La Salle County, Illinois

Near Seneca

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La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

July 1983

The following phone interview was conducted by Stan Courtney on the 13th of June, 2005. The witness does not have a computer or internet access so the information was entered with his permission. The first names of the two witnesses have been changed. John: A friend said he wanted to go camping. He had a black powder .45 and I had a single shot .22 with me and we walked out into the woods, which was quite a distance that we walked to get back to where we were at. My wife dropped us off so that nobody would know that we were there and we hiked all the way back. We took machetes with us and we cleared out an area, and a good little area, I would say 10' by 10' area, you know, that we cleared out, so we made quite a bit of noise, is what I'm trying to say. Anything out there is going to be gone [due to] the scent of a man first of all and all that noise that we made. Then we gathered firewood, but we were a distance out that no one else would be around. I do mean quite a distance out,...

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La Salle County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Bow hunter sees an animal resembling a gorilla near Marseilles

I was bow hunting 20 ft up in a oak tree and could see 1/4 mile in most directions. It was in the bottomlands of the Illinois River in the country. I heard a noise about 40 yards from me in the thicke...

November 2012

La Salle County Illinois (Class B) BFRO

Possible activity experienced by a family near Utica

We were sitting around a campfire in our yard with our 3 dogs, when we heard coyotes howling-- nothing unusual. We see tracks and hear them frequently. The coyotes were howling and were then joined by...

October 2012

La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Second nighttime sighting by motorcyclist north of Marseilles

Earlier this year I had a sighting near Marseilles, Report # 30003. Just this past week I had another sighting in the same area, just a bit further down the road. Again I was coming home from w...

October 2011

La Salle County Illinois (Class A) BFRO

Late night encounter by a motorcyclist outside of Marseilles

I work nights, and was riding my motorcycle home (Marseilles, IL) from work. At about 1 am I turned from Illinois Rt 71 south onto Marseilles road. Immediately after the turn there are 2 sharp curv...

July 2011

Carbon County Wyoming (Class B) BFRO

Morning visitor seen at an Elk Hunting Camp in the Medicine Bow National Forest

My husband, parents and I had set up a camp in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Our camp consisted of a fire ring, cooking table, large tent and 3 vehicles. My parents slept in the tent and we slept ...

September 2008

British Columbia Canada (Class B) BFRO

Shuswap: Possible tracks in snow ; Possible sighting by child years later

I actually have two incidents to relate to you. Both occurred at Shuswap Lake, British Columbia, although several years apart. The first happened when I was 20 or 21 years old, (in 1974 or 1975). I...

December 1974

Dougherty County Georgia (Class B) BFRO

Man remembers a late night "camp-circling" along with several other young Marines outside of Albany

Sometime in the summer of 1977, (it was a long time ago and I do not remember the month or date), We were camped in the woods by a creek outside of Albany Ga. at a place we called "Skeeter Beach". I w...

January 1977

Lee County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalization east of Ft.Myers

I was helping my mother-inlaw with the begining stages of preparing her 8 acre property so that she could build a house on it. The area is mostly covered in Oak trees, Cabbage Palms, Scrub Oaks, Mullb...

January 2004

Ferry County Washington (Class A) BFRO

Homeowner recalls early morning sighting near Malo

My sighting was back in 1993 we lived in Ferry county Malo Washington state. 2.5 miles up rural area road Empire Creek my driveway turned to the left and you would cross over Empire Creek we lived in ...

October 1993

Allegany County New York (Class A) BFRO

Witness has two encounters with an animal near Genesee River

It was about 7 years ago in a town called Wellsville, New York, in Allegany county. I was around 12 years old, as was my cousin who was with me. It was in the middle of winter, I want to say late Janu...

February 1998

Klamath County Oregon (Class B) BFRO

Footsteps heard outside of camper trailer near Bear Valley National Bald Eagle Refuge

My brother and I were spending the night in our grandparents' camp trailer, which sat about 20 yards away from our parents' house. We were staying there because our other set of grandparents were borr...

October 1980

Orange County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Private contractor spots a tall tree-peeker during a meeting outside Orlando

This occurred southeast of Orlando. I was attending an on-site meeting for a new construction project in a very remote and undeveloped area southeast of Orlando. During the meeting, I kept noticing mo...

September 2011