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COUNTY: Yakima County
LOCATION DETAILS: Unmarked campsite on right side just past the turn for state campsites and boat launch.
NEAREST TOWN: Cliffdell
NEAREST ROAD: FR 174
OBSERVED: We showed up and set up camp around 5:00pm. Started the fire and around 9:00pm the noises followed shortly therafter.
We heard the noise about a half mile away and it progressevly got louder. It was still getting darker when we heard the noises and we saw a bird flying overhead and swooping down and then the noise was heard.
We are all pretty sure that the noise was not bear or elk. It sounded like a schreech howl grunt. We heard the noise again the next day around the same time.
ALSO NOTICED: Bird flying overhead seeming to be protective and swooping down just before the noise.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3, all of us sitting around the campfire.
OTHER STORIES: Report #382 on your list.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 9:00pm getting dark cool summer evening.
A & G References: Pg. 49, B6
Follow-up investigation report:
This sound was described as a high pitched to low grunt. It is not related to #382 but the witness read the other report and wanted to describe what they heard as well a month prior and in the same general area.