Raleigh County, West Virginia

Near Shady Spring

Open Map

Raleigh County West Virginia (Class A) BFRO

May 2009

My wife and I were riding an ATV about one mile from an abandoned strip mine.We came up over a small hill and approx.25 - 30 yards in front of us and to the right of the trail stood a solid black creature,approx.8 - 9 feet tall standing behind a tree that was only about 8 - 10 inches wide.I saw the creature first and my wife didn't notice it until I suddenly stopped the ATV and was trying to get it in reverse to turn around. She ask me what I was doing. I said look standing over there.When she saw the creature she started screaming Oh my god no no no no.I finally got the ATV turned around and left the area as fast as the ATV would run.My wife kept looking behind us to see if the creature was following us.Thank god it did not,but i still did not slow down until we were about two miles from the sighting area.I have totally lost intrest in outdoor activites that I once loved due to this experience.

View Full Report and Investigation

Discuss report

Got a sighting to report?

Raleigh County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Wood knocking startles target shooter outside of Shady Spring

I was shooting a 22 rifle on a abandoned strip mine when I heard what sounded like very loud wood knocking approx. 100 yards below me. I can't even begin to describe how loud and forceful these sounds...

March 2008

Raleigh County West Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Multiple sightings in daylight outside Shady Spring

On September 28th, 2007, my good friend and I were driving home from a show. We were driving out of Shady Springs through my grandpa's farm, and like always, were watching for deer. This was a beautif...

September 2007

Raleigh County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Three youths have a menacing encounter near Beckley

It was the summer of 1975, and I was about to enter the eighth grade at Stratton Jr. High School. My best friend had moved away from our neighbor hood in Beckley to Stanaford Acres in the spring. He h...

July 1975

Josephine County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Sasquatch walks across road near major forest fire

A friend and I were driving from Vancouver, WA, to Eureka, CA, at about 11.45 pm late in July of 2002. We were lucky enough that the road opened on the same day we planned to travel as it had been clo...

July 2002

Tyler County Texas (Class A) BFRO

While checking deer feeders, hunter has encounter on Neches River

I went to the river camp in the afternoon, at the end of October 1999, to fill my deer feeders. I had a late start and I was afraid I would get stuck (if it started raining) in the bottom so I parked ...

October 1999

Uinta County Wyoming (Class A) BFRO

Early morning sighting by newspaper deliverer near Mountain View

I was delivering newspapers on a lightly snowing early morning in Novemeber of 2005. Id guess it was 4:30 or so, just before dawn. The roads were barely dampened. It was a very pretty almost wintry sc...

November 2005

Wasco County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Repeated encounters by Native American family

I have lived on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation all of my life, and I have had three 'run ins' with Bigfoot. The first one was when my first daughter was about 2 years old, and we lived at my fath...

January 1994

Spencer County Indiana (Class A) BFRO

Young boy has night time sighting near Chrisney

I was just a young boy then staying at my grandfather's farm in the summer time. I slept up in the attic at night with my uncle Donnie who was helping my grandfather with his dairy farm. We had just l...

July 1968

Litchfield County Connecticut (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting from a farm house in the hilly area of Newton farm, outside South Kent

This sighting happened when I was a young boy of about seven or eight years of age. It was a cloudy fall day. I was playing near a window in a second story farm house when something caught my eye. I w...

November 1968

Brevard County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of a close encounter while frogging at night on the upper St. Johns River

I was flipping threw the channels last week watching some late night TV when I saw a program called Finding Bigfoot.It brought me back to the day my mind about that giant changed for me.I only told my...

November 1990

Crawford County Missouri (Class A) BFRO

Campers see large figure cross river in moonlight

The sighting occurred sometime afer dark. I was in my sleeping bag sleeping on a sandbar with three other guys on the Meramec River after an afternoon of canoeing and fishing. I was awaken and was loo...

August 1977