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DATE: Second or third Saturday of the month
COUNTY: Fresno County
LOCATION DETAILS: Huntington Lake, California
OBSERVED: In the distance a loud "howl" like sound was heard. At first we thought maybe a bear had been hit by a car. Each "howl" lasted approx. 15 seconds. After the 3rd or 4th time another sound began echoing around the walls of the valley we were in. The closest thing I can think of is someone speaking backward English through a megaphone. This lasted for around 5 minutes. The entire time none of us could make out a single word. Yet it sounded English. We basically figured that it was a crew of people looking for the animal making the first howl. Even though it was obvious that the original sound came from miles away. The first "howl" sounded very similar to a recording I heard on a page linked to BFRO's homepage.
ALSO NOTICED: As soon as the second sound began a couple of dog's across the lake started barking.
OTHER WITNESSES: 5 of us sitting on lawn chairs around camp. No fire.
I don't know if this does you any good. Basically last weekend for the first time since this occured, the five of us were together at a wedding. 3 of us remember hearing both noises, the other 2 only remember the "megaphone" sound.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 11:00 p.m. It was close to a full-moon.
ENVIRONMENT: The lake was frozen. Maybe 3 feet of snow on the ground. One side of the lake has cabins, we were on the other side maybe 100 yards up from the shore. The lake is at 7,000 ft.