Report # 3541 (Class B)
Submitted by witness R.M. on Friday, April 30, 1999.
Very loud, extremely powerful howl heard near home
DATE: Beginning of June of 1997
COUNTY: Adams County
LOCATION DETAILS: The incident occurred in Michaux State Forest, Adams county in the state of Pa. This incident occurred at the beginning of June just before dusk just of of Rt. 233N, 7 miles north of Rt. 30.
OBSERVED: I was sitting on my deck having a cold one and I heard the loudest howl, similar to one of the howler monkeys, but the strength of this howl was absolutely phenomenal.
As I said before the strength and duration was hard for me fathom. There were two of these great howls and they were moving south and away from my house which sits around 1,400 ft above sea level.
I, myself, can create a loud and powerful scream, but I had nothing on what I heard that June evening.
There is no way it could have been a cougar or a bear.
I’ve fished and camped for some 20 odd years and have never experienced the power of this howl that I heard in June 1997.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was the only witness and I was sitting on my deck just before dusk in early June.
ENVIRONMENT: Forest Top of a ridge 1,800ft. Pine trees as well as other types of trees associated with the Pa. mountains.