Trinity County, California

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Trinity County California (Class B) BFRO

October 1998

On Thursday, 10-30-98, at about 1230 hours, I arrived at the Yolla Bolla District Ranger Office of the Trinity National Forest. I had planned a solo five-day backpacking trip to the area of Post Mountain and Mud Springs (40 DEG 20' 00" North 123 DEG 13' 00"; West) within the Trinity National Forest. I had just relocated to California from Hawaii and was eager to get back into the forest. I had seen a sensationalized Bigfoot story on a local Sacramento TV station, about a group of hunters that had an encounter within the Trinity National Forest, near a landmark called Mud Springs. I grew up in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, so I knew of Sasquatch while growing up, and was always interested in the phenomenon. I planned my trip carefully: because of the time of year (Fall), my relative unfamiliarity with the region, and because I was making the trip solo. Solo backpacking trips need to have a carefully laid itinerary in case of problems: so rescuers have a means of ...

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Trinity County California (Class B) BFRO

Wilderness campers have an unknown visitor in the Trinity Alps of Northern California

I have been backpacking in the Trinity Alps for 12 years and have ran into many bears and even mountain lions but this experience was much different. My wife, brother, and another friend of ours went ...

August 2009

Trinity County California (Class B) BFRO

Young couple have unusual late night experience near Weaverville

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August 2001

Trinity County California (Class B) BFRO

A young man and friends had two consecutive night encounters with an unknown creature

In Feb. 1977, a friend, his two older brothers, and his younger cousin and I went backpacking in the Trinity Alps area near Shasta Ca. I was 17 at the time, and would regularly take time off from high...

February 1977

Trinity County California (Class B) BFRO

Mountain runner spots large, deep footprints on Stuart Fork Trail in Trinity Alps

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October 2003

Ross County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Father, son and cousin enounter a large hair covered creature while wading through a creek

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Grays Harbor County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Department Offense report/summary

On numerous dates listed within the report those witnesses listed above and I had occassion to examine "unusual" scenes which, to date, have been undetermined as to the origin of the evidence found. ...

June 1982

Los Angeles County California (Class A) BFRO

Early 70's, Sighting by a deer hunter, off of Highway # 2, in the San Grabriel Mountains

Dear Sirs: This early 1970s sighting was not of my own. I was a boy when my brother-inlaw of that day and one or two of his hunting friends had an excellant and fairly long term sighting, both via th...

October 1970

Onslow County North Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Early morning traveler recalls roadway sighting near Holly Ridge

In early October 1983 I was recently married and stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. Neither my wife nor I had ever been to Wilmington, NC before so one Saturday we made a day trip to Wilmington. We saw so...

October 1983

Lane County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Lady walking with dog has lengthy, close nighttime encounter

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December 1978

Duval County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Security Guards have sighting while on duty near Jacksonville

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August 2000

Clark County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Teenager recounts his sighting as a very young boy on his property near Yacolt

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August 1995

Charlotte County Florida (Class A) BFRO

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January 2002