Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting, multiple witnesses, at Hopkins Prairie - Ocala National Forest

We were driving two jeeps through the forest, driving along the inner perimeter road of Hopkins Prairie. We saw a structure in the distance and wanted to know what it was. Found what appeared to be a ...

August 2017

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Nighttime sighting by a man walking his dog in a subdivision next to the Ocala National Forest

I was walking my dog on October 18th, at around 9:00 to 9:10....We had just got back from dinner. We live in a subdivision that backs to the Ocala National Forest. As I was walking towards the end ...

October 2013

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Dusk sighting of a bigfoot tree knocking in the Ocala National Forest

I was out trail riding in a remote part of the Ocala National Forest when I became stuck in a mud hole. I was out there for several hours waiting for someone to come pull me out. What got my attention...

November 2012

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daylight sighting by a retired Wildlife Officer outside Ocala

On February 21, 2012 at aprox 2:55pm while traveling on a back county heavily wooded road in Ocala Florida, I observed an animal coming out of the woods on the South side of the road heading North. Fr...

February 2012

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Hunter has series of possible incidents on private property near Ocala

For the last three months I have been hunting a 100 acre family plot of land that borders 8000 acres of WMA (wildlife management area) and I had several encounters with what I believe to be a foul sme...

November 2011

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Bowhunter hears a massive crash and possible screams in the Ocala National Forest

It was last bow season around the middle of sept in Ocala Na.forest, I was in the tree 1/2 hour before daylight, i had an encounter with a black bear 2 or 3 days before in the same area, it came out o...

September 2011

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Daytime sighting from a vehicle in the Ocala National Forest near Ft. McCoy

I was leaving a hunting camp and just drove on to the main dirt road and picking up speed and I just came over a small hill and I was looking ahead of me and as always looking for deer or a bear cross...

January 2008

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Man camping with daughter hears unusual howls near the Oklawaha River

My daughter and i were camping at gore's landing a small camp ground near fort Mcoy fl, a very small camp ground with around 10 sites. At about 3am we both heard a long high pitched whoop that i've ne...

January 2007

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Father and daughter have daytime sighting in the Ocala National Forest

My father and I were riding south in our car down forest road 65, in the Ocala National Forest. We were nearing the point where 65 intersects with forest road 90. The road is sandy and white, and as w...

July 2006

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Two bipedal animals seen in the aftermath of Frances

This morning we were awaken up by the sound of tapping on what seemed like the window of our bedroom. We have three pit bull dogs and they are very agressive when they hear unusual noises but they wer...

September 2004

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Road grader operator observes creature crossing logging road in Ocala National Forest

It's been 4 years and I have never told anybody about what I saw. I worked in the Ocala National Forest. I maintained 117 miles of forest roads, for logging trucks. It was 95 degrees that day. I thoug...

June 2004

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Vocalizations and Footsteps heard

A couple weeks ago we all heard it and it sent my then 10 year old son running into the house, still light out but getting dark. It was still pretty far away. Three Sundays ago (10/15/00) the dog kept...

October 2000

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Birder has daylight sighting in Rainbow Springs State Park

A few years ago I was visiting friends in Dunnellon, Florida. It was New Years Day 2000. There is a state park called Rainbow Springs State Park. I went to the park that morning simply to bird. This i...

January 2000

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

a daylight sighting by a family on a camping trip

My family and I were hiking on a nature walk in the forest. When we walked across a small bridge over a stream. We stopped to rest and i allowed my two sons to go explore. A few minutes later they ret...

July 1997

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Screams Heard While Camping in the Ocala National Forest

In the summer of 1994, my husband, daughter and I went camping in Ocala National Forest. I love to be out in nature, but frankly, I'm a little freaked out at night. But, nonetheless, I tough it out. D...

March 1994

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Woman recalls childhood incident -- red eyes looking into window near Withlacoochee River

It was the summer of 1993, and I was five years old. I know my age at the time seems discouraging, but I know what I saw, and I can recap the whole thing like it had happened yesterday. It was a late ...

January 1993

Marion County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible brush nest, tracks, smell, noticed by DeMolay teens visiting rural home Dunellon

This incedent occurred when a DeMolay group I was a member of stayed overnight near Dunellon, Fla during my senior year in High School. We were staying on a house on a dirt road belonging to one of th...

January 1979

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

a close-range, daytime sighting by a 67-year-old Baptist minister

Newspaper article: Evening Telegram, (Superior, Wisconsin), November 15, 1977 CREATURE SIGHTED OCALA, Fla. (UPI) - A 67-year-old Baptist minister who says he hasn't had a drink in 40 years tells...

November 1977

Marion County Florida (Class A) BFRO

A hitchhiker reports seeing a bigfoot in a forested area off U.S. 441

Newspaper article: Sentinel Star (Orlando, Florida), October 5, 1977 LURKING BIGFOOT TRICK OR THREAT? Halloween is still three weeks away but strange creatures are already being seen around Cent...

October 1977