Christian County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has daylight sighting southwest of Taylorville

My brother's wife said a very large hairy thing walked out of a ditch and across in front of her car one Sunday afternoon.This took place on Illinois Rt. 48 by the South Fork of the Sangamon River bri...

September 2008

Madison County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Dusk sighting in a backyard near Edwardsville

Watched something in my backyard. Subject was sitting down at first, was making a strange sound like a weedeater. Watched it leave the area....

August 2008

Cook County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible footprint and handprint found in Plum Creek Play Meadow - Forest Preserve

I have pictures of a foot print and a hand print that I took in the forest preserve that is on the east side of my town. The foot print in my opinion based on the size of my husband's shoe size would ...

July 2008

Henderson County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Turkey hunter has early morning sighting near Rozetta

I was turkey hunting this spring. It was just breaking daylight and I heard some breaking branches. I was looking the way the branches were being broke and I seen a large figure heading down the draw....

May 2008

Jersey County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Motorists have sighting at night near Otterville

It was right around the time of my birthday. I was on vacation visiting with my cousin at his girlfriend's house. We had ran into Jerseyville for cigarettes and were on our way back to her house off o...

May 2008

Christian County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Father and son have daylight sighting on Illinois Rt 48 near Taylorville

My dad and I were heading for Taylorville from Morrisonville when we came over a small hill. My dad started to hyperventilate and was starring at something up ahead. I looked back up the road and ...

May 2008

Lake County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Motorist has possible sighting near Barrington

Spring 2008 at grid reference 42'10'32.77"N, 88' 5'42.21"W Near 24000 Cuba Rd, Barrington, Illinois. On the North side of the street is a township building, on the South side of the road is a heav...

January 2008

Pike County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Hunter has sighting from his deer stand near Detroit

I was deer hunting in Pike County, Illinois in 2007. I got in my tree stand at 6 in the morning. At 6.20 in the morning I heard loud footsteps walking through the pasture off to my right shoulder. I t...

November 2007

Peoria County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Deer hunter has sighting at dusk near Jubilee College State Park

Well I was deer hunting with three of my friends I decided to take a break and rest near this clearing. While sitting on a log this tall thing crossed in front of me through the opening in the woods. ...

October 2007

Clinton County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Hiker has nighttime sighting near Carlyle

While strolling through the timber on a warm fall night, I came up the slight incline from the river bank and heard a scream coming from due east. My immediate thought with respect to the sound was th...

October 2007

Pope County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Cougar research interrupted by wood knocks at Bell Smith Springs

I was in Pope county Illinois researching cougars. I arrived at camp on a Wednesday and happened to be the only camper in the area. It was near sundown when I arrived so I was cutting wood through out...

September 2007

Crawford County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible footprints found northwest of Robinson

About four years ago I found some foot prints near my drive way, the prints were about six foot apart, you could clearly see the footprints because the day before four inches of snow fell. There were ...

January 2007

Whiteside County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of a daytime sighting on a farm south of Rock Falls

The BF I saw was honey brown in color and I witnessed it bang large rocks together. I didn't see its face, its hair was in the way. It was standing sideways. This happened on a farm south of Rock Fall...

November 2006

Bond County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Deer hunters have close sighting along Dry Fork Creek

Me and my son and daughter were hunting deer during the 2006 youth deer season. My son shot and wounded a deer and it ran into the woods. We all three went into the woods looking for it. Something sta...

October 2006

Morgan County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Runner has sighting near home south of Jacksonville

The following interview was conducted by Stan Courtney. The first name of the witness has been changed. Stan - Can you please explain what you saw? Mark - It was just before football and I was t...

August 2006

Morgan County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Vocalizations and a sighting with a spotlight near Murrayville

During the summer months of July and August my family has had a number of events that we have heard and seen what we believed to be a big foot here in Central Illinois. We know he has left the area no...

July 2006

Kendall County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard near Yorkville

Around 11:23pm on june 20th 2006 my girlfriend, myself, and the dog stepped outside on the back porch so my girlfriend could smoke and to let the dog out to go to the bathroom. The porch faces a woode...

June 2006

Madison County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Nightime sighting and possible footprints found by homeowner near Edwardsville

Object was standing near a bush. Coloration was a gray or white. Thought it was odd for some person to be standing out in the country at that time of night. Object was about 7 foot tall....

June 2006

Saline County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard by camper near Williams Hill Pass in the Shawnee National Forest

I am writing this report on behalf of my girlfriend. Although we were both together on this camping trip, I unfortunately was alseep and did not hear a thing. I have questioned her extensively and rep...

May 2006

Macon County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Motorist and son observe road crossing near Spitler Woods State Park

Me and my mom were driving home from dropping a friend off when about a 7 1/2-foot-tall creature ran across the road. It had brownish-red fur, its arms were longer than a human's could ever be. The wh...

January 2006

Williamson County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Woman describes her son's possible sighting near Lake of Egypt in Shawnee National Forest

On Friday, July 28th- my 15 year old son was visiting his grandparents on the Lake of Egypt in Marion, Illinois. After dark he remembered that he didn't take the battery off the charger on the bass bo...

January 2006

Morgan County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by a motorist near Lake Jacksonville

I spoke with the witness by telephone. I visited the site and spoke personally with his parents in their home which is a couple of miles from the sighting location. Stan - Can you please explain w...

November 2005

Saline County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Youth has pre-dawn encounter on the way to deer stand near Mitchellville

Note: the witness names have been changed for privacy. My name is Jim, and I've reported a vocalization experience which happened approximately 11 years ago in the same area. Regarding this fol...

November 2005

Tazewell County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Family hears vocalizations and finds footprints in their backyard east of Pekin

I have pictures of very large footprints outside our house when my brother was camping here. He said he heard something outside the tent and came inside. We checked the next morning and found very...

October 2005

Vermilion County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible sounds heard, etc., in Kickapoo State Park

This is a two part report of what may be easily explained,or not. My first odd experience was in Kickapoo State Park, in Vermilion County Illinois,in Oct.2005. I was fishing at a pond in the park, ...

October 2005