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DATE: august 30th
COUNTY: Jefferson County
LOCATION DETAILS: At the end of the road on the Madrona Ridge road off the Mt Jupiter road
NEAREST TOWN: Brinnon WA
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 101
OBSERVED: There were six of us camping up on the Mt Jupiter Road in between the Dosewallups and the Duckabush rivers on labor day weekend, on saturday morning about 4:00am Ken heard a loud roar, just over the hill and down at the creek bed 500 yards from camp. on Saturday night their were six of us around the camp fire and heard the same roar as from Saturday morning, I told everybody that vocalization is from bigfoot, so we stayed up for a while longer and went to sleep in our tents at about 10:30pm. We heard the vocalizations again at about 11:00 pm Saturday night and this went on for about 45 minutes, then again at about 4:30 am for about 10 minutes. The vocalizations were so powerful that it seemed like they were about a 100 yards away but it was probably 500 yards away but it was loud and clear, then did not hear anything on Sunday night. When I heard the first vocalization the hair on my neck stood up and I got my hunting pistol ready for action, for fear it would come into our camp. The bank is too steep to try to collect foot prints or pursue the creature. I have hunted all over Washington state in the past 30 years and never in my life have I heard a vocalization like that before. When it happened I knew darn well what it was its bigfoot.
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: there were six of us camping together
OTHER STORIES: never have heard this kind of vocalizations ever we have been camping at the same campsite for over twenty years now
TIME AND CONDITIONS: early morning and late at night
ENVIRONMENT: pine forest at the bottom on a creek bed
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Peter Smith:
I spoke with the witness at length over the telephone. The group was camping on private land on Mt. Jupiter, a ridge in the eastern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, between the Dosewallips River (to the north) and the Duckabush River (to the south). Both rivers run east into Hood Canal, a branch of Puget Sound. They heard several series of roars which began 1) early Saturday about 4:00 AM, 2) Saturday night about 9:30 PM, 3) Saturday night about 11:00 PM which lasted 45 minutes, and 4) Sunday morning about 4:30 AM which lasted 10 minutes. Though a hunter, when the witness heard the first vocalization he was afraid to get out of his tent, and got his hunting pistol ready in case of attack. Another friend who camped in the same spot earlier also heard vocalizations about 4:30 AM Friday morning. The witness estimates that the animal was about 500 yards away, though if the listener didn't take the loud volume into account, it could have sounded as close as 100 yards. At the first vocalization Saturday night, a golden retriever dog cowered by the campfire, showing obvious fright.
Though the group has camped at the same campsite 3 to 4 times a year for 25 years, this is the first time they have heard sounds like these.
The location is in a "hotspot" for Bigfoot activity. There are several other reports from the area in the BFRO database. Three of the closest are report #5299 from near the Dosewallips River, report #40378 from near the Duckabush River, and report #25462 from the same ridge as this report (Mt. Jupiter). Reports of Sasquatch sightings, sounds, and other signs are widespread around the edges on all sides of the Olympic Mountains, where the river valleys support populations of salmon and steelhead, elk, deer, other animals which are potential food, and a wide variety of plants. There is plentiful water (this is "rain forest" or nearly so, depending on the specific location), thick cover, and rugged terrain which is difficult for humans to penetrate.
Due to the location, the repetition and duration of the calls, their volume and the fear they caused, it seems very likely that the group heard one or more Sasquatch over the 2-day period.
About BFRO Investigator Peter Smith:
Peter Smith is an experienced hiker, camper, backpacker, and observer of wildlife. A lifelong student of anthropology, Peter became seriously interested in BF expeditions after hearing some "unusual" sounds on solo backpacking trips in Washington's North Cascades Mtns. He has attended about 10 BFRO expeditions in Washington, British Columbia, Oregon, and Florida since 2011, and several informal expeditions. Primary investigation area is western Washington.