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Geographical Index > United States > Alabama > Wilcox County > Report # 17035
Report # 17035  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, December 20, 2006.
Wood knocks heard by hunter outside Camden
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YEAR: 1998 or 19

SEASON: Winter

STATE: Alabama

COUNTY: Wilcox County

LOCATION DETAILS: During Deer season and in a tree climber.



OBSERVED: I was on the side of a hill with three bench flats. I was on the middle flat in my tree climber. I was hunting by myself and heard two knocks on a tree to the west about almost to the hill top. After about 45 seconds I heard another knock on a tree low, behind me. I did not see anything or hear anything else. I reported this before but called the tree knocks Bonks. Also while hunting near Kimbrough, AL I heard one tree knock again. This was about 15:30 or 16:00 while I was in my tree climber.

ALSO NOTICED: No, I've hunted the first area for 13 years and this is the first time I heard tree knocks.

OTHER WITNESSES: No, but others were in the woods between 1/8th to 1/4 mile away.

OTHER STORIES: no one has said anything. There are six of us who hunt the 350 acres on a regular basis.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Morning, about 10:00. Sunny, cold,

ENVIRONMENT: Large pines and oak mixed.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:

Witness stated that this was definitely the sound of a tree being purposely struck with a solid piece of wood rather than that of a falling branch or tree. He was not aware of any people being in the area that the knocks originated from.

About BFRO Investigator Kevin Smykal:

Kevin Smykal is a mechanical contractor in northern Florida.
He attended the following BFRO expeditions:

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