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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

Tucker County West Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has close sighting of a primate-like creature in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

I was hunting West Virginia's late antler-less deer season in the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge when the sighting occurred. I had gotten to the area shortly after 3:00pm that evening, and aft...

December 2008

Harrison County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Ongoing encounters with a bigfoot on family property at Caddo Lake

In 1988 my wife, fianc'e at the time, and I were visiting my grandmother who was in her mid eighties at that time. She was living on some property that has been owned by my family for over half a cent...

December 1989

Jefferson County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Three guests at Suttle Lake Resort get long look at three sasquatches

This sighting took place while I was on a fishing trip with my girlfriend, another couple, and their mom. My friends were staying at the resort cabins at one of my favorite fall fishing lakes. By ...

October 2002

Monroe County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Family has a strange and terrifying encounter while fishing in the Everglades National Park

I've thought about posting my experience here for awhile, but since I was so young, I have faded memories of the event. Therefore, I wasn't sure it would be so useful. However, after looking at the BF...

January 1976

Humboldt County Iowa (Class A) BFRO

More sightings of a strange creature centering around the town of Ottosen. Other stories told about strange sounds, footprints and animal mutilatations.

Iowa Flap Continues From newspaper account: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From the Register; September 24, 1978 REPORTS OF HAIRY BEAST...

September 1978

Stark County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Ron Schaffner case report: The 1978 Minerva Flap

INVESTIGATORS: Ron Schaffner (Ron@bfro.net), Earl Jones, Jim Carnes Jim Rastetter, Iona Boyce, Barbara Mudrak,(Akron Beacon-Journal) and James Shannon (Stark County Deputy Sheriff) CASE DATA: All o...

August 1978

Sussex County New Jersey (Class B) BFRO

Teens have scary encounter in abandoned creamery near Sussex

Back east when I was about 14 around 1976 a buddy of mine and my self went out shooting our bb guns and we came across this old board up Carnation creamery. We being kids we broke in to this place it ...

December 1977

Lycoming County Pennsylvania (Class A) BFRO

Truck driver has late afternoon encounter while dumping stone

it was july 1 2005 i drive a tri axle dump my boss ask me to deliver some stone to a remote camp he took me to the location first by pick up it was a very remote camp the next day i took aload of ston...

July 2005