Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
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September 1, 2011
Wilkes County, Georgia
I was sitting on my back porch smoking with my 2 dogs in the yard about
10 feet from me. Being summer time I heard the typical crickets, frogs
and other usual night time creatures. Off to my left I began hearing a
low rumbling growl sound that went on for about 2 or 3 minutes with an
occasional grunt and thumping sound. This was followed by a very deep,
loud, long growl that sounded like nothing else I have ever heard. At first
I thought that maybe this was a feral hog since they are common in the
area, but it got louder and more intense as if it was not happy with something.
My dogs stood up, turned towards the direction of the sounds with the hair
on their backs standing up. They turned and looked at me, looked back in
the direction of the growls and came up on the porch and got under the
chair I was sitting in, never making a sound. The dogs would not come out
from under the chair or make a peep. I went inside the house and got my
oldest son for him to hear this noise. When he came outside the growls
continued off and on for 1-2 minutes and then stopped with no further noises.
The other creatures were even quiet, not even a cricket chirp after that.
While telling my father in law what I heard he told me that he and his
wife said they have been sitting on their front porch which faces the opposite
direction from the direction I was facing when they started hearing loud
whooping sounds that resembled a trumpet sound that go on for several seconds
that are followed by a couple of loud knocks. He said they have heard these
noises in the early morning just after sunrise and at night about the same
time I heard the noises. I never saw anything or have heard anything since
then. I do not have any explanation for these sounds. They were like nothing
I have heard before until I saw the show "Finding Bigfoot" the other day.
The growling sound when the show first comes on and when it goes to and
back from commercial is exactly what I heard. Does Bigfoot exist ? I don't
know, but I heard something that has me thinking now.
Info: Before: usual
local creatures , After : nothing The animals native to this area
: coyotes, foxes, feral hogs, bobcats, deer. There was a yard light between
me, the field and the woods where the sounds came from. Sounds appeared
to be close, half mile or less.
of Witness: Sitting on porch,
of Creature: N/A
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