Del Norte county, CA
Nearest town: Crescent City
Nearest road: Hwy 101
Conditions: clear sky, cool morning
Location: Mountain Range South of Crescent City, close to campground
Description of event: I was camping with friends and got up around 5 a.m. to walk to the restrooms at the campground. Nobody else was awake yet from my campsite.
As I was walking, I heard this hollaring in a growly tone. Only way to describe it was like a rrrraaaahhhhhh. It was so loud, I don't know how it didn't wake anyone. It echoed through the mountains. About 10 seconds later another, even louder. It scared me to death, and the hair on my arms stood up. It did the same sound again about 20 seconds later.
Needless to say, I was glad I was heading to the restroom, and it took me a little while to come out as I was afraid. It was no bear or cat. I've heard the sounds of both. I can't even imagine what else it could've been. I know what I heard, and inside I know what it was.
I catch a lot of flack from my friends...but that's okay. It was my moment to experience something that was enough proof for me!
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