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COUNTY: Washtenaw County
LOCATION DETAILS: There are a lot of woods and farm fields around. The closest house was probably one-third of a mile away.
NEAREST TOWN: Dexter
NEAREST ROAD: North Territorial Road
OBSERVED: I was with several of my friends and we were lighting off fireworks (the bright kind, not the loud kind) in an abandoned gravel pit we had walked to a few miles down the road. We were getting ready to light one off when we all heard a loud scream. It was very early in the morning, probably around 1:00 a.m., and it was loud enough and so uot of place that it made all of us pause. It sounded identical to the Klamath Screams I heard on the Oregon Bigfoot website. It wasn't right next to us, it was some distance away, but it was loud. Though we were all creeped out, we just brushed it off at the moment. Later, I remembered your website and that Bigfoot/Sasquatches have been known to vocalize similar screams.
ALSO NOTICED: It was quiet the entire time we were out there.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were two other witnesses. They were talking in low voices as was I.
OTHER STORIES: I think I might have read on this site that a kid said he saw a bigfoot running down a road near his house in the area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was early in the morning. Some time around 1:00 a.m. It was slightly cool and the sky was clear and a light to very light breeze was blowing.
ENVIRONMENT: All of the forest around us was probably a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees as well as small areas of wild grass fields around the gravel pit. The gravel in the area was a little bigger than pea gravel. I remember there was no dead wood (for a campfire) near the grvel pit or at the forest edge which makes me think it was relatively new growth.
Follow-up investigation report:
After speaking with the witness, the following details regarding the vocalization are added:
He and two friends had been shooting off fireworks (not the noisy variety, as stated) for approximately twenty minutes before they heard what the witness describes as a very loud scream, low-pitched, but not a growl, lasting only one or two seconds in duration.
Witness states that while it did not seem to be coming from right up close to them, it was closer than anything they could have heard from either of the two local buildings, one of which is approximately a ten minute walk from the location, and the other a fifteen minute walk.
The witness reports that no other sounds or smells were noticed in conjunction with the vocalization.