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Report # 3148  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Sunday, September 23, 2001.
Traveler hears "eerie and strange" scream while walking dog near Elsie
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YEAR: 2001

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

DATE: 9-20-01

STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Clatsop County

LOCATION DETAILS: Rest area along Hwy 26 between Portland and Seaside.


NEAREST ROAD: Highway 26

OBSERVED: On September 20th, 2001 at approximately 11:30p.m. my wife was returning from Portland to the coast. She stopped at the rest area on Highway 26 (which I believe is at about the 27 mile marker) to let our dog out.
While there she heard what she described as an "eerie" scream coming from the southeast and lasting about 4-5 seconds. She said that it was far enough away that it didn't scare her.As described the scream would have come from across Highway 26 and in an area where there has been some activity (see reports under Clatsop County).
I played the recordings on this website for her, and she said it sounded like Matt Moneymaker's Ohio recorded scream.


OTHER STORIES: Yes, see Clatsop County reports

clear night

ENVIRONMENT: Wooded area, lots of pine.

Follow-up investigation report:

The area surrounding the rest stop is heavily forested and sparsely populated. The witness is a native of Oregon and quite familiar with the sounds of native wildlife. She could not attribute this sound to anything she has ever heard before. Witness described the sound as eerie and strange, sustained over several seconds. It was a mid-range scream as opposed to a howl.

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