Report # 6836 (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Wednesday, September 3, 2003.
Early afternoon vocalization heard by four people
COUNTY: Forest County
LOCATION DETAILS: go north on 208 from 80 past Newmansville and take a right. next right turn right and drive into the Allegheny National Forest. first left on paved road, turns to dirt and drive two miles.
NEAREST TOWN: Guitonville
NEAREST ROAD: off 36 before tionesta unknown road
OBSERVED: While fore of us were exploring an abandond farm house heard one loud roar that was so loud it echoed. the sound lasted about ten seconds and only happed once. it came from a tree line in a field at least 3oo yards from where we stood. we stoped turned around and got into our car and drove away.
ALSO NOTICED: none
OTHER WITNESSES: one female adult, two children and me.
OTHER STORIES: none
TIME AND CONDITIONS: it was early afternoon and clear and sunny.
ENVIRONMENT: off the dirt road was a old farm house and barn surrounded by a field. forest all around.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Paul J. Mateja:
I spoke with witness on 12/13/04. He added the following:
He does not know exactly what he heard but it left a lasting impression on him and the others. The roar/scream lasted for about 10 seconds. It did not vary in pitch or intensity. It was very powerful and seemed to echo thru the trees – much like a shotgun blast would do. It occurred only once. The witness estimated that the sound emanated from 300-400 feet away (the submitted report stated a distance of 300 yards).