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Report # 9510  (Class B)
Submitted by witness S.S. on Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
Family and friends hear a late night vocalization from their home near Lake Sutherland
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YEAR: 2004


MONTH: September

DATE: 9/20/2004

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Clallam County




OBSERVED: I live in the Olympics, and usually in the Spring I hear a high pitch scream in the forest about 600' from my cabin. It is very scary, makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up, I go into my cabin, and I don't come out- this is mid morning time. This year I didn't hear the screachy scream in the Spring. I took my grandchildren for a walk in the woods in search of mushrooms and discovered a hole in the ground with branches over it.....??????????? It wasn't a tool dug hole in the ground, but that of an animal with the fine throwing of the soil. I didn't think much of it since there was a beer can thrown in it, but still my curiosity was profound. We left the woods. Within a week of this happening, 70 ' across the road from my cabin came a very loud whistle, scream, and huge growling noise, all simultaniously, and witnessed by five people. I have experienced rocks being thrown at my cabin, and the most scary was when I looked across the road a few nights ago and saw whitish blue bright eyes- with no lights shining on them! Is this a Sasquatch? It is frightening me very much. Before this experience my daughter and I had been smelling something like rotten dead animal smell.....and it was coming from under my porch.......when I had the maintenance man look under there....nothing there!...but the smell. A few days ago my daughter and I smelled the smell of fresh earth dug up two days in a row, but there has been no digging here. If this is a Sasquatch, why isn't it leaving here and migrating?
Any advice you could give me would be appreciated.
Thank you,

ALSO NOTICED: When I went to my son's to help me track it in the night with became quiet and disappeared when everyone went looking for it.

OTHER WITNESSES: Family members and three others living nearby.

OTHER STORIES: Tracks were found by the Lyre River many years ago......I thought it was just story telling until now.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: The weather is good, we live in a dark wooded old growth area by a lake and stream

ENVIRONMENT: Previously spoken

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Christopher Bradley:

I spoke with the witness by phone and met with her in person accompanied by two other Seattle area investigators. Because the animal that made this vocalization sounded very large, the witness was initially very concerned for the safety of her grandchildren in a nearby cabin. Besides the witness, five others also heard the loud vocalization and described it as a cross between a peacock in distress and a gorilla ending with deep growl. Her daughter, who was standing 150 yards away, said that the vocalization sounded like a car driving into a chain link fence and scraping against it. The son-in-law is a hunter and was unable to say what the sound was other than the fact that it was loud and was unlike anything that he had ever heard before. The investigators found some inconclusive evidence and the area will be studied further.

About BFRO Investigator Christopher Bradley:

Avid outdoorsman with knowledge of local terrain and animals.
Active interest in the subject for 25 years.

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