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COUNTY: Alpine County
LOCATION DETAILS: right next to Lake Alpine lodge
NEAREST TOWN: Arnold
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 4
OBSERVED: I was done working for the day. I had my fishing pole with me this afternoon, hoping I would have time to do some fishing at Lake Alpine. I was fishing for about a half hour when I heard these strange howls form a distance that lasted for about 20 seconds, it repeated at least 3 or 4 times. I would say the howls where at least a quarter of a mile away. There were 2 people fishing on the lake at the time. The closet person was about 1000 feet away from me. I am very familiar with animal vocalization in the area. The howls where not from black bears, mountain lions or coyotes. Nor where any birds calls. I am a avid birder and I known my bird calls.
ALSO NOTICED: very quiet day on the lake, very few people fishing that day
OTHER WITNESSES: none
OTHER STORIES: just on your web site
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT: pine forest on lake
Follow-up investigation report:
I talked with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report.
--This occurred on the Friday of Veterans Day weekend.
--Because of the season, there was hardly anyone around.
--Witness was fishing on the north side of the lake, and the howl sounded like it came from the SE side of the lake.
--The howl was deep, and each howl lasted about 20 seconds each.
--The road into Lake Alpine had a "Bigfoot Crossing" sign at one time, but it is no longer present.