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COUNTY: Snohomish County
LOCATION DETAILS: The howls seemed to come from the vicinity of the ridge adjacent to the Canyon formed by Canyon Creek, a tributary of the South Fork of the Stillaguamish. There had been a recent clear-cut, as I had observed log trucks traversing along the ridge road earlier in the month.
NEAREST TOWN: Granite Falls, WA
NEAREST ROAD: Mountain Loop Highway
OBSERVED: I heard a series of low pitched, long howls while on a ladder cleaning the gutter of my two story house located about 2 miles NE of Granite Falls, WA. It was about 9:30 AM on a Saturday morning. Dogs began to bark once the howling started. The sound was nearly identical to the long howls heard in Ohio provided on this website on the audio clips page. My wife has heard these calls as well coming from the large ridge next to our house when we first moved out here.
ALSO NOTICED: I did not realize what it was until the dog barking got my attention. Then I began to hear the stark difference from any canine howl or bark.
I have just listened to the "1994 Ohio Howl" for the first time, and was prompted to log this report due to the uncanny similarity to my own experience.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just myself, to my knowledge.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, my neighbor closer to the creek says he hears the same thing quite often.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Clear blue skies after a nights rain. About 9:30 AM.
ENVIRONMENT: Forested and de-forested mountain canyon.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator :
I took this report immediately, because it is within close proximity of the most recent report I had just finished up-- Report #23017 (Class-B); in which the witness swore that "others in the area HAD to have heard the same howls/screams".
Although the date on this report is 2005, my first contact with the witness verified that the date was only his first audible experience, and that he has continued to hear them as "background" noise ever since.
His neighbor may have heard the sames screams as Report #23017; although he first thought it to be a wolf - and was puzzled about it, as wolves aren't known in this area. Witness stated that he lives 225 yards from Canyon Creek, and has heard these suspicious sounds around springtime for the past three years.
Witness also suspects that he had experienced a probable "Class-B" incident at age 13, when living in Georgia -and has been interested in Sasquatch ever since. Witness has made plans to attend an upcoming BFRO Expedition.
About BFRO Investigator :
Craig 'Gork' Barrette is the CCO for USA BMX (www.ababmx.com)- based out of Gilbert, AZ, and grew up in Sacramento, CA, where he first became interested in the Bigfoot mystery. While living in Seattle, he attended three BFRO Expeditions; in the Olympic Peninsula and Washington Cascades.