Viewing Report

Sighting Year
1987
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
Catalina Island,
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Country
United States
State
California
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Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
I had a sighting and later on heard vocalizations back at the campsite.
Describe what you heard / found / saw
What I am about to share with you is the truth. Recently I feel compelled to come forward with this information. I am not nuts or have I ever suffered from any mental illness. I am not looking for attention. nI submitted a report to the (BFRO) Bigfoot Field Research Organization about an encounter I had on Catalina Island. I didn't report the whole encounter because I was scared no one would believe me. I told of the vocalizations I experienced outside my tent, not the visual encounter I had on the dirt road. I also want you to know that I believe these animals are flesh and blood. I don't believe in aliens, and this is NOTa paranormal encounter. I hope all will receive it with an open mind and heart. nnFirst let me start by saying, I have always had a belief in God and that belief was strongest when I was a child. I am not a phony baloney, raise your hands, alleluia type of person, but just a person who tries to follow their heart and practice their faith. I am still very human and have a little bit of the Old Testament in me. nnWhen I was 23 years old, I went out to CA to visit my brother. It was a hard time in my life. I was questioning whether there was a loving God or even if he existed. Within about 3 weeks into my visit, in Oct of 1987 my brother, his wife, his baby girl and I went camping on Catalina Island. (Originally I thought it was the Avalon campground, but now after looking up some information, I believe it was the Hermit Gulch campground). Anyway I knew there were two things to watch out for during our stay, rattlesnakes and wild hogs. After the ferry ride, we hiked to our campground and arrived there late afternoon. There were 3 groups of campers that night. Most of the sites were empty. On our site we each had our own tent. I had mine and my brother and his family had theirs. We were located near the bathhouse at the edge of the woods, a short hike to the botanical garden. nnWhen night came, I decided to take a walk into town, pick up a 6 pack of beer and bring it back to share with my brother. I really didn't need the beer, it was just an excuse to get out and walk, it was also a little treat for my brother and me. It was a beautiful night. I was surprised how the air cooled down from the daytime temp. The stars were shining brightly, and it was as if you could reach out and touch them. You could faintly see the mountains against the now darkened sky. nnI began to walk passed the bathhouse and onto the dirt road.. As I walked down the dirt road I noticed that the road was getting harder and harder to see. I was moving away from the utility light of the bathhouse. I turned my head sideways so that my eyes could see the little light that was reflected off the road. I continued to walk when all of a sudden I started to hear this repetitive almost inaudible moan/breathing sound, auhh, auhhh. I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. So I said a little pray in my head. Then the sound grew louder and I thought, 'Man, this is real'!! I said another pray to the Lord, but this time out loud in an attempt to scare whatever it was away. The noise stopped. I didn't want anything to do with this noise. I continued walking and eventually started to come out of the darkness and back into the light of another utility light. There were now horses on my right, greeting me with their snorts. I thought maybe this was what I heard, reverberating off of the ground while I was walking toward the horses. I thought,'Pete, you're losing it!' I continued to walk, and now the golf course was on my left. As I looked around, I remember thinking, 'There's not a soul around. This place just really shuts down at night'I walked along and passed the parked golf carts and continued until I was across from an outbuilding, when all of a sudden, the horses that I had passed moments earlier, freaked! And I mean freaked!! I thought either a fight had broken out or they weren't aware of my presence. The funny thing was, that most of them were running straight towards me. I got off the road and approached the barbed wire fence. Some of them came to a stop not far from me. I could see one with its ears pinned back, nostrils flaring, eyes wide with the whites showing, and the head high bouncing in an agitated motion. I started to talk out loud to them, trying to calm them with my voice, all the while looking down the area I just came from on the dirt road. There was nothing. I came away from the barbed wire fence and got back on the dirt road. I took 15 to 20 steps on the dirt road heading to town and decided I was going to look one more time down the dirt road. This time I spun around to my left quickly and looked down the road at this same area, trying to catch whatever it was off guard, and to my amazement, way down the road near the golf course side, away from the horses, I saw a human silhouette roughly 6 ft. tall. He was in mid stride with his head slightly lowered. As I looked at him he stopped his stride and stood erect. He stood still for a brief moment and then leaned to the left, as if realizing that I could see him. He had come into the light and I could clearly see the shadowed outline of what I thought was a person (head, arms, and legs). He next took off like a professional baseball player stealing second, but instead of sliding feet first behind a small group of bushes, he came into them at full speed, in a crouched position stopping dead behind the bushes. My first thought was 'this guy is pretty fast and he is trying to scare me, what an immature nut. What if I take my 6'1
Describe the time of year and the environment
10/1/1987
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
I am not sure
Additional comments
Right before I started my walk on the dirt road I saw a person acting strange (lurking) around the bathhouse.
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