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COUNTY: Coconino County
LOCATION DETAILS: Left Road 3 sights to the left 40 yards from the road
NEAREST TOWN: Heber
NEAREST ROAD: 260
OBSERVED: My Girl friend, and her little brother and I where out at bear canyon lake camping on the weekend of august 18. It was 4:00 A.M. When I was awakened by loud foot steps. The steps sounded as though they where 20 feet away and leaving the camp sight. I then looked up and noticed that my tent Zipper on the door was more than half way open. I Then Jumped out of the bed with my side arm and a spot light to look around. I did not see any thing or any one. And the foot steps stopped. I turned off my spot light and climbed into the tent and waited to hear the steps or see a flash light for it was too dark for human to see. NOTHING!! I could smell a slight smell of dirty feet and urine at the time.
ALSO NOTICED: Dogs in other sights barked Like crazy all night.
at around 9:00 p.m we could hear some thing screaming/ growling along with all of the dogs that time. It was really LOUD!
OTHER WITNESSES: I dont know. There was only one or two campers still there when we where leaving. And I honestly did not know what to think about what happened. Until I saw this sight. I still dont know what to think.
OTHER STORIES: The last time we where out in the same woods at a different lake. and heard the same Growl howl scream. for about half an hour maybe an hour. followed by wolf or something crying for a few min's
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4:00a.m.
cresent moon Low light
ENVIRONMENT: Mountains. Hills. Creeks. Tall full pine trees
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator TF Zamiski:
I spoke with this witness on 5/14/08 and there are a few details to add.
Around 9pm that night a scream was heard followed soon after by coyotes sounding off and dogs at other camps barking. The scream lasted for what seemed like about 30 seconds but could have been less. This exchange of an occasional scream and coyote calls lasted for about a couple hours. The scream was described as like a train whistle and louder than the coyotes. They could hear the coyote calls from slightly different directions as the animals moved about in the distance, the scream came from that same direction as the coyotes.
The next morning around 4am this witness was awakened by what was described as heavy footsteps close to their tent. He listened for several seconds and noticed an odor. The tent was open and the zipper damaged as though it was forced open. He stirred for a few seconds while gathering his spotlight. About 50 yards away in the direction the footsteps seemed to be heading the ground rolled down and away toward a canyon.
There were other campers in the area with only one unattended camp nearby.
About BFRO Investigator TF Zamiski:
Tim is a store manager for a medical mobility retail store. He attended the 2006 Arizona Expedition and the 2006 Wisconsin Expedition. Tim helped organize the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 Arizona Expeditions and the 2011 New Mexico expedition. Active Investigator since 2005.