Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Martinsville, IN June 19,2015

Todays date
June 19, 2015

Date of encounter or sighting
June 19, 2015 and maybe a week earlier

 On file (confidential)

 Contact information
 On file (confidential)

Email Address:
On file (confidential)

location of sighting/encounter
 Exact Location on File ( Martinsville, IN )

 What time of day did encounter / sighting take place
Afternoon, both times

What was the weather conditions
Hot and sunny the first time, hot, humid and drizzling on and off the second time.

Please explain your encounter/sighting with as much detail such as sounds smells and the duration on event.
 My wife and I bought 12 wooded acres in March.  Facing east, it goes from a ridge into a 'hollow' with a spring-fed ditch, then uphill across a relatively level hill, then down into a smaller hollow, also with a spring-fed ditch.  There is a stripped down house from 1930 on the lowest part of the middle hill, near the road on the western side of the property.  The old house was inhabited up until last Nov. and the people kept horses, dogs, wolves and foxes in kennels near the house.  Some of the kennels still have that skunk smell from the fox urine.  My wife and I are reclearing a site that has overgrown over the last ten years for a build site for a cottage.  It is up against the hill on the southern hollow.  A few weeks ago, I used a machete to clear out weeds and some small willows that had grown up in the clearing.  A week or so ago, I went back with machete and a saw to harvest some willow saplings that would otherwise be cleared by machine.  Just as I entered the clearing, I heard what sounded like a decent-sized tree slowly crash and fall from up the hill.  I thought it was odd timing but not much else at the time.  Today, I was again alone on the property, clearing a ten foot circle area up the hill from the old house, to be used as a fire pit.  After a few minutes of sawing saplings and raking leaves, to the north, I heard what sounded like a rather large branch crash and fall to the ground.  That struck me as odd, as I have done a lot of hiking and camping over the last 30 years and such crashing isn't that common.  About ten minutes later, to the east, I heard that same lound branch crash and fall.  I also noticed the skunk smell that I associate with the fox urine, but have never smelled up the hill.  This could all be coincidence, but the second time in a few minutes hearing the crashing made me think it could be otherwise.

Were there any witness

Do I have permission to keep your experience for future reference and possible publication

Would you like me to conduct a investigation?

If you answered yes to the previous question, would you like me to keep your name and contact information confidential/anonymous
I have two small boys and would like to know if I have to worry about a large predator on our land.  I'd also like details on your Monrovia, IN investigations, since our land is between Monrovia and Martinsville.  I'd like to be anonymous at this point.  Thanks.

Follow up coming soon