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Report # 4886  (Class B)
Submitted by witness J. H. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002.
Two men hear afternoon vocalization near Fort Bragg

YEAR: 1985

SEASON: Summer



STATE: California

COUNTY: Mendocino County

LOCATION DETAILS: The forest above Noyo Harbor.



OBSERVED: In the forest above Noyo Harbor and Dolphin Cove located at Fort Bragg, California. My friend Chris and myself were in Chris's house which over looks Noyo Bridge and the harbor. Chris came running into the back door of the house and called me, we ran out to the back yard and listened. Chris heard what he thought was a loose cow across the Noyo River. As we listened we heard a creature moving through the forest making very loud crashing sounds. The creature stopped; it was silent for a moment perhaps it saw us watching. Then we heard a grunting sound which became a very low frequency but loud moo, like a cow but deeper in pitch and much more intense. The creature's yell went from a "moo" sound to a very high pitch scream unlike any sound I ever heard before or ever will again. After the creature yelled it took off again through the forest heading inland it took only a few seconds and it was to far away to hear the foot steps anymore.
This animal sounded like no other and moved fast.
Even a cow running through the forest could not make the sounds we heard or cover the same distance as quickly.
It was a Big Foot.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early afternoon, sunny, high visibility.

ENVIRONMENT: Redwood forest and other trees. Some shrubs. Ridge top.

Follow-up investigation report:

I talked with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report:
--There are no cows in the area.
--The backyard of the house backs up to the bank of the river.
--The sound was coming across the river, about 400 yards away.
--The scream was very loud.
--Based on the tone, the witness feels the animal was an adult male.
--The animal was very big because when it walked away, the steps covered a good distance. He could tell that by the sounds of its footsteps as it crashed through the forest.
--The witness has not heard the recordings on the BFRO website, but will listen to them and see if any of the sounds are similar to what he heard.