Every now and then I fall down an internet hole reading stories about Bigfoot sightings in Minnesota. One of the most recent sightings posted to Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) was an incident that went down right here in Stearns County.

This sighting actually consisted of three different incidences: a sighting, footprints, and vocal noises.

Report # 58895: Nighttime sighting by a motorist near the city of Rice in December of 2017

OBSERVED: I first saw Bigfoot a month ago or so. He was crossing the road in front of me while I was driving home from my father-in-laws house. Tonight I heard a yelling/screaming when I was outside having a smoke. It did not sound like any animal I've ever heard. I am a die hard outdoorsman and I can tell animals apart by their tracks and calls.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was around 9:30 pm when Bigfoot crosses the road. My headlights illuminated it enough to tell what it was.


ENVIRONMENT: He was crossing the road from east to west. It looked like he was coming from the river and headed in to the woods


BFRO looks further into every sighting submitted to check the legitimacy of them. During their follow-up investigation to this case, they learned that the road sighting happened about 21 miles from Rice, Minnesota.

The witness saw a creature with:

  • Long black matted hair
  • He could clearly see the calves and large feet
  • Large, human-like torso approximately 7 1/2 to 8 feet tall
  • Long arms that almost touched its knees
  • He estimated the figure to be about 3 feet wide, 500 pounds.
  • The figure only needed 4 steps to cross the two-lane highway.

On a grouse hunt in 2017, the same witness also found abnormally large footprints in a wildlife management area near Onamia. One was on a hard packed trail, barely visible. And a second print was about 42 inches away from the first, in the soft sand. He stated it was 15 inches long by 6 inches wide with visible toes. The team at BFRO determined the print was most likely from a bear.

As for the vocal report, the witness has heard numerous howls, growls, knocks, and even chatter. The noises were heard every couple of weeks for a year. There thick forest is only about 45 yards from his patio in the Rice area.

This original report was submitted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 and is one of the most recent sightings in the state on the BFRO website. See it for yourself here, and share your Bigfoot stories with us on the 98.1 app!



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