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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: Edited to protect the location
NEAREST TOWN: Elbe
NEAREST ROAD: road to copper creek
OBSERVED: sept 20, 2009
on way from copper creek we pulled off highway to get a picture of sunset, we heard whooping sound in the canyon along river. did not know what sound was until i heard the sound on youtube video 2 weeks later
ALSO NOTICED: whopping sounds
OTHER WITNESSES: 1, girlfriend
OTHER STORIES: we're not from wa.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: night, sunset
ENVIRONMENT: pine forest, canyon along a river
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
The witness and I talked over the phone about this incident. I live near the place where they heard the vocalization, and know the exact spot that they are referring to. This location is a popular viewpoint, and a great place to view the sunset. It is a deep canyon, forested, and very steep. The south side of the river is inaccessible to the public, due to locked gates.
It is relevant to note that there are many other reports of observations from the area. Example: Report #15721
BFRO investigators have made several trips down to this area in the past couple of years, and have experienced sasquatch activity on certain occasions. This particular site is suspected to be a crossing point from the very inaccessible forest on the south side of the river, to the more accessible north side. Having an encounter or hearing a vocalization in this area isn't unprecedented.
I sent the witness an audio clip that I recorded at the 2009 Olympics Expedition for comparison to what he heard. (Audio Clip) His response is that this vocalization was exactly the same, but what he heard was closer, and louder. He felt that it was on his side of the river in the forest below the pull-out.
Based on what the witness described, the location, and the similarity to vocalizations that we are sure are sasquatch vocalizations, I have concluded that this witness and his girlfriend did indeed hear a sasquatch.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is an aerospace manager. He lives in Spanaway, Washington. He had his first bigfoot encounter in October 2005 where he was stalked and later heard vocalizations. He attended official BFRO Expeditions in the Washington Cascades in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also attended the 2007 BFRO Expedition in the central Oregon Cascades and the 2007 Utah Expedition in the Uintas. He attended the 2008 and 2009 Olympic Peninsula Expeditions and co-lead the 2013 Expedition. He has participated in numerous speaking engagements over the past 10 years.