Sumter County, Florida

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Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

October 2009

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 and go. At that time I just figured it was the swamp. When we got out of the swamp we were thirsty so we decided to run to the store since we had some time before we went to where we were going to hunt the afternoon. While driving out to the store we came around a curve in the road there was something really big that stepped half way behind a scrub oak alongside the road. I was only going about 20 MPH and as we went by we got a good view of what it was or at least what it looked like, as I hit the brakes while I was watching the thing in disbelief. I was going to ignore what I saw but my son started asking me what that was and he started discribing it and he had seen the same thing I had seen, so I couldn't ignore it. It was about 7 1/2 ft. to 8 ft.tall, about 3 1/2 ft. to 4 ft. a...

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible nighttime activity in the retirement community The Villages

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...

January 2013

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 this.me 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

Lake County Minnesota (Class A) BFRO

Daytime vocalizations and sighting by grouse hunters near Silver Bay along Lake Superior's north shore

While Hunting Ruffed Grouse with friend near Bean and Bear Lakes outside the small town of Silver Bay we heard and then saw a large unidentified creature. We were near an area where there were alot of...

October 1985

Idaho County Idaho (Class A) BFRO

Dogs alert homeowner to a late night visitor outside Kamiah

On Tuesday (Dec. 4th, 2012) I woke up to my dogs alarm barking out in their outside kennel. I grabbed a large flashlight on my way to the back door. I was most worried about it being a skunk that was ...

December 2012

Pope County Arkansas (Class A) BFRO

Man finds 3-toed prints & wife has sighting

It was during "modern gun" deer season, probably about 3 years ago. I really can't remember the exact year. I was walking along a road that intersects two fields that were within the Piney Creek Wildl...

November 1998

Pierce County Washington (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations and rock piles in a backyard near Eatonville (w/photos)

On March 20th 2010 between 3:30 AM and 4:00 AM I heard a loud scream I had never before heard. I was awakened abruptly out of a deep sleep when a very loud animal scream made me sit straight up in bed...

March 2010

Lewis County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Young girl recounts two encounters at the family farm near Chehalis

I lived in Chehalis Washington on Senn Road across from Warehouser land. I had 2 close contact experiences as a child there. The fist one happened when I was 11. My grandparents were visiting and had ...

January 1978

Washington County New York (Class B) BFRO

Wildlife surveyor hears distinct knocking near Whitehall, NY -- September 2005 Expedition Area

On November 7th and 8th I re-visited my family property to investigate wood knocking I recalled hearing there since childhood. The impetus for this investigation stems from my own sighting in the area...

November 2004

Pierce County Washington (Class B) BFRO

Possible encounter by young campers in their tent after hearing woodknocks near Buckley

I can't exactly say it was a BF encounter, none of us but 1, saw something and 2 out of 4 people heard "the noises." I will explain my story and let you decide. Thank you. September 23, 2011, Mysel...

September 2011

Howard County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Former Special Forces soldier has late night sighting through window not far from Colorado River

About 12:30 to 1:00am my wife and I was awakened by our neighbors dogs barking. At first we thought that maybe a skunk was in the area as we had the windows open and we smelled something that was rank...

August 1996