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COUNTY: Washington County
LOCATION DETAILS: [Review of Report 395 year 2000.] It is in the same area. The deep timber is thick. I rode in this area for years prior and afterwards. It always felt like something was there.
NEAREST TOWN: Hillsboro
NEAREST ROAD: 219 / Tongue Road
OBSERVED: Review of Report 395 year 2000. I rode my horse thru the area on many occasions. It was roughly two years earlier and it still is fresh in my memory as of yesterday. On this Summer day, my friend and I had just cross a creek and we were riding the bottom of a ridge. It is a game trail. I was the lead ride and my German Shepard was om my heels, with my friend behind me. In the distance approximately 120 yards, I saw first what i thought was a bear foraging ...It saw me and took off on two feet straight up this ridge. My dog went after it and she was gone for a half an hour. I could not ride my horse where I believe what I saw was a Sasquach. I took another game trail and galloped to the top and into a wheat field. I called and called for my dog and she did return, pretty tired. My friend never saw anything. This event happened so fast, in a blink of an eye. It was dark blackish and I have to believe it was young, not broad just stocky. Reading report 395 put my incident just south of Touge road and Hwy 219. It is the the thick timber stands above the hay fields.
ALSO NOTICED: no
OTHER WITNESSES: One witness...she was behind me. I had crossed a creek and was first in line. I saw it before it saw me, it saw the horses and bolted.
OTHER STORIES: I didn't speak of it because I didn't think people would believe what I had seen
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was early afternoon on a clear day with great visibility.
ENVIRONMENT: Pine Timber along with Hay fields..I rode on game trails that crossed creeks. I was on the bottom of a ridge riding a flat game trail
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone:
The report the witness refers to is BFRO report #1829, October 2000.
The witness rode into this area from a private road. She said, "they were quiet on horseback." She saw it first and tried to determine what it was. It seemed to be picking at something, but was not carrying anything when it moved. It looked at her and her horse and then stood up. It sprinted up a steep hill on two legs. She saw arms swing. She could see it go through the trees.
It was about six feet tall, very dark brown to black. At that distance the face only seemed flat, no bear nose seen.
She did not detect any foul odor. The dog did not have any unusual odor when it came back.
While this area is populated, it has a mix of farms, hay fields and orchards. It is the northern end of the Chehelam Mountains. The witness had seen cougar in this area. She now lives in Alaska and observes bear often.
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, Washington 2020 and Montana 2020 expeditions.