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DATE: November 2nd
COUNTY: Garrett County
LOCATION DETAILS: The area has scattered farms and lots of hills and mountains surrounding it along with lots of forest and woods. Thereís a reservoir right near my house also thatís not a far drive thatís stocked with fish and to me it be the perfect place for a Bigfoot to be close to no people there.
[Investigaytor (MM) notes:
GPS for nearby intersection mentioned below:
NEAREST TOWN: Swanton
NEAREST ROAD: North glade Rd/495 intersection
OBSERVED: My mom and I were sitting out on our bottom porch swing below our house while our dog was going to the bathroom. It wasnít to cold and it was enjoyable to sit out. We sat there for about 10 minutes and then the dog was alerted to something but we couldnít see it.
We think he was alerted to the fox and coyotes that were making a little noise. They normally make more but they werenít as active. Some of the cows and dogs on the farms surrounding us were making noise like they normally do also.
We quit talking and about 2 minutes after that a gut bellowing howl, roar and scream type of sound came from across the street from our house on the ridge. About 15 seconds after the first sound the same type of howl started up again then it went quiet dead quiet. The fox and coyotes went silent along with the dogs and cows and they normally donít. They will keep on til the wee hours of the morning.
I got my coyote call out and attempted to get the thing to make the howl again but it wouldnít. I tried to get the coyotes to make noise but they wouldnít even call back to my call and thatís what struck me as weird. Iím an outdoor guy. Iíve heard coyotes, bobcats and bears. And whatever this was sent the hairs on my neck up and it clearly startled my mom and shut the animals in the woods up also.
ALSO NOTICED: Coyotes were abnormally quiet
OTHER WITNESSES: Me and my mom. We were sitting on the swing waiting for the dog to use the bathroom I was teaching her the difference between the fox call and coyotes before the howl went off
OTHER STORIES: A couple people I know heard similar sounds on the opposite side of the ridge but I havenít talked to them since Iíve been fishing at the reservoir
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 11:45 pm. There were mild clouds in the sky and the moon was peaking through. I could see alot even though it wasnít a complete full moon. Weather was about low 50ís degrees and no wind or breeze.
ENVIRONMENT: Mountain ridge with a couple open fields below it crops have already been harvested. The one field I also coyote hunt out of with my brother and itís close to the ridge.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO