Viewing Report

Sighting Year
1996
Category
Sounds
Nearest City
Dongola,
LAT/LONG
Country
United States
State
Illinois
County
Describe what you were doing at time of sighting
Bowhunting
Describe what you heard / found / saw
I was bowhunting on government ground about 1-2 miles off a state road. I hunted in this spot manyntimes. It was a great spot - very secluded with 4 types of environments. I would see all kinds of wildlife:ndeer, turkey, coyote, bobcat, and beaver. That particular evening I saw 6 deer, all does. They mealednaround for a while around my stand and were on their way. Not long after the deer left, I heard a veryndeep, loud roar or scream, that lasted about 3 or 4 seconds, come from where the deer were headed. I'vennever heard anything like that before other than in the movies. The best way I can describe the soundnwould be similar to Chewbacca in Star Wars. Moments after the sound, several deer came running fromnthe direction of the sound and headed back to the thicket where they came from.
Describe the time of year and the environment
Mid November. Late in the evening, close to dusk. I was hunting an area where 4 environments met: tonthe northwest was an open field of tall grass, to the northeast was a wooded area with very large oak andnhickory trees, to the southeast was a swamp and to the southwest was a very thick area with small treesnand a lot of brush. The sound came from the wooded area to the northeast.
Have there been any other reports ro talk in your area
Not that I know of.
Additional comments
First of all, I must say that I am very skeptical and don't believe there is any such thing as Bigfoot,nhowever I did hear something strange so I thought I would share this story. I'm not sure what made thisnsound, but I've never heard anything like it before. Anyway, that's what I heard. Post it if you like.
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