Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Near Marlinton, WV

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Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

September 2016

My wife and I were taking an evening drive on Highland Scenic Highway 150, from US 219 near Slatyfork, WV, to the Cranberry Glades area on Tuesday evening 9/6/16. We had been stopping at the scenic overlooks taking pictures, and had just left the Williams River overlook, and headed south on 150. There was a stretch of highway that was very straight and a downslope of about 4-6% about 1-2 miles south of the Williams River overlook. As we were driving down, we both noticed something in the weeds between the road edge and the bank leading up to the woods on the west side. At first I thought it was a deer, with its head and neck stretched up above the weeds. It was about 300-400 feet ahead, and while we continued towards it, it spun around, similar to an about face, but with the head dropping and a semi-crouch as it was turning. It jumped up onto the bank, reaching for a branch to aid in pulling itself up. By the time it jumped, we were within 80-100 feet of it. By the time we got to where...

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Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Lone hiker wakes to rock clacks and heavy foot falls on the Allegheny Trail near Durbin

In June I was backpacking the Allegheny Trail going south bound. I had hiked up the trail following the yellow blazes. As I got to the top and started the trek along the ridge line I noticed some of t...

June 2012

Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Fishermen hear loud screams while camped at Wildell

My father and I are both proud Mountain State natives, although we no longer reside in WV. But we do enjoy returning every spring for trout fishing and sometimes smallmouth bass fishing. My father and...

April 2012

Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighting during BFRO's West Virginia expedition, Spring 2005

My husband and I attended the BFRO expedition in West Virginia in Spring of 2005. The base camp was next to a river in the mountains near the Virginia border. On Thursday afternoon most of the peo...

April 2005

Pocahontas County West Virginia (Class B) BFRO

Participant observations during BFRO WV Expedition

I was on the BFRO's West Virginia expedition this past April. The expedition lasted ten days all together. I participated from April 7 to April 11, as did over a dozen other people. The base camp w...

April 2005

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