Lincoln County, Wyoming

Near Smoot, WY.

Open Map

Lincoln County Wyoming (Class B) BFRO

April 2003

Apr 20, 2003- A friend and I were carrying in supplies on foot to a bear bait site about 2 miles west of hwy 89. This area is restricted to foot or horseback only and is on the Idaho/Wyoming border. I had carried in the bait barrel and some bait items a week earlier, having noted some bear tracks in the snow along the creek the first week of April. We walked along the foottrail early morning and about a mile in came upon the fresh carcass of a muskrat right on the trail, which was about 30 feet up from the creek and along the bend of the mountain. We were both startled by the dead muskrat because it was just there with no evidence of a predator in sight. I suggested that it may have been dropped by an eagle, but honestly there had been no sightings of eagles on our walk. Another mile in and we began placing our bait in the barrel, having noted that the bait already there had not been disturbed by anything. We were preparing to leave the site when we heard the cracking of branches and looking in the direction of the noise,we watched a large piece of a tree tumbling down the mountainside towards us. About 400yds up on a ledge stood something bipedal, the color of a moose, leaning against the remains of a tree. I asked my friend "What is that?" He replied "must be a moose". And I answered "but it only has 2 feet!" He did not reply, but started walking back to the trail. I looked back at the animal which was 7-8ft tall as best as I could estimate, very broad at the shoulders with legs that appeared long and thin compared to the rest of its body. It was hard to make out the shape of its head, as I couldn't see a neck and its head appeared to be bent, looking down the mountain towards us. It then quickly moved behind the broken tree and into the treeline. I wished I'd had my binoculars that day, but in our haste to get on the trail that morning, I accidently left them in the truck. My feeling while returning along the trail to the truck was almost of myself being stalked, a strange "role reversal". My friend moved quickly down the trail, no words spoken about what was on that hillside. When I recounted the experience a couple months later to friends, I had forgotten the part about the dead muskrat, which my friend quickly interjected to them as a very disturbing incident to him. Yet he laughed when I told them we may have seen a Bigfoot, which he readily dismissed. This bear bait site, coincidently, is along a drainage that connects to a larger creek near where a year ago, I had heard some strange and disturbing sounds on a moutain pass while hunting deer. I related the incident about the sounds to BFRO this past winter.

View Full Report and Investigation

Discuss report

Got a sighting to report?

Lincoln County Wyoming (Class B) BFRO

Hunter hears unusual vocalizations on two occassions

There were two separate incidents within 12hr time of sounds so unusual that, to this day, I can't explain or rationalize out of my mind. I had arrived at a campsite near Thompson Pass, the evening be...

September 2002

Lincoln County Wyoming (Class B) BFRO

Hunter catches glimpse of biped on snowy road

At about 0930 my son called me on his cell phone from about 40 miles outside Kemmerer, Wo. He said you won't believe what I just saw. As he came around the curve with his bright lights on there was a ...

February 2001

Lincoln County Wyoming (Class A) BFRO

Hikers see three upright animals near their vehicle

This sighting took place in Lincoln County Wyoming in the middle of August 1985. My friend was from Kemmerer and was interested in showing me where he and his family had hunted virtually his entire li...

August 1986

Shasta County California (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by guide and two tourists at Lake Shasta Caverns

...

January 2001

Yukon Canada (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls his daylight sighting as a young fisherman on the Yukon River

The sighting occurred along the Yukon River - just outside of Whitehorse, Yukon - just off a gravel road, near a small power sub-station - in a large grassy field skirted by aspen and pine trees. I...

August 1978

Alberta Canada (Class A) BFRO

Early morning sighting through binoculars while bird watching in Waterton National Park

SASQUATCH SIGHTING ' WATERTON NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA I had arrived at Waterton National Park from Medicine Hat on the 16th June 2011 and had camped for the night at the Crandall Campsite that...

June 2011

Fairbanks County Alaska (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting of reddish-colored bigfoot near Fairbanks

It was the month of July, 2009 in Fairbanks Alaska. I was heading south on Auburn Dr toward Farmers Loop which was about 1 mile away. It is a wooded area frequented by homes and in general would be co...

July 2009

Worcester County Massachusetts (Class A) BFRO

Snowmobilers have daylight sighting near Ashburnham

I'd like to make a report, however it was years ago but I remember every part pretty well. I told a few folks about this over the years and they think I was nuts. But doesn't matter what they think...

December 1977

Jack County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Man has encounter at close range for several minutes

This incident occurred in Texas about one year ago. I know Texans are known for telling tall tales but so help me this is true. While driving down a country road about three miles southeast of Bryson,...

October 2002

Douglas County Missouri (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls encounters while camping with his hunting party south of Cabool

It was a Tuesday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. There were three of us in our deer camp, and three others had gone into town for camping supplies. It was the second week in November, and I was dee...

November 1982

Brevard County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Fishing guide with clients approached by a Florida Skunk-Ape in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

I'm a fishing guide in Florida for over 25 years and spend apx 200 days on the water a year. On a charter last month I had a Delta pilot and lawyer on my boat. As we poled into a remote area of the Me...

May 2011