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Mr. Phelps
Mr. Phelps

November 28th, 2010, 4:29 am #1

Had a neat conversation with a firemen down here that bow hunts a lease south of the inter-coastal canal. He shared his story with me knowing that I fish the area and was kinda questioning me about what I thought was the cause of his experience?

Seems he hunts this power line clearing that runs south through the swamp and marsh for a good ways. He parks his boat and has to walk roughly a mile or more in boggy short grass and cut down next to a treeline to get to his bow stand. Both he and several other firemen have a camp just on the north side of the IC and have heard what he calls the weirdest sounds just after sundown and just be fore sunrise. He told me that they have heard cows in around the camp, with the nearest pasture some five to ten miles north, with several bayous and canals to cross. They have never seen sign of cattle, tracks or otherwise and were perplexed as to what they heard, now the second year in a row!

His last experience was two weeks ago! He tied his boat up and was walking to his stand in the dark. Very little moon light, but he kinda knew his trail! He said he could hear something moving along with him twenty or thirty yards into the treeline, and when he would stop, so would the movement! What really gave the heeby jeebies according to him, as what ever was moving with him, he could hear the steps, and breaking branches. I asked about the branches breaking and he said not like tree branches breaking, but somebody walking not caring if they were heard breaking ground cover and twigs. There are heavy bear and hog populations in that area, but he says hogs won't follow him, they would scatter quickly and bears could never be heard that clearly...they would just show up at his stand and stare at him for a while...he would never hear them come or go! As he got to his stand, the escort stopped, but maybe several hundred yards away, the way he came, he heard what he described as ( Jake Brakes ) but not as loud as the real deal but softer and muffled! He has never heard the sound before and the nearest highway was ten miles north!
He asked what I thought and I asked him if he would take me to his lease for a walk about? We're planning to do just that, but one problem about walking around the swamp during hunting season...is just that...might have to wait a bit to have a look see! I meet with him again next week, because he wants to know why I was smiling at his story????

Has anyone ever heard of the jake-break sound description before? That's a first for me!

Marc
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November 28th, 2010, 1:44 pm #2

but it always came from a truck...these swamp hunters are better men then I...all sorts of nasties in the swamps but if there are Monsters anywhere in the world IMO that would be the place to set up house...plenty of fresh water along with vegetation and animals for food...

Many of us have heard that bawl a cow makes looking for its calf...at times it would be closer then where the cows were suppose to be but being at night when its quiet and wind sounds will carry...but not ten miles...

A wise decision would be to go in after deer season but in that area I thought ya'll had an annual deer season?...
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hogue34
hogue34

November 28th, 2010, 3:09 pm #3

spent my formative years grwoing up along the swamps along the Cooper River near Carleston/Goose Creek,SC. While we never had an experience, I can tell you that swamps can literally hide ANYTHING!
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Timberghost
Timberghost

November 28th, 2010, 3:53 pm #4

Had a neat conversation with a firemen down here that bow hunts a lease south of the inter-coastal canal. He shared his story with me knowing that I fish the area and was kinda questioning me about what I thought was the cause of his experience?

Seems he hunts this power line clearing that runs south through the swamp and marsh for a good ways. He parks his boat and has to walk roughly a mile or more in boggy short grass and cut down next to a treeline to get to his bow stand. Both he and several other firemen have a camp just on the north side of the IC and have heard what he calls the weirdest sounds just after sundown and just be fore sunrise. He told me that they have heard cows in around the camp, with the nearest pasture some five to ten miles north, with several bayous and canals to cross. They have never seen sign of cattle, tracks or otherwise and were perplexed as to what they heard, now the second year in a row!

His last experience was two weeks ago! He tied his boat up and was walking to his stand in the dark. Very little moon light, but he kinda knew his trail! He said he could hear something moving along with him twenty or thirty yards into the treeline, and when he would stop, so would the movement! What really gave the heeby jeebies according to him, as what ever was moving with him, he could hear the steps, and breaking branches. I asked about the branches breaking and he said not like tree branches breaking, but somebody walking not caring if they were heard breaking ground cover and twigs. There are heavy bear and hog populations in that area, but he says hogs won't follow him, they would scatter quickly and bears could never be heard that clearly...they would just show up at his stand and stare at him for a while...he would never hear them come or go! As he got to his stand, the escort stopped, but maybe several hundred yards away, the way he came, he heard what he described as ( Jake Brakes ) but not as loud as the real deal but softer and muffled! He has never heard the sound before and the nearest highway was ten miles north!
He asked what I thought and I asked him if he would take me to his lease for a walk about? We're planning to do just that, but one problem about walking around the swamp during hunting season...is just that...might have to wait a bit to have a look see! I meet with him again next week, because he wants to know why I was smiling at his story????

Has anyone ever heard of the jake-break sound description before? That's a first for me!

Marc
But did hear a Dolphin in the Mountains one night...
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November 28th, 2010, 4:49 pm #5

are everywhere...I've heard a few things but not a dolphin...Bobby told me about hearing a horse here one night...I experienced the horse a few years later at two different areas that didn't have horses...what about the coo-coo clock?...that's a bit strange IMO and was it on the hour?...LOL...Timber has some strange happenings around his home...
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hogue34
hogue34

November 28th, 2010, 6:08 pm #6

..if you caught the Man Vs. Wild Alabama edition...that area was 30 minutes form me and an area I was very familiar with...very northeast corner of state. When Bear mentioned alligators....I guess he meant the elusive Alabama Mountain Alligator!
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MissippiMike
MissippiMike

November 28th, 2010, 7:46 pm #7

but it always came from a truck...these swamp hunters are better men then I...all sorts of nasties in the swamps but if there are Monsters anywhere in the world IMO that would be the place to set up house...plenty of fresh water along with vegetation and animals for food...

Many of us have heard that bawl a cow makes looking for its calf...at times it would be closer then where the cows were suppose to be but being at night when its quiet and wind sounds will carry...but not ten miles...

A wise decision would be to go in after deer season but in that area I thought ya'll had an annual deer season?...
Hey MH, I am having to take my own "medicine" as I was telling you some things the other week about cold remedies I detected a faint scratch in my throat. Well, 7 days later and I feel like I have the full blown something. I took the flu shot so I guess it anin't that but I sure do feel crappy! Nothing seems to work, I may have to end up going to the Doc and getting some antibiotics, this is miserable.

Mike
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November 28th, 2010, 8:13 pm #8

Though I am better I ain't up to snuff...My sinuses are driving me nuts...I toughed mine out for a few days but now I'm taking an antibiotic and flush my sinuses twice a day...that sounds gross but it helps...
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Timberghost
Timberghost

November 28th, 2010, 9:19 pm #9

are everywhere...I've heard a few things but not a dolphin...Bobby told me about hearing a horse here one night...I experienced the horse a few years later at two different areas that didn't have horses...what about the coo-coo clock?...that's a bit strange IMO and was it on the hour?...LOL...Timber has some strange happenings around his home...
forgot about that clock!
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Versatile
Versatile

November 29th, 2010, 2:00 pm #10

Had a neat conversation with a firemen down here that bow hunts a lease south of the inter-coastal canal. He shared his story with me knowing that I fish the area and was kinda questioning me about what I thought was the cause of his experience?

Seems he hunts this power line clearing that runs south through the swamp and marsh for a good ways. He parks his boat and has to walk roughly a mile or more in boggy short grass and cut down next to a treeline to get to his bow stand. Both he and several other firemen have a camp just on the north side of the IC and have heard what he calls the weirdest sounds just after sundown and just be fore sunrise. He told me that they have heard cows in around the camp, with the nearest pasture some five to ten miles north, with several bayous and canals to cross. They have never seen sign of cattle, tracks or otherwise and were perplexed as to what they heard, now the second year in a row!

His last experience was two weeks ago! He tied his boat up and was walking to his stand in the dark. Very little moon light, but he kinda knew his trail! He said he could hear something moving along with him twenty or thirty yards into the treeline, and when he would stop, so would the movement! What really gave the heeby jeebies according to him, as what ever was moving with him, he could hear the steps, and breaking branches. I asked about the branches breaking and he said not like tree branches breaking, but somebody walking not caring if they were heard breaking ground cover and twigs. There are heavy bear and hog populations in that area, but he says hogs won't follow him, they would scatter quickly and bears could never be heard that clearly...they would just show up at his stand and stare at him for a while...he would never hear them come or go! As he got to his stand, the escort stopped, but maybe several hundred yards away, the way he came, he heard what he described as ( Jake Brakes ) but not as loud as the real deal but softer and muffled! He has never heard the sound before and the nearest highway was ten miles north!
He asked what I thought and I asked him if he would take me to his lease for a walk about? We're planning to do just that, but one problem about walking around the swamp during hunting season...is just that...might have to wait a bit to have a look see! I meet with him again next week, because he wants to know why I was smiling at his story????

Has anyone ever heard of the jake-break sound description before? That's a first for me!

Marc
I know of a couple that got scared off the Ozark property one night. They were in a cab over camper and something kept circling the truck about 150 ft away and making a Jake brake sound the whole time. After 30-45 minutes the wife(scared) called it a night and they left. I have camped there twice and it was totally quiet with no birds the whole time. Did have a spooked doe almost run right through camp.
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