Lake County, Minnesota
is an auditory report, not a 'sighting' - listed under 'stories' not encounters
At about 9:00, during a pause in our conversation, we heard what sounded like a whistling call in the woods adjacent to the cabin. Approximately six up-down sets of notes (hard to describe a whistle in writing!). My mother-in-law, a devout bigfoot skeptic, was the first to comment that it was a sound she had never heard before and one that did not sound like a bird. She's usually quite observant of the local wildlife and keeps several books around the cabin to help identify new birds, etc. Her exact words were that it sounded more like a person than a bird. We sat quietly for a moment and heard it again. It sounded fairly close, but exactly how close would be impossible to say. It didn't sound as far away as the road (approximately 150 feet) or the neighbor's cabin (approximately 250 feet).
After the second call,
we were commenting on how unusual it was and not at all bird-like when
I heard a return call in the distance. The return call was identical to
the closer version, but was perhaps a bit shorter (maybe only four up-down
sets of notes). After discussing it later, I found out my wife also heard
the return call. After a short while, we heard the whistle for a third
and final time with no return call I could identify.
Rocky, gravely soil.
Heavily wooded with dense undergrowth. Hilly but not mountainous. Encounter
took place quite close to North McDougal Lake witch is on the Stony River.
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