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LOCATION DETAILS: Near Westport
NEAREST TOWN: Westport, ON
NEAREST ROAD: route #10 (old Perth road)
OBSERVED: This took place Friday, July 2nd, 2010 near Westport, Ontario. I was checking out sightings on here and came across a class A sighting near Westport. Two friends and myself decided to head there from Ottawa and do some simple experiments to try and detect if sasquatch are in the area. At about midnight [we arrived and] we parked the car off the side of the dirt road and hiked in to the woods about 100 feet. We decided to do some tree knocking to see of we could get a response. We knocked a total of 3 times and each time we got a return knock from a westerly direction across the lake. After the 3rd knock we had a return knocking from the opposite direction to the east. Nether was close range but the knocking was distinct. At one point my friend said he could hear movement in the tree line across the dirt road as well as a low growling noise. I heard the movement but not the growling noise. As we stood there we heard three distinct howls at a distance to the south that did not sound like a dog or coyotes - they did not fluctuate in level and all of us agreed that the sound was not made by a dog or coyote. At this point, about 30 minutes later we decided to leave the area.
ALSO NOTICED: nothing. just very quiet. we could hear a motorboat moving across the lake
OTHER WITNESSES: three. we were tree knocking to try and get a response
OTHER STORIES: the incident that lead us to go there was a report from 2008 in the same area just south of Westport (class A sighting in a person's backyard)
TIME AND CONDITIONS: midnight. clear, warm night. we could see the stars
ENVIRONMENT: mixed forest with lakes on both dies of the peninsula. very thick forest but a few camps and cottages around. The area to the west is lakes and farmland and the the east it appears more swampy (as seen from google earth)
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Todd Prescott:
A lengthy chat ensued with reportee. The encounter was retold as it reads above. A rock approx 15lbs in weight was used to knock against a tree. The first return knocks occurred about 10 seconds after initial knocks. Reportee intends to return to the area for an overnight. If necessary, a follow up report will be added.
About BFRO Investigator Todd Prescott:
Todd Prescott, B.Ed, B.Mus, has been researching the subject of bigfoot for well over 20 years Todd attended the 2006 and 2008 B.C. Coastal Expeditions, 2008 and 2011 Pennsylvania Expedition, 2010 Pennsylvania Mini Expeditions, the 2007 Ontario Expedition and he hosted the Ontario 2009 Expedition. His research has taken him as far as Alaska to PA, Northern Ontario to BC, including a 2-week solo expedition throughout the Bella Coola (B.C.) region. Most recently, in August of 2012, Todd had the honor and privilege of spending 4 days/nights with Mr. John Green in BC where he was granted permission to peruse Mr. Green's extensive files dating back to 1957. Todd also had the unique experience of researching with Mr. Green near Harrison Hot Springs one evening. Currently, he is working on several books pertaining to the subject of sasquatch.