Humboldt County, California

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Humboldt County California (Class A) BFRO

March 1999

It was a typical winter afternoon in Humbolt County, it was raining intermitantly and the river was on the rise and becoming too turbid to fish. But, I wanted to catch another steele before the river blew out so, I drove down to the river bar as described in the "Where did it occur?" section of this report. I parked about 30 yards away from the rivers edge, on a dirt road surrounded by dense willows. I turned off the car and opened the door. Immediatly I heard two bellows that seemed far off. I initially thought it was local kids. The best I can do to discribe the noise is to ask you to try and make it--- put your lips togeather as if to make the sound of a "B" then bellow "Whoooooooop", wait two seconds and do it again. This is what I heard. To this day I can physically emulate the soud. The sound was similar to the bugle of a bull elk. I used to work as a horse patrol park ranger on the eastern slope of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain National Park, I kept visitors away from th...

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Humboldt County California (Class B) BFRO

Campers hear multiple, pre-dawn vocalizations in Humboldt Redwoods State Park

We heard loud, prolonged screams every morning between 8/11/2007 and 8/18/2007. The screams sounded like some kind of unknown, wild animal but with some added enunciation and vowel sounds that were ve...

August 2007

Humboldt County California (Class A) BFRO

Possible sighting by motorist beside Highway 101 between Orick and Trinidad

this report is for my daughter who today thinks she saw two big creatures that looked like the creature called bigfoot. She was pretty shook up about it. She was so scared that she did not stop. She s...

October 2006

Humboldt County California (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard in Humboldt State Redwoods

Heard very unusual gutteral howling at dawn last week while camping in Humboldt State Redwoods. Howling lasted about 3 minutes. Then started up again several minutes later (but further up the stream, ...

August 2006

Humboldt County California (Class B) BFRO

Possible vocalizations heard by backcountry hikers in Redwoods National Park

My friend and I were backpacking in the Redwood National Park, north of Eureka, on [a particular trail in the National Park]. We started hiking at about 3 in the afternoon, and hiked for a few hours. ...

August 2000

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