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COUNTY: Kittitas County
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy 97 South at Blewett Pass
OBSERVED: We were on our way to Seattle when in the woods my father saw what was a tall figure standing straight. It was so quick, but he will never forget. He just remembers it was covered in hair, black, and had red eyes. He couldn't sleep for days. He thought he had seen the devil. :/ Anyways, thought we should let you know. This was a real sighting. It even scares him to talk about it now.
ALSO NOTICED: It was just standing straight up, looking right at us, like it had just noticed our lights.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were two witnesses. We were driving over the mountain pass to Warner's Seattle from Wenatchee
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was early on the morning. There was snow on the ground. it wasn't full daylight yet.
ENVIRONMENT: There are pine trees, lush forests everywhere. Beautiful country.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Chris Gonzales:
The witness' daughter is the person who submitted the report but she was not with him during the actual sighting. I spoke to both the witness and his daughter by phone. The witness wasn't exactly sure where they were at the time but after some discussion it was determined that they were actually driving down Hwy 97 South at Blewett Pass and not Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 with another passenger when he noticed an animal walking on the right side of the road. The witness slowed the vehicle down and noticed that what he thought was a person was actually an animal walking upright. The vehicle was traveling down hill and the animal was walking uphill. The animal was described as approximately 6 feet tall with an extremely robust build. The arm length was unusually long and the creature was covered in black hair. The headlights of the vehicle flashed on the creature and the eyes reflected red. The animal was approximately 8-10 feet away from the vehicle. The total elapsed time of the sighting was 5 seconds.
The passenger of the vehicle during the sighting was not available for an interview. The witness was just giving that person a ride to Seattle.
The witness was extremely shocked at seeing something so unusual and was disturbed for many weeks after. The witness stated "Thought I saw a devil." He was extremely fearful and kept mentioning that it looked like Homo Erectus during the interview. He had never heard of Bigfoot or that any type of animal like that even existed. The witness and his daughter seemed like very genuine and honest people. Based on the witness' description, and being a farmer that is not up to date with current culture, having no knowledge of even the idea of an undiscovered animal such as Bigfoot, I believe he had a sighting.
About BFRO Investigator Chris Gonzales:
Chris is a native of California and has lived in Washington for over 21 years. He has served 11 years in the U.S military. He currently works as Site Coordinator in the city of Preston, Wa. He has attended multiple expeditions in both Washington state and Canada.