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Report # 74290  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, March 20, 2022.
Whoops and knocks heard by four locals camping north of Bristol
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YEAR: 1986

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: August


STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Hartford County

NEAREST TOWN: Bristol/Burlington town line

NEAREST ROAD: Stevens Street near Lake Como

OBSERVED: It was approximately late July early Aug, I can’t recall but was summer 1987. At the Burlington Bristol Townline in Connecticut there was a woodsy area behind a Cumberland Farms store we used to go up there camping or have cake parties.

One night three friends and I went up there to camp for the night. We arrived approximately 6 PM. We kept hearing what sounded like with knocks. We shrugged it off thinking there was other people up there. Approximately 11 o’clock that night we started hearing what sounded like whooping sounds. One of the friends Mike that I was with was an avid hunter. His father has been taking him hunting since he was young and even though he was 16 he spent a lot of time in the woods with his dad. He was trying to figure out what that sound was or what animal made it. He could not figure out any animal that made that sound. Again we shrugged it off and chalked it up to maybe a couple of our friends are messing with us.

We decided to go to bed and we kept hearing somebody walking around our camping area. We all climbed out of the tents and started yelling at our friends that they’re not scaring us they might as well just go home. We continue to hear noises of somebody walking around for about 30 minutes. We just assumed it was them and we went back into the tent to go to sleep. About 20 minutes later my friend Mike grabs my arm and said holy cow’s someone just walked by and stepped on my hand as he was real close to the edge of the tent.

The four of us were in one tent so it was a little tight I said well maybe it was an animal Mike. Maybe everything we’ve been hearing was the animal. He said no this was a foot, a really big foot.

The two boys were scared to get out of the tent so us two girls got out of the tent and looked around. We didn’t see anything but we did hear something heavy walking very quickly away from our campsite. Never did we ever consider it being a big foot. It was just not something we even thought of, until years later when we realized oh my God remember that night we went camping !? That was a bigfoot! We were young and we never even really heard anything about a big foot back then

ALSO NOTICED: After hearing the Whoop sounds we came out of the tent to yell at her friends to go away they weren’t scaring us when we got back into the tents about five minutes later we thought we might have been small rocks or pebbles being thrown at the tents but we didn’t know if it was just something falling from the trees either like I said we weren’t even thinking for a second that it was Bigfoot but after all these years and thinking about it it absolutely was I’m sure of it


TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was dark and the only light we had other than the moon was a fire and a couple of flashlights. It was as a clear August night about 65/70 degrees

ENVIRONMENT: There are lakes and ponds next to the area a lot of fields and wooded area

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Mike Young:

Witness had two events, one in high school, and another a few months later from her car. She was driving, and her cousin saw it as well. Both agreed it was a Bigfoot in June 1989 in the same neighborhood.

A year earlier they heard whoops and had provocations in their tents. Something stepped on her friend's hand, through the tent, and it almost crushed it. it was very heavy. No bones were broken, but the hand was sore afterward. He had to cancel a Maine hunting trip 2 days later due to the injury. Everyone thought it was an accident and not intentional.

Sandwiches and snacks were consumed that evening.

2 men and 2 women in the camping party.

No footprints noticed, nothing taken, no odors, Only whoops, footsteps, and branches broken were the only sounds. The witnesses didn't make the connection of the knock sounds to bigfoots until years later.

About BFRO Investigator Mike Young:

Mike Young is a BFRO investigator and has attended Bigfoot expeditions in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Ohio, and New Jersey. His BFRO investigations have been published in the Albany Times Union, the New York Post, and Fox News Channel.

A data and security specialist, Mike has a Business and Technology degree from Fordham University and a graduate degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia. He has given speeches on IT Security at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland and Cybersecurity conferences in NYC, Ottawa Canada, and Silicon Valley California. He currently lives in Connecticut.

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