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Submitted by witness on Monday, January 27, 2003.
Man hears loud vocalization while woodworking on his porch
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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: Witness wishes the location to be kept confidential
NEAREST TOWN: Graham, WA
NEAREST ROAD: edited
OBSERVED: It was about 7:30 on Friday the 15th of November. It had been dark for a couple hours and had been raining all day. I was wood working on my front porch. Several houses exist in the woods around me, but the properties are large and wooded, and civilization only diminishes as you head South. Our neighbors live about 20 yards East of us, and ten yards beyond their house are old growth cedars, maples, and firs. They weren't home at the time. I was in the middle of using my cordless drill, when I heard this call come from the woods. I instantly stopped drilling and listened. The first thing I thought was "That's loud!". It started in a low moan-like sound and climbed to almost a scream. The sound lasted steadily for three seconds, then was followed by two to three short whooping sounds. At that point I was severely freaked and was already heading inside. I only report it because it seems consistent with other reports I've read. Two days later, I down-loaded a Bigfoot scream, and the hair stood up on the back of my neck when I played it. That is what I heard.
ALSO NOTICED: Thinking about it later, the electric drill was vibrating wood very severely, which I was holding down against a wooden table, on a wooden porch. The sound from this table vibrarting was a deeper pounding, which might have been enough over the course of 30 min. to call an animal in to me.
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: I know someone else who was fishing at Benboow Lake State Park several miles SE of me. He was with his Dad and were walking a well known trail when they heard a similiar call. I feaked them both out. I played the sound I downloaded for him, and his reaction was the same as mine.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Rainy and Dark
ENVIRONMENT: Flat with large trees and clearings. Gravel roads and housing does exist here and there. Several ponds as well.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness (J.) works for a large sporting equipment company & seems very credible. After hearing this vocalization, J has inquired with friends and coworkers and collected alot of stories of encounters by long time residents of the town.
J and his wife have since heard a second nighttime vocalization in March 2003.