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COUNTY: Kitsap County
LOCATION DETAILS: The location is very rural no homes. I'd have to say its 400 to 1000 ft from the powerlines leaving Gorst going towards Belfair on the left.
[Investigator (MM) Notes:
Location Coordinates: 47.528769, -122.719718
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NEAREST TOWN: Gorst, WA
NEAREST ROAD: Old Belfair Valley Rd
OBSERVED: I was driving to work this morning and came around a right hand corner and less than 100 ft in front of me was a large upright dark hairy object/animal/person in the roadway walking briskly from the left to the right. It was standing on two legs. I observed long arms swinging with the hands bent backwards like if you were swimming, as it walked quickly to the base of the bank next to the road. By the time I was parallel with where it crossed it was gone. It did not look at me.
My husband and I drove back by it later this afternoon and didn't stop due to traffic at that time of day but noticed areas on both sides of the road where something has been using the spot to go across.
I didn't see it out of the corner of my eye. I saw it dead on in front of me. My thoughts were whatever I saw didn't belong there. It was very dark and very tall and my headlights were right on it.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 5:26am, dark , when sun came up it was cloudy out.
ENVIRONMENT: The environment is maples and alders with grass and ferns on a bank leading up from the road, and a stand of larger trees up the bank from the roadway. The area in behind has been logged and replanted in the last 5 or so years. On the other side of the roadway it drops down to Gorst Creek.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
I spoke with Jill Bangart. Great witness. She is very credible and very certain about what she saw on Friday morning before dawn. The sasquatch was only ten feet from the car when it disappeared from view in the trees on the edge of the road. Right before that the sasquatch was fully in her headlights as it sauntered off the road as she drove by.
It was very tall. She couldn't give a height estimate but says it was much taller than the average person, and very muscular. The fur was "dark and smooth". It was not running across the road but rather walking. She believes she surprised it has she came around the curve.
Jill commutes this route every week day around 5:30am on her way to the Navy Ship Yard where she works as a restoration contractor.
There's a long history of sightings in this general area. Her commute at this hour would give her much higher odds for having a road crossing sighting than most folks in the area. Typically there a no vehicles, or very few, along this road at this hour.
Why would a sasquatch be lurking around these woods a few miles from population? Answer: There are many deer in this area. It is a true deer hazard zone for motorists. She sees groups of deer near this road at least twice per week on her way to work. Both her and her son have had collisions with deer. It is a common occurance in this area.
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO