Geographical Index > United States > Washington > King County > Report # 12138|
Submitted by witness on Thursday, July 21, 2005.
Hikers report possible stalking and rock/stick throwing in White River drainage near Muckleshoot Reservation
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COUNTY: King County
LOCATION DETAILS: the white river is glacier runoff surounded by pine trees
NEAREST TOWN: auburn
OBSERVED: My encounter took place along the white river,we were out hiking, the sun had gone down and we began hiking back under the moonlight, which had illuminated the trails nicely. As we walked down the trails through the woods I occationally heard the sounds of twigs and branches breaking as if somthing was moving through the trees and bushes about 10-15 feet off the side of the trail. I became greatly alarmed because whatever was creating the disturbance had been following us for quite a distance
as i began paying more attention to the sounds of branches breaking i could hear that they were footstepts, just like the ones a human would make walking through the brush, i knew in my heart that it was a bipeadal creature at that point. still, we kept going but now i began to feel little bits of sticks and pebbles being thrown at me, as i turned my head to look behind me i saw a piece of stick come flying right at me from the bushes. at that same point my friend also turned and yelled at me to stop throwing stuff at him, i told him it was not me and i told him that whatever was throwning stuff was just beyond our sight off the side of the trail. we were all very scared. we stopped to rest along the river bank near the end of the trail, as we sat quietly i heard a low bass toned growl. judging from the sound it had to be a large creature, possibly a bear, but is a bear capable of walking on two feet for such an incredible distace and is a bear able to throw bits of sticks and pebbles with its paw? its from these facts that i belive we were stalked by a bigfoot.
ALSO NOTICED: a dead deer was near when it all began
OTHER WITNESSES: 3 just walking
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1am clear skiies,full moon
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness is a lifelong outdoorsman who is well acquainted with forest sounds and animal behavior in the Northwest, particularly bear and cougar. The sighting is near the Muckleshoot Reservation, which could provide a safe refuge for the animal. Although this incident was near a populated city, the White River drainage is historically well known for sasquatch type animal activity, especially as it moves past Grass Mountain and Greenwood.
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