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Submitted by witness on Thursday, February 9, 2006.
Possible vocalization along the Verde River, near Dead Horse Ranch State Park
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COUNTY: Yavapai County
LOCATION DETAILS: down from my house down a hill lies trees along side a large river that stretches along the towns.
NEAREST TOWN: clarkdale
NEAREST ROAD: broadway
OBSERVED: i had just finished putting my children and wife to bed and had just stepped out the front door of my house to smoke a cigarette and put the cat out when i heard this very low but loud 'whooing' sound coming from the direction of the river bottoms. Hearing the sounds i distinctively remember from the sound recordings and this one was similar to the low, far away moan type sounds on the recording. To even hear the sound in real life made the hair on back of my neck stand up straight. The sound only continued for about another minute and as soon as it silenced, all the dogs in the neighborhood, even coyotes in the distance, all at once began to bark and howl. I decided to stay inside that night and the next morning went to the tree line on top of the river to see or hear anything else, but nothing more than.
ALSO NOTICED: this past weekend my 14 year old son swore he heard the same sound from the same direction
OTHER WITNESSES: myself. I was the only one
OTHER STORIES: none
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was about eleven p.m. clear and calm skies
ENVIRONMENT: sounds mostly came from the river bottoms, close to a bridge next to dead horse state park
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator TF Zamiski:
2/19/2006. I spoke to the witness this evening for about 15 minutes. The area he lives is along the Verde River and near Dead Horse Ranch State Park, the river is very low now from a dry winter but still has some moving water to support wildlife. There were four calls from the river bottom lasting about 10 seconds each with about 15 seconds between. It was quiet during the calls, then the area dogs and coyotes sounded off in apparent response. He has heard animal calls in the wild but this was different than anything he has heard before but similar to sound recordings he listened to on this site.
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.