Date:August 04, 2004
Lewis county, WA
Nearest town: Packwood
Nearest road: Hwy 12
Conditions: Clear and warm
Time: early afternoon
Location: East of Packwood on Hwy 12 there is a dirt road on the right side, that goes up to a lake, I think it's called Bluff Lake. Up that road about a half a mile is a camp site.
Description of event: My wife and I were on our way to go visit my parents for a few days. We had been driving for about four hours and decided to pull off on a dirt road where we had camped a few years before. We let our two dogs out to walk around. After they had been out for about 10 min. we heard a deep pitched whooing sound about 300-500 yards away. All of us were looking in the direction where the sound came from. My dogs had their ears perked up like it was something they have never heard before.
My wife started getting scared and told me to get the dogs in the car and go. We only heard it the one time before we left. When we made it back from my parents place, I played the sounds on your web page and my wife and I agree it sounded like the Estacada call except it was deeper pitched. I have been hunting, fishing and camping in the North West ever since I was a kid. I have seen and heard about every different animal in the North West and it was nothing like I have heard before.
record updated:2004-08-01 00:00:00