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Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

November 1977

Newspaper article: Evening Telegram, (Superior, Wisconsin), November 15, 1977 CREATURE SIGHTED OCALA, Fla. (UPI) - A 67-year-old Baptist minister who says he hasn't had a drink in 40 years tells how he stood eyeball-to-eyeball for 30 seconds with a great, hairy creature in the Ocala National Forest. The Rev. S. L. Whatley, pastor of the Fort McCoy Baptist Church, said he spotted the thing out of the corner of his eye while he was cutting wood with a chain saw three weeks ago. Whatley recalled Monday. "It was standing upright, in the middle of some palmetto bushes, and that sapsucker was at least 7 1/2, maybe 8 feet tall. The minister said the creature "had dark, lighter-than-black hair on its head and chest, not much on its arms, and none on its face. It had kind of a flat face, a flat nose, its eyes were sunk in its sockets." Whatley said he quickly went back to his truck to get an ax because "me and that creature was going to mix it up," but by the time he retur...

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Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime sighting by a man walking his dog in a subdivision next to the Ocala National Forest

I was walking my dog on October 18th, at around 9:00 to 9:10....We had just got back from dinner. We live in a subdivision that backs to the Ocala National Forest. As I was walking towards the end ...

October 2013

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Dusk sighting of a bigfoot tree knocking in the Ocala National Forest

I was out trail riding in a remote part of the Ocala National Forest when I became stuck in a mud hole. I was out there for several hours waiting for someone to come pull me out. What got my attention...

November 2012

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by a retired Wildlife Officer outside Ocala

On February 21, 2012 at aprox 2:55pm while traveling on a back county heavily wooded road in Ocala Florida, I observed an animal coming out of the woods on the South side of the road heading North. Fr...

February 2012

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Bowhunter hears a massive crash and possible screams in the Ocala National Forest

It was last bow season around the middle of sept in Ocala Na.forest, I was in the tree 1/2 hour before daylight, i had an encounter with a black bear 2 or 3 days before in the same area, it came out o...

September 2011

Putnam County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Man remembers his daytime sighting as a youth living south of Hennepin

In November 1986 I was on my bike (bmx). We just had snow, about one inch. I was riding it on the road. I looked down at the road and when I looked back up I saw something that I will never forget. It...

November 1986

Fairbanks County Alaska (Class A) BFRO

Witness observers 6 foot, shaggy, dark brown creature off Richardson Hwy

Something that I would not believe unless I saw it just stepped up about 30 feet in front of me stared at me kind of grunted and walked into the woods real quietly . I did have a rifle and a handgun o...

September 1964

Pierce County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Lake Tapps

With friend Scott Piveral, at about 7:30 AM on way to school, saw two white creatures that smelled like skunks, just standing at edge of woods on a hill, they then meanered back into woods. The creatu...

October 1975

Peoria County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of daytime encounter near Farmdale Park

Bigfoot in Farmdale park E. Peoria Illinois. I was about 13 years old. I'm 72 now. Snow on the ground I was carrying a gun in the woods hunting for birds, rabbits anything just killing time. I...

January 1957

Forest County Wisconsin (Class A) BFRO

Sighting by young fisherman at dusk on Wabikon Lake

i was 15 at the time i vacationed at johnnies resort every summer w/ my family. we were there to fish and i had been the every summer since i was 5.it was about 8:00 pm and i was in my bot fishing clo...

July 1983

Vernon Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

Five year old boy approached by a large, bi-pedal animal covered in dark hair

I was in the woods walking around and turning to the deeper recesses of the forest, I saw a rather tall figure coming toward me on two legs. It was hard to discern at first what it's appearance was bu...

January 1979

Summit County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls early evening sighting near Brandywine Ski Resort

I WAS DRIVING ON RT 271 NORTH OVER BY BOSTON MILLS SKI RESORT WHEN I SPOTTED SOMETHING WALKING INTO THE WOODS IN AN UP RIGHT POSTION I NEW IT WASN'T A MAN OR BEAR IT WAS AT THE TOP OF THE HILL ON SOUT...

September 2005

Colfax County New Mexico (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has nighttime sighting below Raton Pass

I was driving at night on I-25 on raton pass. This happened last night. It was late and then I noticed something on the side of the road. I thought it was a bear or something. Then it took of and ran ...

January 2005