Here is the report.
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Name: Bruce ****
Email Address: On File
Date of Sighting: 6/27/15
Time of Day: between 1am and 1:30am
Nearest Town: Harrisburg, Illinois
Length of Sighting: 30 sec or less
How many Witnesses: me and nephew who awoke at the end
Any Photos/Videos: n/a
Describe sighting in detail:
Had just got to sleep after chasing a coon away from camp, camp pharaoh. I herd a howl but not like a coyote, then 2 whoops about 10 to15 seconds later. I tried to get my phone turned on but heard it no more.
The sounds came from the valley below somewhere.This was in the garden of the gods area. I am not sure what it was as I am an avid hunter and used to run trap lines and never heard those sounds accept on TV. I have heard bobcats, coyotes ,and even wounded deer. I really can't say what it was but different and my nephew took a leak and stayed close to the tent with me close by.
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I was checking out some information about this area and there was a report back in 2007 of a man doing cougar research when he was interrupted by wood knocks. He described the knocks as "aggressive and loud". This 2007 report was follow up on by the BFRO. This is the same county as this current report of howls and whoops. According to the BFRO website there has been 270 report encounters from the state of Illinois.
This current report and the 2007 report are near the "Garden of the Gods Wilderness" area and also The Shawnee National Forest.
A big thanks to Bruce for sending in his report. If anyone else has encounter a possible Bigfoot in or around this area, then please contact us.
This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.
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