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COUNTY: McCurtain County
LOCATION DETAILS: The cabin was located on Rose Lane at the border with Beavers Bend State Park. There was open area across the street leading to the park.
NEAREST TOWN: Broken Bow / Hochatown
NEAREST ROAD: Rose Lane
OBSERVED: My wife and I traveled from our home in the Dallas area for a 5 day trip to Hochatown, OK on Oct 26, 2020. It had rained all day and had gone to drizzle by the time we arrived at our cabin around 4:30 pm. We unlocked the cabin and went inside and looked around and then went out right before 5 to start unloading our SUV. My wife grabbed some items and headed inside. Right as she got inside I heard a siren go off in the area of Beavers Bend State Park to warn about water being released from the dam. Immediately I heard a load deep growl. After a few seconds the growl turned into a deep howl. This went on for about thirty seconds and was immediately followed by a loud high pitched scream. This was followed wooooing sounds that lasted about 2 minutes. My wife came out while this was going on. We didn't discuss it as I didn't want to tell her what all I had heard. We grabbed up some items and went into the cabin. Upon coming back outside the sound was gone. I heard the siren go off many more times while we were there but never heard any other sounds. I am an army veteran and also former scoutmaster and have spent a lot of time in the woods but have never heard a combination of sounds like this. I'm still not certain if this actually was one or a coincidence of several animal calls occurring one after the other. My wife thought the woooing sound was wind blowing in the forest when we discussed this after we got home. But at the time there was little to no wind blowing and we never heard that again although it blew quite a bit as it rained the majority of time we were there. I originally sent this sound combination to Cliff Barackman and mentioned the Ohio howl and after looking it up it did sound similar to that. At the time I hadn't really thought much about Bigfoot since back when I was in junior high in the 1970's but after this have become really interested in it after this.
ALSO NOTICED: No
OTHER WITNESSES: just myself for the beginning part and then my wife for the final wooooing sounds.
OTHER STORIES: The area is supposed to have a lot of sasquatch activity. I didn't realize this until after I started seeing bigfoot merchandise all over town and looked it up online.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late afternoon. Plenty of light and light drizzle.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine Forest, nearby lake and river. Several other cabins around ours.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Witness was contacted and this is the result of the conversation. As he mentioned he and his wife had arrived at their cabin for the weekend. As he was unloading the car the sirens went off at the campsite to warn off anyone near the dam as they released water. As his wife went into the cabin with a load of luggage, the sirens went off. A second or two after the sirens began, he heard a growl that seemed to have come from near the entrance to the property, and the low growl turned into a long continuous howl, and it slowly modulated into a longer piercing scream. At that point it then morphed into a long wooing calls that lasted at least 2 minutes. He described the scream as a woman screaming at the top of her lungs.
As all that was going on his wife came out and heard the wooing and he said nothing, acting like nothing was out of the ordinary. He knew it was out of place and didn't want to alarm her. When they got inside the cabin she brought it up and she thought that it was odd, but concluded it must have been the wind. He left it at that.
The rest of his dialogue is accurate and he did look up Sasquatch sounds to see what it may have been and the similarities were striking to him.
As a note, the area they were in is a vast area of rivers and forests. I have heard the same calls when they hit the sirens at fish hatcheries and dams/spillways. Once while scouting a location for a BFRO expedition near a fish hatchery, the sirens went off at 6pm. I was sitting at a picnic table going over notes, and before the sirens were done, a long high pitched moan/howl came from a bluff overlooking my location. It oscillated to a higher pitch, then stopped shortly after the sirens stopped. Very similar to a dog howling as a fire trucks goes by with sirens blasting.
Good casual report and witness.
About BFRO Investigator Carter Buschardt:
Carter is originally from Texas & moved to Missouri in 1988. Professional drummer for 20 years. Improv & sketch comic and writer for 5 years. Lighting technician for major touring groups for several years. Experienced outdoorsman and was a trained investigator for MUFON. Studied Herpetology in college. Longtime special interest in Sasquatch long term habituation, burial research, infra sound, language & stick structures. He led three Missouri BFRO Public Expeditions:, 2012 & 2013 & 2014. Led public expedition for BFRO in Illinois in 2019.Participated in Iowa, 2012 Illinois. Michigan 2016. Private Expeditions: Illinois 2011, 2012, 2013. Missouri 2011, 2012 (3) 2013(2) 2014. Iowa 2012, 2014 & 2015. Consulted on two Animal Planet Finding Bigfoot TV shows. Expedition leader in Missouri 2013 (1) & 2014 (2) & Illinois Expedition 2019 (1). Led night ops on numerous BFRO expeditions. Hosted a public Town Hall meeting in Missouri in 2017.