Viewing Report

Sighting Year
2003
Category
Sighting
Nearest City
Bettendorf,
LAT/LONG
Country
United States
State
Iowa
County
Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
I was hiking through the County Park observing deer and other animal tracks.
Describe what you heard / found / saw
I had been hiking for a few hours and sat down to eat some lunch. I had hiked here several times beforenbut i was a little lost and had never gone this deep into the woods before. I was eating for about 5nminutes when i heard a very loud screetching roar. It didn't sound like it was that close and I just kindofnsat there wondering what the hell could make a noise like that. I heard it again about 45 sec. later. Itnsounded louder, I wasn't sure if it was closer then it had been before. I did't want to stick around andnfind out. I found my way back to the parking lot about 15 minutes later, on my way out i heard it againnbut it was much fainter then before.
Describe the time of year and the environment
It was during the winter but it was unushually warm and since it was kindof wet out it was the perfactntime to go on a hike and observe deer tracks
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
There had been a bit of talk of a large beast living in those woods, I just kindof though it was a roomernstarted by a group of kids who were camping out there earlier this month
Additional comments
I am very familiar with the woods. I have been a hiker amost my whole life, I have never heard anythingnlike that and I never want to again. It was a very frighting noise.nP.S.nI would like to keep my identity annonynomous because I fear that my friends and family will think Inam crazy and not speak to me anymore, thank you.
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