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COUNTY: Cowlitz County
NEAREST TOWN: Cougar Washington
NEAREST ROAD: just going up to Mt St helens
OBSERVED: Hello .The year was 2006, July. The time was eight thirty PM. We were driving back from Mt. St. Helens, Washington. It was a sunny day so we went to see the mountain that day. We were driving down the road along side the Toutle River which was to the right of the van. We were in my family van at the time. We been driving some time on the road. I had my RCA video camera fully charged ready to go. I was in the back seat of the Ford Areostar van and my daughter in the seat in front of me. She was about 8 years old then. When out of the corner of my eye I spotted a large brownish red gray ... what I thought was a bear at first, standing in the Toutle River up to its middle calf.
It had to be 9 feet tall. It was in the water about 5 feet from the bank. The sunlight was shining on this creature. It was massive in size stature and girth. You could see the arm muscles, back dorsal muscles, leg muscles, buttock, and thigh muscles. It was facing back side to us. The head was the size of a five gallon bucket, massive. I was so shocked at what I was seeing. It was no bear at all. It had massive shoulders. You could see all the muscles through the dense hair. It was amazing .This was the elusive Sasquatch.
It looked like a giant massive hairy man with massive arms they were long. It had to be a male. It was looking down as though he was fishing or looking to find something to eat. I was so amazed at what I was seeing I said, "Hey Meg look at that." That is the name of my daughter. She saw it too. To this day she still remembers what she saw and believes it was a bigfoot.
I told my brother in law, he was driving my van at the time, to slow down and pull over, I want to video tape something real important. He said he did not believe me. He wanted to get back home. It pissed me off so bad. I WOULD OF HAD THE VIDEO OF THE Sasquatch! It was a once in a lifetime thing if your lucky to see one.
If you ever get a chance to see one you will never forget it. It's always in my mind. I painted a picture of it. It turned out well. This is a true story I stake my life on it. Hope to here back from you soon. Sorry about my spelling.
[Edited by the investigator slightly for readability]
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me and my daughter. My brother didn't see it.
OTHER STORIES: Yes I have in the area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: eight thirty pm.
ENVIRONMENT: There a lot of trees and hills on the other side of the Toutle river.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
I called the witness. He was eager to tell the account of what transpired.
It was summer, and about 8:30 PM, and he and his family members had just left the Mt. St. Helens observatory. It would have still been light until about 9:30PM at that time of year.
He said that the Toutle River was on the right side of the vehicle as they were driving west-bound. Also, the creature was only 30 feet from the road, and standing in the river about 5 feet from the bank. This puts it very close to them, and a good position to be able to see details. This information helped me to find the most likely location using Google Earth.
Details of the creature. He said it looked like it was 9 feet tall. It had a large head about the size of a 5-gallon bucket. The head was pointy on top. He could see the musculature in its legs, back, and arms even under the hair. The hair was reddish brown with hints of gray. The hair appeared to be about four inches long and shiny. The stature was massive. Very wide shoulders, with a narrow waste, big barrel chest, and long arms. It was facing away, looking down at something in the river.
The creature was observed not only by him, but also by his daughter, who was eight years old at the time.
It is my opinion that this witness and his daughter both saw a sasquatch.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is a retired aerospace manager. He lives near the crossroad of Matlock, Washington. He had his first bigfoot encounter in October 2005 where he was stalked and later heard vocalizations. He attended official BFRO Expeditions in the Washington Cascades in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also attended the 2007 BFRO Expedition in the central Oregon Cascades and the 2007 Utah Expedition in the Uintas. He attended the 2008 and 2009 Olympic Peninsula Expeditions and co-lead the 2013 Expedition. He has participated in numerous speaking engagements over the past 16 years.