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Report # 67451  (Class B)
Submitted by witness Tyler on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Possible sighting and track in the GMU 328 Naneum Unit near Ellensburg
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YEAR: 2020


MONTH: October

DATE: 21

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Kittitas County

LOCATION DETAILS: Naneum Game Management Unit 328 US Forest Service Land

NEAREST TOWN: Ellensburg

NEAREST ROAD: Off a US Forest Service road

OBSERVED: I was deer hunting near Ellensburg, specifically GMU 328 Naneum unit last October 2020. On the 5th day of my hunt I was looking over an open area that butted up to woods and I saw a shape at the tree line that was standing upright and appeared to be a person in a Ghille suit. I thought that was odd because it is required to wear hunter orange during this hunt. I then looked down to retrieve my binoculars that were resting on my chest and I raised them up to scan the area and the person or thing was gone. I scanned the area with my eyes and binoculars and did not see it again. The person or thing I saw was approximately 300 yards away from me and there werenít very many hunters out on this day. I then moved on via foot to an area I havenít hunted yet and after about a ten minute walk I saw a track on the ground that looked like a human bare foot mark in the dirt. I took a photo of it and looked around the area for more tracks but could not locate any. The area was mostly a logged area with short field type grass and just a little bit of dirt in the area. The size of the print was only about a size 11 size foot. I then continued my hunt and left the next morning.

ALSO NOTICED: Very quite. No other people around.


OTHER STORIES: From reading your reports there have been sightings or occurrences in the general area.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Daytime, overcast, no wind.

ENVIRONMENT: Forest and open logged area.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jeff Sidebottom:

Had a call with the witness who is very credible. He has several years experience as a back country ranger. He described the creature he saw as possibly 6 feet or so in height and a tan color. He said it looked like a person in a ghillie suit which was odd since it was deer season and hunter's orange required. He said he reached for his binoculars and then it was gone. He described the atmosphere as very quiet. He discovered a track which he provided a photo of. He said he wears a size 13 and he is 6ft 1 inch tall and the track he guessed would have been around a size 11 but barefoot and was very deep in the dry ground. He provided very good detail of the location and provided photos with his location marked in comparison to where the creature was located.

Investigator Note: Moon phase at this time was Waxing Crescent 30.7%

For the print location you take Smithson Rd., to Lower Green Canyon Rd., then left on Reecer Creek Rd. That turns into the 3500 Rd., right on FS 3500-114, left on Table Mtn. Rd. NF 3517

Photo Details:

BFRO 67451 Creature Location_Yellow_Witness Location_Red
In this photo, the witness location is in the red color, and the creature is in the yellow color areas. The "X" marks the witness deer camp.

BFRO 67451 Track Location_Red
In this photo, the red area designates where the witness discovered the track shown in photo BFRO 67451 Track.

BFRO 67451 Witness Location_Red
In this photo, the red area designates the witness location at the time of the sighting.

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BFRO 67451 Witness Location_Red

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About BFRO Investigator Jeff Sidebottom:

25 years as a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker/Machinist. Went back to school, earned Associates Degree in Computer Electronics Engineering, then Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Security. Worked in the Telecommunications field for more than a decade. Currently manages a company phone system serving 43 sites in 2 states.

Originally from Kentucky. Grew up hunting and hiking. Spent much time in the woods and forests. Moved to Washington state in 2013. Loves the Pacific Northwest. Firm believer in Bigfoot since childhood. Has FLIR thermal imager and nightvision scope.

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