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

Charleston County South Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Various incidents around home with women and children only, near Summerville

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June 1970

Jefferson County Washington (Class B) BFRO

Couple Sees Large Animal and Hears Vocalizations and Knocks

I and my husband have been visiting the Lake Quinault, WA area for the past 5 summers, for up to 10 days at a time. This past June,2003, around the 17th, about 5 PM, we were hiking the Quinault Rainfo...

June 2003

Jasper County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Two witnesses recall sighting as teens near Monticello


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Dickinson County Iowa (Class B) BFRO

Photographer spooked off Big Spirit Lake before he gets his photo

I was photographing the sunrise on Sat 4th February in the morning on the frozen shore of Big Spirit Lake in northern Iowa, it was about 5am, so I had to wait until daylight. I shut off my vehicle, wa...

February 2013

Sumner County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls multiple witness encounter near Hendersonville

I always tell this story whenever there is big foot conversation. However, I have never reported the incident to an official source. The creature was witnessed by myself, my sister, brother-in-law, my...

January 1966

Boise County Idaho (Class B) BFRO

Couple describes incidents at two different campgrounds in Boise National Forest

Heard wood knocking. Heard a boulder hitting the ground. Seen something swaying and walking back and forth. At locations and descriptions below....

November 2010

Lake County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Notes from the Colorado BFRO Expedition

The BFRO Colorado Expedition was conducted in a remote area in the same part of Colorado as some major ski areas -- Vail, Ski Cooper, and Breckenridge. The area was heavily forested and had plenty of ...

September 2005

Holmes County Ohio (Class B) BFRO

Possible nighttime sighting while camping on a farm on a foggy night near Nashville

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August 2013