Submitted to BFRO by witness on Sunday, April 26, 2009.
Fisherman hears strange grunts and moans near Glenn Flint Lake
COUNTY: Putnam County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was at Glen Flint Lake. The area where the sounds came from was at the end of the cove we were in straight out from the boat ramp to the left before you get into the main lake area.
NEAREST TOWN: Greencastle
NEAREST ROAD: US 36
OBSERVED: My girlfriend and I were fishing on Glen Flint Lake in Putnam Co. IN. I would say it was about 1 am. We heard a coyote, or coyotes barking and making yipping noises, then we heard several loud grunt like noises, almost moan like, very loud similar to what a bear sounds like, then a coyote let out a scream like sound, like it was getting hurt. Then it got quiet. I pulled up our anchors, and left. I have camped all over the United States; I’ve camped in remote parts of Canada. I have never heard anything like that. I was actually a little scared. Whatever it was it was big. To this day I still believe it was a Bigfoot. If I had to guess, the coyote didn’t make it.
ALSO NOTICED: I have been there since, and heard a grunt similar to what we heard that night, but it wasn’t several, just one loud one, almost moan like.
OTHER WITNESSES: My girlfriend Tabatha
OTHER STORIES: I just read about sounds that someone hears who posted on this website, it sounds like they live close to where heard the sounds.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was warm, around 1 am, calm. A nice summer night for fishing
ENVIRONMENT: A public fishing and recreational lake.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Eric Lester:
I spoke to the witness by phone about what he heard that night. He decided to submit his experience after reading Report #25237, which is very near this area. The sounds he heard occurred about 500 yards away from them. The coyotes were yipping and barking for 30-40 seconds before the first grunt/moans were heard. They were described as loud and lasting about a half-second each. These grunt/moans ended after about 15-30 seconds, and nothing else was heard.
The witness stated that he has much camping experience and some encounters with bears. He seems to think the grunt/moans are similar, but not quite identical, to what a bear can make.
Glenn Flint Lake is a recreational lake built in the 1970s, and is in the same area as Van Bibber Lake. This area also contains many streams and creeks.