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COUNTY: Whatcom County
LOCATION DETAILS: Exact location has been kept confidential in order to protect the privacy of surrounding property owners.
NEAREST TOWN: Everson, WA
NEAREST ROAD: Private
OBSERVED: I was living in Whatcom County 5 minutes from the small town of Everson, WA. I worked on a dairy farm out in Custer, WA. I had to be work at 6:00 AM to feed calves, however, I did my best to get there a half-hour early just in case a cow had a calf in the night so that I could tag it, Vac it, tube it and move it before the other calves woke up for their morning feed.
I got out of bed at 4 AM and got ready to go, ate a small breakfast, and left the house at 5:05 AM to head for the farm. As I started down my road I got a funny feeling. I came to a Stop sign and got ready to turn when I caught sight of movement in the headlights. At first I thought that a deer was preparing to jump over the blackberries and onto the road until I focused on what it was I was looking at.
The creature blinked and reached up its hand to grasp a limb of a tree. It was sickly skinny! Itís elbow joints protruded, and I could see the clavicle bone and the shoulders had a dip between where the arm connected to the body. I could see a massive rib cage and a sickly sunken stomach on this animal. I could see the tops of this animalís pelvic bone protruding. It had a very clear thigh gap. The sides of the head were sunken in on either side and the face was gaunt with high cheekbones. The animal leaned against the tree it was holding onto for support. I was shocked and scared, but I knew what I was seeing was real. So I tried to take in as much as I could. The animal didnít seem too keen on moving. He just stood there staring back at my car like deer in the headlights.
It was anywhere from 8í5Ē to 8í9Ē tall and about 3'6" wide (I came back and measured a week later based on the tree branch it held on to). It was covered in dark medium length fur with patches of gray around the face and peppered throughout the body. Itís head road low to the shoulders with very little neck showing, and itís eyes glowed yellowish greenish white in the headlights. Itís head had a high cranial ridge, making it look pin headed for lack of a better word. Its arms were very long with the fingers of the creature just above the knee. Its eyes were forward facing and quite round and deep set with a broad, protruding forehead. Itís nose was flat, with a thin lipped slightly protruding mouth like a gorilla but not as angled with the mouth. Its face had deep set wrinkles.
Thinking back now I believe this poor animal didnít have the energy to run. He just stood there staring back at me. I finally decided to turn onto the road and head to work. As I hit the gas going towards this creature he startled and bared his teeth at me. I know from documentaries that when a monkey bares itís teeth it is a sign of aggression.
The thing that struck me is that its mouth was missing a bottom canine and the rest of them were worn nearly flat. The other teeth were chipped with a few broken close to the gums and nearly gone. I hit the gas at that point because I was turning left and had to go right past this animal within about 10 to 15 feet of it.
The reason I didnít report this sooner was because I was worried how people would react, and also I wondered what this animal was doing there in the first place. After thinking it through, it hit me. There was a chicken farm in the area. I truly believe this Sasquatch was older and starving to death. It happened to be a really awful Winter, with the most snow that part of Washington had seen in 20 years, with several ice storms, and heavy snows and with temperatures plummeting into the low teens. I think it had come down from the foot hills into the town outskirts to try to snatch a few chickens as an easy meal. I think I surprised him, thinking that no humans would be out that early in the morning.
A week later I saw the chicken owner while I was walking my dog. I asked how their chickens were and they told me that the week before, they believed that a few coyotes had gotten in and had snatched two of their hens that were sleeping in the outdoor shelter.
There is a thick dense forest that goes on for miles straight up into the mountains. It is home to deer, black bear, coyotes, and the occasional mountain lion.
I was born and raised in Montana. I hunt and fish and I have seen a lot of animals both wild and domestic. I am also a huge animal lover and have watched countless documentaries on every animal you can think of. So believe me when I say that I know animals and what I saw was not cougar nor was it a bear. I have seen them both in the wild, in zoos, and on documentaries. I would not miss identifying a bear for what I saw.
ALSO NOTICED: The branch he was hanging onto was broken clean off. The branch was a good 10 feet off the ground.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me.
OTHER STORIES: I learned later that Whatcom County is a protected wildlife area for bigfoot and other species.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 5:08 AM it was cloudy, and moonless. We were due for another heavy snow that day.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy mix species forest and moderate sub division a river is only a mile from the location
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jason K.:
After interviewing the witness a number of times and hearing her recount her experience Iím convinced she saw what she describes.
With her experience working with and around animals, having been a bear hunting guide in Montana, and volunteer at area animal shelters as a Vet Tech, she knows animals.
The way she described the animals condition and anatomy was extraordinary.
I believe many people in that situation would have been very frightened and left the scene immediately. Because of her experience with dead and dying animals, she was able to determine she wasnít in danger and rather felt compassion for it in its condition.
After visiting the area and exploring it thoroughly, I found it to be an excellent habitat. Lots of sign of game, a river with a healthy salmon run (as evidenced by the Bald Eagle population) and plenty of dry covered areas beneath the tree canopy.
I asked the witness if she might sketch what she saw. She did. Here is her drawing:
About BFRO Investigator Jason K.:
Jason has been interested in the Bigfoot phenomenon ever since his first experience in 1999 near Mt. St. Helens.
A business owner with a background in journalism and analytics.
Participated in the 2016 Washington Cascades Area 2 and the Oregon Coast 2017 Expeditions.
Is an experienced outdoorsman and has packed into many of the most remote places in Washington state.