Alex stopped dead in his tracks. “Did you hear that?”
Mitch stopped and slowly turned towards the noise, “Yes. It’s in the bushes behind you.”
Both men stood still and studied the area very closely. No one was in the campground; they had just driven through it to this last campsite at the end of the road. It was semi-secluded with only one entrance. The creek on the west side provided water for some very dense foliage. On the east side was a thicket from which the sound had emanated.
“So what do you think it was?” Alex asked in a hushed voice.
Both men knew they should not be acting like deer caught in the headlights of an on-coming car. They tried not to look as if they were studying the thicket.
“Whatever it was,” Mitch whispered back. “It didn’t sound happy.”
The two men started slowly to move away from the thicket into the center of the campsite. Their vehicles were a good twenty five yards away, and to get to them they would have to cross in front of the thicket.
“Does Bigfoot beat his chest?” Alex questioned quietly
“I don’t know. I’ve never heard one.”
Suddenly it happened again. A very quick thump, thump, thump, thump sounded.
“There are no apes in Arizona? “ Alex questioned himself out loud. “That sounds just like a silverback gorilla.”
“Not unless one escaped from the zoo,” Mitch commented in a low voice. “Whatever it is, it doesn’t like us here. We are violating its territory.”
“Territory? There’s no food or garbage. You think it’s got a female in there?”
Both men moved back more.
Mitch broke the silence. “If it charges, go to the fetal position”
It was not clear if Alex heard the suggestion or not. The sound came from the bushes again. This time it sounded as if it was further back in the bushes as if the creature was backing off. The creature or creatures moved through the thicket very quickly and silently. Eventually, there was no sound at all. The event was over.
Alex Hearn (founder of the Arizona Crypto-zoological Research Organization AZCRO) and Mitch Waite (founder of MogollonMonster.com) cautiously moved back to their vehicles and discussed the possibility of what creature they had encountered. Both men are experienced Crypto-zoologists, and had come to the campsite to investigate reports of vocalizations and sightings. Both men are avid outdoorsmen, campers, and investigators. This is one of many strange experiences in that campground.
The precise location is being with held confidential to prevent human proliferation which might hinder further investigations, but the general location is near Young, Arizona, and the event took place on 9-10 May, 2011
To watch the video of the event click herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SXeH1KQqao