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COUNTY: Cowlitz County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was near Mt. St. Helens, below Ape Caves. The witness would probably be able to give you more detail if she has a map handy.
NEAREST TOWN: Cougar
NEAREST ROAD: FR 83
OBSERVED: I'd just like to state that I'm not the witness, I'm making this report out on her behalf.
There was a huge crashing through underbrush. She described it as a very rappid thrashing/crashing sound, twigs snapping, etc. It was followed by a loud, high pitched scream. She likened it to a woman screaming. She said it was very close, based on the distance she pointed out to me, maybe about 30-50 yards.
She said she and the four other people she was camping with her absolutely terrified and left the area right away.
ALSO NOTICED: She couldn't think of anything.
OTHER WITNESSES: 5 witnesses. The woman I talked to, her younger brother, her boyfriend, her brothers 2 roommates.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It happened at dawn, unsure of the conditions at the time of the sighting. (But it was July/August, so the weather overall was fairly hot.)
ENVIRONMENT: Forestland; once again, the witness would be able to give you better info.
A & G References: Pg. 33, D7
Follow-up investigation report: