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Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFE

December 2014

Is this the elusive Skunk Ape? A retired 66-year-old retired electrician named John Rodriguez claims it is. He sent this high-def photograph to The Huffington Post: According to Rodriguez, the photograph was taken during a fishing trip on December 26th on the Hillsborough River near northeast Tampa, Florida. "I fish for gar in the river and I bring my camera to take pictures of the birds and what not. I heard a squishing sound, looked over and saw this thing walking through the water and crouch down in the duck weed. It did not look like a guy in a suit -- it was definitely an animal. I took this picture and got out of there as fast as I could.".

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Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting by a wildlife biologist on a trail in the Cypress Creek Preserve

First, I'll start with the fact that I have never put much stock into the Bigfoot phenomenon. I have degrees in wildlife management and wildlife biology and I have been working as a biologist for the ...

November 2013

Hillsborough County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Hitch-hiker tells of his possible nighttime encounter along I-75

I was leaving saint petersburg with the intentions of hitch-hiking to asheville, nc. I had a friend drop me off at the I-75N XX exit around 11 pm. there was a lot of construction going on and since it...

April 2012

Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has daytime sighting along I-75 near Ruskin

I, a female lady, was driving on a clear day on I75 in the afternoon on a spring day from Sarasota to Tampa going north 65 to 70 miles per hour on the far right lane. This would be on the east side of...

March 2012

Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Young man has a close daylight encounter while riding his bike along the Hillsborough River

I went down to Florida with my family while my dad was working there. We didn't want to stay in a hotel because we had just bought a camper so we decided to go camping. So we stayed at the Hillsboroug...

January 2001

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

Wasatch County Utah (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime encounter with campers near Duchesne, in Timber Canyon

This is a sighting reported to my by Mike(last name withheld for privacy reasons), a friend that lives in the same area as I do. We went to the sight this past Saturday and Mike showed and told us..(a...

September 1977

Grays Harbor County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Woman and her friend are visited by three creatures near Ocean Shores

About 8pm. a couple of nights ago, I was working in my garage and something big brushed up against the outside garage door. It was really loud and got my attention. I went upstairs and made sure no on...

January 2015

Bibb County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls close encounter at dusk as a youth near Macon

I haven't told this too often but this is exactly what happened. Macon, Georgia. I was 10 or 11 yrs old, 1956-57. My house was on a main highway with some homes scattered behind it, then miles of wood...

January 1957