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Report # 6836  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, September 3, 2003.
Early afternoon vocalization heard by four people

YEAR: 1980

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 07/03/1980

STATE: Pennsylvania

COUNTY: Forest County

LOCATION DETAILS: go north on 208 from 80 pass newmansvill and take a right. next right turn right and drivr into the Allegheny National Forest. first left on paved road, turns to dirt and dirve two miles.

NEAREST TOWN: guitonvill

NEAREST ROAD: off 36 before tionesta unknown road

OBSERVED: While fore of us were exploring an abandond farm house heard one loud roar that was so loud it echoed. the sound lasted about ten seconds and only happed once. it came from a tree line in a field at least 3oo yards from where we stood. we stoped turned around and got into our car and drove away.


OTHER WITNESSES: one female adult, two childern and me.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was early afternoon and clear and sunny.

ENVIRONMENT: off the dirt road was a old farm house and barn surrounded by a field. forest all around.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Paul J. Mateja:

I spoke with witness on 12/13/04. He added the following:

- He does not know exactly what he heard but it left a lasting impression on him and the others. The roar/scream lasted for about 10 seconds. It did not vary in pitch or intensity. It was very powerful and seemed to echo thru the trees - much like a shotgun blast would do. It occurred only once. The witness estimated that the sound emanated from 300-400 feet away (the submitted report stated a distance of 300 yards).