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Report # 30789  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Possible vocalizations heard from woods on a family farm outside Alpena

YEAR: 2011

SEASON: Summer


STATE: Michigan

COUNTY: Alpena County

LOCATION DETAILS: This took place on our farm five miles North-West of Alpena.



OBSERVED: I was sitting outside on my patio this past summer. It was midafternoon when I heard a sound in the woods behind our home that reminded of sounds that bigfoot researchers make on television shows when they are calling to see a bigfoot is in the area. It really gave me goosebumps. Last night around dusk I heard a screech from the opposite direction. Again, it was different than anything I have ever heard.

OTHER WITNESSES: No one else was home.

OTHER STORIES: I heard a scream like howl last night around dusk from across the road.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was midafternoon and a warm sunny day.

ENVIRONMENT: Our woods has poplar, cedar and tamarack trees on it. We also have a small spring fed pond and a stream that runs through it. Pasture land surrounds the area and there are three established deer camps nearby. The Thunder Bay River is one mile south of this location.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Sherman:

The witness stated that he has only heard this type of vocalization twice. He has not heard of anyone else in the area that has had a similar experience. Both vocalizations seemed to last for about five seconds. They came from approximately 300-400 yards away from his home but seemed very close and loud.

I sent him to various sites to find out what the vocalizations sounded like. He reported back that he thought the sound was similar to the 1978 Whoop-Howl Snohomish County, Washington.

About BFRO Investigator Jim Sherman:

Jim is a High School History teacher and Track and Cross Country coach. He attended the Michigan Northern Lower Peninsula Expedition in 2011, the Michigan Upper Peninsula Expedition in 2012, co-organized the Michigan UP 2013 Expedition and attended the 2014 Wisconsin Expedition. He assisted in the production of Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot Michigan episodes (Bigfoot and Wolverines and Super Yooper). He participates in Ironman Triathlons and enjoys fishing and camping with his wife and daughter. Jim can be contacted at and Twitter @shermanbigfoot and his YouTube account is : Lordcryptid