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Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: September 1, 2006
September 1, 1982
Morgan County, Alabama
Wooded Creek Bottom bordered by small farms/scattered
This was vocalization encounter. Exact date
and time are approx. It was early fall in the early 1980s. Approximately
2 hr. after sunset. I and a friend was accompanying another friend and
his 2 hounds. We were in a pickup truck. We had come down to the site to
turn the dogs loose and listen to them run and possibly tree something.
We turned the dogs out of the pickup, cracked open a beer, our first, not
intoxicated. We started small talk. Within 5 min we heard strange grunting
sound off in the distance, from up the creek. Sounded pretty far away,
at least over 100 yd., loud enough for us to notice, but fairly soft. We
made comments about it as we had never heard anything quite like it and
was unsure what it was. The sounds repeated several times approximately
30 sec apart, then stopped. We went on conversing for approximately another
couple of min. and all of a sudden, we heard the same sound coming directly
from the bushes beside the truck, except extremely loud. No one said anything,
just kinda looked at each other with drooped jaws. Then here came the dogs
running up and they jumped in the back of the pickup! Without saying a
word, we were in that truck and out of there in 2 shakes. We got back to
my friends house, discussed what we heard, but we could never convince
ourselves what it was. We were all country boys, spent a lotta time in
the woods. We'd heard bobcats, coyotes, and all kinds of critters but nothing
like that. Bears are very uncommon in those parts. Maybe a stray juvenile
wanders through every 5-10 yr. or so by reports. The weirdest thing, other
than the quality of the grunts, was the fact that whatever it was covered
so much ground through thick bottoms so quickly and noislessly.
Activities of Witness:
Just letting the dogs run and idling away
an early fall night.
Description of Creature:
The sound was unlike anything I've ever heard
before or since. I guess best described as rhythmic grunts. We thought
it might be someone w/a bullroarer device, but no one knew we were there
and how did they get so close w/o a sound? A few years afterward, I brought
up the experience w/o of the guys and he said "dang, you remember that
too? I thought I dreamed it. Then we went to the guy with the dogs and
he denied any memory of it. But me an the other guy absolutely remembered,
and our recollections matched exactly.
Hunted, fished, camped, and hiked all my life.
This is the only thing I've ever experienced I can't explain.
Other (Informational or Encounter
History in the General Area) Notes:
One acquaintance who lived in the area cl
aims to have seen a "monkey" type creature in the area, approximately 3-4
ft tall foraging along the creek bank. He said he was 11 or 12 yr. old
at the time, this would have been several years prior to my experience.
I was told of this 2-3 yr. after my experience.
Additional Notes and or Follow
up Comments: N/A