La Salle County, Illinois

Near Seneca

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La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

July 1983

The following phone interview was conducted by Stan Courtney on the 13th of June, 2005. The witness does not have a computer or internet access so the information was entered with his permission. The first names of the two witnesses have been changed. John: A friend said he wanted to go camping. He had a black powder .45 and I had a single shot .22 with me and we walked out into the woods, which was quite a distance that we walked to get back to where we were at. My wife dropped us off so that nobody would know that we were there and we hiked all the way back. We took machetes with us and we cleared out an area, and a good little area, I would say 10' by 10' area, you know, that we cleared out, so we made quite a bit of noise, is what I'm trying to say. Anything out there is going to be gone [due to] the scent of a man first of all and all that noise that we made. Then we gathered firewood, but we were a distance out that no one else would be around. I do mean quite a distance out,...

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La Salle County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter sees an animal resembling a gorilla near Marseilles

I was bow hunting 20 ft up in a oak tree and could see 1/4 mile in most directions. It was in the bottomlands of the Illinois River in the country. I heard a noise about 40 yards from me in the thicke...

November 2012

La Salle County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible activity experienced by a family near Utica

We were sitting around a campfire in our yard with our 3 dogs, when we heard coyotes howling-- nothing unusual. We see tracks and hear them frequently. The coyotes were howling and were then joined by...

October 2012

La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Second nighttime sighting by motorcyclist north of Marseilles

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October 2011

La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Late night encounter by a motorcyclist outside of Marseilles

I work nights, and was riding my motorcycle home (Marseilles, IL) from work. At about 1 am I turned from Illinois Rt 71 south onto Marseilles road. Immediately after the turn there are 2 sharp curv...

July 2011

Winneshiek County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

Hunter experiences eerie silence, foul odor and possible wood knocking in the Cardinal Marsh Wildlife Management Area

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October 2010

Bonner County Idaho (Class A) BFRO

Wife and husband find tracks, have afternoon sighting near Hellroaring Ridge

My husband has been working "logging" in the Hellroaring Canyon on Pack river for the last two weeks. One day he texted me saying "this is the first day I don't feel alone up here. My husband and I ar...

September 2017

Polk County Oregon (Class B) BFRO

Family members encounter footprint

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July 2003

Bonner County Idaho (Class A) BFRO

Woman picking berries with family has daylight sighting near Clark Fork

My story is less threatening having witnessed "Sasquatch" in the middle of the afternoon while picking huckleberries twenty miles up Lightening Creek out of Clark Fork, ID. He/she came waltzing over ...

August 1985

Bowie County Texas (Class B) BFRO

Several incidents in the woods near the Sulphur River south of Texarkana

I was about 14 years old when these incidents occurred. They happened in about a span of a month, never before or never after has anything like this ever happened to me. The first incident occurre...

October 1978

Wilkes County North Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls his 1978 close encounter with a large hair covered creature in Wilkesboro

I was sitting at Popular Crove Church waiting on my girlfriends parents to go to work so I could see her. I started walking up the dirt road then I cut up on Roten Creek Road still walking on a dirt r...

August 1978

Kingman County Kansas (Class B) BFRO

Possible activity at a rural home recently vacant west of Wichita

While working in the crawl space under a house, I noticed movement outside 2-3 times. The last time I observed the back part of a foot, including an ankle and the lower half of a calf. It was black o...

January 2012

Cabell County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

On-going encounters makes rural family cautious

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June 2001