Polk County, Florida

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Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

September 1974

I just read one of these stories and I wanted to let you know about an incident that happened in the early fall of 1974. I still remember it clearly even though it has been 30 years. It took place on the West side of Lakeland, Florida in Polk County. This took place about 8 miles from the Saddle Creek area near Lake John which is at the end of Willow and Redwood Avenues. The area at that time was significantly more rural than today and there was wooded, swampy area nearby (the end of Cleveland Heights Golf Course). I could show you specificaly on a map, but it was just northwest of Willow Ave. We were sitting outside looking toward the northwest. The sun had just set. We heard wood being chopped or tapped just behind the house on the other side of the street. The sound was muffled- further away than the house. We stood up and looked to see if we could see anything behind the house when something that looked like a very large upright monkey crawled up one of the pine trees and jumpe...

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Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighitng at dusk by father and daughter riding an ATV near Bartow

May 16, 2013: I live on the border of Highland City and Bartow. Our neighborhood borders a series of orange, grapefruit and tangerine groves that are all adjacent to landfill and mining property. A...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by a bicyclist on the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

While bicycling on the Van Fleet trail on the North End, I saw 2 "humans" cross the trail about 200 yards ahead of me. They were both dark brown color from head to toe. The 1st was tall and quite big,...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Two deputy sheriffs report hearing possible vocalizations while hog hunting near Poinciana

Well where do I start. Oddly enough, here, at my last resort. Let me please start off with the whole I'm not crazy speech. I live here in Central Florida and work as a Deputy Sheriff for the past 16 y...

April 2013

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Hunter watches creature picking persimmons in the Green Swamp

I went to a hunting spot to see what was happening, just around the time the sun was getting low. I arrived at a spot that i knew had a persimmon tree to see if i could see any deer in the area, about...

November 2008

San Luis Obispo County California (Class A) BFRO

Motorists encounter unusual creature on Highway 46 near Paso Robles, CA

During the summer of 1974 my sister in law I am were on our way from Lompoc, California to see our respective grandmothers. My sister in law's grandmother lived in Buttonwillow which is in Kern County...

January 1974

Grundy County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Two teenagers have sighting east of Seneca

I have told my story to very few people for the fact that all they do is laugh. I saw a bigfoot in the summer of 1979 just east of Seneca. I lived there for about 15 years just north of the river brid...

June 1979

Walker County Alabama (Class A) BFRO

Hunters observe creature walking in the woods

Back in 1990 i was having predation problems on some property i was leasing. something was killing and eating my chickens i was raising. so me and my friend bj decided to doa little varmit hunting. we...

January 1990

Limestone County Alabama (Class A) BFRO

Man on his way to work sees sasquatch crossing road in his headlights

The subject that my brother saw was between 8-9 ft tall. It had brown hair covering its body, appeared to have no neck, very long arms, took long strides. It was started to cross a road when he came u...

January 2001

Hamilton County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime road crossing seen by a couple near Sale Creek

My husband and I were on our way home last fall and we saw what can only be described as a bigfoot walk across the road in front of us. It was a cold rainy night and we were on the back roads to our h...

September 2011

Clark County Wisconsin (Class A) BFRO

Newspaper deliveryman sees large gray colored creature that was walking on two legs and carrying dead animal. (Newspaper account, follow-up by the BFRO and Sheriff's documents included.)

Initial report received as the associated media article linked below. I spoke with James Hughes tonight and he sounded very credible. Mr. Hughes told me that on the morning of March 28th at app...

March 2000

Magoffin County Kentucky (Class A) BFRO

Man recalls early morning sighting while squirrel hunting near Salyersville

my grandfather told me about seeing a thing he said looked like a ape when he was was hunting at harvest in Magoffin county when he was younger. said he didnt shoot it because he didnt know what it w...

January 1972

Hocking County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

Sighting by woman visiting an old rural cemetery, near Logan

We went out to an area off of State Route 93 looking for an old Cemetery. One of my hobbies is Cemetery head stones. We turned left onto Bear Run Road, then turned left onto a dead end dirt Road. Then...

July 1998