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COUNTY: Skamania County
NEAREST TOWN: between Carson and Home Valley, Washington
NEAREST ROAD: end of indian cabin road, home valley washington, then it continues on up a road to state lands.
OBSERVED: In the spring of 1980, I was working for the Department of Natural Resources planting trees on State lands along the Columbia River between the towns of Carson and Home Valley Washington. The whole crew saw two Sasquatches walking side by side down in a valley from where we were working. At first we thought they were bears, but no bears walk upright in perfect stride. We assumed these two were mates. Of course we had no binoculors to give us a better view. But to this day I still believe what we saw was Sasquatch.
ALSO NOTICED: There were 2 walking side by side for a long distance.
OTHER WITNESSES: Seven witnesses, the whole planting crew. We were getting our trees ready for planting the hillside
OTHER STORIES: I lived in the Stevenson-Carson area for 20 some years, there were many stories that were told.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was morning, overcast no rain
ENVIRONMENT: We were at the end of a state road. It was in a valley we saw them. You could also see the industrial smokes from Carson WKO mill in the distance NW.
Follow-up investigation report:
This is an excellent sighting, combining both multiple witnesses and a very clear view of the subjects by all involved. The crew watched the pair of animals walking side by side for several moments at a range of about 150 yards.
Although the sighting location is only a mile or so north from the hustle and bustle of the Interstate 84/Highway 14 corridor, it is still rather remote. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest begins just a few miles further north. The region is rugged and sparcely inhabited. The Big Lava Bed lies only 8 miles to the North-Northeast. The Wind River valley offers an excellent route from the Columbia River up into the forest, with plenty of natural cover for large animals.
If any other witnesses to this incident wish to come forward, please contact the BFRO. Further witness testimony regarding this incident will help greatly.