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 Posted: September 28th, 2008 09:49 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Just got back and MAN, what a Expedition! Class A's class B's and rock throwing's, vocals,wood knockings. It was a smorgsboard of squatches. Too tired to get into details but stay tuned for more!!!!!!
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 Posted: September 28th, 2008 11:13 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Class A's!

I eagerly await more details.
 
 
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 12:01 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Get rested and then dish.....We gotta know
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 11:04 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

It was very interesting, to say the least, especially for my 1st Expedition!
 
 
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 11:26 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Can't wait to hear the details
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 01:19 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

We had a great group of expeditioners on this one. With attendence above 30.

TXbfro and myself arrived early and from Tuesday evening on there was not a moment that passed that did not include activity of one sort or another. It was as if they were broadcasting that the BFRO was in town. If you were not there yourself the stories that are to come will sound unbelieveable. But I assure you every encounter is real. Just for a taste, I woke up Sturday morning to find a large foot print (17") and several smaller prints (9") outside my tent. Also there were two, count 2 hand impressions at two corners of my tent. The overal length was 12" with fingers 7" long. They were in weathered lime shale and unsuitable for casting. However, pictures were taken.

Folks I'm telling you we are so jazzed that it may be a year before we calm down.
 
 
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I'm going to go ahead and post, because although my experiences were amazing, there is much more exciting stuff to come (save the best for last...).

First let me say this was a wonderful experience all the way around for so many reasons including but not limited to:
1. Great organization. Our leader and this team had it together.
2. A high ratio of investigators to general public.
3. Some of the best investigators in the country - no price could be put on what I learned from them, and this was not my first expedition. And what I learned was as exciting as what I had happen.
4. Without exception, good people on this trip. I enjoyed every single one of them.
5. LOTS of activity - just about anything that could happen did to someone.

I arrived at base camp around 2:00 pm on Thurs. Had traveled across country with ML & RL - a father and daughter from IL. Since I was a woman traveling alone it was great to make friends before I got there. (Ladies, if you have an interest in this amazing creature, don't let anything hold you back). Met most of the investigators that afternoon and the participants as they arrived. From what we learned there had been tremendous activity the night before both at base camp and another nearby location. We were in a very hot spot.

Teams were deployed to 3 locations that night. I was sent to some private property about a mile away from base camp. Our group totaled 5 and 2 of them were investigators. This location had had a lot of activity the night before. We heard some distance calls and had one small rock tossed at us from the woods. However, when a team was deployed on a ridge line above us, our activity ceased for that night but it picked up on the mountain (their story to tell) so I'd guess that curiosity led them away from us to the mountain. One very interesting note for Thursday night was that there were cattle within hearing range of us that were extremely agitated. My husband and I raise cattle and this was not normal behavior for cattle at night. I first tried to attribute it to calves having been recently weaned and removed from the mother's (later learned that wasn't true)but the vocalizations from the cows was way too intense and went on all night long with no let up and we kept hearing 'something' vocalizing over the top of the cattle. Very hard to describe the sound with all of the noise the cattle were making. I will let the investigators speak as to what they interpreted this activity to relate to. I returned to base about 1 am.

At base camp we actually had a dwelling to stay in as well as a large area to camp. There was already an investigator's camp set up about a quarter mile from and in view of the back of the dwelling (NE I believe), so newcomers were setting up in the woods on the front or SE side of the property. I had brought a tent, but chosen to stay in the lodge the first night being somewhat tired from the drive. My friends ML & RL had set up tents and it was very exciting to hear their experience as well as be shown the footprints around their camp the next morning. I was definitely setting up my tent for the next night.

On Friday morning after breakfast I went about setting up my tent. RL and I were the farthest away from the group and the closest to the woods. There were now approximately 7 tents in this location. After speaking with one of the senior investigators I set a bag of 7 apples (in a plastic grocery bag) directly between our two tents, parallel to a tree, and in the middle of a bull dozer track - actually on the flat piece between the two track marks. More to come on the apples.

On Friday night we deployed to two locations. I was assigned to the girls or 'bait' team (ha ha) and we would eventually end up at the investigators tent camp toward the river to act like normal campers. Two of the male investigators went ahead of us to the camp to start a fire and just hang out since this is what they were doing when they got so much activity on Wednesday night. Four of us women started out about 9 pm from base to walk about a half mile to the river and then slowly make our way back and across to the investigators camp. We did have a thermal unit with us that was being operated by our female investigator and it had the ability to both view and record.

Uneventful walk to the river. We did hear a few distant calls, but nothing close. There was an old abandoned house trailer and garage type building at the river and we had an unusual sound event there, but no one felt it was squatch related so nothing to report on that. We made our way back from the river to the investigators camp and just hung out. We did keep hearing a single agitated cow or bull to the east of the camp, but it eventually stopped. We tried various calls and got distant responses, but nothing close. 2 of the ladies and I returned to base around 1 am. The tent group had a fire going and various people were discussing their previous squatch encounters. Good stuff!

Turned in late to my tent. Cattle noises had stopped and I heard calls on an off all night - most distant, but some closer. To hear them calling to each other was awesome. I woke about 5 am, cold and needing to pee. I laid there feeling that something was close - not scared, but I knew something was close by. About 10 minutes later a small rock hit my tent on the side toward the woods. I waited about 20 minutes and was cold enough by now that I made the decision to walk to the house. By the time I turned on my light, got my boots on and unzipped the tent the feeling of something close by was gone. I stepped out and did a quick scan and did not see the bag of apples. Walked on to the house at 5:30, and turned in there to warm up and catch a few more hours. And within an hour of when I went to the house there was more activity in camp (again, their story) DARN!!

I was showered and back out by 8 am to find that my bag of apples had been picked up and moved about 10 feet away and set down in the left side bulldozer track, closer to the woods. They were now blocked from my view at the tent by a tree, which is why I didn't see them when I got up and scanned. Interesting!! None of the apples were taken, but something had been very curious about them. And to answer the expected questions, yes, I checked the location of the apple bag before turning in, and no, none of the others camping near us even knew they were there.

On Saturday afternoon about 2pm RL and I decided to take a stroll to the river to take some photos. We made a leisurely trip to the river, checking out various tracks - deer, raccoon, coyotes - and as we approached the old trailer and building I was ahead of RL. She stopped in a clearing to take photos - in full view of the far side of the river. We immediately got a tremendous wood knock from across the river. We stayed silent and listened and then did an answering knock, but got no further activity.

Saturday night the ladies were once again deployed to the investigators camp. DP accompanied 3 of us down the hill and when we got to the turn off R & L asked to be allowed to go on to the river on their own. They headed off in that direction while DP and I headed on to the camp to join RB, TP & SI. R & L started to get some activity so SI went to them with a thermal unit.

We kept communication going with the girls and their activity eventually waned so they were headed back up the road from the river. At the camp we had been hearing some periodic calls and a wood knock. No long after we got a call from base, who was watching our location with thermals, that there were two heat signatures between them and us headed our way. R, L & S had reached the turn off for our camp by then and with directions from base they picked up one of the heat signatures with their thermal and locked on. We were being approached by something. At the camp DP was trying to find the second heat signature while base advised us they were sending out a covert team to approach from behind. As the covert team began to converge from behind a call came from the west and shortly after one of the heat signatures jumped up and bounded across the field to the west and over a fence. The second heat signature then split into two and we eventually lost them. While it will be up to the investigators to advise us what was approaching us, I did get to see SIs thermal footage and it looked like head and shoulders to me, bobbing up and down in the heavy grass. However, that was on a small screen and I don't want to make this out to be something it wasn't. It may well have been deer so I'll leave it to the trained investigators to review and make a final report.

As we were about to call it a night and head back to base we heard over the radios that there had been a class A not far from us at another location (what a way to end the expedition!) so we left the tent camp and hitched a ride back up the hill with RB in his truck so that he and some of the others could go check out what had happened.

I know there are going to be some amazing reports to come and I myself can't wait to read them. All in all this was a tremendous trip. Thank you Team Caddo and all of the other investigators!!

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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 02:22 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Oh one more thing, Roborons cooking was exceptional as ussual! Thanks brother!
 
 
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 02:38 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Second that Jerry! My first time to experience it, but YUM! Thank you Roboron!

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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 04:11 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

OK....well I feel really overwhelmed and am still in shock I think. Probably will be for the next few years I did not expect them to come around like that. I have to go over my notes and I promise I will post them as soon as I can. I'm also going to have Dad join the board so he can tell his experiences.

Amazing trip, thanks to all of the investigators for such great organization, sharing their cool gear, and just for making us feel so at home with everyone. I can't imagine how it could have been more fun. And I did eat some of Roboron's rice stuff and it was great!!
~R~

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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 05:33 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Sounds like a Greaat trip! Keep the stories coming!!!
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 07:46 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Thanks Ron for the great cooking. Thanks Team Caddo/BFRO for letting me be a part of this great expedition. I enjoyed making alot of new friends and hearing about everyones experiences. I stayed inside and had a pretty cool roomie, he didnt keep me up snoring and only forgot his knife once. We had alot of laughs and good times. I look forward to working with my new friends in the future.

Now for my experiences. I've been on three expeditions and this had by far the most activity. Wednesday night had to be the weirdest. I was sitting outside with some of the early arrivals on the back porch talking about bf. TH was demonstrating a way to do a tree knock by cupping your hands and got a reply within a few seconds. And the activity just escalated from there. A small group of us went to check out a nearby property and found a very small stick formation. My group on Thursday night caught something on thermal which I'm still not sure what it was. There were many vocalizations and tree knocks and I even got growled at while on the back porch at about 4 am Friday morning. Right about the same time as other activity was happening close by. Lots of noises were heard from this area throughout the expedition. I heard vocalizations and saw some interesting stuff on thermal Friday and Saturday nights. MH and I explored an area east of BC and both had some weird feelings while in one area. I'm still reviewing my audio and video from the trip and may be able to add more later.
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 Posted: September 29th, 2008 11:29 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

All I can say is WOW. It was incredible. Had some great activity - vocals, prints and what could be my first sighting via the thermal. There is no doubt in my mind that this is real. As you read the post above there was a lot going on.

I would like to give a special shout out to Ron for the great food and thermal image Friday night. I cant remember the last time I eat so good and laughed so hard.

Troy, thank you for the great experience.

Thanks roomie for bring up the open mic, knife incident.... LOL
(Edited by SeanS)
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 05:01 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

True this was an amazing trip ! I had a blast and never laughed so hard my self ! Thanks roboron and sean! Im still in foot mode and want to go make calls out my back door ! (hidden talant Ive just been told I have) I cant belive this was so much fun and I learned so much and Im a true beliver! Had the rocks tossed at me and all! Thanks teamcaddo !! Best vacation ever!
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 05:05 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

scott! thanks for the uhh noise umm on ummm the penz ... or maybe it was a squatch smell along with it?
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 05:07 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Rachel give me a call soon! Got squatch stuff to tell ya!
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 05:38 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I didn't arrive until Friday night but from then on it was an awesome experience. Thank you Troy for such thorough and professional organization of the expedition, for looking after all the attendees and for chosing such a hot location. Thank you Ron for driving out and saving my butt when I first arrived Friday evening, for such tasty meals which were another factor in our enjoyment of the expedition, for leading some very well thought out and executed team excusions into the mountains at night, for taking time to explain events we were experiencing and how to improve our calls. Thank you to all the other BFRO Investigators who attended too. I learned so much from you all. The 2008 Oklahoma Expedition was all I had anticipated it might be and more!

I was a first time attendee for a BFRO Expedition. Friday night, Ron led a team, including myself, up into the mountains to patrol a ridge where they had experienced lots of activity the night before. We ended up hearing responses to our calls, finding a tree break/formation and possible eyeshine. That alone was a complete experience for me and a mission accomplished for the expedition in my book. But it got better.

Back at camp Friday night, I set up my tent near where Troy had received a vocal challenge previously that night. Falling asleep I heard a few vocalizations in the area. I woke at around 5:00 to the sound of neighbor dogs barking in anger at something. About 15 minutes later I heard the sound of a house cat protesting or growling by the cabin. As if the cat were afraid of something or fighting. Once the cat stopped its cries, I heard heavy biped footfalls proceeding at a very rapid pace from the cabin, into our tent camp, encircling the tents and then stoping somewhere just behind my tent. That thing ran some very difficult ground really fast. It sounded like a very heavy person wearing heavy boots sprinting but much faster. Wow! Bear in mind the entire tent camp was located amidst an area undergoing logging operations and was litter all over with logs, tree branches, rocks and debris. Whatever ran that distance did not do it with the aid of a flashlight either. I don't think I could have run that same path in the daylight without tripping on something and falling hard. I was awake and alert at that point to say the least. I sat up to listen better and to look out the window on my tent but couldn't see anything due to the darkness. Another tent camper who had been sleeping soundly previoiusly and snoring, had stopped snoring. I presumed he was awake and later learned that he heard the footfalls too and awoke. Then someone unzipped and exited a tent with a flashlight. I heard someone call in a whisper to the person walking "Hey, shhhh, don't go over there....there's something over there." Listening I soon heard a high pitched whine like eake or protest. Then two low deep growls all coming from behind my tent. That morning other campers confirmed hearing the same and one person had something scratch on their cabin tent's fabic up near the top of the tent (at least 5' up from the ground). Mike, a very skilled tracker, pointed out to us two 14" human shaped footprints at the base of tree near my tent and then two more near the tent he was staying in, directly at the point something had made the scratching sound that night. He also showed me where a tree limb was pushed up and then pulled down, weakening the limb so that it now hung touching his tent. It hadn't been near or touching the tent when they set it up the night before. We can only suspect that whatever scratched on his tent, then passed between a very near tree and his tent, lifting the limb out of its path and then pulling it down with a bit of force. The limb with over 7' from the ground, so whatever passed between his tent and that tree is speculated as being at least that tall, in order for the limb to have obstructed its path. What ever our visitor was, it left by sunrise. Prior to sunrise I heard a couple of moan/howls from far off in the distance.

Saturday night was not as eventful. We heard one response call from far off while we were up on the ridge that night. When we got back to base camp, we were informed that some attendees that were staying in a separate cabin away from base camp had a very scary encounter with something that roared at them with such fierceness that it really shook them up. Whatever it was threw a fit outside their cabin and pushed over a tree by their deck. They refused to go back to their cabin alone. Saturday night, I woke again at about 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. to light shuffling and movement sounds from the area behind my tent. I heard the higher piched eake type sounds again, some light whistles and felt a presense outside my tent. Another tent camper had a possible type A sighting behind her tent. She was receiving a lot of attention from our night visitors during the entire expedition so she was ready that night with the Nightvision Optics. She confirmed hearing the same movement in the tent area and the eake noises too. I was really impress with her braveness.

I can't wait to do it again. It was Unforgettable.

Gregg


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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 06:10 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I can't understand why trail cams are not set up inside camps. Seems a lot of expeditions have BFs inside the camp so why not set them up with trail cams or something?

 
 
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 06:28 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

There is some debate as to if bf can see IR. In my opinion if we had set up trail cams we may not have had any activity at all. Thats just my opinion. I believe there was some type of camera's set up in the area. I'm not sure of the type or if all of it has been gone through.
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Quote:
JasonJL wrote:
I can't understand why trail cams are not set up inside camps. Seems a lot of expeditions have BFs inside the camp so why not set them up with trail cams or something?



I was thinking the same thing. Has this been done? If so, was if found that the squatch's were somehow alerted to the presence of trail cams in the tent area?

LOL, looks like Scott S. posted my answer before I got to ask the question.


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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 06:38 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Thank you Gregg! And very nice job with your notes.

Gayle I am sending you a PM.
~R~

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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 10:40 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Rachel,
All I can say is you rock girl!!!!! I swear we need to put you on every expedition. I enjoyed meeting you and your dad. See you in MO.
 
 
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 Posted: September 30th, 2008 10:53 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Thank you Jerry....that's such a nice thing to say. Can't wait until MO!!
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 Posted: October 1st, 2008 11:16 AM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Gregg, I'm sending you a PM.

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Yeah, I endorse Scott's opinion. Trailcams (due to IR emission) might have resulted in diminished or no activity had they been set out around the tent camp area. By the way, Scott and Sean were hilarious to hang out with. They had me cracking up and I can be a pretty serious guy, especially on BF missions. They're also pretty handy with a Thermal.

Speaking of Thermals, to my knowledge there was a thermal imaging camera set up on Friday night in such a position that it might have recorded heat signatures and movement in the tent camp area. However, as I understand it (anyone who knows more info please clarify), that thermal camera was connected to record onto a laptop computer's harddrive. The laptop was on AC power and had a battery backup. However, the laptop experienced a power surge ealier in the evening, causing the recording software to reset itself. Once the software reset itself, it was no longer configured to record.

So, there wasn't any thermal video recorded for Friday night, when we heard the Vistor run from the cabin through the tent camp area. Also, from what I understand, the likely path of the Visitor would have taken it right past the thermal camera's field of view. I've often heard of similar perfect scenarios such as this one, where the preparation is complete but when the opportunity presents itself for documentation, something fails. I've heard it called the curse of Bigfoot. Maybe the creature is simply not meant to be discovered by mainsteam science yet. No reason to give up. It sure is a blast trying and it makes me feel all that much more fortunate to have personally experienced any amount of activity. These short term documentation failures only make us stronger, smarter and more determined.

Thank you Rachel. In case any of you hadn't guessed who that very brave girl I mentioned in my earlier post is, she's Rachel. Her little tent was further back into the woods than any of ours, she was all by herself in it and all that with a big hairy primate pestering her because he took a shine to her. Bigfoot better watch out with her on his trail!

I hope to make the MO Expedition. I need more Sasquatch. Let me know if I start to show symptoms of an addiction will ya?
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 Posted: October 1st, 2008 11:27 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I wondered on a small subject while we were there and that was there was no road kill on the road. I saw blood stains on the asphalt but no bodies of any hapless varmits. Anyone else noticed that or have a opinion?
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 Posted: October 1st, 2008 11:43 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I didnt pay any attention to that Ron, but now that you mention it I didnt see any road kill. Mosas, I'm glad you enjoyed us being goofy. And to think I'd never met them before, cept for Ron. They let me come along for the comic relief and the strange smells I can create.
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I also noticed no road kill in the area Ron. I do know that my son and me had a good time learning from all the very experienced BFRO investigators. This was our first expedition and it was a very exciting one. Troy and the others made us feel like part of the team and took the time to share their experience with each and every one of us. I am looking forward to going on many more expeditions with this group of investigators. They were very organized and had a game plan each night. They made sure everyone was teamed up with at least one investigator and alot of times two. This expedition far exceded my expectations and that was just the people. The activity is another thing that we had plenty of and I have to admit I was a little nervous a couple of times. I am still trying to get all my notes together on my personal experiences. There was so much going on each night that you couldn't go without at least hearing something. Thanks everyone for the hard work you put into making this expedition a memorable one for my son and I.
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 Posted: October 2nd, 2008 09:30 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

Hey I noticed that there was no road kill! And I also noticed there was no lack of slim folks that lived in the area! Humm what do you think they are eating?
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 Posted: October 2nd, 2008 11:49 PM  Edit Post Delete post Back to top

I would like to start out by thanking everyone for such a great weekend. OK 08 was amazing; if you weren't there you missed out on an awesome trip.


First Night:
We headed out Thursday night to go squatchin. After we failed to get a response just off the highway, we moved deeper into the mountains. Four of us got dropped off on the road while the others set up about a mile down the road on another ridge to the west. The other team let out 2 whoops. Half a minute later we heard a response from our SE. It sounded like 3 whoops followed by coyote yelps. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It didn't sound too distant and was very clear. We moved down the road after a few minutes of listening and stopped about a hundred yards down. The other team let out a whoop and we heard two more in return from our NW. These whoops we were getting in response didn't sound like the whoops we were making. They were higher pitched and changed pitch near the end of the whoop. I was equipped with a thermal imaging recording device with an 800 pound battery. As we walked down the road we would pause every so often and I would get a look around with the thermal. At one point I picked up something that was moving. It seemed fairly large and was about 20 yards or so into the woods. I stayed on it for a few minutes then tried to get a better angle on it. We couldn't make out any distinguishable features and eventually kept moving down the road. We met up with the other team a little while later. As we were about to call it a night someone let out a long howl. A few seconds later we got two howls from south of us. Fully content with the night we headed back to base camp.
A few of us were sitting on the porch enjoying some 3.2% alcohol beers, with some chips and salsa so mild that it will burn through your face. While we were BS'ing we heard a long howl coming from the mountains directly in front of us. A few dogs starting barking wildly. Off in the distance some cattle must have heard the same howl cause they started making alot of noise. One in particular sounded really agitated as if someone was holding a lighter to his balls. A couple of guys (M&B) who had showed up late wanted to go down the road towards the cows and try to get a better listen. B had a parabolic microphone (PM) and there was too much background noise on the porch. We walked down the road about a half mile just passed a house with a bright porch light shining towards the road. All the while we could hear the howls. We literally heard a howl once every two to three minutes. We just listened for about half an hour and started back towards base camp.
B was listening with his PM and could hear footsteps in the woods parallelling us. M and I could hear it as well, but faintly. This continued as we got towards the house we had passed. We watched as we passed to see if it would run across the front yard into the light. Nothing. We kept walking and B said he heard it again. Whatever it was ran behind the house to get over to us. We moved along and got closer to the camp. Suddenly there was rustling right off the road only feet away from from us. I shone my flashlight in the direction and looked around trying to see what it was. Then I picked up movement towards the ground and spotted it! A crazy ass armadillo looked back at us then scurried into the trees. We laughed and kept walking, we heard some more movement in the trees. I looked around with my light briefly, expecting to see another animal. But couldn't see anything. The rustling continued and I realized that our tents were only 20 yards or so from the animal. The sounds stopped as we moved closer towards the drive way. M&B went into the house to the house to sleep and I went and grabbed my toothbrush out of my truck. As I was in the bathroom brushing my teeth I heard someone come in the house. I figured it was almost 3am and that we were the only ones awake. I walked out and R was saying that she had just heard footsteps around her tent and was wondering if it was us. It wasn't us, and my tent was near hers, so she had my attention. We walked back toward her tent and didn't see or hear anything. After that I crashed in my one-person hiking tent.

Its a getting late so I'll post again tomorrow.
 
 




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