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COUNTY: Harford County
LOCATION DETAILS: Well it was heard from our house in Pleasant Hills, MD where some strange thing had been going on a few months earlier, but the noise was coming from about a good 1/4 mile away or less at the power lines just west from the Jerusalem mill which is on Jerusalem Rd. and can be reached just off of MD Rt.1 and Mountain Rd.
NEAREST TOWN: Kingsville Md
NEAREST ROAD: MD Rt. 1 (bel air rd.)
OBSERVED: A loud howl/screaming/yelling toward the power lines just west of Jerusalem mill in Gunpowder State Park.
ALSO NOTICED: Just the noise, which was nothing like any of us have heard. In this area, it is not unusual to hear owls, foxes or even (on rare occasions), cougars. My brother and myself have experienced all sorts of wildlife in the area, but nothing around here that I know of could have made this sort of noise. It was so ******* loud and creepy that Iíll never forget it.
OTHER WITNESSES: My father, brother, and cousins.
OTHER STORIES: Well first things first, the winter of 95-96, there was a rash of strange sightings in the area, including footprints in my neighbors yard about 100 ft. away from my house that had been on the news. There were also prints found in other areas of the state park and near Bel Air road. There was even a story I heard about a whole family on Whitt Rd. (right down the street) that had seen an 8 ft. tall creature on their back porch one night watching them eat dinner. When they started screaming, it took off. Also, all my friends and myself have grown up in the woods, and for years weíve found mutilated remains of deer strewn everywhere (possibly by cougar) but I have doubts a cougar could do this sort of thing. I've also heard stories from a man thatís lived in the neighborhood his whole entire life, and when he was younger his friends and him seen what they believed to be a sasquatch numerous times around the power lines, but it's been a long time since I've heard the stories, so I don't remember the exact details, but I can still get in touch with the man.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It went on from 9:00 pm to 10:00. It was warm and muggy out and it was a clear night.
ENVIRONMENT: A large state park with rivers and streams and some patches of swamps and covered mostly by large trees and brush. There are lots of trails, that start off around the mill and go toward the power lines wich are the only clear spots in the woods.