The Pine Barrens Institute

Cryptids - Folklore - Sightings




Have you ever had an encounter with a creature that you’ve never seen before? Does your family have a unique story that has been passed down from generation to generation? Did you once have a creepy experience with something unknown while out in the woods or on a lake? Do you know of a legend that has been associated with your town since they day it was formed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we would love to hear from you and share your story with the world!

The Pine Barrens Institute is always on the lookout for unique and interesting cryptid sightings and folktales that you wont find repeatedly copied and shared within different books. We want the encounters and stories that come direct from the source, the ones who were there and saw it with their own eyes, heard it with their own ears, and share it in their own words!

In order to best share your sighting/folktale, please fill out the proper form below. Please try and give as much detail of your sighting/folktale as you can. The way you write it will be the way it is presented to the world.

*Note: It is at the sole discretion of The Pine Barrens Institute if reports submitted will posted to the website. If the PBI feels for any reason that credible information is severely lacking or the submitted report seems disingenuous and outright false, the report will not be shared.