Geographical Index > United States > Alabama > Morgan County > Report # 25111|
Submitted by witness on Sunday, November 30, 2008.
Ohio howl type vocalizations for several hours in early morning near Lacey's Spring
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COUNTY: Morgan County
LOCATION DETAILS: off Hwy 231 south of Tennessee River.
NEAREST TOWN: Lacey's Spring
NEAREST ROAD: Koragan Ave.
OBSERVED: My son has convinced me to contact you. I will tell your organization of our encounters. On November 28 2008 I was visiting a friends house in Lacey's Spring Alabama. His house is in a small middle class neighborhood with mountains and woods that stretch for miles behind his home. I woke up to use the bathroom at about 4:00AM and had just laid back down when I began to hear loud vocalizations. The sounds where very similar to the Ohio and Mississippi recordings. I was inside the house and his heating unit was running so they must have been very loud outside. I got up and went out on his back deck but by the time I got there they had stopped. I listened for about 10 minutes and heard nothing. The heating unit was next to the deck and was quite loud so I decided to go back inside. About the time I started
to fall asleep it started again the howls lasted about 3 minutes. Then stopped I thought that it might be my friend snoring in the back bedroom but I don't believe this was so because the neighborhood dogs where barking throughout the area in response to the howls. At this point I knew something outside was making the noise. I wanted to go into the woods for a better listen, but walking into the woods with no one in the know and not prepared for self defense or to photograph or record the creature did not seem like a wise proposition. The howling started and stopped 3 more times and finally finished at dawn. I talked with my son about what I had heard and he and I have also had a encounter with this animal in the past.
ALSO NOTICED: Neighborhood dogs where very restless during the vocalizations.
OTHER WITNESSES: None friend was asleep.
OTHER STORIES: My son had a sighting at Pickwick Lake in the Fall of 2004 I did not look in time to see it. Here in his own words is what he saw. I awoke to go fishing and saw something at about 150 yards away. I yelled for my dad and when I did the creature stopped and looked in my direction. We looked at each other for several seconds. He then continued walking down the hill he was on. I turned around to yell for my dad and when I looked back around he was gone.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Started at 4:00AM It was Dark weather
was fair and cool
ENVIRONMENT: Small nighborood wooded with miles of woods and mountains all around.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Joanna Cuva:
Spoke to witness about attempting to record the sounds.
Witness said only difference between the Ohio Howl and what he heard is that the howls he heard did not go as long. The area where the howls were heard is very close to vast forest and the Tennessee River. It is not too far from Redstone Arsenal, which usually means no people in a large area.
Witness did not go out and look around in daylight because he had to leave early to return home.
Witness also had a story of a sighting in the 70's when he was about 10 years old. Sighting took place in Fayetville ,NY, in Madison County. He was walking up a gravel road when something was heard coming up through the woods. Witness assumed it was the neighbor's two dogs who frequently roamed the area and would run up to him when he was around. He called the dogs names and the sounds stopped. He could see something black through the trees and bushes less then 100 ft from him. He could define arms that were very long when it turned. The movement was coming from very high up, about 7-8 feet off the ground. He was very alarmed, frozen in fear he managed to move forward a bit and the creature seemed to move around the tree as he moved like it did not want to be seen. He saw no facial features due to the brush. It suddenly moved away from him in the opposite direction and disappeared. Again the movement he saw was 7-8 feet off the ground always while in sight of the creature. He could hear the creature moving through the brush but the movement was not as loud as the witness thought it should be due to the creature's large size.
About BFRO Investigator Joanna Cuva:
Joanna AKA Joee, has worked as a veterinarian technician for over 11 years. She lives in the Green Swamp of central Florida area with her husband and her three children. She is very knowledgeable of the local wildlife, spending a lot of her time in the outdoors. Joanna has a special interest in wildlife and conservation. She attended South Florida Expedition 2008, North Florida Expedition 2009, Central Florida Expedition 2009, Pennsylvania Expedition 2009, Georgia Expedition 2010 and assisted with the organization of several Florida expeditions.