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Report # 9373  (Class A)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, September 23, 2004.
Daylight sighting by motorists near Humptulips

YEAR: 2004

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: September

DATE: 9/15/2004

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Grays Harbor County

LOCATION DETAILS: [Crossing point specifics removed]

NEAREST TOWN: Humptulip, Washington

NEAREST ROAD: It was crossing U.S.101 north of Milepost 116

OBSERVED: While driving North on U.S. 101 in Washington State my wife and myself were in the front seat of our car when we saw what at first appeared to be a big man with a back pack on his back running across the road in front of us. We saw this big man come from the right side of the road to the left side. This is a two lane road and there were no other cars around. Both sides of the road were very dense with trees and brush. The weather was cloudy but it was not raining at the time. The road was straight and the shoulders were mowed back to the woods and brush. We expected to see the big man when we got to the place he had ran across the road. But he had run directly into the brush and woods and we did not see him again. One of the passengers (from Sweden) in the back seat shouted when he saw it run into the brush. He thought it was an animal as he did not see it run across the road. When he asked what it was my wife and I told him it looked like Big Foot. It was the same color from head to foot. Ran with very big strides. Never looked to the side at us. It appeared to be hunched a little to the front as it ran.

Before seeing this thing I never believed there was such a thing. Unless this was some kind of hoax

ALSO NOTICED: We live in California and were just traveling through Washington heading to Port Angeles through the Olympic Pennsula.

OTHER WITNESSES: I was driving, my wife was in the front seat. We had two passengers in the back seat but only one person in the back saw it and he saw it as it ran into the brush thinking it was an animal.

OTHER STORIES: Not from this area

Good lighting; cloudy but not raining at the time.

ENVIRONMENT: It was pine forest on both sides of the road with thick brush.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator John G. Callender:

I spoke with two of the three witnesses about their sighting. Both stated they felt very fortunate to have witnessed this animal crossing the road, although both stated they didn't believe in the existence of sasquatch before this encounter. After speaking with them for approximately thirty-five minutes, both insisted that what they saw was definitely not human nor was it a bear.They were extremely impressed that what they saw could disappear so quickly considering the dense, thick woods and brush on both sides of the road.

About BFRO Investigator John G. Callender:

John Callender hails from Mississippi where he received a BA degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). He spent 26 years in the Seattle area flying for a major airline before retiring and relocating to Middle Tennessee in 2017. John quickly found that he missed flying and hes now on his second career as a pilot for a major airline. He has done extensive field work in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Mississippi and he has attended the following expeditions: WA - Oly Pen (Aug. '04); New Mexico (Jicarilla Apache SEP '04); WA - Oly Pen (October '04); CA - Redwoods (May '05); WA -Oly Pen -3, (AUG '05 ); WA Cascades Expedition (AUG '06); Central Oregon Expedition (JUNE '07), BC, Vancouver Island Expedition (SEPT 2007), WA Cascades Expedition (June '09), 2009 Washington Olympic Peninsula Expedition.