We have received nine separate sightings of a large, bear-like animal in the region. Five of these occurred around the same small lake. See the attachment for a map and exact co-ordinates. It may be related to the mauling and deaths of the two hikers last month.
Jackson lives in a shack on the lake. He refuses to provide his full name or any ID. He appears to have a military background and it might be worth looking through military records if his identity is required.
Jackson claims to have seen a bear-like beast on the shores of the lake. He refused to say anything more. We'll have to get a search warrant for his property to see if he had any evidence inside.
I was also contacted by a Dr. Avery. He was asking about bear sightings in the area. He wouldn't say why he wanted to know, so I told him nothing. Strange fellow.
Grace Unger, Ranger