Geographical Index > United States > Washington > Lewis County > Report # 18620|
Submitted by witness No on Saturday, April 14, 2007.
Hunter describes close encounter outside Doty
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COUNTY: Lewis County
LOCATION DETAILS: it was an area that had been closed to motorist traffic for the last 3 years. not sure of the road numbers but I could find it easy if I had to
NEAREST TOWN: doty
NEAREST ROAD: 8000 line
OBSERVED: I am not a very good writer. It would be better to talk to me but i'll do my best. I was road hunting up by doty washington in the woods in an area that had been closed to motorist traffic for the last 3 yrs. I drove to the end of the road in a small clearcut that had grown up a bit. Saw nothing, no birds, no animals, no tracks, which i thought was weird, so i was looking down at the side of the road to look on the downhillside for tracks and i saw something black move real close. Then this thing stood up and looked at me and i stopped the truck and froze. It was realy close like 15 feet on a downhill slope that was steep and this thing was almost at my level. it was very thick and very tall like over 8 feet tall and very broad across the shoulders. It seemed as nervous as I was. it moved side to side and was moving its arms around. I then said something like oh my god and then it blew its checks way up and muttered something wierd and i said something i can't remember. then it screamed very loud at me which made me scream if fear and then it turned and stepped up on a stump and jumped downhill. i floored the truck and went back to my son and his girlfriend about 1/2 to 3/4 mile away where i had left them to watch for deer.
I was very scared and upset. I waited to tell them but i was scaring them with how upset i was. so about an hour later i told them. Thats when they told me that they had heard a weird scream from the direction that i had come from. My son wanted to go look for tracks and i said no but he finaly talked me into it. So we went back to the spot and it was very dark by now. we stayed in the truck but had every thing off but the lights. We all heard this thing throwing a fit. sounded like it was hitting things on a tree and throwing whatever sounded like swining a bat against a tree. then we heard it muttering what i can best descibe as mumbled bad japanese. i know its not just using an example to describe the sound, but no yell this time during the muttering. my son's girfriend got realy scared and i was too. so we speeded off and left the area
ALSO NOTICED: no birds no animals no tracks of animals no sounds that should be in the woods
OTHER WITNESSES: my son and a friends daughter heard the screams
from about 1/2 to 3/4 mile away
OTHER STORIES: no first time in that area
TIME AND CONDITIONS: right before dark. Then we returned after dark and heard things then.
ENVIRONMENT: steep, big trees, thick cover, saw it by the road in a clearcut by big trees and a creek at the bottom
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
I interviewed the witness at length on several occasions by phone and in person. We were also able to access the site via mountain bike, as the gates are now locked. Based on the details given, I can conclude that this witness did indeed have a close-up encounter with a very large sasquatch.
His incident is particularly noteworthy due to the distance he was from the creature, and the brief interaction. He described something not often described: puffing out of the cheeks in a threat-like display, and shifting its weight from one foot to the other, eyes darting around, and hand-arm movements.
The area where the incident happened is normally gated. At this time, the area had been opened for the first time in three years. This road closure had provided an excellent, mostly undisturbed sanctuary. The habitat is rich in forage, containing a mix of swampy creeks, as well as clear-cut and timber of differing ages
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Below is a artistic rendering created with the help of the the witness and BFRO investigator Sybilla Irwin.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is an aerospace manager. He lives in Spanaway, Washington. He had his first bigfoot encounter in October 2005 where he smelled it, was followed and then heard vocalizations. He attended the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 BFRO Expeditions in the Washington Cascades, the 2007 BFRO Expedition in the central Oregon Cascades and the 2007 Utah Expedition in the Uintas and He attended the 2008 and 2009 Olympic Peninsula Expeditions and co-lead the 2013 Expedition.