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Report # 76534  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Friday, October 20, 2023.
Howls heard after midnight by resident between Botsford and Upper Stepney
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YEAR: 2023


MONTH: October

DATE: 17

STATE: Connecticut

COUNTY: Fairfield County

LOCATION DETAILS: [Investigator MM notes: The GPS coordinates for location of the witness when he heard the howls: 41.338269,-73.261060



OBSERVED: I heard repeated short duration screaming/long-duration whooping after midnight on 17th of October. This went on for about five to ten minutes.

Coordinates for my location are 41.338269,-73.261060. The sound direction seemed as it was from the Northeast of coords. It was not a bobcat/fox/coyote. I live out west, CA to be specific, and I'm well aquainted with coyotes, bobcats, and cougars and their vocalizations. This voice had quite a bit of 'power' behind it and I could tell that it was carried over distance. I would 'rough' guesstimate at least two klicks from my coords.

Vocal pattern would be roughly 10 seconds of vocalization then stop. This repeated four or five times that I was aware of. It may have been going on prior to me noticing it.

All the dogs in the area started barking at once when the vocalizations ended. Normally there are many owls in the area and when I had gone outside previously I could hear them.

When I had noticed the vocalizations had ended it was probably a good ten minutes before I could hear the owls again.

I've previously heard several of the vocalization recordings on YouTube. These seem to match a couple/few that I've heard before.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: Occured after midnight. Weather conditions were clear to partly cloudy.


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

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