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COUNTY: Cowlitz County
LOCATION DETAILS: Under power lines near Lexington, WA.
NEAREST TOWN: Lexington
NEAREST ROAD: Off Westside highway
OBSERVED: When hunting Elk by Black powder near the Lexington area near Kelso, WA in October of 1991 my wife and I were parked off a Lexington road and were walking up the 500kv type power lines about three of four ridges in when we stopped for a morning break to view and scout the open areas under the lines. The open areas are about sixty to eighty yards wide cleared from side to side,
About 100-150 or so yards ahead of us on the next ridge (the power towers were on ridge top to ridge top) we seen a bipedal figure come out of the tree line and just stand there frozen and stare out at the clearing not moving at all for what seemed to be three to four minutes. We were very perplexed as to what was going on and if it was a person not dressed in hunting orange. Most people donít remain still for that length of time. What was it doing?
All of a sudden it took off and graciously walked across the clearing of this hill top and to the other side very quickly with long strides and then lost into the other sides tree line.
After calming my wife down as she was real excited as to what we believed we had just seen, she almost yelling "Terry itís a bigfoot , itís a bigfoot." We very slowly proceeded down the hill side and up the other to see if we could find and tracks. When we got there it was very obvious that tracks were out of the question as the hill top was the old graveled road that had in the past been used to install the towers, a hard pack ground. But what we did see was on the west side that it had disappeared into, was covered in black berries about five feet high and an obvious path right through them up the hill side. Needless to say we did not proceed up that trail. The other side that it had come from no tracks were noticed also hard pack. My wife was very ready to leave the area and we did.
Observation: Color was a light almost oak colored not black from head to foot, from that distance it was hard to judge height but I would guess around seven feet maybe more. Time around 8am.
ALSO NOTICED: See Incident info
OTHER WITNESSES: Wife and I
OTHER STORIES: No.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Around 8am
ENVIRONMENT: Fir tree forested.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness and his wife by phone:
He gave a good description of the sighting but here's some additional details. It was slightly overcast with high clouds. He said when they saw the figure come out of the tree line, it stood like a tree or statue looking to the north away from them. He does not recall any wind blowing their scent around. The figure was large with a big head. Shoulder width was a guess but was over three feet. It had very long arms that the witness saw swing when it walked in a fluid motion across the opening under the power line. The witness watched it walk for twenty five seconds or more.
The wife reported to me that she saw it first and she said to her husband, "I think that's a Bigfoot up there."
They did not detect any odor when they saw the path through the blackberry bushes.
The husband has been a hunter since age eight. Years ago, he assisted a well known investigator in Oregon who has since passed.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
Kevin has camped, fished and hunted in Eastern Washington all his life. His interest in Sasquatch began when he was 10 years old and saw Roger Patterson present "the" film. He lives in Eastern Washington.
Recently retired, he was a veterinarian since 1984, after graduating from Washington State University.
He attended Washington BFRO expeditions in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Oregon in 2015 and 2018, Montana in 2017 and 2018. He was co-leader of N.E. Washington 2019. He will be co-leading the 2020 Washington Expedition and the 2020 Montana Expedition.