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Report # 39858  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
Memory told of a possible nighttime sighting outside a home in Granite Falls

YEAR: 1971


MONTH: October

DATE: dont remember

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Snohomish County

LOCATION DETAILS: Right off the main street going through town. It was like a boarding house with rooms to rent as I remember, it was my first time being there, east through town. Where we were was north of town. It was so long ago it is hard to remember.

NEAREST TOWN: Granite Falls


OBSERVED: I was with my sister and her friend, it was night time around 9:30 p.m. When we arrived at the friends house in Granite Falls we all went inside and at that time I remember I left my smokes on the dashboard of the car so I went out to get them. As I approached the car I got an eerie feeling that something was watching me so I turned around to look and there across the road from me, was a tall hairy creature looking at me. I was so scared I could not move at first. But then I ran back into the house and told them what I saw. No one would go out to look they were too scared. I know what I saw and it wasn't a bear or a person playing a joke. It was around 8 to 9 feet tall and very large. I couldn't see its face it was too dark and there was only light from a house down the road where it became forest.

ALSO NOTICED: Next day I looked where I saw it but didn't see foot prints. I think it could have been stranding on the road.

OTHER WITNESSES: No, the only people I told was my sister and her friend and they were in the house.

OTHER STORIES: At that time I heard of some one reporting seeing a bigfoot in Everett, Wash.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 9:30 P.M., the light was poor and it was a rainy day but it was not rainy at that time but it was wet out.

ENVIRONMENT: Forest..... on a side road with only a few houses on it, the road dead ended at the forest.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator John Ray:

I believe the witness to be credible in his recollection of the events that occurred many years ago when he was a teenager. He no longer lives in the area of the sighting.

Granite Falls has grown substantially since the witness lived there in 1971. Although it is still a small town, the downtown area has grown and has been modernized, with many new residents moving into the area each year.

Granite Falls is one of the gateways to the Mountain Loop Highway in Washington state. There have been many reports from the Mountain Loop area over the years, including the following:

Report # 41602.
Report # 37307.
Report # 37101.
Report # 26353.
Report # 25882.
Report # 23170.
Report # 23017.
Report # 16276.
Report # 1880.
Report # 1722.
Report # 1672.

The Mountain Loop Highway is a highway in the state of Washington. It traverses the western section of the Cascade Range within Snohomish County. The name suggests it forms a full loop, but it is only a small portion of a loop, which is completed using State Routes 92, 9, and 530. Part of the highway is also a designated and signed Forest Highway, and is known as Forest Route 20.

The highway connects the towns of Granite Falls and Darrington. It is paved for 34 miles (55 km) from Granite Falls to Barlow Pass (2349') where the highway becomes unpaved for 13 miles (21 km), and then paved again for the remaining 9 miles (14 km) to Darrington. The unpaved section is U.S. Forest Service Road #20 and passes several USFS campgrounds. Portions of the unpaved section are often closed for periods of several years due to flood damage.

About BFRO Investigator John Ray:

John conducts BFRO report investigations in the Snohomish County area of Washington State. 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, 2014, & 2015 Washington Cascades Area 1 Expeditions, and several other personal and private expeditions.