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Report # 1462  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Friday, January 26, 2001.
Sound heard month earlier than another report in same area

YEAR: 2000

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 13

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Yakima County

LOCATION DETAILS: Unmarked campsite on right side just past the turn for state campsites and boat launch.



OBSERVED: We showed up and set up camp around 5:00pm. Started the fire and around 9:00pm the noises followed shortly therafter.

We heard the noise about a half mile away and it progressevly got louder. It was still getting darker when we heard the noises and we saw a bird flying overhead and swooping down and then the noise was heard.

We are all pretty sure that the noise was not bear or elk. It sounded like a schreech howl grunt. We heard the noise again the next day around the same time.

ALSO NOTICED: Bird flying overhead seeming to be protective and swooping down just before the noise.

OTHER WITNESSES: 3, all of us sitting around the campfire.

OTHER STORIES: Report #382 on your list.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 9:00pm getting dark cool summer evening.


A & G References: Pg. 49, B6

Follow-up investigation report:

This sound was described as a high pitched to low grunt. It is not related to #382 but the witness read the other report and wanted to describe what they heard as well a month prior and in the same general area.