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COUNTY: Denton County
LOCATION DETAILS: south of Argle Texas and north of Roanoke 1.8miles east off of Hwy 1171
NEAREST TOWN: North Roanoke, TX
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 377 and Hwy 1171 area
OBSERVED: Approx. 3:40am, Dec. 20, 2017 went outside before work. Across from my house is all country, Corps of Engineer land, north end of Grapevine Lake, Denton County, Texas. Across the road of my house maybe 200 ft, I heard three loud knocks followed by a single one. A few seconds later, I heard something answer back with three knocks about a half mile away deeper in the woods.....tree knocks. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. It was dead quiet before all of this. I do know there were no kids in the woods, nor did I see any flashlights.
ALSO NOTICED: none
OTHER WITNESSES: just me
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3:40am at night, clear and cold
ENVIRONMENT: thick oaks and salt cedars with tall grasses near a creek that I fish
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Gary Christensen:
I met with the witness at his home in a suburban neighborhood that overlooks the west end of Grapevine Lake. He stated, that while standing in his front yard prior to going to work at 3:40 am, he heard 3 powerful wood knocks coming from Corp of Engineer land across the street and behind his neighbor's property. After the first 3 knocks, he heard another single very loud knock, and then two sets of 3 distant knocks coming from deeper in the woods closer to the lake. He then immediately walked over to his neighbor’s parking area to look for activity in the woods in the area from where he heard the knocks, but saw and heard nothing in the morning dark. He commented on how totally silent everything was.
After recreating the scene of his experience, we explored the area from which he believed the knocks originated. Although the area was cut with bike trails, it was very hilly and wooded and descended into a creek emptying into Grapevine Lake. His neighbor’s home was about 100 yards away from the presumed site of the knocks. Just off the trail, we found a nearly new, 3 foot long, 4 by 4 inch piece of construction wood. It looked totally out of place where we found it and had evidence of compression marks and cracking. I checked it for hairs and skin but found nothing. We both believed it was possible that this wood was used to make the knocks. If it was used, I could not find evidence of what it had struck to make the knocks. See photos:
Two days after I had met with him, the witness called to tell me that he had found what appeared to be a footprint just off the trail past the area we searched. He sent photos of what he saw:
I suggested that he might cast the footprint; but when he went back the next day, he said that the print area had degraded significantly and a cast would not be feasible.
I found the witness to be very credible and truly surprised at what he had heard. Because of other reports around this area and the evidence found, I believe his encounter has significant merit.
About BFRO Investigator Gary Christensen:
Gary is a retired USAF pilot, a Vietnam veteran with 312 combat missions in the B-52. He also retired from American Airlines in 2008 after 18 years service as a flight training manager. A graduate of USAF ground and sea survival schools, Gary is an avid bird hunter and fisherman. He has been following the bigfoot phenomenon since the 1950's.