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COUNTY: Berkshire County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near Fenton Lake also known as Camp Eagle in October Mountain State Forest. Access road is north of four corners.
NEAREST TOWN: Washington, Massachusetts
NEAREST ROAD: Washington Mountain Road
OBSERVED: October Mountain state forest, Washington, MA. October 20, 5 pm. Near camp Eagle. Loud, strong wood knocks. Long sustained low pitched howl occurring while 2 barred owls hooted back and forth. Definitely not a coyote. Sounded almost human, but very low pitch. There is no human habitation in this area and is very remote.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2 witnesses. We were hiking near the lake.
OTHER STORIES: There have been several significant sightings in this general area going back to the 1980's.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Evening near sundown. Clear weather with moon rising. Very little wind.
ENVIRONMENT: Mixed forest. Calls came from a ridge to the east overlooking the lake.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
Spoke with witness several times. I am very familiar with the area of this event. Witness states that while hiking Felton Pond area in October Mountain State Forest he hears several knocks and howls. The witness often hikes the area. This area is in very close proximity to the The Appalachian Trail. The AT is known for multiple suspected Sasquatch encounters.
Witness states they will keep going to the area. We took the Massachusetts 2015 BFRO expedition to this area. We had remarkable results. This area will be monitored as there are several other open investigations at this location.
About BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
Founder and leader of Team Squatchachusetts. BFRO field investigator. Organized Massachusetts 2015 & 2016 and Organizer of the upcoming BFRO Massachusetts 2017 Expeditions