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January 1, 2012
November 19, 2011
Newton County, Texas
1st encounter November 18th 2011 2000hrs..I was setting at my camp around
a fire.. I heard a woop woop woop sound ..very high pitched. I have been
coming to these woods since I was 5 yr. old, I am 42 now, and I have NEVER
heard this before.. I started to go toward where I heard the sound, about
200 yards away..at this time I heard a distant knocking on wood like someone
was hitting a tree with a wooden bat the woop woop sound stopped.. I didn't
hear it again until the next day on November 19th 2011 1700 hr.. I had
parked my truck at the entrance to my camp road and walked in. As I got
closer to the creek crossing,, I heard the woop woop woop again this time
very close across a small clearing with about 6 foot tall pine trees..
I stopped and got behind a tree at the edge of the road..I had a deer grunt
call with me.. I grunted it a couple of times. I heard something coming
through the woods towards me.. I raised my rifle not knowing what was coming..
keep in mind there are other animals in this area that can kill you.. the
sound of trees moving and underbrush breaking was getting closer. it stopped
moving, I grunted my call again the "whatever" it was started moving again
then I heard the wood knocking again..whatever it was took off toward the
sound very fast.. There are lots of swamps in this area but with the drought
the swamp is dry the only place for water is at the river of by my camp
there is a natural spring fed creek that has never been dry the area is
very thick underbrush and marsh in areas. Since the rains have returned
and the swamp back wet I have not heard the sounds lately.
Info: I am retired from
the US Army I was a Military Policeman for 21 years. I am trained to observe
and report. I have never heard the things that I heard on these days. I
have always felt safe at my camp..But, but in the last few weeks I have
had the feeling that someone or something was watching me. I have served
with the Army Special Forces, I completed Ranger school, Army parachute
school, Air Assault school. I have served in Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Iraq,
Afghanistan and South America. I am no whimp and do not frighten easy..but
the sound that I heard made the hair on my neck stand up.
Activities of Witness: Walking though the woods to my deer stand.
of Creature: I did not see it only
(Informational or Encounter History in the General Area) Notes:
I have heard stories from some of the old timers but that was many years
ago. I did speak to 2 hunters in the area that also heard the woop woop
sound an felt as if they were being watched. They were camped at the edge
of the swamp on the river side.
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