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COUNTY: Jefferson County
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy 104 mile markers 3-4.
NEAREST TOWN: Port Townsend
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 104
OBSERVED: I was traveling west on highway 104. I was traveling for work and headed toward Port Angeles. Traffic was very light as usual on this stretch of road.
I had just crested a hill and spotted a car approaching from the west. It was a dark blue VW Rabbit or Golf. The vehicles met and I glanced in my rear view mirror in time to see the car approach the top of the hill. As the car reached the summit the sighting began.
A creature appeared from the southern roadside and proceeded to walk across the highway and leave to the north. It was covered in reddish brown fur/hair and appeared to be about six foot tall. It had disproportionately long legs and even longer arms which hung to just above mid thigh. It seemed to not be in a hurry yet walked directly across the road. The vehicles were of no interest to it. I saw no facial features. I never looked away from the creature the entire time it took for it to cross the road.
I stopped my truck at the next turn off about 500 yards and turned around [to go back] hoping to see more. As I approached the crossing area I slowed and searched the woods carefully for anything, but I saw no more.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just myself. Unless [the] other car saw it but [it] didn't stop.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1:00 P.M. Sunny, clear day
ENVIRONMENT: Clear cuts and second growth forest. Top of the hill.
A & G References: A&G, Pg. 78, A2
Follow-up investigation report:
Talked with R. E. by telephone on 6/25/03. R. E. grew up in Montana and has hunted most game animals. This was not an animal he was familiar with, including bear. R. E. doesn't believe in Bigfoot but he can't explain what it is he saw.
He estimated the animals' weight at about 190 lbs. As it walked across the road at what looked like a 45 degree angle, not straight across, it had it's head down, as if cowering and maybe looking at it's feet or for something on the road. It had a short neck and the body did not look human to him.
He first saw the animal at about 70 yards, in his rear view mirror, but by the time it re-entered the forested roadside, he was maybe 800 to 900 yards away. During the road crossing the animal didn't swing it's arms too much. He could see clearly that it was covered in fairly straight hair, maybe 4" long. It took very long strides.
He was really hoping that the other car would have seen this and stopped as well.