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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: Hwy 7 past Ashford, take a right before you see a sign for the national park. This road turns into Skate Creek Rd. It's a dirt road on the left. Go right at an over pass between mile marker 12 and 14. Drive all the way up. Take a right at the first fork then stay to the left. You will need a 4x4 vehicle. 4x4 vans will not make it.
NEAREST TOWN: Between Ashford and Packwood off Skate Creek Rd. (this was a dirt road off of skate creek rd but the sign on this dirt rd also said skate creek rd.
NEAREST ROAD: Skate Creek RD
OBSERVED: Spring of 2005 mid after noon we drove up to a place we call the Oasis (a pond on the top of one of the foot hills on Skate Creek (Mt. Rainier but I believe it is GP national forest) its a ways up there and some 4x4'n is needed to get there.
When we got there and got out of the car you could hear a noise that sounded kind of like a monkey noise....ooh ooh ooh....it was repetative and I didnt think anything of it at first. So we hike up the hill side to where the noise is coming from and where the pond is, and we discovered a foot print while the whole time still hearing this noise, ooh ooh ooh, short and sharp but monkey like.
At one point we felt as if it ran right up behind us as if to scare us but we didnt hear any brush crashing or anything but the noise got closer and you could actually like hear it in the back of his throat.
Nothing real exciting or more than circumstantial but when we returned again a few months later the noise was not there.
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself, boyfriend, and boyfriends father. They are the ones that took me there stating they believe it is a homey spot of bigfoots and the heard the same monkey sound the first time they went up.
OTHER STORIES: Just off of your website.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: mostly sunny day in the mid after noon.
ENVIRONMENT: Forest where at top of hill there is a pond and there are little signs stapled to trees where they state they are doing geological studies on the pond.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jim Von Lossow:
A phone interview was conducted with two of the three witnessís A few additional comments can be added.
This was their 3rd trip into the area.
On the first trip in 2002 they heard the same sounds and discovered a large barefoot print in sandy soil. It had toe definition and when compared to a men's size 12 shoe it dwarfed it.
The second trip they brought a video camera and had nothing out of the ordinary happen to them.
The third trip, no recording equipment or photographic equipment was taken. The print found was described as being 4" longer and 3" wider than a womanís size 9 shoe.
This might be a good location.
About BFRO Investigator Jim Von Lossow:
Small Business Owner
Special Interest in Field Sound Recording
Attended the Washington (Oly Pen -2) expedition.