Monroe County, Florida

Near Everglade City

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Monroe County Florida (Class B) BFRO

May 2013

May of 2013 I am a wildlife photographer and at this point had photographed just about every animal in Florida with the exception of the endangered Florida Panther. My goal was to go primitive camping in the Big Cypress region of the Florida Everglades while hoping to photograph a Panther. My very first day was a success. I had ridden my mountain bike several miles at approximately 9:30-10:30 am. A quick early rain shower let up and I road off to look around to see what this area would yield in the way of tracks, etc. I road past a female panther and didn't have a clue she was just off the road in the Palmetto's that lined the edge of the road. I stopped a thousand foot away or so and there she was as I looked back, standing in the middle of the road of which I just passed peering in the opposite direction. I went back and followed her quietly until she exited the road to my left and back into the thick swamp like area. I eventually was blessed enough to take over 100 photos o...

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Monroe County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting near Everglades National Park

We were in the car taking out our boat. I forgot which road we were on. We saw a group of people out of their car on the side of the road with cameras and binoculars out. From what i saw of the creatu...

March 2006

Monroe County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Early morning encounter during a rest stop near Florida City

I worked in a nightclub on miami beach called Warsaw Ballroom on Wednesday night we had a members night free drinks until 1 am with a show after which made it a busy but early night after work i went ...

March 1995

Monroe County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Heard and then chased by creature

I never saw it,...But I heard it and it was an experience I will never forget as long as I live! I was living at The Everglades Institue (on Loop Road, across from that old gas station that is where...

February 1992

Monroe County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Family has a strange and terrifying encounter while fishing in the Everglades National Park

I've thought about posting my experience here for awhile, but since I was so young, I have faded memories of the event. Therefore, I wasn't sure it would be so useful. However, after looking at the BF...

January 1976

Macoupin County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Memory told of a sighting at dawn while deer hunting north of Hettick

It was the November deer season in Illinois 1993 I think. I was hunting some ground north of Hettick, Illinois . About sunrise I heard twigs snapping behind me to my right , I was in a tree-stand over...

November 1993

Pierce County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Young bike riders see large animal cross road

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January 1974

Hartford County Connecticut (Class A) BFRO

Afternoon sighting by motorist, Wilbur Cross Parkway, approx midway between Berlin and Woodbridge

On Saturday afternoon on August 4, 2018 at approximately 2pm my boyfriend and I were driving from Berlin to Woodbridge about halfway there I was staring out the passenger side window as my boyfriend w...

August 2018

Christian County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Father and son have daylight sighting on Illinois Rt 48 near Taylorville

My dad and I were heading for Taylorville from Morrisonville when we came over a small hill. My dad started to hyperventilate and was starring at something up ahead. I looked back up the road and ...

May 2008

Ascension Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

Early evening sighting by motorist near Sorrento

I was driving home from work and it was about 7 o'clock in the evening. I had my headlights on. I live in Sorrento, La. off of Hwy. 61 (Airline Hwy) About two miles from home (driving west) on 61 I sa...

October 2000

Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana (Class A) BFRO

2 mini-bike riders chased by large bipedal creature

Twice when I was 12 years old I had an encounter. The first time my cousin and I were riding my minibike through a new subdivision just north of the manchac swamp in tangipohoa parish in Louisiana, we...

July 1981

Pasco County Florida (Class A) BFRO

creature seen in an open field by witness.

We were in an open field when we heard the creature first. It made sort of a howling/growling type of noise.We went towards the tree line where the sound came from. It was crouched down slightly and t...

June 1984

Skagit County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by motorists near the town of Big Lake

I had taken my kids for a drive on Mother's Day, 1980, in the mountains east of Big Lake, WA. As we came around a bend in the dirt road we saw something at a distance crossing the road to head up the ...

May 1980