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Submitted by witness on Friday, November 16, 2007.
Possible wood knocks heard while staying at Wallace Falls State Park
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DATE: october 14th
COUNTY: Snohomish County
LOCATION DETAILS: Wallace Falls State Park
NEAREST TOWN: Goldbar
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 2
OBSERVED: I was staying in a cabin in Washington State. Around 2 in the morning, I heard wood knockings. I also heard dogs barking.I really couldn't tell you how far off the sounds came from.I do know that there were some houses upstream from the sounds.
ALSO NOTICED: I didn't hear any wildlife that night.
OTHER WITNESSES: None that I could tell, I was the only one renting a cabin that night. The rangers trailer was 25 yards behind me.
OTHER STORIES: No, this was my first time there.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was at 2 in the morning
ENVIRONMENT: In a campground. Not too cold, nor was it raining.A river was about two to three hundred yards from the cabin.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator John Ray:
After speaking with the witness by phone for a while I found him to be a very credible observer.
The witness is from California and was visiting the Seattle area with his wife while on vacation. His wife stayed in Seattle while he went and did some hiking and exploring in Wallace Falls State Park, which is near the small town of Gold Bar, Washinton, about 45 miles N/NE of Seattle. He had never been to Wallace Falls before and drove out there because it looked like a good place to explore.
He was staying the night in cabin C5 and was awakened about 2 AM to the sound of dogs barking in the distance. He then heard three or four wood knocks in quick succession, with the pattern being repeated several times over a two to three minute timeframe. The knocks seemed to be coming from a wooded area a few hundred yards from the cabin near the mountainside and Wallace river.
He also added that while he was hiking the trail to the falls earlier in the day he went a bit off-trail into the woods and discovered what appeared to be a barefoot track that resembled a human footprint. He could not give the exact dimensions of the print but said it was small and about the size of a human child's print.
Having previously hiked the trail several times myself, I know that it is pretty popular with families with young children, so it is possible that it could have been a human child footprint. However, since it was October and fairly cold at the time, I highly doubt a child had recently been wandering around in the woods without wearing any shoes or hiking boots.
Given the early morning hour, fairly remote forest location, and a possible footprint in the area, it is quite possible that the wood knocks could have been made by a sasquatch.
Photo taken of Wallace Falls
About BFRO Investigator John Ray:
John is a contract administrator and procurement agent for a large aerospace company and lives in Marysville, WA. He has attended the 2006, 2008, and 2009 Washington Cascades expeditions, the 2009 and 2011 Washington Olympics-2nd expedition, the 2012 Western Washington expedition, the 2013 Washington Cascades Area 1 Expedition, and several other personal and private expeditions.