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COUNTY: Snohomish County
LOCATION DETAILS: Iverson rd. 171st ave right where the power lines cross. Take Hwy 2 From Snohomish and turn left on 100th street. Follow that all the way till it turns north and becomes 171st ave. The power lines are about 1 mile or a little more north on 171st. It was on the left
NEAREST TOWN: Snohomish
NEAREST ROAD: 171st ave (also called Ivarson)
OBSERVED: It was late at night but the moon was very bright. My mother had come to pick me up from the Monroe McDonald's as I could not drive yet. We were way up 171st when on the side of the road standing next to a street sign was a large shape. As the head lights hit it, it was apparent there was a large creature that was not a bear standing next to the road. The side shine of the lights kept it lit until we passed. Even though I know it could not see inside the car, It felt like my eyes were locked on its as we drove by. I spun in the seat and was looking behind us. It walked up on the road paused to look and the light of the moon illuminated it fairly well. It walked down the other side. My mother asked if I saw that. I said yes... she asked if i wanted her to turn around... at the time I said no.
It was huge. At least 8 feet tall as it towered next to the sign. The color was dark brownish and the shoulders where massive. The eyes were green.
When I started watching your show, I drove to where it happened and there was power lines right there. I smiled with the knowledge of what you guys have taught me because it made perfect sense.
I have looked at the map and there are lots of small ponds in that area.
3 years ago I met someone and we exchanged stories. He showed me on the map where they roam and has claimed he sees them all the time. I would love to share this information with you and show you on a map where he told me.
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: Mother, she was driving
OTHER STORIES: yes. Right by where I live now on Roosevelt road, 2 miles from the Roosevelt store where a mid 90's sighting was.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: after midnight
ENVIRONMENT: Road side near power lines.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Rob P.:
I met this gentleman, whom I'll call "Jack," at his home on January 25th, 2014 to interview him and visit the location he identified. Although this event occurred over 27 years ago, the major details appeared to be easy to recall, while he was very candid about those things he could not recall with certainty.
In 1986 Jack was 16 years of age and working the closing shift at a local McDonald's. This would put him off work a little past 1:00AM and his Mother would pick him up for the drive home. On this particular night (the exact date is not recalled) his Mother was driving them home on the usual route, north on Iverson Rd/171st Avenue and as they approached the intersection with McCallister Road, they spotted a figure standing on the left or west side of the road. The figure was visible first by moonlight and then by the headlights of their car, which was traveling at an estimated 30mph. Jack described the figure as "enormous, fully covered in dark brown hair with a reddish tinge". He said that as they passed the figure he was looking out the driver's side window and felt that he made eye contact with it. As he turned in his seat to visually track the figure, he was watching through the rear window as it crossed the road behind their car, and saw it glance once in their direction.
Jack and I drove to the location. There is still a street sign where the figure was seen, although it is unknown if this is the original sign. The road runs very straight for over 6,000 feet distance approaching and passing this location, on a slight uphill grade. Behind where the figure was standing is a deep and wooded ravine that runs south approximately 1/4 mile to the power line crossing the right-of-way.
Our efforts to recreate the sighting indicated that the figure was observable for at least 6 seconds, that it was approximately 9' in height and had a shoulder width of 4' or more.
There has been some development in this area but many of the homes have large lots or acreage and there is an abundance of natural greenbelts throughout this part of Snohomish County. Deer, coyotes, raccoon, and bobcat are frequently seen here. In my opinion, there is enough natural cover to conceal any creature or person who prefers to travel unseen. Also, this location is only 6 or 7 miles (as the crow flies) from other sightings and the location of the "Snohomish County Howl."
About BFRO Investigator Rob P.:
Rob is a life-long resident of Washington state, currently residing in Snohomish County. A daylight face-to-face encounter in 1969 started him on the path to discovery and led him to working with John Green, Dick Grover, and others throughout the 1970's, taking reports and conducting investigations. His interest in all things Bigfoot, has been greatly piqued over the last decade by what he believes to be either evolutionary developments or significant behavioral changes from those reported in the 60's and before. His interests are mainly in Washington State where he is attempting to pattern the movements and behaviors of Sasquatch.