Sumter County, Florida

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

January 2013

I live in The Villages, Florida which is a community encompassing three counties (Sumter, Lake, and Marion). Behind my house there is one of those high tower power line paths. On the other side, there are more homes. The area is urban, but close to wooded areas. One night in early to mid-December my partner and I were sitting on our lanai (as we do nightly). It was about 10:00 p.m. or so. Suddenly the quiet was broken by a loud cry which sounded like it was coming from close to the street. We looked at each other and asked each other jokingly, 'Is that Bigfoot?' It did not sound like any human we had ever heard. We listened and no more sounds. The next night, I was sitting on the lanai, my partner had not yet come out, about 9:00 p.m. I stopped the sound on my computer and just then I heard, distinctly, two rocks clack together at the end of my short backyard, close to where my neighbor to the left and I share a property line close. There are tall, 6-7 foot, plants at the end of my pro...

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daytime encounter by a father and son hunting in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area

Shaking of trees immediately upon getting out of truck. We were going hunting. Heard some knockings off in the distance. Walking down the trail, we could smell a foul smell (later we found the source ...

October 2011

Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Driver sees a large animal possibly stalking wild boar outside Bushnell

Going on CR48 in Bushnell heading to CR 575, on the corner at the Wahoo Baptist Church he was next to wild pigs, trying to look like the rock next to him. He was bent over like a big round rock. Had a...

January 2012

Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Weekend camping trip in the Green Swamp is interrupted by a hairy, bipedal intruder

hi my name is eric and i felt i needed to write and 3 friends were camping in richlom wild life management area on labor day weekend we were just sitting around the fire when all of the sudden...

September 2010

Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by hunter and son in Richloam Wildlife Management Area

Me and my 17 year old son were hunting at richloam wildlife management area. we had been walking through the swamps all morning and on various occasions there was a really fowl smell that would come a...

October 2009

Jefferson County Washington (Class B) BFRO

Couple Sees Large Animal and Hears Vocalizations and Knocks

I and my husband have been visiting the Lake Quinault, WA area for the past 5 summers, for up to 10 days at a time. This past June,2003, around the 17th, about 5 PM, we were hiking the Quinault Rainfo...

June 2003

Jasper County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Two witnesses recall sighting as teens near Monticello


June 1986

Dickinson County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

Photographer spooked off Big Spirit Lake before he gets his photo

I was photographing the sunrise on Sat 4th February in the morning on the frozen shore of Big Spirit Lake in northern Iowa, it was about 5am, so I had to wait until daylight. I shut off my vehicle, wa...

February 2013

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

Boise County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

Couple describes incidents at two different campgrounds in Boise National Forest

Heard wood knocking. Heard a boulder hitting the ground. Seen something swaying and walking back and forth. At locations and descriptions below....

November 2010

Lake County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Notes from the Colorado BFRO Expedition

The BFRO Colorado Expedition was conducted in a remote area in the same part of Colorado as some major ski areas -- Vail, Ski Cooper, and Breckenridge. The area was heavily forested and had plenty of ...

September 2005

Holmes County Ohio (Class B) BFRO

Possible nighttime sighting while camping on a farm on a foggy night near Nashville

I saw a shadow of a beast, about 50 feet away from the edge of the field.... It was around 9:47pm and a few people went away from our camp fire to an open field to see the milky way. A dense fog had a...

August 2013

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