Polk County, Florida

Near Lake Wales

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

August 2017

Today me, my mother and my son were coming back from a doctors appointment for my son. We were driving along a road that we have been many times. It's a nice little stretch of road with a great view. The land is beautiful with lots of natural Florida woods with swamp areas. There are also many orange groves in this area. It's not uncommon to see turkeys, hogs and occasional deer. The pasture land has cows on it from time to time. When this sighting happened there were no cows around. It was about 12:15 pm. The weather was over cast and it was going to rain at any minute. No other cars around. We passed one after the sighting down the road when we turned around to go back. We have had a ton of rain in this area lately. As we were traveling down the road we came up on this swampy area in a very large oak hammock. My 17 yr old son was the first to ask if me and my mother saw that? My 72 year old mother said yes but what was it? I said I saw it too...we keep driving for about 2 minu...

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighitng at dusk by father and daughter riding an ATV near Bartow

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Two deputy sheriffs report hearing possible vocalizations while hog hunting near Poinciana

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Woman describes a childhood encounter outside a tent on the edge of Lake Shasta

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Years of South Florida Skunk Ape stories supported by witness accounts and newspaper articles

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Father and son nighttime roadside sighting in the Wet Mountains southwest of Pueblo

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July 1998

Neosho County Kansas (Class B) BFRO

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