Campers hear loud vocalizations and find footprints near Loucks Mills

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Report # 10805 (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Monday, February 28, 2005.
Campers hear loud vocalizations and find footprints near Loucks Mills

YEAR: 1996
SEASON: Fall
MONTH: October
DATE: 26
STATE: Pennsylvania
COUNTY: Potter County
LOCATION DETAILS: Roger’s lot.
NEAREST TOWN: Loucks Mills

OBSERVED: 1996… Potter County Penna… Loucks Mills PA… camping in a place called Roger’s lot… October… me and two others… had a close encounter….1 am…getting ready for bed… we were hooting back at the owls…sounding off…all around… I think that is what started the whole thing…the hooting at the owls…suddenly…something started crashing in the brush… then howling and smashing…it circled the camp …the sounds were like a ape… inhaling and exhaling hoots…then screams…the thing howled all the way up the neighboring hill in about 60 seconds to the top…screamed again then was gone…something’s out there…the strange thing the owls shut up when the thing started…and was silent the rest of the night…we contacted the PA game commission they said it was a mountain lion…interesting…at the time they claimed publicly mountain lions were extinct in PA.. (I know better)…I know what they sound like…I know all animals in this area…this was different… the tracks were huge, human like, tracks circling the camp…wish I had some plaster….second time…I heard something like this first was in 1972..felt menaced…nightmares for months afterwards…Something is out there.

ALSO NOTICED: Large footprints…broken limbs of trees.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3 witnesses
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1 am…clear night…warm
ENVIRONMENT: Creek bottom….pine forest.


Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Stan Courtney:

I spoke with the witness by phone.

The witness is an experienced hunter and woodsman and considers himself knowledgeable of all the wildlife in this area. He stated that the vocalizations were very loud and intimidating. He said that the sounds were baboon like.

They found five or six footprints the next morning in the mud. According to the witness, two of the footprints were of sufficient detail to show the toe impressions. The footprints, he stated, measured sixteen inches long and six inches wide.


He has been interested in the paranormal since he was 11yrs old. He has had many experiences with both ghosts and UFO's and it has just solidified his beliefs. He set up this site to catalogue as much information about the paranormal in one location. He is the oldest of three and moved from the UK to the USA in 2001.

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