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COUNTY: Berkshire County
LOCATION DETAILS: South Of Tyringham, Mass north of Great Barrington Mass
NEAREST TOWN: Great Barrington Mass
NEAREST ROAD: Mass Rt 23
OBSERVED: I have hiked the Appalachian Trail Georgia to Hanover NH ( 2006-Present ), I am a section hiker. While staying at The Tom Leonard Selter,East Mtn State Park Mass.I had an incident. While solo camping at the shelter I decided to call a big foot in. Or try, it was a erie evening, i went to get water it was a long way down. While I had a feeling something was watching me. It was getting dark...uneventfully I hiked back. I made a big fire that lasted for three hours, made alot of noise. Did a couple Bigfoot calls. A whoop whoop type. A wood knock ( no return ). A local plane saw my smoke and buzzed right over my camp site. After a great meal, some singing, i went to bed on the TOP bunk. I always sleep with one eye and ear open. At 2:30am I heard a solid Wood Knock followed immediatley by a tree gettintg pushed over. It did not crash . It sounded dead and not tall... " Wood Knock then a Thud ", after that nothing. 1/2 hour later I was back to sleep.
ALSO NOTICED: No, I have hiked 1,724 of the AT, 424 to go..This was my BEST night camping of the entire AT. It was a perfect night. I hike, back pack 5 weeks a year. Live in Ohio . I like Big Footing better then sports. :)
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me
OTHER STORIES: 2016 September , Happy Hill Shelter, shelter south oh Hanover New Hampshire. The PERFECT vocalization, 11:pm. A 15-20 second howl or moan. From the hill top 1/2 mile a way. Like it was lonley looking for its mate. It was either a bigfoot or a human simulating one. It was perfect. Then later at 4:am. Much closer woops woop.. heading that way . Cool Raelly cool
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 230am
ENVIRONMENT: Rock Outcroppings, Pine Forest with Birch Trees.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
I spoke at length with the above witness. He stated while section hiking the AT in September 2015. he arrived at the Tom Lenard Shelter. This shelter is named for a longtime volunteer and hiker of the AT. He set up his camp and went to get water. While hiking to the water source he felt a presence following him.
Once he returned to the camp he, lit a large fire and made a few vocal calls, ones similar to suspected Sasquatch. At one point he was overflown by a small plane, (probably saw his fire.)
He went to sleep in the shelters loft. Around 2:30am he was awoken to a loud powerful tree knock. Followed by what he described as a large thump. He listened attentively for a bit longer then fell asleep. He did not look for any tree damage in the morning.
The witness states he follows documentary shows and non scripted television regarding Sasquatch. He further stated he had possible encounters in Woodville NY and Hanover NH. He often hikes the AT and will keep reporting any possible activity.
The Appalachian Trail, AKA "The AT" runs from Georgia to Maine. There are numerous reports all up and down the country of possible Sasquatch activity along the AT. In Massachusetts, AKA Squatchachusetts, the AT runs North to South through Western Mass in the Berkshires. There are multiple reports in the Berkshires along the AT. Beartown State Forest and October Mountain State Forest to name a few..
I will keep in contact with the witness and update the report and more information comes in. Myself and other BFRO investigators are actively working several other cases in this immediate area.
About BFRO Investigator Jonathan Wilk:
Founder and leader of Team Squatchachusetts. BFRO field investigator. Organized Massachusetts 2015, 2016 and 2017 Expeditions. Speaker at the 2019 Ohio Bigfoot Conference