Report # 3565 (Class B)
Submitted by witness M. on Thursday, December 16, 1999.
Roar heard and deer carcasses found
YEAR: 1984 – ’94
COUNTY: Fulton County
LOCATION DETAILS: Meadowgrounds, State Game land # 53
NEAREST TOWN: Mcconnellsburg
NEAREST ROAD: Rt. 30, – 655
OBSERVED: This covers a couple of incidents over several of years that in retrospect may add up to some type of big foot activity.
In 84 a friend and I were night fishing in Meadowgrounds lake at around 2300 we could here a dogs barking in sequence as something was travelling around south west the edge of the game land which there are a few houses.
Then we heard what I could best discribe as a roar that echoed across the small valley. My friend and I looked at each other and said what was that.
We both are very familiar with the animals of Pa. I have had bobcats circle me at night and often heard thier cry while camping.
Neither of us have ever heard a noise like that. Except for us there was complete quiet after the roar. One of my hobbies is rock climbing. I like to scout for unclimbed rock . I was told by a friend that there was some large cliffs behind his house on 655 which borders the Game Land.
I hiked up what passed for a trail through steep dense cover. The rocks are visible from the road and looked promising.
I was dissapointed to find the rock to be loose and steppy. Not what rock jock wants after a very tough bushwack.
Being a hunter I was also checking game sighns.
I found 4 or 5 deer within 100 yards or so of each other did not appear to be shot or attacked by dogs but abdominal cavities were open.
ENVIRONMENT: Lake surrounded by Steep Mountain and ridge. Very dense brush