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Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFE

December 2014

Is this the elusive Skunk Ape? A retired 66-year-old retired electrician named John Rodriguez claims it is. He sent this high-def photograph to The Huffington Post: According to Rodriguez, the photograph was taken during a fishing trip on December 26th on the Hillsborough River near northeast Tampa, Florida. "I fish for gar in the river and I bring my camera to take pictures of the birds and what not. I heard a squishing sound, looked over and saw this thing walking through the water and crouch down in the duck weed. It did not look like a guy in a suit -- it was definitely an animal. I took this picture and got out of there as fast as I could.".

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Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting by a wildlife biologist on a trail in the Cypress Creek Preserve

First, I'll start with the fact that I have never put much stock into the Bigfoot phenomenon. I have degrees in wildlife management and wildlife biology and I have been working as a biologist for the ...

November 2013

Hillsborough County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Hitch-hiker tells of his possible nighttime encounter along I-75

I was leaving saint petersburg with the intentions of hitch-hiking to asheville, nc. I had a friend drop me off at the I-75N XX exit around 11 pm. there was a lot of construction going on and since it...

April 2012

Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Motorist has daytime sighting along I-75 near Ruskin

I, a female lady, was driving on a clear day on I75 in the afternoon on a spring day from Sarasota to Tampa going north 65 to 70 miles per hour on the far right lane. This would be on the east side of...

March 2012

Hillsborough County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Young man has a close daylight encounter while riding his bike along the Hillsborough River

I went down to Florida with my family while my dad was working there. We didn't want to stay in a hotel because we had just bought a camper so we decided to go camping. So we stayed at the Hillsboroug...

January 2001

Cape May County New Jersey (Class A) BFRO

Early morning sighting behind a home near Cape May

My wife took our dogs outside this morning like she always does around 6:30am. She was standing on the deck and the dogs were in the fences in yard. She heard an odd unfamiliar creepy moan sound and s...

August 2016

Montgomery County North Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Road-crossing sighting by motorist on Hwy 220 north of Candor

In 1990 + - I am not sure of the year I was going to the beach down hwy 220 south with my husband, he did not see any thing. As best I can remember we were close to Candor NC, where 211 toward Pinehur...

June 1990

Cambria County Pennsylvania (Class A) BFRO

While walking alone in the woods, boy comes face to face with 8 foot tall creature

I will tell you about my visual incident. I was walking in the woods behind my old place when I heard some noise. At first I thought it was a deer or something so I looked to see what it was. When I l...

February 1998

Horry County South Carolina (Class A) BFRO

Security policeman has nighttime sighting at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

At the time of the sighting I was on duty as a Security Police officer in the U.S. Air Force at the Myrtle Beach AFB, SC. I was patrolling on a security road called the Serpintine at about 9 pm. The t...

April 1974

Collier County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by motorist on U.S. 41 near I-29

We were driving eastbound on US 41 to go fishing off of Turner River Rd. about 11 AM. at approx. 1/2 a mile east of the I 29 and US 41 intersection. My girlfriend looked to the north side of the road ...

June 2005

La Salle Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

Two teenage deer hunters have encounter while hunting

Encounter as told to BFRO researchers Scott Kessler & Patricia Normand on January 27,2001 by two teenage (both 14 y/o) hunters (K.H. & L.C.) about their encounter November 18th, 2000. We had ridden...

November 2000

Palm Beach County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Year long sightings by family

These thing's which we called skunk ape's,would come on our property at night and eat mango's,and other fruit. They would also sometimes come to the travel trailer and look in the windows as if they...

July 1975

British Columbia Canada (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by motorist on Hwy 4 near Kennedy Lake

Last week while driving between Port Alberni and Tofino on Vancouver Island I saw what at first I believed to be a bear on a tree overhanging the river. After commenting to my wife, I glanced back aga...

March 2007