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 Post subject: (BFRO) Litchfield County
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Fisherman hears unusual late night vocalizations at Roraback WMA
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YEAR: 1995

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: The incident took place in the Roraback Wildlife Management area.I entered off of south road,there are two closed access service roads that lead to the pond, one is paved, the other is not but leads almost directly to the area of incident.

NEAREST TOWN: Harwinton

NEAREST ROAD: SR-222, or South Rd.

OBSERVED: There is a small pond located in the wildlife management area in Harwinton. I have frequently visited this place throughout my youth, and adulthood to fish, camp, hike, bike, and hunt.
The pond is spring fed, and is located in a flood conroll area. A town built dam at one end helps contoll the water level, but at the time of the incident the dam was poorly built.
In late summer the water level in the pond would drop drastically, and create a higher concenration of fish. The best time to go fishing was at night when temps. were cooler.
On this one particular night I decided to go moonlight topwater bassi'n alone. I parked my car at the entance gate around 9:00pm, and proceeded on foot down the service road. The moonlight was intense, and afforded me the luxury of saving my flashlight batteries for most of the treck. The trip from the road to the pond is approx. 3/4 of a mile, and takes you through several fields wich are cut in the summer.On the way i startled some deer that were around a salt lick, they ran off in the opposite direction of the pond.
I walked through the final field, and over a stone wall, onto a path that leads directly to the spot on the pond where i wanted to fish.The area from the stone wall to the pond is wooded, and recquired use of the flashlight.
The path, and woodline end in an area of land that juts out into the pond, forming a point. Due to the low water level, it was another 50 yds. walk to get to the waters edge. I fished off of a couple of rocks that jutted out even further.
I had been fishing for approximately an hour, and havig some luck. The moon was full, and almost directly overhead. I was out in the wide open, and could see very well all around the shoreline. The woodline around the pond was spaced from the water at least 30yards plus in all directions. The moonlight did not penetrate into the woods, and so I could not see into them. I felt as though I were on center stage to anything that might be in the woods wathing me. All of a sudden out of nowhere a loud and deep sound eminated direclty from the woodline where I had entered the area. My knees went weak, and I nearly fell off the rocks. I turned to face the area in a ducking position trying to see what it was. The sound was again repeated after a short pause, and then nothin. I pointed my flashlight in the direction of the sound,but it was too far and too weak, not even an eyeshine. This was all that I heard.
The sounds were as follows: WWRRUUMMMPFSFSFSFSSS!!-twice in succession, then a short pause (10 sec.) followed by the same WWRRUUMMMPFSFSFSSS!!-Twice in succession.
The sounds were deep, and came from something large, (200+lbs.) They echoed across the pond! They were definitely directed at me, something was letting me know it was there.
I found it odd that pryor to and after, there were no sounds of walking in the woods. Watever this was made a stealthy approach, and exit. I never heard anything again.
I stayed and fished nervously for another hour, and left the area scared but without incident.



ALSO NOTICED: After the incident with the sounds, I felt as though I was being observed for a short time.

OTHER WITNESSES: I was completely alone at the time.

OTHER STORIES: None, A few sightings on various websites, (including your's) in lithfield county.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: BETWEEN 9:30-12:00 P.M.The moon was full, or very close to it,and almost directly overhead. The weather was hot, in the 80's and quite humid. There was no breese at all.

ENVIRONMENT: The area is extremely diverse. The pond is surrounded by lots of woods such as pine, cedar, birch, and some hardwood. It also has many fields, stone walls, logging roads, swampy areas, a brook, hills, and other ponds.


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Follow-up investigation report:

The witness reported that the vocalization event took place between 10:30PM and midnight on a clear, moonlit and still summer night. He was very familiar with the area, having fished there numerous times since his youth. The witness traversed a recently cut hay field and walked down a footpath through a small patch of woods. He then walked a short distance (50-75 yards) across hard mud flats to the edge of a receding pond with a man-made dam at one end.

After fishing for approximately one hour, the witness reported hearing a very sudden, loud and low two second guttural half grunt, twice in succession, followed by a ten second pause, and an then an identical sound twice more in succession. The sound originated from the same area at the edge of the woods that he had exited from about one hour earlier. Despite excellent visibility in the moonlit night, the witness did not report seeing or hearing any movement immediately prior to the incident from the direction that the sound came from.

No unusual smells were noticed. Deer were observed in the general area on the trip into the site and marsh birds are also known to inhabit this wildlife management site. The witness is an avid outdoorsman and was confident that the sounds he heard were not those of a loud marsh bird like a Black-crowned Night Heron.

The area has remained much as it was at the time of the incident; however, the dam has since been rebuilt to help maintain the pond at a more uniform depth and size.

This report was investigated by D.A. Brake, PhD, a research immunologist and microbiologist residing in CT.


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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
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Possible vocalizations near Bakersville
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YEAR: 1987

SEASON: Fall

MONTH: November

DATE: 11/01/1987

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: This happened on Town Hill Rd, Rt 219 going toward New Hartford from Bakersville.

NEAREST TOWN: New Hartford

NEAREST ROAD: We were on Town Hill Rd, Rt. 219

OBSERVED: My friend and I were out late on a saturday night visiting some girls. We didn't have a car and we had walked about 7 or 8 miles to arrive. We were both on the JV soccer team at our highschool and even though the season was over we were in very good shape. For this reason we jogged maybe half the trip which got us there in time for saturday night live. We stayed long enough for me to watch SNL with one girl and my friend to spend some private time with his beau. It got to be late and we knew we had a long trip back to his place.

I felt fine and wanted to leave after awkwardly watching TV with this girl. Getting to this location was easy because it was mostly downhill, but getting back was going to take longer. We were still in good shape so we jogged most of the way back up the long hill on Town Hill Rd.(219) near Bakersville, but in New Hartford, CT.

It was a crisp night without much moonlight. We had grown comfortable jogging side by side in the middle of the road. Since it was so late nobody was out driving and we set a consistent pace for about 2 hours. We finally made it to the top of the long hill where Route 219 flattens out. We were casually jogging in the middle of the road past houses and an occasional farm when we heard a bad sound.

It made us stop dead in our tracks and we were both frightened. It came from the left of the road perhaps behind a farm and a fair distance away. I distinctly remember turning my head as the sound swept from left to right and thinking to myself that is a big sound.

I would like to comment on the sound. I have spent alot of time in the woods of Connecticut and was familiar with sounds from area wildlife including birds, squirrels, coyotes, dogs etc. I immediately asked my friend "What the f!$# was that?" He responded that he did not know. From the left, the sound was a cry that sounded like a cross between a baby and a woman screaming bloody murder that started very high, held for a number of seconds, and then came down in pitch. When it got lower it changed into a broken cackle that made the echoes more pronounced. It was very disturbing and unlike anything we had ever heard. I asked my friend if he wanted to stay and check it out but he was very disturbed and did not want to hang around. It was a bad sound that you don't want to hear in the middle of night. We stood there for a few moments confused and scared, and decided to get going.

We continued jogging for another hour discussing along the way what it could be. Eventually we became more relaxed and the conversation moved onto other things like the events earlier in the evening. Things were fine again and we were making good progress over a few more miles when we heard the sound again, this time on the right side of the road and closer.

Again it was a blood curdling scream that held for a few seconds, slowly descended in pitch and cackled at the end, but on the other side of the road and closer. We were now more scared and both had the feeling we were being followed or tracked. I turned to my friend and said pointedly that we might not get another chance like this again and I grabbed his arm. In panic he cocked his right arm back and said some expletives to the extent that if I did not let go he would lay me out flat right there. He sprinted down the road without me and I had no choice but to follow him since I lost sight of him in the dark. I caught up with him soon enough and we quietly jogged the remainder of the distance to his house though we were shaky.

For years he was not open to talking about what we heard and he apologized for threatening me and leaving me standing there. When it was discussed we never came to a decision about what it was.

A few years ago I came across the BFRO website and started reading reports. I listened to a few audio recordings from OHIO but nothing clicked until I read reports of screams. The recordings on the site are like moans and long whoops, but some reports describe a more stressed vocalization that puts the listeners instantly into panic- this is what we heard. Its a really really bad sound that is confusing because it sounds sort of familiar, but is so extreme its difficult to describe. The reports I have read that describe the scream include hunters and military folks who pretty much bolt when they hear it.

Since this happened I have worked professionally in molecular genetics and neurobiology at UCONN and Yale University. I have also had careers in the financial industry as a quantitative analyst, and as a sound designer and audio engineer to the musical instrument industry.

Whatever made the sound was able to project over a great distance, and kept up with us over enough miles to convince us we were being stalked. I cannot say for sure what made the sound, but based on: other credible reports in the BFRO database, the similarity to other screams and our own responses, a sasquatch is my best candidate without invoking the supernatural which I personally would never do.

Looking in the database for reports from Connecticut, the only one I found was surprisingly in the same County - Litchfield.

ALSO NOTICED: There was a time when I was delivering newspapers very early in the morning. I took a shortcut down a path through some woods and I could barely see anything. I came around a corner in the path and got scared because I saw what I thought was some large dark person laying down next to the path taking a rest and looking at me. I could not discern any features and could not tell if it was a log or a person, but something made me stop and stare. I kept blinking trying to get the nerve to get closer, but I could not see clearly enough. I went back the way I came. Since this was a path I used regularly I couldn't remember if a log was there or what that could have been. This might not be worth mentioning.

OTHER WITNESSES: Yes, one of my best friends that I was jogging to his home with.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Between 3-5AM, moonless night

ENVIRONMENT: It was cold but not below freezing, and pretty dark without a moon.


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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Nick M.:

I contacted him and he was a credible witness. He is not sure what he heard that night. He described the sound as being a scream like from a baby or a woman with a cackling at the end.

He also added that the land around the local lake is all protected wetland for the town reservoir. This is all undeveloped land going north almost to the Massachusetts line.

On-site investigation has not been conducted yet but we will post it if there are more details to add.



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About BFRO Investigator Nick M.:

Nicholas Maione is a business owner and a trained biologist. After attending 2005 New York Adirondacks Expedition, the 2006 West Virgina Expedition, and 2007 South Carolina Expedition he became very interested in the feeding habits of bigfoots.

Nick will be organizing the BFRO's 2009 New York Expedition. He also led the 2008 Maine Expedition.

Academics, etc.:

BS Marine Biology from URI -- focus on Biogeography and Distribution of Corals and Mangrove Trees in the Great Barrier Islands, Australia
AS in Mathematics from CCRI
Began his Masters in Environmental Science & Management
Former Veterinary Technician and Primate Assistant Zookeeper


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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
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Daytime sighting from a farm house in the hilly area of Newton farm, outside South Kent
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YEAR: 1968

SEASON: Fall

MONTH: November

DATE: sunday

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: Newton farm

NEAREST TOWN: South Kent

NEAREST ROAD: Bulls Bridge Road

OBSERVED: This sighting happened when I was a young boy of about seven or eight years of age. It was a cloudy fall day. I was playing near a window in a second story farm house when something caught my eye. I watched as a hairy nine-foot creature walked up hill across the front yard. It had a huge stride, as if it were in a hurry. It kept looking back as it walked with its long swinging arms. When it turned its head it had to also turn its shoulders to be able to look at a 90-degree angle. I stood watching it walk along when it apeared to look up and make eye contact with me for only a second. It never broke its stride. It's eyes glowed like a raccoon or a cat at night when light is shined in their eyes. What frightened me was that it was still daylight. I didn't get really freaked until it disapeared around the side of the house. That's when I ran in to the kitchen were my parents were playing cards with another couple. I tried to get their attention but they didn't have time for a whiny kid who wanted a cookie or candy. It wasn't until they escorted me out the front door and slammed it in my face that they figured out something was wrong: There was no way I was going to hang around out side with a monster in the area. I flipped out --screaming, beating,kicking the door and crying for them to let me in. It was only a couple or three seconds and they knew something was terrible wrong. They let me in and I explained what I had just seen through tears. My father and his friend went outside to look around, probably thinking they would find a loose cow. I'll never forget the look on their faces when they saw the foot prints that dwarfed their own. My dad's friend was a tall man of around six foot two or three. When he stretched his legs to step from one foot print to another it was next to impossible. Their disbelief had turned to fear. They did however want to follow the tracks that went across a field that had been plowed recently. I freaked out again. They seemed to understand this time. They decided that going in a car would be better. We drove down a road a short distance, found were it crossed and went on up a hill. The tracks disapeared and that seemed fine with everyone.

OTHER STORIES: I asked my father about it years ago. He doesn't even remember. His ex-friend might. I know his name, but it was a long time ago. Ever since this happened I have had a big interest in bigfoot. If you're wondering why I have waited so long to report this: My recent purchase of a computer and the fact that people would think I'm crazy for believing. Seeing is believing.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Mid to late afternoon. Overcast, cool.

ENVIRONMENT: Country (hills)(mountains)


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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Withers:

The witness is a forty-year-old concrete boom pump operator in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the time of the sighting, he was a boy living with his family in an apartment above a farmhouse on a Connecticut dairy farm where his father worked.

Somewhere between two and four o’clock one cloudy November day, the witness stood at a second floor hallway window and watched as a bigfoot crossed his front yard. It walked in a diagonal direction towards the house, from left to right, coming from the direction of a road in front of the house about 100 feet away. On this side of the road was a five-foot high stone retaining wall, which the bigfoot had to have come over if it had indeed come from across the road. It moved uphill at a very fast pace, as the witness described it, “swinging its arms enormously as it walked.” The witness said that, although it was taller and thinner, it walked like the bigfoot in Roger Patterson’s film. As it moved across the yard, three times it turned its upper body and looked back, as if it was watching for something.

When the bigfoot was 60 to 70 feet away, it looked up and, for a second, made eye contact with the witness. The witness noticed that the bigfoot’s large eyes had a bright, eerie yellow glow to them, like an animal caught in a car’s headlights at night.

As the bigfoot continued moving, the witness pressed his face against the window so he could watch it as it disappeared around the corner of the house. The entire sighting lasted five or six seconds.

Five or ten minutes after the sighting, two rifle-toting neighbors showed up at the farmhouse, asking if anybody had seen anything. They appeared to be scared and panicky as they asked "What did it look like?"

The witness and his father climbed into the car and drove down the road for about a half-mile, where they met up with their friend, who had been tracking the footprints across fields and over several more stone walls. He had followed them up over yet another wall, where they crossed a clearing and disappeared into the forest. Faced with the prospect of having to enter the forest to continue tracking, he ended the chase with "Let's get the hell out of here."

Comparing the height of the animal to nearby trees, the witness estimates that it was eight to nine feet tall. It was lanky but muscular, and covered with black hair that was thin and sparse, as if it was shedding. Its face was hairy, with skin of a “tannish” yellow color, and a flat, “mushed out” nose. A dome shaped head sat atop a thick, short neck. The bigfoot “looked more humanlike than monkeylike.”

The witness is unsure as to the length of the footprints; they could have been about seventeen inches long and six inches wide. The stride was at least six feet long, based on an attempt to duplicate it. The footprints went around the farmhouse, through an open gate in the back, and across a plowed cornfield.

While watching the bigfoot, the witness felt fear only after it disappeared around the corner of the house. Although he remarked that “The sighting is stuck in my mind,” since then he has not experienced any adverse psychological effects from it, although when he goes camping and four-wheeling he says that he “always thinks about it.”

The witness describes the area as heavily forested with pine, maple, oak, ash, birch, willows, and scattered scrub brush, broken by areas cleared for growing crops. The forest is not particularly thick, however, and can be seen through for some distance, especially in the winter.

Regarding the bigfoot’s eyes, the witness said that they glowed yellow for the entire time he watched the animal, but that they glowed the brightest when it looked directly at him.

Bigfoot eyeshine is a fairly common phenomenon in bigfoot sightings. What makes this sighting uncommon is that, in this case, the bigfoot’s eyes glowed in the daytime. Although most of the BFRO’s scientists believe bigfoot eyeshine, or eye glow, is a reflection of light, reports do exist where witnesses have described seeing this phenomenon in conditions of total darkness, where there is no apparent light to reflect.

A quick search of the BFRO database turned up two California reports where the witnesses described seeing bigfoot with yellow eyes: Report 615 and Report 913. The bigfoot in the second report, Report 913, also had yellowish facial skin, similar to the bigfoot seen by the witness of this report thirty-two years before, and over two thousand miles away.



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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
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Saturday, July 13, 2002

Wildman craze of 1895 made things a little hairy

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BIGFOOT: Legend brought curious N.Y. newshounds here

WINSTED

Remember the Bigfoot craze of the 1970s and ‘80s? You couldn't go anywhere without hearing about a new Bigfoot sighting or seeing a television documentary about the legend of the large, apelike man that lived in the wilderness.

‘The Six Million Dollar Man,' portrayed by actor Lee Majors in the 1970s television series, had a run-in or two with the big fellow. Then, in 1987, Bigfoot made his big-screen debut in ‘Harry and the Hendersons.'

But, long before the hairy, 9-foot tall enigmatic beast ever hit the television screens and long before its image appeared on little boys' tin lunchboxes, a Bigfoot-esque creature was actually spotted right here in Winsted.

"They called him the Winsted Wildman," said Joseph Cadrain, a local historian and writer who has recounted the tale of the local Bigfoot several times. "He was seen in 1895 and the sighting caused quite a stir at the time."

A stir, to say the least.

The initial sighting was made "on a sultry August day" recall newspaper clippings from the time.

A local town official, Selectman Riley Smith, was the first to spot the creature.

Other Winsteders later supposedly saw the creature as well, but it was Smith's sighting that was given the most credibility.

According to Frank Wentworth's 1929 book, ‘The Winsted Wildman and other Tales,' Smith went up to pick berries near the Colebrook town line on Lowsaw Road in an area known then as Indian Meadow.

"While (Smith) was stooped over picking berries, his bulldog (Ned), which is noted for its pluck, ran with a whine to him and stationed itself between his legs," accounts from the Aug. 21, 1895 Winsted Herald reported. #EHEAD#

"A second afterward a large man, stark naked and covered with hair all over his body, ran out of a clump of bushes and, with fearful yells and cries, made for the woods at lightening [sic] speed where he soon disappeared.

"Selectman Smith is a powerful, wiry man and has a reputation for having lots of sand, and his bulldog is also noted for his pluck, but Riley admits that he was badly scared and his dog was fairly paralyzed with fear."

Word of Smith's tale spread throughout the little town quickly and it eventually piqued the interest of newspapers from New York and Boston.

Soon after newsmen converged on Winsted — on what was then a very active rail service — to not only write about the incident, but to try and capture the wildman and bring him back to the city on a return train trip.

According to Wentworth, the gaggle of reporters were unsuccessful and all they went home with were sunburns and hangovers from the local beer.

Townsfolk were scared, however, and a local posse was formed to find the mysterious creature. But like the reporters, the posse also was unsuccessful.

Winsted residents speculated on who, or what, the wildman was, Cadrain said. Some newspaper reports from the time even said the wildman may have been an insane artist named Arthur Beckwith.

Beckwith reportedly escaped from a New York insane asylum in 1894. But prior to that, Beckwith had escaped from a Litchfield asylum. He was found six months later in Cuba, living naked in the tropics and eating raw fruits and vegetables from the jungle.

But Benjamin Thomas, Winsted's municipal historian, said the wildman story over the years took on a life of its own. He said most of the tale may be more fiction than fact.

"Something happened in 1895," Thomas said. "But townspeople talked about it and added to it over the years, that's for sure."

Paul Rego has lived on Lowsaw Road, near Indian Meadow, for about 10 years. He said he's never seen anything in his rural area that even remotely resembles a Bigfoot.

"Nope, never seen nothing like that up here," Rego said recently. "We have some pretty wild-looking people in Winsted, but no wildman."

Although the wildman sighting was talked about for years in Winsted, the event is not listed on the Bigfoot Field Researches Organization Internet site.

In fact, the Web site does mention an official Bigfoot sighting in the area — in Litchfield in November of 1968, 73 years after Winsted's event.

"Maybe that was the Winsted Wildman's grandson," Cadrain said with a chuckle. "Who knows? The identity of the wildman was never determined, so maybe it was a Bigfoot."

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BFRO Notes from T. Stein (Denver, CO):

The sighting occured in Winsted, in northwestern Connecticut, which has always been the wildest part of the state. Geologically, the town sits at the southern end of the Taconic Range, prominent line of north-south ridges, linked by low, wet saddles -- the wreckage of a collision with Europe 250 million years ago.

The Taconics (or Taghkanics as they used to be known) were never densely inhabited and have now reverted to forest. Moose have recently recolonized the wetlands on the eastern flank of the range in southern Mass. (just north of Winsted). Mountain lion sightings have come out of this area for 50 years. Not surprisingly, the largest roadless area left in southern New England sits astraddle the NY/CT/Mass juncture.

In the late 19th century, the woods were just starting to reclaim on the hills, which had been cut over at least twice since colonial times. Ridgetop soils were much poorer than valley soils, so they were given over to pastures and in some places orchards. Ridges were also the first to be abandoned by agriculture, and by the end of the 19th century the vegetation along many would have been characterized by old-field succession (berry tangles followed by birch to maple or oak-hickory) interspersed with abandoned orchards. An introduced fungus wiped out the most productive natural food source, chestnut trees, in the early part of the 20th century. But between the berries, nuts, apples and corn down below, any creatures that managed to avoid farmers' guns would have found ample nutrition. Springs, streams and perched ponds still provide fresh water well up the slopes.

The ridges would have also provided a convenient, secluded travel route affording commanding views of the open land below. Some of the slopes were too steep or inaccessible for lumbering, which meant that the roughest terrain remained under the cover of trees. These pockets, which now represent some of the southernmost old growth in New England, might possibly have offered places to hide.

Our Berkshire County, Massachusetts sightings page carries a copy of a New York Times story on a wildman sighting in 1879, some 16 years before the Winsted report.

That story had a Pownal, Vt. dateline, though the writer placed the encounter in the hills south of Williamstown. That would be Williamstown, Mass., just a few miles south of the state line. If you follow the Taconics south from Williamstown, after about 60 miles you end up in Winsted.





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YEAR: 2015

SEASON: Winter

DATE: 2/16/15

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: location: Hillside above Lake Waramog looking
from east to west angle New Preston/Washington
line in CT.

NEAREST TOWN: New Preston, CT.

NEAREST ROAD: Rt. 45

OBSERVED: Place: New Preston, CT., hillside Lake Waramog,
Date: 2/16/15
Saw: Looking over lake from riding in a car on RT.45
the hillside saw a black tall figure just walking
along so easily, the figure crossed a driveway from
the forest to the other side and continued slouching
along swinging arms heading towards powerlines
approximately 800 yrds away. It did not have a hat
or any other clothing and snowshoes. The head just
sat on the shoulder. I thought it was a man but
then realizing no man could walk on such a steep
slope without poles, etc. It lasted a few minutes
do to the car moving. The black figure stood
out against the white snow and sunlight of day.

ALSO NOTICED: Powerlines run over the hill 800 yrds. from
this siting. the figure appeared to have long
sweeping stride and long hair. the arms swung as
it walked easily on the steep hillside.

OTHER STORIES: I now scan the bare winter hillside every
time we ride around the lake from Rt. 45.
We ride there frequently all year because it's
pretty scenery.
Just thought you like to have this information
should you do research in this area since I saw
the episode done in Litchfield, CT., and NW RI.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1:00 pm

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Vogel:

The witness and I talked thru e-mails and our phone conversations. She was driving through the beautiful hillside of Litchfield. She looked across one of the fields and saw a big black object walking up the hill (steep slope) it was walking slowly up the hill in the snow. It then crossed a driveway in about 3 steps and was back in the woods, it was slouching along swinging its arms, headed towards the power lines approx. 800 yards away. It didn't have a hat or any other clothes on..to Karen it looked like the creatures head just sat on its shoulders. She thought possibly it may be a person, but with the slope of the hill it couldn't be a person. the slope was to steep and much snow . This tall black figure just walked across the slope with out a care in the world.

It was easy to see with the snow and sunlight as a back ground . She watched this unfold for a few minutes.

About BFRO Investigator Eric Vogel:

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Submitted by witness on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
Large hairy biped seen chasing deer behind a home at dusk near Bridgewater
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YEAR: 2014

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: May

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

NEAREST TOWN: Bridgewater CT

NEAREST ROAD: Omitted for privacy reasons

OBSERVED: It was early evening and our golden retriever was barking loudly. This was not unusual as there are many deer behind our house. Our back yard consists of a large twenty acre field leading into a wooded area. When I went outside to call the dog in and I saw six or seven deer running like heck like they were being chased, I looked behind them and in the tall grass a large hairy animal was chasing after them running on two legs towering above the grass which was around four feet tall at the time.

We see occasional black bears but this was like no bear I had seen before. I am convinced it was a squatch. Then later in the season I was outside at around nine o-clock with a friend we had a small fire going. The coyotes were yipping in the far corner and in the opposite back corner there was a large screech like sound and the coyotes went dead silent.

ALSO NOTICED: About a month after my sighting, as me and my friend were hitting golf balls into my field, we saw suspicious activity lower in the field. After about two minutes we realized it was a squatch. It stood up and towered over the grass which was about five feet tall at the time. We stood there watching it for about five minutes until it retreated to the woods. The hairy creature was clearly walking on two feet. I have no doubt in my mind we saw a squatch. After talking to my dad who has lived on our property for years, he too had seen a squatch years ago as a boy.

OTHER WITNESSES: The sighting was just myself. But the call was heard by a friend and myself.

OTHER STORIES: Similar sightings were reported by some farmers in the area and some other residents in our small town

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early evening, and the call was at about nine

ENVIRONMENT: Early summer slightly chilly but warmer then usual

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:

I spoke to the witness via phone a few times, over a period of a few months.

This family lives and farms in Connecticut. Located in a mix of hardwoods and farm land, with streams, marsh and just your garden variety of the typical New England landscape. The witness mentioned all the potential game, saying there's plenty of deer, etc. behind their house and a variety of farm animals that were readily available. Basically a bounty in the backyard, and a river runs near it too.

On this night the witness went outside to call the dog into the house, and that's when the witness had seen six or seven deer running, like they were being chased. He looked behind them and in the tall grass, about a 100 yards from the house, a large hairy animal was chasing after the deer, running on two legs. The color described as a "dark coffee color", it was very tall, towering above the grass which was around four feet tall at the time.

The witness is a local, and knows the difference between all the typical wildlife from the region, and this didn't belong. The witness is convinced it was a Bigfoot, in the past they've also heard screeching, screams and howls on the farm property.

The witness was also talking about how the local town farmers had made reports, and had encounters in the past. I will be investigating further with those other local farmers that may, or may not, of had an encounter with a Bigfoot in Connecticut.

This is what I would consider a prime area for a Bigfoot to pass through without much notice. There are some large tracts of unused, or seldom visited, areas in that part of Connecticut, so opportunities for the Bigfoot looking for its essential needs could be met with success here in New England.

About BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:

Tim Vogel is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors, an outdoor, adventure education business. Located in Western Massachusetts. (www.tekoamountainoutdoors.com).

Tim is a BFRO Northeast Investigator, and has assisted in the BFRO MA. Expeditions 2015-16. Attended and taught tracking, casting and provided a demo on FLIR units at the Vermont BFRO 2016 Expedition. Also a member of Team Squatchachusetts and interested in Bigfoot since 1976 when something with big feet went through his family’s back yard one winter's day.



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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:11 pm 
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Report # 58379 (Class B)
Submitted by witness no on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
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Possible ongoing activity at a farmhouse outside Torrington
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YEAR: 2017

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: June

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: Fields, woods, rural, plenty of game and other wildlife very hilly

NEAREST TOWN: Torrington

OBSERVED: I don't have a specific incident to report but I live in a rural area of Torrington CT. While my wife and I have never seen anything we hear strange noises constantly starting at dusk and continuing through the night. At least once every couple of months we hear knocking and dragging noises against our house and on windows that are approximately 6 and half feet off the ground. Occasionally load thumps against the house are also heard. Once in a while on our porch smoking a cigarette, me and a friend experienced something very large running through the field behind my house. We could not see anything but from my experience in the area it was very heavy and moving in a straight line across the field. Also the cows in the back lot have gone crazy more then once very late in the night. I cant say its Bigfoot but we have something going on here. Thanks for your time. Please excuse my grammar I'm using my phone for this.

ALSO NOTICED: I have never found a Track or print anywhere

OTHER STORIES: I have never inquired. Afraid of scrutiny

ENVIRONMENT: 1 and my wife


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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:

After a lengthy conversation with this couple in Western Connecticut about the Bigfoot phenomenon/popularity, and amount of possible activity in the area, I was encouraged.

Because I know the reported history of the area, this is just another testament to the area. These folks are and have been having multiple incidents including hitting the house and what sounds like dragging across the siding on the home, Whoops, chatter, and wood-knocks off in the timber line in a few areas within the farm. All this activity combined, along with him adding to this report that he saw something running, within a hundred yards upright on two legs across the field. He said it looked as though it was fast and moving effortlessly. It vanished into the timber and was gone. The couple will start doing some of their own investigating with guidance from us/BFRO. We'll see what's in the future.


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About BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:

Tim Vogel is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors, an outdoor, adventure education business. Located in Western Massachusetts. (www.tekoamountainoutdoors.com).
Tim is a BFRO Northeast Investigator, has attended and taught tracking, casting and provided a demo on FLIRs for the following:
Co-Leading the BFRO Western MA 2018 and Connecticut 2018 Expeditions.
BFRO Western MA and Bridgewater Triangle area 2017 Expeditions.
Pennsylvania BFRO 2017, Vermont BFRO 2016, Western MA BFRO 2015, 2016.

A member of Team Squatchachusetts and interested in Bigfoot since 1976 when something with big feet went through his family’s back yard one winter's day.



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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:25 pm 
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Submitted by witness on Saturday, November 10, 2018.
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Security guard on patrol in Canaan area (Summer 2010) describes loud screams and 18-inch tracks
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YEAR: 20010

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: July

DATE: 13

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: happened near a facility on US Route 7 (S Canaan Rd) in Canaan, CT. Abuts hills and forests. Housatonic River is across the street about 500 yards away.

NEAREST TOWN: canaan ct.

NEAREST ROAD: rt 44

OBSERVED: i was a security guard at drug reability place in caannan ct. my duty there was to patrol the area every half hour. at 3 am in the morning i went out the back door to do my walk around and as i stepped out onto a deck the loudest scream i had every herd made all my hair stand up.it sounded female and was only 100 ft away .i no this becaus right behind the building is a mountain that has a trail that runs parallel with the mountain.i wated till the sun came up and walked to ware the trail was and seen foot prints that i measured to be 18inches long and 5 inches wide..iwent home and check out the scream i herd on youtube and emiedatly i got a hit.it was the same sound i hurd and my hair stood up again.i no this isnt like a sighting but you had to be there to hear it. thanks dean

ALSO NOTICED: no

OTHER WITNESSES: no

OTHER STORIES: no

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3 am the lighting was pitch dark

ENVIRONMENT: the environment was all woods


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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mike Young:

I spoke with the witness, he told me about the incident and was accurate and concise. Incident happened several years ago.

Additional details:

- The scream lasted 5-10 seconds when he went out for his 3am patrol. He did not go out at his regularly scheduled time.

- There is a dumpster for the leftovers, in the back which is close to the forest.

- The Scream sounded "Female" and was deep and resonant, could not have been generated by a human. Approx 25 yards from the main building and on a ledge/pathway over looking the facility.

- Witness has heard sticks breaking on other nights coming from the forest during his patrols.

- He did an hourly patrol of the grounds every hour at night. He may have seen a figure a few months earlier in the moonlight.

- Woods were patrolled only during daylight hours, once a day. There are many trails in the area.




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Mike Young has attended several BFRO expeditions in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. He is an IT security professional and lives in Connecticut



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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Litchfield County
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Submitted by witness on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
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Military serviceman finds 15 inch tracks in People's State Forest CT
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YEAR: 2018

SEASON: Fall

MONTH: November

DATE: 7

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Litchfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: People State Forest access road off of the Farmington River.

NEAREST TOWN: Barkhamsted

NEAREST ROAD: Route 44

OBSERVED: I am a career Army Infantry soldier and also a criminal investigator. I found and photographed three-footprints following a stream. I put dollar bills down to document the size, I also believe that the stride was at least 5 feet between two of the prints. I believe the prints were of a two-legged creature with a foot size of at least 15 inches.

ALSO NOTICED: On a previous day, wood knocks were heard in the vicinity. Also voices in the distance.

OTHER WITNESSES: My wife was with me waiting in the car. I went to get her after I discovered the foot pints. She helped me document the prints.( I have photos)

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:00 AM

ENVIRONMENT: Forest next to a stream, just off state park road.


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Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mike Young:

I spoke with the Witness and his Wife via telephone. The next day he made casts of the three footprints. Two days later I visited the location with the Witness. The two right footprints are 14-15 inches and have similar characteristics to other non-human hominid footprints I have seen. The left footprint was less conclusive.

Witnesses took photos of the location as well. They gave me the best cast as evidence.

Both Husband and Wife confirmed each other's story. I spoke with each separately. Both were credible.

Husband is a local CSI investigator and Afghan war Veteran.




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Mike Young has attended several BFRO expeditions in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. He is an IT security professional and lives in Connecticut



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