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DATE: 3 rd.
COUNTY: San Bernardino County
LOCATION DETAILS: Off Hwy 38 in the San Bernardino National Forest, to State Lane, To Cypress Lane, to Erwin Ranch Rd. on the Hill North Of Erwin Ranch Rd. I'd have to show You.
NEAREST TOWN: Big Bear City
NEAREST ROAD: East of Hwy 38
OBSERVED: Hi, I'm K.L.P., and My Mother is S.K.P. and we heard that yell, from what we believe to be a Sasquatch, near our Home here in the Erwin Lake area of Big Bear City, California, at approximately around 2:30 am to around 3:00 am, on the morning' of August 3rd. 2009, I know what I heard, it had all the dog's and cat's in the neighborhood going' crazy, we heard it 3 times within' a half-hour time span, it scared me enough to get up and check outside,
I saw several Coyotes run towards our house, like they were scared. and the raccoons that were in our yard were running' around like chicken's with their heads cut off so to speak, we would like to talk to someone about what we heard, My Mother and I will never forget that sound.
ALSO NOTICED: Not That I can think of!
OTHER WITNESSES: My Mother and I heard it, and we think our neighbors heard it..
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 2:30 am to 3:00 am
ENVIRONMENT: Several Homes, Heavly Wooded Area Along the Pacific Coast Trail, I'd have to show You!
A & G References: Southern California DeLorme Atlas, Page # 96, Index between B/C & 2.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Richard Hucklebridge:
The witness, KLP, called me on the afternoon of August 8, 2009, and we went over what was heard in those early morning hours when those scary howling sounds were being heard by their family and others who lived close by. I ask the witness to go onto our web site and listen to the sound recordings. This witness stopped on the 1994 Ohio -Moaning Howl, and stated that is real close to what was heard, but much louder.
I called the witness' mother, SKP, that same evening, so I could find out what she had heard. This witness also was awaken during those early morning hours to hear 3 very loud and distinct howls lasting 3 to 4 seconds for the first and last episodes, and about 1 to 2 seconds long on the middle howl; which had them up, and going outside to investigate what was making those sounds.
When they went outside, they had the opportunity to see several coyotes and several raccoons scouring past their house, plus all of the dogs in the neighborhood were yelping, barking and raising heck. Also, outside were several of their neighbors who were already out with their flashlights and weapons in hand.
Witness KLP stated that there are bears in their neighborhoods from time to time, reason is they do not have bear proof trash cans yet. This witness stated, "that those howling sounds came from something that we had never heard before, and they were blood curdling sounds, and way too loud to have been made by anything that normally lives in these mountains."
About BFRO Investigator Richard Hucklebridge:
- Four years in the United States Navy, 1955-1959 (Combat Air Crewman on P4M Mercator Patrol Aircraft)
- 37 years in the aerospace industry: 33 years with General Electric at Edwards AFB; More than 5 years with the Northrop Grumman Corp. at Edwards AFB (Flight Line Mechanic on the B-2 Bomber).
- During 20 of those years at Edwards he was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the County of Los Angeles.