from quadrupedal to bipedal movement

In 2002, in early fall (it was still nice outside) I was driving to work. Ahead of me, on the crest of a hill, I saw a creature crossing the road. It did not remind me of a monkey. The legs and torso ...

August 2002

Jersey County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Motorists have sighting at night near Otterville

It was right around the time of my birthday. I was on vacation visiting with my cousin at his girlfriend's house. We had ran into Jerseyville for cigarettes and were on our way back to her house off o...

May 2008

Dickson County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Witness clearly saw a very tall creature moving on two legs.

I was sitting in my mother's kitchen with 2 of my nieces and my mother when I happened to look out of her back door. I clearly saw a very tall (approximately 7 feet) creature moving on two legs at an ...

June 1985

Morgan County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Runner has sighting near home south of Jacksonville

The following interview was conducted by Stan Courtney. The first name of the witness has been changed. Stan - Can you please explain what you saw? Mark - It was just before football and I was t...

August 2006