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Eagle County Colorado (Class A) BFRO

November 2001

I lived in Colorado for 29 years. Eighteen of those I spent working at ski resorts. Over the years I've seen hundreds of deer and elk as well as dozens of bear, everything from cubs to large 400 pound males. In the last 4 years I've had 3 separate sightings of 4 creatures that I hesitate to identify. My third sighting occured in November 2001 between Vail and Eagle. I was driving west on I-70 with my girlfriend who was sound asleep next to me. It was around 10 p.m., a day or two after the full moon. It began to snow very hard, almost whiteout conditions at times. Somewhere after Vail and before Eagle the snow stopped for a few minutes. Even though it was night, it was very bright out due to the large moon and all the fresh snow. As I rounded a long curve in the highway my headlights hit two figures walking in the middle of the Colorado River. My first thought was, "Oh no, these people have wrecked in the river and they're trying to cross back to the highway." I started to pull ...

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Eagle County Colorado (Class A) BFRO

Motorists see tall, hairy human-like figure wading across the Colorado River east of Glenwood Springs

My wife and myself and another couple were traveling west on I-70 roughly the 135 mile marker. The Colorado River is very visible to your left side only 50 yards away. The temperature was 10 degrees. ...

January 2013

Eagle County Colorado (Class A) BFRO

Bowhunter witnesses woodknocking behavior outside the town of Burns

Monday August 31 2009 was the 3rd day of Colorado's archery elk season. The day before I was hunting a familiar ridge and noticed a remote looking hanging valley across from the ridge I was hunting an...

August 2009

Eagle County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Family describes possible encounter at campsite in Grizzly Creek Canyon

I was 17 and on a back packing trip with my family in Grizzly Creek canyon. It was night and we were sitting around the campfire talking. Suddenly a foul smell came into the camp site. Smelled like a ...

June 1986

Eagle County Colorado (Class B) BFRO

Threatening bellows directed at hikers and their dogs in the Holy Cross Wilderness

My girlfriend and I were hiking the Lake Charles Trail in the Holy Cross Wilderness area. We had hiked approximately 3 hrs/6 miles when we reached a basin which included 2-3 small lakes. Upon reaching...

August 2000

Okanogan County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Strong odor, crunching footsteps and large human-like tracks found in snow

Tracks found after hearing crunching snow outside of cabin. Wife first smelled an odor coming from outside the cabin; husband was asleep in front of TV. She paid no attention to it and went to bed. Sh...

January 1976

Thurston County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Loud vocalizations sounds heard

During May of 1990 I was in the U.S. Army assigned to Fort Lewis, WA. I was a member of an airborne infantry unit designated as a "Long Range Surveillance Detachment." In brief the unit's mission was ...

May 1990

Coos County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Witness recalls face to face encounter with creature near Myrtle Point

[Editor's Note - Matt Pruitt: Even though the incident occurred many years ago, I have omitted the details that describe the exact location of the incident, as the area is private, and is still occupi...

January 1971

Dona Ana County New Mexico (Class A) BFRO

2 youths encounter an 8' tall bi-pedal figure while on family campout

[Note: This submission is edited slightly from the original, for readability.] We were camping for Thanksgiving week. There were 3 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 small children. My 14 yr old son w...

November 2001

Sussex County Delaware (Class A) BFRO

Father and son witness early morning road crossing of two animals

BACKGROUND My 18-year old son and I departed Cape Henlopen State Park on the Atlantic Coast near Lewes, Deleware at about 1:30AM, June 7, 2003, after a day of fishing from the park's 1/4 mile long pi...

June 2003

Itasca County Minnesota (Class A) BFRO

Husband and wife experience an up-close daylight sighting on Hwy. 7 north of Bovey

My wife and I were traveling south on Scenic Highway 7 north of Bovey, MN. It was a Sunday 2 weeks before Labor Day 2009. We had been swimming at our lakeshore property and my wife offered to drive ho...

August 2009

Love County Oklahoma (Class A) BFRO

Hog hunter has dusk encounter in Love Valley Wildlife Management Area

I was in the Love Valley Wildlife Management Area hunting feral hogs. I had been sitting on my stand for about two hours when I began to smell something akin to cat urine or skunk musk, and I thought ...

August 2004

Pierce County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Man driving home through Joint Base Lewis-McChord sees an animal walk across the road south of Spanaway

OK, last night I went home from Walmart in Spanaway Washington, and I turned left onto 8th Ave E, which goes from Spanaway highway 7 which is Pacific Avenue also. This street turns into a two lane ...

September 2012