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Report # 11549  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, May 3, 2005.
Possible vocalizations heard by campers at Riggs Lake, Coronado National Forest near Mt Graham

YEAR: 1997

SEASON: Summer


STATE: Arizona

COUNTY: Graham County

LOCATION DETAILS: 191 to 366 up the mt. to Riggs Flat Lake



OBSERVED: Camping in small pop-up trailer, my wife woke to the sounds of what she thought to be a heavy-set man laughing, she thought it was just another camper, but the sounds turned into some sort of crazy psycho laughing, then she got scared.

In the morning she asked me if I heard the noise, I did not. I told her it was just a couple of critters fighting or something.

Then a few months or so go by and I was watching a show about bigfoot, on the show they played a recording taken by a hunter, as they played it, my wife comes from the kitchen, white as a ghost and says "That's what I heard on Mt. Graham". So now I know it was not some small critter, and we just stored it away. A few months ago we got our first computer, going to your site I see another in the same area. Just wanted to run this by you to see if it can help.

ALSO NOTICED: not realy, had a t'storm w/hail earler in the day

OTHER WITNESSES: just the one

OTHER STORIES: the 95 incident at same location from your web site report...maybe we're not nuts?

TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12 or 1 ish am

ENVIRONMENT: Mountainous pine forest, about 11 or 12 thousand feet...?

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator TF Zamiski:

I spoke to the gentleman for about 30 minutes. His wife, the witness to the sound, was speaking in the background. She didn't relate the sounds to a bigfoot until she heard a TV show sound clip of alleged bigfoot chatter.

She added that the sound traveled from the north coming closer then continuing on between their camp and a sharp drop-off to the west about 50-70 yards away. She woke up hearing the "laughter" which she estimates lasted about 5 minutes and seemed to be from one individual.

There was only one older couple camped nearby to the east and then a few others further east, the campground was not crowded. They don't know if anyone else heard it.

This night was very quiet but the previous night a boy scout troop was camped there and was quite noisy. The troop left due to rain.

About BFRO Investigator TF Zamiski:

Tim is semi retired. He attended the 2006 Arizona Expedition and the 2006 Wisconsin Expedition. Tim helped organize the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015 Arizona Expeditions and the 2011 New Mexico expedition. Active Investigator since 2005.