Chemung County New York (Class B) BFRO

Unseen large animal stalks jogger at night along trail near Elmira

This incident occurred in late February of 1989 at approx. 10pm. The conditions that night were very clear and cold, with a fairly decent amount of moonlight. As I recall there was about 4 inches of o...

February 1989

Washington County New York (Class A) BFRO

Hikers find footprints and see 10 foot tall creature outside home

We saw footprints while walking in the woods that must have been 20 inches long and found some tree branches broken down. They were originally about 15 feet high. We decided to head back to his house ...

January 1989

Rensselaer County New York (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime road crossing sighting by couple outside Poestenkill

My wife and I were driving on a blacktop secondary road at approx. 11:30 pm, while returning home from my stepson's home in Berlin, N.Y. This is a relatively rural area, with large expanses of foreste...

July 1988

Oswego County New York (Class B) BFRO

Large figure prowls around cabin outside Williamstown

The incident occured in 1985-86 not sure which. A friend and I went into the woods to stay the night in a cabin by a small creek that my friends brother had built. The cabins floor was about two feet ...

December 1986

Steuben County New York (Class A) BFRO

While taking a break during a deer drive, hunter sees 6 foot tall creature run away down hillside

Not quite sure what to write. I was hunting with some friends of mine outside of Addison, NY in Nov. of 1986. I was the top man on a drive. I crested a hill and decided to take a break. Things were...

November 1986

Broome County New York (Class A) BFRO

Witness spots legs of a large bipedal creature from a distance of 100 feet

This occurred while I was just standing enjoying the view of the woods not far from my house, I had my dog with me and I was not actually in the woods myself but across the creek from the woods. Whate...

January 1986

Ulster County New York (Class A) BFRO

Ulster County, 1985 Winter Hike Leads to Encounter with Large Bipedal Creature

It was in the afternoon on a snowy winter day.1985. My friend and I decided to go for a winter drive(which was very common for me when it snows).We ended up at the entrance to "Ice Cave Mountain". Of ...

December 1985

Dutchess County New York (Class B) BFRO

Dusk and evening sightings around Stissing Mountain

In 1985, my friend and I were driving along Lake Rd in Pine Plains,NY. It was late afternoon in spring or early summer. It was a wooded area with a few houses. While driving we both saw what looke...

May 1985

Columbia County New York (Class A) BFRO

Sighting by mother and daughter near Kinderhook

May 1983, Kinderhook, NY (Columbia County) 5:30 - 6:00 pm. At the corner of Rt. 203 and State Farm Rd. My daughter and I were making a right hand turn at the cow pasture of Rt 203 and State Fa...

May 1983

Warren County New York (Class B) BFRO

Possible stalking of hikers on Prospect Mt. near Lake George

This happened in summer sometime between 1980-82 approximate. My then husband and I liked to hike. We lived in Lake George,N.Y. and were aware of the rangers road up the back of Prospect Mtn. We fooli...

January 1982

Washington County New York (Class A) BFRO

Man has clear sighting of a bipedal primate on clear winter night

Whitehall is a small town with little to do for teenagers. Driving all the back roads was one of the past times of choice. Late one night a girlfriend and I drove out to East Bay and stopped to talk f...

January 1981

Putnam County New York (Class A) BFRO

Two young boys see crouching animal

IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 AND AT THE AGE OF 15 A CLOSE FRIEND AND MYSELF WERE HANGING OUT ON A TRAIL OFF A ROAD IN MY COMMUNITY.OUR PLAN WAS TO HANGOUT ,DRINK SOME BEERS AND LISTEN TO MUSIC.IT WAS A BEAUT...

August 1980

Steuben County New York (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting near a railroad bed and the Canisteo River

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April 1980

Ontario County New York (Class A) BFRO

Morning sighting by deer hunter near Naples

This was years ago. I'm 38 now, but when this happened I was 14. My father worked with a guy who had some prime property in Naples, NewYork. Being that I was 14, I was not old enough to have a hunters...

November 1979

Hamilton County New York (Class A) BFRO

Encounter with Juvenile Creature

In 1979 I was upstate hiking in the adirondacks upstate New York.I got ahead of the group and off the main trail watching beavers working.As I walked back to the main trail I flushed something out of ...

August 1979

Chautauqua County New York (Class B) BFRO

Occasional incidents from 1970's up to recent years, near Findley Lake

I live in the Western part of New York State. My story concerns a hunting camp I belong to that is approximately 65 miles Southwest of Buffalo, New York and approximately 20 miles Northeast of Erie, P...

September 1975

Otsego County New York (Class A) BFRO

Old sighting (1973) and recent vocalizations (2005/06) on the outskirts of Maryland (town)

1973 was the first incident. I was 9 years old. I am now 43. My family have moved here in Otsego County, New York, in 1972. We live in the town of Maryland -- a family of 6. I can remember on a ho...

August 1973

Orange County New York (Class B) BFRO

Scream exchanges heard by camper on Appalachian Trail near Greenwood Lake

I had parked my Volkswagen beetle at the junction of Rte. 17A and the Appalachian Trail, intending to camp out overnite along the trail. I then hiked south on the trail about 4 miles, along a ridge th...

July 1973

Oneida County New York (Class B) BFRO

Man recounts childhood incident at his home on Oneida Lake

When I was 11 years old I was living with my mother and step-father in upstate New York. Our home was on the shores of Oneida Lake and bordered the southern boundary of Verona Beach State Park. On...

October 1972

Madison County New York (Class B) BFRO

Man recalls incident as a child in a swampy area near Cazenovia

My memory of this is a bit foggy, as I was I believe seven when it happened and am 37 now. At the time my family was living in Cazenovia NY. I would often hike way out in the swamps behind our house w...

January 1970

Hamilton County New York (Class B) BFRO

Couple sees "something" looking through their window late at night

We were just going to sleep, when wife said there was a racoon looking in a small window. That window was at least 5 feet from the ground, with no trees or bushes close by. She persisted so much that ...

July 1969

Cortland County New York (Class A) BFRO

Woman followed by large, dark shape in the experimental forest on the campus of SUNY College

I was cutting through the College's small managed forest to get to work. It was early evening, but midwinter, so very dark. I was raised in upstate NY, and felt comfortable hiking in familiar woods al...

January 1969

Fulton County New York (Class B) BFRO

Man recalls childhood observation - large tracks with long stride in snow - near Mayfield

In January or February of 1966, my father and I observed very large tracks in the snow. Each track was about 15-16 inches in length and about 7-8 inches in width. They were very widely spaced, about 1...

January 1966

Steuben County New York (Class B) BFRO

Follow up investigation to track find in Rathbone

This is an update on an original sighting reported in 1995. I am a researcher and have been following up on this. Below is the response I recieved from the NYS DEC investigator assigned to the origina...

August 1900