Polk County, Florida

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

January 2012

I have been hunting Green Swamp since the late 70's. Though I tend to hunt more than one Wildlife Management Area each year the Green Swamp WMA is a go-to area for me. I have spent possibly a thousand days in the Green Swamp over the last 35 years. I am very familiar with terrain and all of the plants, insects, and wildlife in the area. I have a demanding job that makes it difficult to coordinate a hunt with friends, so for the last 30 or so years I have hunted alone. I have walked in and out of different hunt locations in the dark hundreds of times and have never seen or heard anything that alarmed me. In about 2010 a new tract of land was added and opened to hunters in Green Swamp. The tract is about 1000 acres of planted pines that are about 15 years old, trunks about 10 inches in diameter, and clear of branches up to about 7 feet. The planted pines are about 15 feet apart and are planted in rows, each row is also about 15 feet apart. There is a heavy layer of pine straw so very...

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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

May 16, 2013: I live on the border of Highland City and Bartow. Our neighborhood borders a series of orange, grapefruit and tangerine groves that are all adjacent to landfill and mining property. A...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by a bicyclist on the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

While bicycling on the Van Fleet trail on the North End, I saw 2 "humans" cross the trail about 200 yards ahead of me. They were both dark brown color from head to toe. The 1st was tall and quite big,...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

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

Well where do I start. Oddly enough, here, at my last resort. Let me please start off with the whole I'm not crazy speech. I live here in Central Florida and work as a Deputy Sheriff for the past 16 y...

April 2013

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Hunter watches creature picking persimmons in the Green Swamp

I went to a hunting spot to see what was happening, just around the time the sun was getting low. I arrived at a spot that i knew had a persimmon tree to see if i could see any deer in the area, about...

November 2008

Pulaski County Arkansas (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has daytime sighting while driving past Joseph T. Robinson military base

I was driving south on Batesville-Pike Rd on my way to work. There are woods on both sides of this road with a tall chain link fence surrounding the woods on both sides. The right hand side of the roa...

February 2017

Tuscarawas County Ohio (Class B) BFRO

Night sighting near Sandyville

My friend Marvin and I were on a double date with our girlfriends. We had planned to take them to an old collapsed train tunnel. We had gone there earlier to "set up" a little scare for them in the wa...

June 1988

Jackson County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Two family members have night time encounters near Navidad

Well to begin, my uncle which lives across the street from my parents heard his dogs barking so he got a flashlight and went out in his pasture to check it out. He shined his flashlight to an old vehi...

September 2000

Mercer County Pennsylvania (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter recovering deer has possible experience near Grove City

I was going to recover a deer I had shot in archery season. When I found the deer I was getting everything set up to take pictures and I heard this scream that made the hair on my neck stand up. I don...

October 2012

Snohomish County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Bigfoot crosses road in front of two teens going to school

My niece was living with us at the time of the sighting. She was a senior in high school. Our house is about 6 miles out of town and in 1987 when the incident occurred, it was very rural, though now i...

March 1987

Anne Arundel County Maryland (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter hears vocalizations, smells foul odor

I was bowhunting for deer yesterday (September 17th, 2005) in the swamp bottoms of West River in Churcton, Maryland when I heard what I can only describe as jibberish hollering coming from behind the ...

September 2005

Tom Green County Texas (Class A) BFRO

Horse rider has daytime encounter near San Angelo.

It has been a very long time but I just can't seem to forget that day. Let me start by saying that I knew the area fairly well - I used the riding trails as relaxation for my horse. I would ride i...

October 1986

Rhea County Tennessee (Class B) BFRO

Camper Awakens and Sees Two Creatures in the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness

This particular incident happened to me about 3 years ago. An event that I had kept to myself for at least a year before I even told any of my closest friends about. Like the majority of people who ha...

March 2004