Conejos County, Colorado

Near Antonito, CO

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Conejos County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

June 2008

Let me begin this with a brief bit of information about the area. The South San Juan Wilderness (in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado) is considered to be Colorado's wildest corner. It was in the backcountry of this wilderness in the fall of either 1977 or 1979 (I forget which) that a sow Grizzly Bear was startled and attacked a bow hunter. He was mauled but managed to kill the bear with an arrow he repeatedly drove into the bear's chest. It was thought that the Grizzly had long been extirpated from all of Colorado. If there are Grizzlies still in Colorado, this is where they are thought to be. I have been hiking, backpacking, camping, and fly-fishing in this area for about six years now, making about 2-3 trips per spring/summer/fall and one of those trips usually includes a backpack into the backcountry. I am very familiar with the sounds the various animals make in the forests and mountains of the west and of this specific area. On this trip I managed to sneak aw...

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Conejos County Colorado (Class A) BFRO

Former Deputy Sheriff describes morning sighting on Cornwall Mountain

in early june of this year i was riding my four wheeler above jasper colorado , at about 7;00 in the morning, i had stopped to rest at the logging block, when i heard a loud howling noise. there was n...

June 2009

Conejos County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Hunter reports unusual roars In South San Juan Mountains

The following is a report of unusual noises. First, I would like to qualify myself as a competent woodsman...certainly no 19th century mountain man, but one who knows his way around the outdoors. I wa...

September 2005

Conejos County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Bowhunters report unusual encounters in the South San Juan Mountains

Preface: The following is an excerpt from a true story my brother wrote several years ago for a hunting magazine. I've edited it down to just the relevant portion of the story where he has an encounte...

September 2001

Conejos County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard while motorists were taking a break at turnout near La Manga Pass

We were on Highway 17 in southern Colorado, heading south through the Rio Grande National Forest toward Chama, NM. As we neared the border, Highway 17 began snaking up a five mile grade beginning at t...

April 2000

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

Mendocino County California (Class B) BFRO

Possible intimidation/interaction heard by couple on two occasions in route to Fort Bragg

Re: Our Bigfoot encounter in California My wife and I have had two incidents over the year, including vocalization and wood knocking. We are San Francisco City people, artist; not hunters. We are not...

September 2006