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

Adams County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

ATV rider is followed on private property near West Union

I was taking my 4 year old cousin for a ride on the ATV. We were climbing an old cattle road; it was a hill. About halfway up the hill I heard this loud thumping noise. I turned around and saw this hu...

November 2012

Rusk County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Deer hunters have morning encounter on hunting lease

I climbed out of my deer stand at about 9:30 because we had to look for a deer my cousin had shot late the evening before that we could not find because of the thick brush and darkness. Well I cut thr...

November 2004

Polk County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Elk hunter watches large and small upright animals cross beneath power lines

I felt uneasy the entire morning. I felt as if I were being watched. I had left camp alone and heavily armed. My friend and I were on an Elk hunting trip. As I walked through the forest, I found mysel...

October 1982

Tillamook County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Large upright figure seen sitting on a log from high up on a ridge near Nehalem

Large, upright bipedal animal covered in dark-brown or black hair. The creature sat on a log, got up, looked up at us, and seemed nonchalant....

July 2013

Pasco County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Man observes a bigfoot in his headlights near Holiday

the date: 3/5/2009 time: 12:00AM Place: In Pasco County going down Gulf Trace towards US Highway 19. I was just going over the bridge close to the Holiday Recreational Center. Well just over the bridg...

March 2009

Hood River County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Hiker sees, attempts to photograph a sasquatch in the Columbia Gorge

On Tuesday, September 24, 2002 I was hiking alone on the Ruckel Creek trail near Cascade Locks. The time was about 4 p.m. I was beginning descending from the area known as The Benson Plateau. Although...

September 2002

Union County Arkansas (Class A) BFRO

Squirrel Hunter has encounter south of El Dorado

In early November 2002, I decided to get in an afternoon of squirrel hunting before deer season opened and the woods got full of hunters. I drove to an oil well location that is located south of town ...

November 2002

Sevier County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Family vacationing in Pigeon Forge has two sightings on two consecutive nights driving down a mountain road

It was about 10:30 at night. We were driving down a road to go to out cabin in the forest and we saw a large (about 6 or 7 feet.) ape like creature walking down the hill in front of out car. We (Me my...

August 2008