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Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

October 2009

Me and my father were hunting at richloam wildlife management area. we had been walking through the swamps all morning and on various occasions there was a really fowl smell that would come and go. At that time I just figured it was the swamp. When we got out of the swamp we were thirsty so we decided to run to the store since we had some time before we went to where we were going to hunt the afternoon. While driving out to the store we came around a curve in the road there was something really big that stepped half way behind a scrub oak alongside the road. My dad was only going about 10 to 15 MPH and as we went by we got a good view of what it was or at least what it looked like, as he hit the brakes I could not belive what I saw. I asked my dad what that was after we went by it. And he asked me what I saw and i told him and he said the same thing and we turned around to take a look at where it was but it was gone. It left a nice size trail the way it ran. It was about 7 1/2 ...

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Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible nighttime activity in the retirement community The Villages

I live in The Villages, Florida which is a community encompassing three counties (Sumter, Lake, and Marion). Behind my house there is one of those high tower power line paths. On the other side, there...

January 2013

Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daytime encounter by a father and son hunting in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area

Shaking of trees immediately upon getting out of truck. We were going hunting. Heard some knockings off in the distance. Walking down the trail, we could smell a foul smell (later we found the source ...

October 2011

Sumter County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Driver sees a large animal possibly stalking wild boar outside Bushnell

Going on CR48 in Bushnell heading to CR 575, on the corner at the Wahoo Baptist Church he was next to wild pigs, trying to look like the rock next to him. He was bent over like a big round rock. Had a...

January 2012

Sumter County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Weekend camping trip in the Green Swamp is interrupted by a hairy, bipedal intruder

hi my name is eric and i felt i needed to write this.me and 3 friends were camping in richlom wild life management area on labor day weekend we were just sitting around the fire when all of the sudden...

September 2010

Fayette County Pennsylvania (Class A) BFRO

Motorist sees 8ft creature in road

IT HAPPENED NEAR MASONTOWN,PA IN 1999.I WAS COMING HOME ON THIS LONG ROAD THAT WAS DIRECTLY IN THE WOODS,TREES ALL AROUND.I STOPPED THE CAR BECAUSE I HAD TO URINATE.I GOT OUT OF MY CAR AND I SEEN SOME...

September 1999

Manitoba Canada (Class A) BFRO

Creature took amazing strides with arms swinging.

I was the driver of the vehicle and my cousin was the passenger. I was driving down highway #6 just nearing the bridge named "North Three Rivers Creek Bridge", when all of a sudden what I thought was ...

July 1998

Stewart County Georgia (Class A) BFRO

Two campers report seeing tall creature at Rood Park campground and boat landing by the Chattahoochee River, just south of Florence Marina

Initial report received as the associated media article linked below. Preliminary investigation by the BFRO: I talked to the reporter and called the BP Quick Stop and spoke with one of the wome...

August 2000

Madison County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Two teens have daylight sighting near Alton

It happened like this. Myself and a friend were out on the edge of the woods. We had decided that we would build a blind for hunting squirrels. On the way in we spotted a dead tree. We both tried to p...

July 2004

Perry County Ohio (Class A) BFRO

A family witness's a hairy humanlike face in the cars headlights while pulled off the side of the road

My family and I were on our way back from Chauncey, Ohio visiting a friend. We were on Route 13 just about four miles south of Moxahala, Ohio. I had to go to the bathroom real bad so I pulled off a ac...

May 2003

Tipton County Tennessee (Class A) BFRO

Sighting by three hunters just outside of Covington, in area referred to by locals as "Pilljerk"

Me and three of my friends were coon hunting. We were sitting around waiting on the dogs to strike and we heard something rustling in the leaves behind us. It was a bright night out and we were right ...

December 1994

Knox County Maine (Class A) BFRO

Man sees large, bipedal animal walking across blueberry field

I took a wrong rode that ended up as a dead end in a blueberry. As I was sitting in my car trying to decide the best way to turn around without getting my car stuck.(it was raining and the dirt road e...

May 1978

Jackson County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Bus driver has afternoon sighting on U.S. 51 north of De Soto

While driving my work van just as I was coming over the top of the hill (over pass) a tall dark figure passed in the tree line. It was walking too tall for a human. It was maybe 7 to 8 foot range beca...

November 2015