Hello.....and Happy New Year to all. We joined this forum with the intention of obtaining data on current and past reports of big cats called cougar, mtn lion, puma & black panthers in Indiana. Since 1965, we have amassed over 7,000 reports, with 67% of them from credible witnesses with background experience in law enforcement, forestry & wildlife. We have conducted hundreds of field searches & interviews. Of greatest interest are reports dating from the 1930s thru 1980. If anyone knows of a big cat sighting in Indiana or adjoining states, please respond to this inquiry.