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STATE: New York
COUNTY: Hamilton County
NEAREST TOWN: Indian Lake
NEAREST ROAD: Route 30
OBSERVED: I grew up camping in the Central portion of the Adirondack Mountains. Indian/Lewey Lake area to be exact. With that said I have been going there for 25+ years and am very familiar with all of the sights and sounds. My incident happened a few years ago in the spring of 1999. I was camping the last weekend of May with one of my dogs on the south side of Lewey lake. I think there were maybe a total of 5 camps being used. One of the nights around 10pm I heard a loud and very unfamiliar cry/scream come from the north side of the lake. I sat there in silence with my dog, almost in shock because I had never heard anything like this before. It went on with a series of screams for about 10 seconds. It was not a bear, not a moose, etc. It made me a bit uneasy as I could not place the sound. It was not from any campers either as there were only a handful and were all on the same side of the lake as myself. I just went to this website today and listened to some of the sound clips available of 'BigFoot'. The sound I heard almost exactly matches these clips.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10pm, very dark, cool, probably in thelower 40's.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest, campsite on the edge of Lewey Lake. The sound came from the side of the lake that backs up to Snowy Mountain.
Follow-up investigation report:
I talked to the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report.
--It was very early in the camping season, so very few others were there. No one camps on the other side of the lake.
--The sounds came from directly across the lake from the witness, approximately ½ mile away.
--Whatever made the sound was large.
--Each scream lasted for 10 seconds and the whole episode lasted for 5 minutes.
--The witness is familiar with the outdoors and all the local wildlife, and this did not match other animals he has heard.
--The screams were most similar to the Klamath scream on the website.