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Submitted by witness on Sunday, July 26, 2009.
Possible vocalizations heard by campers In Lake Luzerne area
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STATE: New York
COUNTY: Warren County
NEAREST TOWN: Lake George
NEAREST ROAD: rt 9n
OBSERVED: while camping in the Lake Luzerne/4th lake area we heard several hoot-whoops on July 24th at approx 0130--200.prior to hearing these whoops, I heard something large walking approx 20-30 ft away from our camp. a distinctive "cracking" noise was made as if something very large either broke or stepped on a large branch these vocalizations were between 2, and possibly a 3rd animal. they were heard moving away from our area. I almost wonder if they were herding prey for hunting purposes. approx 02 hrs later I heard them again as they moved back into our area.I have heard these noises before and I immediately recognized the sounds as they are so unique.there were 7 people in our tent. 4 teenage girls (my wife myself and our 10 month old son.we all heard them and needless to say the girls and my wife were a little startled.
ALSO NOTICED: none
OTHER WITNESSES: see above
OTHER STORIES: not in this area but in St.Lawrence county, I have spoken with Todd Paterson previously about sightings
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it had rained throughout the day and was misty that night
ENVIRONMENT: the campground is a public campground and people have horses on site/lake in area / wooded with mixed growth. visibility in woods is poor due to thick canopy and dense woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Paul Kotch :
I spoke with this witness for approximately 45 minutes, and believe he is sincere in his account of the events described. I visited the area two weeks after his encounter - no significant observations were made.
The area has a rich history of Sasquatch activity.
About BFRO Investigator Paul Kotch :
Paul Kotch grew up in Central New Jersey, where he was employed in the Bio-tech industry and served as a volunteer for the NJ Dept Of Fish and Game. He became interested in the Sasquatch phenomenon as a child in the 70's after seeing an episode of "In Search Of" hosted by Leonard Nimoy. He attended his first expedition in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and joined the BFRO after attending his second expedition the following year. Paul relocated to South West Florida in early 2014 to pursue a writing career. He lives with his wife and two dogs.