COUNTY: Mayes County
LOCATION DETAILS: Near low water dam, Pryor side, by Sportsman and Cherokee Heights.
NEAREST TOWN: Pryor Creek
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 69A
In June 2015, I, my wife, and son, were out at 10:00pm south of Pryor
near low water dam on the Neosho river. As we drove the back roads, I
stopped my truck and immediately heard a loud "ape like" sound coming
from the tree line that was appropriately 15 yards to our left. We shone
a light in the area for about a minute.
I backed my truck up 20 feet and
stopped and we heard a second louder "ape like" sound from a second
location in the tree line. The "ape like" sound was a short whooping
noise. The second noise was loader and more aggressive sounding than the
first noise. We stayed in the area for several hours with no other
BFRO Report 50756: Family hears ape-like sounds close to a dam on the Neosho River near Pryor