Received From: The GCBRO Online Report
Report Posted To GCBRO Web Site On: May 1, 2009
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Rural area surrounded by forests.
My father, uncles and grandfather chased something around one summer/fall
in the late 60's It was never seen, but was heard and smelled on
many occasions. It would start with either a scream, described as
starting off like a woman screaming and then going to a more cougar sounding
scream and ending up as a real deep growl/roar, (all with one breath and
lasting for several seconds), and then it would violently shake a tree.
(The trees were usually apple or pear trees in someone's back yard.)
Then they would notice the smell. They described it as a sickening
sweet skunk/sulpher smell. The aforementioned men would grab lights
and guns and chase after the source of the noise but never caught up with
of Witness: Witnesses were
either relaxing at home, sleeping, or working outside in a garage after
dark when they would hear or smell something.
of Creature: None observed
Other Notes: It was also said that the local dogs would not chase this thing. Usually they would hide under a porch or car and refuse to come out. One other gentleman attempted to get his hunting dogs to track it, but they refused to leave the barn, and when he would throw one out and go back to get another one the first one would sneak back in and hide under something.
family had two pet dogs that spent a lot of time roaming the neighborhood
and woods prior to this. One morning while this was going on we found
one of the dogs nearly dead and it looked as though it had been in a serious
fight with something unknown. It died before noon that day.
Within a week of that the other dog ran off and took up residence with
a family in a more populated village about a mile away and stayed there
for the rest of it's life.
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