As reported to The Sasquatch Outpost
When: September 2014
Where: The Western Slope of Colorado
A young couple were bow hunting in a remote location on the Western Slope. The first night they camped, they heard a series of strange howls, about 1/4 mile away. Must be coyotes, they reasoned.
The next day, they staked out a butchered elk carcass. "K" had a bear license that year, and they'd noticed that a bear had been visiting the carcass. They hoped he'd come back.
Just before dark, with no sightings yet, "K" tried adding an elk bugle call -- and was interrupted right in the middle of it with a HUGE growl/scream not
20-30 yards away, at the end of the forest. It was so loud that they felt as if their hair was blowing back, comic-book style. And the creature seemed to be clearly saying, "THIS ELK IS MINE. GO AWAY."
So they did.
That night, they were snoozing in the tent, when about 3 a.m., the howls started up again. Only this time they were closer - a few hundred yards away. And they kept on. And on. And ON, getting louder. At times, a coyote group nearby would answer the screams back. The screams were accompanied by wood knocking. Meanwhile, the couple were in the tent, wondering if Mr. Bigfoot was going to come pounding through the side any minute.
After AN HOUR of this, the screaming and wood-knocking suddenly stopped -- but they heard the crunching of leaves as something circled their campsite.
Had whatever-it-was tailed them from the elk carcass? They think so.
Both are experienced hunters -- "K", in particular. Both know what a bear, elk or mountain lion sound like. They insisted this was nothing like any animal they'd ever heard --- "one of the freakiest things I've ever listened to.”