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COUNTY: Washington County
LOCATION DETAILS: White pine ridges with hardwoods in between forming a bowl. An old beaver pond which has since turned to meadow in the center about 200 yards x 100 yards with an active and multi-leveled beaver pond adjoining. No houses, no roads, and as many times as i've been up there I've not once come across another person. Moose and black bear sign abound...
NEAREST TOWN: Northfield Falls
NEAREST ROAD: Devil's Washbowl
OBSERVED: On two separate mornings while deer hunting in a fairly remote section of Washington County, before sunrise, and after tree breaks and knocks at close range, something screamed/whooped at me. I am a Vermont native, grew up hunting, camping, fishing, and generally emersed in the outdoors, and while I am familiar with subject of bigfoot,..I have never experienced anything like this before or since. The conditions on both mornings were clear, cold, and extremely quiet. I had hiked into to where i was going to hunt, leaving my vehicle around 5:00 am, getting to where i wanted to sit around 5:45 am, and after changing into dry underlayers had shut my light off and settled in to wait for first light. Activity began both mornings only minutes after dousing my light. This occurred in November of last fall, 2015.
ALSO NOTICED: I have hiked, hunted, and recreationally set camera traps in this area frequently over the past couple of years,..night and day. The area is rich with lore and said historically to be the home of 'the pig man'.
OTHER WITNESSES: Unfortunately, no...
OTHER STORIES: This Spring a man from Waitesfield, the next town over, posted on Front Porch Forum that while hiking on the vast trail in the southwest basin on Waitesfield Mountain, he had observed a tall, hairy, bipedal creature dragging a dead goat by its horns up into the cliff band. He advised that if you were in the area to be cautious...
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning, before sunrise...
ENVIRONMENT: White pine ridges, hard woods in between. Remote...
About BFRO Investigator Tim Vogel:
Tim Vogel is the owner of Tekoa Mountain Outdoors, an outdoor, adventure education business. Located in Western Massachusetts. (www.tekoamountainoutdoors.com).
Tim is a BFRO Northeast Investigator, has attended and taught tracking, casting and provided a demo on FLIRs for the following:
Co-Leading the BFRO Western MA 2018 and Connecticut 2018 Expeditions.
BFRO Western MA and Bridgewater Triangle area 2017 Expeditions.
Pennsylvania BFRO 2017, Vermont BFRO 2016, Western MA BFRO 2015, 2016.
A member of Team Squatchachusetts and interested in Bigfoot since 1976 when something with big feet went through his family’s back yard one winter's day.