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Submitted by witness on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
Camper experiences possible activity, rock thrown in Kaniksu National Forest
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COUNTY: Stevens County
LOCATION DETAILS: I don't know exact location it's a dirt trail off of hard top the main road is Flowery Trail
NEAREST TOWN: Chewelah
NEAREST ROAD: Flowery trail
OBSERVED: My fiance and her son and I went to the Colville National Forest to have a picnic and to get away from the city. We've been there a couple of other times. Me and her son was walking some trails and we came to a dried up creek bed, we were looking for moose tracks and we seen these foot prints. They were about 4 to 5 inches wide and about 13 inches long, didn't get no pics I didn't have my phone with me, didn't think to take pics with the others phone .I was in awe then we went back to where we were parked and Sat there ate some sandwiches and did some tree knocks. No response did some calls it was still daylight then about 8:00 or 8:30 did a call and got an immediate response, and then did another call and then got a delayed response. This was on the 3rd of September 2017. We went back two weeks later to take pictures, foot prints were gone and looked like it rained.
ALSO NOTICED: Just peace and quiet, birds
OTHER WITNESSES: My fiance's son on the prints and all 3 of use on call response
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8:00 or 8:30 pm it was dusk clear skies and cool
ENVIRONMENT: Pine Forest
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone.
The area he visits is just east of the Colville National Forest in the Kaniksu National Forest. On September 3, 2017 he found two tracks about thirteen inches long and four to five inches wide, 1 1/2 inches deep in dried mud. They were four feet apart, heading uphill out of a dry creek bed. He could see a big toe and separated/spaced toes but no claws. He mentioned that it looked like a human foot with five toes. The tracks were not aligned.
When he was back at the vehicle and still daylight, he did several howls mixed with several tree knocks. The knocks were always a sequence of three. There was no response. Then at dusk, he did another howl and within five seconds a three second long howl came from the southeast about 100 yards away. He did another howl. About ten to fifteen minutes later, a howl came from the east. This one sounded different as was higher pitched.
After submitting this report, he returned in October, 2017, he is unsure what day. This time he was a couple miles farther east. Nothing happened but when he returned to this spot one week later, he found broken trees all around. He is six foot three inches tall and some trees were broken one to one and one-half feet above him. A couple were broken waist high. See photos:
After dark, 7:30 to 8:00 pm, he did some howls and knocks. No vocalizations were heard. About 45 minutes later while sitting around the campfire, a baseball sized rock landed six feet away from the witness.
I find the witness very observant. He looks forward to returning to the area in the Spring of 2018.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
Kevin has camped, fished and hunted in Eastern Washington all his life. His interest in Sasquatch began when he was 10 years old and saw Roger Patterson present "the" film. He lives in Eastern Washington.
Recently retired, he was a veterinarian since 1984, after graduating from Washington State University.
He attended Washington BFRO expeditions in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Oregon in 2015 and 2018, Montana in 2017 and 2018. He was co-leader of N.E. Washington 2019. He will be co-leading the 2020 Washington Expedition and the 2020 Montana Expedition.