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COUNTY: Kitsap County
NEAREST TOWN: Indianola
NEAREST ROAD: Indianola Rd NE
OBSERVED: I wanted to report this now. I should of the first incident I had.
This was on a cool morning, Sunday. I remember the day because I work earlier on Sunday's than the rest of the week. It was November, 2007. I was up a little before 5AM and then let the dog out to do his thing.
What I heard when I got outside was alarming. It was a howl or moan coming from some distance away. My dog doesn't care when he hears other dog's howl or bark, but this got his interest. I have heard cougar and coyotes howl, that wasn't it.
I had heard this sometime ago when I started to research sasquatch, I came across a howl or moan from Westmoreland, PA. It sounded very similar. This is why it creeped me out. It went on for about 10 minutes, then I had to go back inside to get ready for work. When I came out again about 30 minutes later it started again, but in short bursts. I wished I had some type of recording device. I have listened for the same noise every morning since and haven't heard it again.
ALSO NOTICED: Yes, I had another incident, about a year prior, I had explained what had happened to a BFRO researcher before. This happened I believe in October, November of 2006.
I was walking my dog, the area consists of a paved road, and on either side there is pretty dense woods, homes scattered the area, except our community which is a standard planned community. It was early in the morning, still dark, around 7, walking past this area like I had done many times before. My wife and I had moved into the area June of 2006. My dog was acting funny staring at this one location, I didn't see anything back in the woods. I believe it was early enough where I had to bring my flashlight. I scanned the area, when I did this I heard a loud pop, like you do when you bend down a sapling and let it go, but 10 times louder, then a lot of brush moving, then I heard running, something running through the woods. I have fished all over washington, and I have heard dear, and seen bear and have some knowledge of the outdoors, it sounded to me like something was running fast and on two legs.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just my dog and I.
OTHER STORIES: I have read other encouters near Indianola.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 5:00 AM, Clear night, the moon was out, full moon.
ENVIRONMENT: The area behind our community consists of large wooded area, mostly large cedar, alder, and doug fir, also there is a new golf course that is nearby.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Von Lossow:
After 2 phone conversations with the witness I hiked the area of the reported vocalizations. The nearby housing development and associated woods are located near known areas of past sightings and a close range encounter. The witness will keep a recorder handy for future use. A new golf course which completed construction recently has altered the area.
About BFRO Investigator Jim Von Lossow:
Small Business Owner
Special Interest in Field Sound Recording
Attended the Washington (Oly Pen -2) expedition.