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Report # 6623  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, July 16, 2003.
Multiple Campers Woken by close range night Vocalizations

YEAR: 2003

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 12

STATE: New Hampshire

COUNTY: Grafton County

LOCATION DETAILS: White Mountains National Park

Big Rock Camping Area

Sites 10 and 11

rainy night warm

NEAREST TOWN: Lincoln New Hampshire

NEAREST ROAD: Kankamagus Pass Highway


Whoop,whoop,whoop, whoop,whoop, whooo....

answer whoop in distance

Whoop was nearby and somewhat high pitched

not owlike nor loonlike nor whooping cranelike

2:00 AM outside our tent.

Camper on adjacent site also heard the same sound.

ALSO NOTICED: on the night before similar sounds were heard, but not as close nor not as distinct

OTHER WITNESSES: four persons heard the sound
all were awakened from sleep


I did not assume that the noise could be a Bigfoot until the next day, while home at my computer, I found a similar sound that was recorded in the 1970s

The whoop was mimiced by a human but the difference was quite obvious

TIME AND CONDITIONS: No sighting, only the sound. No prints other than a small bear outside. Next couple od days I compared sound with wildlife recordings on the internet. No matches found

ENVIRONMENT: wooded mountain area
western slope
river nearby, but no lakes or ponds

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Bill D.:

The reporting witness, who was part of a church camp group, along with his wife and a couple in the next tent were woken at 2 a.m. by a very loud, close range, repetitive vocalization. With occasional 20-30 second pauses, calls continued for over 10 minutes and were answered by a similar responding call from "quite a distance." Volume was as loud as a large man could produce at top of his lungs, timbre of calls was "melodious/primate/bird like." Pitch of calls "about an alto-sax." Calls ended suddenly and were not repeated.

Volume, quality, duration of calls do not correspond to known local animals. Witness identified sasquatch vocalizations heard on internet as "a very close fit" to this sound.

The area has a history of reports of similar vocalizations going back many years.