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COUNTY: Jasper County
NEAREST TOWN: Buna
NEAREST ROAD: FM 253
OBSERVED: Recently my son went outside just after dark. He ran back in telling me there was something out side making a strange noise. I went outside thinking I was going to hear the nearby bulls, dogs, or even a coyote. What I heard was the strangest sound I had ever heard. We stood there for quite a while trying to figure out what it could be until my five year old started crying saying he was scared.
Today I listened to several video [audio] clips of the Sasquatch Whoop Howl. That is the EXACT sound I heard. I got chills when I heard these recordings.
I then looked up sightings in Texas to see if it were possible that there could be any in my area. I was shocked to discover that there had been sightings very close to my house in Newton County on the Sabine River. I even found where there had been a sighting in Buna, which is where I live, in the 1980's. I live in a wooded area. The woods behind me, over 500 acres, have been untouched for over a hundred years. It has just recently been sold and timber starting to be cut in the area. I am wondering if this is stirring it up? Please let me know if you think it could be possible that what I heard is real. I know that is the sound I heard. I will be listening now every night and hope to get a recording. Also, my children play in the woods quite often. Is there any danger for them playing in the woods?
OTHER WITNESSES: My two children
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 8:00 p.m., just after dark
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest
Follow-up investigation report:
I talked to the witness about what she and her sons experienced. She was adamant that what they heard was exactly like the whoop-howl vocalizations recorded in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest in March 2005. She and her sons listened to the strange vocalizations for approximately ten minutes.
The witness estimated that the sounds originated from a position of no more than 100 yards into the woods behind her property. She said that the vocalizations were very clear and loud. She said it wasn't until she was able to listen to whoops on the BFRO site that she was able to find something that matched what she heard.
As she and her sons listened, the youngest boy finally began to cry, and told his mother that he was scared.
The witness told me that she plans on recording the sounds should she hear them again.