Fresno County, California

Near Shaver Lake

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

October 2006

It was late October 2006. My hunting partner and I were deer hunting near Heart Lake, which is located off the John Muir Trail behind Florence Lake. We'd been back there for almost a week looking for the elusive Big Daddy Buck that we've hunted religiously for the last three years. We were high up on this ridge just before nightfall. We were hiking back to our base camp and heard a loud bellowing howl that sent a shiver down our spines. We looked at each other with confused looks on our faces, not knowing what that sound was. We decided to hurry back to camp, but we heard another howl, but closer this time. We saw Big Daddy Buck running down the opposite ridge side, and busting through brush, not caring if hunters spotted him. Then again, we heard that bellowing howl, and saw on top of the ridge a dark silhouette that looked like a bear standing on its hind feet. I brought my rifle scope to my eye to take aim on this so-called bear. As I looked through the scope, I realized it was no b...

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Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Hikers describe possible stalking and vocalizations the John Muir Wilderness

I would like to start with my background as a backpacker and hunter. I go to the Sierra Nevada Mountains about 1 and a half hours outside of Fresno, California. Last summer around the time of the sigh...

July 2006

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Camper hears nightime vocalizations near Florence Lake

Camped at Jackass Meadow just below Florence Lake. I was tired from a long day of fishing and driving to Lake Edison, so I ate and fished a little more and retired for the evening. It was a full moon ...

July 2005

Fresno County California (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has daytime sighting near Huntington Lake

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October 2001

Fresno County California (Class B) BFRO

Hikers find footprints and hair near Huntington Lake

There were three of us hiking through the rock creek area of the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Michael discovered the tracks and brought them to our attention. The tracks were heading in a northern directio...

September 2001

Tuolumne County California (Class A) BFRO

Girl has daytime sighting near Twain Harte

Around the age of 12 or 13 (I'm 34 now) I went with my parents to Sugerpine Campground in the Sonora/Twain Harte area in California. We were there for two weeks in our 21' travel trailer, and I was co...

August 1979

Lewis County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Family views large, reddish-brown animal near their home outside of Morton

During the spring of 2000, my Mom and her friend were going to town, it was in the evening when we saw it. As my Mom left she reminded me to lock up, so I went to the door to lock it. As I locked the ...

April 2000

Riverside County California (Class A) BFRO

Man remembers observing a large creature in a desert setting as he left his residence north of Palm Springs

Was going back to close shop at approx. 10PM in the northern desert above Palm Springs, CA., and saw a huge light tan colored biped with soft blowing hair .Because I was in a small VW bug with the lig...

May 1979

Siskiyou County California (Class A) BFRO

Young Native American has a short face to face encounter

I was walking north on highway 96, on the riverside of the road, approximately 3/4 of a kilometer south of the Somes Bar store. I saw something out of the corner of my eye, and when I looked acros...

August 1982

Sutter County California (Class A) BFRO

Man remembers childhood daytime sighting along the Feather River

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July 1965

Ogemaw County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

Night Time Sighting by Motorist - South of Lupton

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September 2007

Orange County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls his nighttime sighting of a tall hair covered biped outside Orlando

After watching several episodes of your show on Animal Planet, I decided to tell my story; I am actually getting goose bumps thinking of it. This happened in Orlando, Florida around the early 2000's, ...

January 2000

Delaware County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Teenagers wading down the Olentangy River at night have a sighting south of Delaware

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July 1976