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COUNTY: Preble County
LOCATION DETAILS: State route 503sm south. Near Lanier school house
NEAREST TOWN: West Alexandria
NEAREST ROAD: State route 503
OBSERVED: One night about 4 am I heard strange sounds. It started fairly distant and would repeat on a somewhat long interval. It slowly moved closer. As it closed in the sound went from slow intervals to rapidly repeating. I estimated whatever it was moved 35-40 mph. It was about 50 yards from my house when I opened the door and fired 3 shotgun rounds in the general direction. The sounds sped off and I've never heard it again.
I read one report that said that Preble County terrain was unsuitable for big foot. The person probably failed to consider the countless miles of tunnels in the area from the old limestone mines. I don't know how accessible they are from remote locations but certainly worth considering.
OTHER WITNESSES: My wife. She was asleep and I woke her up
OTHER STORIES: Numerous
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 4am. Warm and muggy
ENVIRONMENT: Near small woods in my back lot
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jonny Walker:
After contacting the husband, we had a good long discussion on what he heard that night. He did his best to describe the sound, but went silent when I imitated a whoop, going low tone to a very high one. He stated that was just about exactly what he had heard, his wife as well. He said when it woke him and he sat there and listened to it a few times, he woke his wife asking for her to listen. She started saying she wasn't hearing anything when she then heard the next whoop. Gauging the volume of the sound, he was able to tell it was getting closer and was repeating more. He stated that he left the bed and went to the back door and opened it shotgun in hand. As the sound was getting closest to the house he fired off 3 rounds in that direction. The whooping stopped but he heard it move off through a section of woods that extended from behind the house to the side. I could tell from the way the man spoke, that he had experienced what he said.
Taking the description of the area I was given, I was able to deduce the general region. A large creek flows about a mile from his property and is quite thickly wooded. Bands of wooded land extend out from the creek area, in between fields. One such band runs past his house.
This location is very close to Report #45280 and occurring only a month later.
About BFRO Investigator Jonny Walker:
Jon Walker is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He works in the surveillance field. He has hiked across several U.S. National Parks and a few Manitoba Provincial Parks. He has seen and heard evidence of Sasquatches. Jon attended the 2017 and 2018 Kentucky Expeditions.