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COUNTY: Humboldt County
LOCATION DETAILS: I will look for a map if you would like
NEAREST TOWN: Arcata, CA
NEAREST ROAD: 299
OBSERVED: My friend and I went target shooting one day in the hills east of Arcata Ca in the Spring of 94. The next day we went out to the same location and noticed several trees had been broken and where blocking the road. We examined the branchs and they were not cut, but physically broken. They had to be at least 3-4 inches wide. We didn't think anything of it, but we did get a wiff of a bad odor. If I can find a map of the location, I can give you an exact location.
ALSO NOTICED: Just the odor
OTHER WITNESSES: one other witness. We were both driving in his truck through at least 1 to 2 ft of snow
OTHER STORIES: Its Humboldt County and have several native american friends. One of them was the one who thought it may have been a bigfoot. I just thought it was someone (pot farmers) who didn't want us up there
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Mid Morning
ENVIRONMENT: Heavily wooded area with clear cuts and logging roads
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jimbo Fay:
I spoke to the witness and determined the location was off U.S.F.S. 1 to the East, just before Horse Mountain. At the time, the witness was going to college in Humboldt, training to be a police officer. I have talked with several people over the years who have had sightings and auditory encounters in the immediate vicinity.
The description of the odor was consistent with other sasquatch reports. According to the witness, all of the trees were on his right when heading East. Two were directly next to each other and the other was approximately 15 feet further down. In hindsight the witness wishes they had looked for more sign, tracks and so forth.
About BFRO Investigator Jimbo Fay:
Jim "Bobo" Fay is well known and well liked BF investigator in the north coast redwoods region (from Sonoma thru Oregon Coast, inland to Bluff Creek and Marble Mts.). He supports his BF investigations through jobs like crab fishing and logging. He was one of the notorious roadies with the rock band Sublime. Before that he was at Humboldt State University where he majored in Political Science.
BFRO Expeditions that Bobo has attended: California 04 (Redwoods - Bald Hills), Washington (Oly Pen -1), New Mexico (Jicarilla Apache), Washington (Oly Pen -3), California 03/05 (Redwoods - Coastal), California 05/05 (Redwoods - Coastal), California 03/06 (Redwoods - Coastal)