Franklin County, Illinois

Near West Frankfort

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Franklin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

August 1979

It was summer, late 70's, I was about 12. I lived a block West from railroad tracks, which ran North/South, and about 1/2 mile North of my home was the edge of a wooded bottomland which is referred to as Middle Fork, which runs into the Big Muddy River to the West, and has an abandoned railroad bed running West/East just inside the woodline. The edges of which were littered with dumped appliances, etc., that the garbage service wouldn't take. I had heard of the reports of the Big Muddy Monster prior but didn't give it alot of thought at the time. Inside the edge of the woodline mentioned there is an abandoned railroad bed (no rails, etc., and as you travel along it becomes raised to a point of about 10 feet at the end where it runs into a field and drops abruptly) which "us kids" used as a bicycle / motorcycle trail. One day nearing dusk I was riding my bike through the neighborhood and decided to go down the trail. On the trail you could either go North into the woods or South back...

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Franklin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of a daylight sighting along railroad tracks east of Plumfield

It was about 1977 me and a friend from high school, we had dirt bikes, and the only way you could get to the place with motorcycles, was to go down some railroad tracks and there at the railroad trest...

September 1977

Franklin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Family has daylight sighting while fishing on Rend Lake

My wife, and son were fishing Rend Lake....we launched our boat at the Jackie Branch boat ramp off of Rt. 54.....we were on the water an hour or so.....we were fishing north east of the boat ramp........

May 2012

Franklin County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible nighttime sighting while driving in Orient

I used to live in a rural town called Orient Illinois. There is only about 240 people living in the town. I was driving up Chicago Avenue to get to my house, Its a rural road that is paved and has a f...

August 2009

Coconino County Arizona (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard near Snow Bowl on San Francisco Peaks

On a cloudy, cool day I went for a hike at Hart Prairie on the San Francisco Peaks outside of Flagstaff, AZ. It was August, but the monsoon season was in full effect and it was a cool day for Arizona....

August 2006

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

Panola County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Hog hunter watches bigfoot kill hog in Sabine River bottoms.

I was hog hunting from a tree stand next to the Sabine River. I had gone to my stand around 5:30 AM, put out sliced apples and table scraps to hold the hogs for a few minutes for a shot. I got in my t...

April 2004

El Dorado County California (Class A) BFRO

Couple Has Early Evening Encounter Near Stumpy Meadow Reservoir

i went fishing with my girlfriend at stumpy meadows last winter. we been up their about five days out of the week. early in the morning we would arrive try to get the line in the water as much as poss...

January 2004

Washington County Wisconsin (Class B) BFRO

Deer carcass nabbed from pickup truck in Erin (Hwy 167 at Station Way)

[Investigators's interview notes begin here. The witness did not write up the story himself.] On November 9th, 2006, the local media in southeastern Wisconsin ran a story about a possible sightin...

November 2006

Panola County Texas (Class B) BFRO

Hunting party loses bagged deer to unknown predator.

I am a 42 year old computer systems administrator who lives in East Texas on my 133 acre farm with my wife and two teenage children. Although I was born in the big city, I have spent the majority of m...

November 1992

Tucker County West Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has close sighting of a primate-like creature in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

I was hunting West Virginia's late antler-less deer season in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge when the sighting occurred. I had gotten to the area shortly after 3:00pm that evening, and aft...

December 2008

Harrison County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Ongoing encounters with a bigfoot on family property at Caddo Lake

In 1988 my wife, fianc'e at the time, and I were visiting my grandmother who was in her mid eighties at that time. She was living on some property that has been owned by my family for over half a cent...

December 1989