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Report # 6854  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, September 7, 2003.
Deer hunter finds possible footprints on Mt. Breckenridge
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YEAR: 2003

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

DATE: september 7 2003

STATE: California

COUNTY: Kern County

LOCATION DETAILS: Location is north of golf meadow on top of mount breckenridge as for the exact location of tracks to difficult to be exact we were lost however i will be making an attempt to relocate the area.

NEAREST TOWN: lake isabella


OBSERVED: While deer hunting my father in law and I had become lost while following a game trail we took a short cut from one hill to the next and had crossed a ravine at the bottom as we crossed the ravine we found another game trail as we followed this trail I noticed large 14 to 15 inch human type foot prints impressed deeply into the trail these track led down a hill until the terrain became to difficult to follow.

ALSO NOTICED: very little animal movement for this area.


OTHER STORIES: Two reports in the neighboring mountain range of the piute mountains two reports were taken around october of 2002.


ENVIRONMENT: hilly terrain sage brush ponderosa pines,rugged area.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Withers:

Mt. Breckenridge is located in the Sierra Nevadas east of Bakersfield and is easily visible from the city.

The witness saw six to eight tracks, one of which was "crystal clear" and 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. The footprints were made when the soil was dry and they appeared to be fresh. The stride length was estimated to be five feet. The prints were located about 1/8 mile from a natural spring. The witness also noticed some bushes with red berries that appeared to have been picked at a height of 6 to 6 1/2 feet off the ground.

I received these subsequent updates from the witness:

September 2004: I have an update for you ,while on a hunting trip this past Saturday about two miles from where I found the tracks I came across another set of tracks, I'm not positive what or who left them the area they were in was soft soil covered in a thick layer of old dried leaves and they appeared to be old I attempted to remove the leaves and debris but found no clear features, however they were about 14 to 15 inches in length with a stride of about 4 and one half feet I'm not sure what left them but it was strange.

September 2005: While hunting in the same area I heard what appeared to be a grunt/growl to my left followed by a high pitched scream farther down the mountain to my right this went on for about 2 or 3 minutes.

About BFRO Investigator Kevin Withers:

Kevin Withers is a website developer, database application developer, and entrepreneur in Southern California.

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