Collier County, Florida

Near Ochopee

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Collier County Florida (Class B) BFRO

March 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012 shortly past midnight. We were camping in a primitive campsite at Bear Island, Big Cypress Preserve in Collier County Florida. This campsite is off of ORV trails, meaning only off-road vehicles with permits may enter this area. It was a warm evening after a late afternoon rain shower. We had a camp fire burning, there were five of us at camp that night along with two Jeeps parked away from campsite. After sitting near the campsite I wanted to retrieve my charging cell phone from my Jeep. As i walked away from the camp and into the darkness of the night, I reached my Jeep, as I was opening the door, I had a feeling someone was watching me. I looked to my left and about 15' into the woods I saw a pair of glowing yellow, human shaped eyes staring back at me. I am 6'6" tall, and these eyes were level with me, possibly a few inches upward. I could feel the eyes staring into mine, and I watched them blink, slow and deliberate, just like a human. The overwhelming odor w...

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Collier County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting of a man-like ape while target shooting in the Big Cypress National Preserve

I was out in the everglades target shooting when I heard something making a lot of noise behind me while I was reloading. When I turned around I say a bipedal ape-like thing looking from behind a tree...

November 2012

Collier County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Frightening encounter experienced on family property outside Naples

About this time 2 years ago, two of my friends and I were staying in my dads old trailer right off James Road, Naples Fl. It was around 9:30 p.m., when we started hearing what sounded like wolf howls...

April 2010

Collier County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Man describes possible encounters off Route 41 near Ochopee

I have a sighting and other occurences to report. Its been about 3 years now since my friend Dan and I saw it. We were walking along a dirt/road trail along the focka canal system to find a good bass ...

August 2009

Collier County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting from Hwy. 41 in the Big Cypress National Preserve

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September 2008

Gogebic County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

Trapper has a daylight sighting while driving near Wakefield

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August 2016

Marinette County Wisconsin (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has dusk sighting on Hwy. 41 outside Peshtigo

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June 2004

Shenandoah County Virginia (Class A) BFRO

Early morning road crossing near Woodstock

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April 2014

Polk County Iowa (Class A) BFRO

Six foot tall or taller, black creature was observed leaping into the air and disappearing into the trees on a bike trail near the Des Moines River

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February 2000

Clackamas County Oregon (Class A) BFRO

Family is approached near their forest cabin

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June 1993

Marquette County Michigan (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by hunters near Gwinn (Upper Peninsula)

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January 1990

Tattnall County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Multiple witness sighting near Beards Creek Church, outside Glennville

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January 1982

Oswego County New York (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime sighting by motorist near Sandy Creek

I was driving from my grandparents house to my girlfriends house one night in early fall at about 10 pm. The area I was heading to is up in Tughill plateau which is a very dense wooded area. I was abo...

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