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COUNTY: Okanogan County
LOCATION DETAILS: Go off highway 20 into Mazama, go west about six miles up lost river road. Pull to the side of the road and you'll have to cross the river by wading on foot.
NEAREST TOWN: Mazama
NEAREST ROAD: Lost River Road
OBSERVED: I am a huge bigfooter, and I went on a night investigation right on the border of Lost River in the Methow Valley. My dad and I crossed the river a little after nine and started to go West. We did a few tree knocks and nothing was heard or seen. We decided to backtrack and go East for about half a mile. We kept doing tree knocks and still nothing. I began to feel an incredibly unsettling feeling, sort of like severe anxiety. I belted out a call, specifically a call thought to have come from child sasquatches. Around 7-10 seconds later I heard what sounded like a really heavy rock clunking against a tree. My dad and I became quite excited, so I tried a couple whoops and got nothing. We decided to call it a night and headed home at around ten pmish.
ALSO NOTICED: When we were in the area of the sighting, I had an unsettling feeling for about ten minutes surrounding the tree knock.
OTHER WITNESSES: Me and my dad. We were doing a night investigation looking for bigfoots
OTHER STORIES: I have heard of a bigfoot throwing rocks at someone four miles from where my report happened
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Tree knock fairly close to ten P.M. It was a clear night out and it was completely dark. My dad and I carried low level flashlights.
ENVIRONMENT: It was deep in the woods about fifty feet from Lost River. We were following what looked to be an abandoned hiking trail because we thought this would attract sasquatches.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Darrel Verney:
The witness is age 16 and has been passionate about Bigfoot for about a year. This was his first possible encounter. His experience was as described in his report. He further described the anxiety he felt during the incident as being deep in his chest. He estimates the tree knock they heard was about 100 feet away.
His family was on vacation and stayed at a cabin near the river. The river was mostly dried up, so it was easy to walk across. They plan on returning for vacation there again this winter.
About BFRO Investigator Darrel Verney:
Originally from Alaska, Darrel now lives in north central Washington. He studied Wildlife Biology and Wildlands Recreation, and has worked for the National Park Service and National Forest Service in the past. He feels fortunate in having had several sightings and numerous encounters during expeditions and informal outings. Darrel has attended the Redwoods ’06, North Cascades ’08, ’09 & '16, Olympic ’09 & ’11, and Morton ’12 & ’13 expeditions.