Custer County, Idaho

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Custer County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

August 2004

I was lying in my tent on the last night of our camping trip. I remember thinking about a story my brother told me about an incident several years earlier where he and my other brother encountered a bear in this same area. I was on the verge of drifing off to sleep when suddenly an overwhelming sense of dread and fear overcame me. I was immediately wide awake, but was afraid to make any noise so I remained still. I heard footsteps very near my tent. I could feel the presence of something very large. It moved slowly and I could hear what sounded like deep throated breathing. When I heard whatever it was move closer to my tent, I sat up as quietly so I could put my glasses on and grabbed my .44 magnum revolver. I wasn't even thinking about sasquatch at the time. I was afraid a bear had possibly wandered into camp. I finally got the courage to turn on my flashlight and everything outside went silent. I heard no more sounds, and never smelled anything unusual. Then as suddenly as it starte...

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Custer County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard by staff at Redfish Lake near Stanley

About midnight on a September evening I was walking across a 100 yard expanse between the shower facilities and my cabin when I was halted mid-step by an awful sound. The hair stood up on the back of ...

September 2001

Custer County Idaho (Class A) BFRO

Hiking deaf Boy Scouts have midday sighting near Cape Horn Lake

The sighting occured many years ago when I was in the boy scout, attending a big boy scout camp at Camp Bradley north of Red Fish Lake, Idaho. My group were mostly contained of deaf scouts. We represe...

July 1980

Custer County Idaho (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has early morning sighting near Challis

We were on a hunting trip with about 10 people near Challis, Idaho, south of the Salmon River Wilderness, in October 1975. We had stopped our trucks on a dirt road on our way back to camp following ou...

October 1975

Custer County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

River rafter has rocks thrown toward him while hiking near Sheepeater Hot Springs

I was on a river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Northern, ID. We camped at Scout Camp at river mile 12.7 on June 6th, 2013 for our first night. There is a natural hot springs called sh...

June 2013

Tuscarawas County Ohio (Class B) BFRO

Night sighting near Sandyville

My friend Marvin and I were on a double date with our girlfriends. We had planned to take them to an old collapsed train tunnel. We had gone there earlier to "set up" a little scare for them in the wa...

June 1988

Jackson County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Two family members have night time encounters near Navidad

Well to begin, my uncle which lives across the street from my parents heard his dogs barking so he got a flashlight and went out in his pasture to check it out. He shined his flashlight to an old vehi...

September 2000

Mercer County Pennsylvania (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter recovering deer has possible experience near Grove City

I was going to recover a deer I had shot in archery season. When I found the deer I was getting everything set up to take pictures and I heard this scream that made the hair on my neck stand up. I don...

October 2012

Snohomish County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Bigfoot crosses road in front of two teens going to school

My niece was living with us at the time of the sighting. She was a senior in high school. Our house is about 6 miles out of town and in 1987 when the incident occurred, it was very rural, though now i...

March 1987

Anne Arundel County Maryland (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter hears vocalizations, smells foul odor

I was bowhunting for deer yesterday (September 17th, 2005) in the swamp bottoms of West River in Churcton, Maryland when I heard what I can only describe as jibberish hollering coming from behind the ...

September 2005

Tom Green County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Horse rider has daytime encounter near San Angelo.

It has been a very long time but I just can't seem to forget that day. Let me start by saying that I knew the area fairly well - I used the riding trails as relaxation for my horse. I would ride i...

October 1986

Rhea County Tennessee (Class B) BFRO

Camper Awakens and Sees Two Creatures in the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness

This particular incident happened to me about 3 years ago. An event that I had kept to myself for at least a year before I even told any of my closest friends about. Like the majority of people who ha...

March 2004

Mendocino County California (Class B) BFRO

Possible intimidation/interaction heard by couple on two occasions in route to Fort Bragg

Re: Our Bigfoot encounter in California My wife and I have had two incidents over the year, including vocalization and wood knocking. We are San Francisco City people, artist; not hunters. We are not...

September 2006