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COUNTY: Okanogan County
LOCATION DETAILS: From HWY 20 turn on Loup Loup Canyon Road 4-5 miles to Rock Creek Campground
NEAREST TOWN: Okanogan
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 20
OBSERVED: We arrived late around sunset to set up hunting camp and had finished setting the tent up and had started a fire. No other campers were seen at this camp site, only we were there. the camp site was four-five miles in from hwy 20, with evergreen forest everywhere. sitting down at the fire, the scream commneced which sounded like a low tone scream which to me sounded like a fog horn going off with an abrubt stop after a few seconds. it sounded as if it could have been 1/2 - 1 mile away possibly from the top of the ridge. we were originally lost since this was our first visit and had driven the higer ridge just minutes earlier. if the scream was territorial it may have noticed my vehicle before maybe and screamed.
ALSO NOTICED: no other sounds heard the next 3 days.
OTHER WITNESSES: one other witness hearing the same thing. we were both sitting enjoying the new fire set at the campsite.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1900 or 7pm very dark twighlight after sunset.
ENVIRONMENT: clear night around 60 degrees. steep canyons on both side of the site with running stream creek going past site.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Derek Freel:
I spoke with this witness by phone and I believe he is credible with respect to this observation.
Also, the general area of this incident has a history of class B encounters, ranging from footprints and screams to the famous Memorial Day Footage. That video clip was obtained just a few miles to the north.
The witness has listened to the recordings on bfro.net and compares what he heard with the Ohio Howl. He said the animal was much closer and the sound much louder than what is heard in the Ohio recording.
About BFRO Investigator Derek Freel:
Derek Freel grew up near Okanogan, Washington, and currently lives in the Kennewick area. He has studied the subject of sasquatch for many years, and was very lucky to have encountered the animals on several BFRO Expeditions. Derek is taking an active role in bringing these animals into mainstream science. He attended the 2005 Washington Expedition, 2006 Redwoods Expedition, 2006 Oregon Expedition and the 2006 Washington Expedition.