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YEAR: 1998 or 19
COUNTY: Wilcox County
LOCATION DETAILS: During Deer season and in a tree climber.
NEAREST TOWN: Camden, AL
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 10
OBSERVED: I was on the side of a hill with three bench flats. I was on the middle flat in my tree climber. I was hunting by myself and heard two knocks on a tree to the west about almost to the hill top. After about 45 seconds I heard another knock on a tree low, behind me. I did not see anything or hear anything else. I reported this before but called the tree knocks Bonks. Also while hunting near Kimbrough, AL I heard one tree knock again. This was about 15:30 or 16:00 while I was in my tree climber.
ALSO NOTICED: No, I've hunted the first area for 13 years and this is the first time I heard tree knocks.
OTHER WITNESSES: No, but others were in the woods between 1/8th to 1/4 mile away.
OTHER STORIES: no one has said anything. There are six of us who hunt the 350 acres on a regular basis.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Morning, about 10:00. Sunny, cold,
ENVIRONMENT: Large pines and oak mixed.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
Witness stated that this was definitely the sound of a tree being purposely struck with a solid piece of wood rather than that of a falling branch or tree. He was not aware of any people being in the area that the knocks originated from.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:
Kevin Smykal is a mechanical contractor in northern Florida.
He attended the following BFRO expeditions:
- 2006 Central Florida (Lake County)
- 2007 Central Florida Private Expedition
- 2008 South Florida Expedition
- He helped organize the 2008 North Florida Expedition and is assisting with the organization of the upcoming 2009 Central Florida Expedition
He helped organize the 2011 & 2012 North Florida expeditions.