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Report # 35281  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Unknown nighttime visitor at a campsite on Lake Jeannette

YEAR: 2011


MONTH: August

DATE: 22nd

STATE: Minnesota

COUNTY: St. Louis County

LOCATION DETAILS: We were camping in the National forest at lake Jeanette. camp site number ten. It is right on the lake.


NEAREST ROAD: dirt road by Lake Jeanette

OBSERVED: We were camping North of Orr MN at Lake Jeanette. Around four in the morning I heard heavy large foot steps coming toward our tent. It was definately on two feet I was wide awake and have no doubt about that. I yelled Who's there? and it threw a rock at our tent, then walked very fast away. once again with huge heavy foot steps. I tried to recreate the sound of the steps in the morning but was unable to sound that loud. Still wondering what it was.

ALSO NOTICED: tried to create the sound of the steps. It was not possible. to walk that loud.

OTHER WITNESSES: one other witness. she was sleeping right before I held. she heard the rock hit the tent.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: nice cool evening, 4:00a.m.

ENVIRONMENT: Pine and hardwood forest. Lake Jeanette a Glacier lake

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Valerie Adams:

The witness and her companion are experienced campers and had not experienced anything like this before. The footsteps were bipedal and extremely heavy. Later, one witness remained in the tent, and the other tried to duplicate the sound of the footsteps outside, but could not. They estimate the rock was thrown from about 6 feet away. The campsite area is large and remote, with no other campers nearby. Lake Jeannette is surrounded by very rocky ground and is in the Superior National Forest, close to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

About BFRO Investigator Valerie Adams:

Valerie Adams is a medical professional that has participated in BFRO and private expeditions since 2008, including MI-UP, NE Iowa, WI, and IL.

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