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Report # 1206  (Class A)
Submitted by witness Scott Sharp on Tuesday, December 9, 1997.
Dolly Sods; Tracks seen, loud screams and strange odor detected.

YEAR: 1997


MONTH: September

STATE: West Virginia

COUNTY: Randolph County

LOCATION DETAILS: Monongahela National forest-West Virginia- Dolly Sods: Petersburg Forest road 75

OBSERVED: Large tracks spotted, too large to be human, estimated size: 20 in. foot size- occurred september 23 , 1997 at 10:30 am- that night we heard loud, piercing screams in the forest and a strange odor- like a cross between a skunk and sweat- I activated my personal alarm, which apparently frightened the creature away-the next morning, we observed more tracks near our campsite- and some broken branches- needless to say I was a little frightened..

OTHER WITNESSES: hiking/sleeping respectively

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Sept. 23, around 10:30 a.m.

ENVIRONMENT: bogs, windswept plains and hardwood forests.