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COUNTY: Tuscarawas County
LOCATION DETAILS: bridge off of st rt 250 almost to the end of Tappan Lake
NEAREST TOWN: Dennison
NEAREST ROAD: st rt 250
OBSERVED: me, my wife and a friend were all sitting on the side of the bridge off of st rt 250 at Tappan Lake fishing the bay by the old Grange Building at around 11 pm. there was 2 other guys that i dont know sitting directly across from us fishing maybe 30 yds away, when we heard the first scream it sounded like a woman but not quite the same and it was LOUD , i mean it sounded like it was right above us on the hillside but it wasnt
i shined a BRIGHT flashlight up into the trees and didnt see anything. right after i shut out the light off it SCREAMED 3 more times then made these really loud sounds. sounded like animal in pain howling but it was LOUD as hell !! that is when me, my wife and friend all started snatching up our fishing tackle and heading for the car. we ran into the other 2 guys who were sitting across from us and they were heading to their car in a hurry too. we ALL said it wasnt anything wed ever heard before and we were getting the hell out of there FAST !!
ive fished that area several times since and have never heard anything again. but since then i have heard other rumors of people hearing and or seeing strange things in that area.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3 we were all fishing
OTHER STORIES: ive heard rumor of other people sighting or hearing what they thought were bigfoots in the area of the lake !!
TIME AND CONDITIONS: around 11 pm
ENVIRONMENT: woods near by , we were fishing at Tappan Lake
Follow-up investigation report:
I spoke with the witness by phone. There is not much to add.
He said he has been hunting and trapping for 25 years and never heard that type of sound before.