Geographical Index > United States > Washington > Clallam County > Report # 39598|
Submitted by witness on Sunday, February 10, 2013.
Two fishermen on the Dungeness river hear footsteps and find large 16" prints
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COUNTY: Clallam County
LOCATION DETAILS: Due to ongoing investigation, specific directions omitted
NEAREST TOWN: Sequim
NEAREST ROAD: HWY 101
OBSERVED: Me and my friend Kyle had been fishing on the upper Dungeness River. The spot where we were fishing was accessible by logging road till it got washed out many years ago, now we have to hike a good mile and a half down a huge mountain side to get there. Because I had to work (I work nights) we decided to leave about 3pm. As soon as we hit the trail and headed into the forest we both had the "creeps" for lack of a better word. Wasn't long till we noticed big Cat prints either Cougar or Mt Lynx I believe, that kinda got us looking down at the ground seeing if tracks kept up trail or what. Not long after we heard branches cracking from something stepping on them, that was soon followed by loud footsteps at which time me and Kyle both came to an abrupt stop to listen. After we stopped, whatever it was would take about 3-5 more steps, then must have realized we had stopped and it would stop also, this would go on for roughly the next half mile. At one point he heard it double back at a fast pace roughly about 15-20 steps and mind you this thing was about 200 feet away and we could clearly hear and almost feel each step!!! It got way way crazier when we found a footprint that dwarfed my size 13 fishing boots...the footprint is right foot with toes very visible. Also worth noting ground was hard enough we tried to make an impression but could not. Meanwhile the print was close to a half inch maybe a full inch pushed down into the ground, whatever this was had to be way heavier than me and I'm 6'4 240. I was able to get a good picture thru my phone with my buddies boot next to it. Being that this just happened 2 days ago I believe the print can be relocated! We also found what looked like possible 2 other partial prints but cause we were so rattled we didn't think to get pictures of the partials. This is my first experience with such a thing, it has rocked me to my core and now believe people deserve to see what I have seen and felt.
Thank you Zach Priest
ALSO NOTICED: just that I have a picture of the print scaled up against Kyle's foot.
OTHER WITNESSES: One other was with me his name is Kyle, we were walking and talking bout coming back because we didn't have time to go fish our favorite hole on the river which was too far up river thanks to my time restrictions because I had to work at 5pm.
OTHER STORIES: few other stories since talking to people bout mine, and ive told anyone whos showed slightest interest LOL
TIME AND CONDITIONS: roughly 230pm-3pm weather was clear with temp around 40 degrees f
ENVIRONMENT: Deep Forest, very old logging road thats so grown over it can only be used as walking trail, plus road is washed out so have to walk from certain point. Then you head down pretty big Mountain Ridge...
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Ghee Bouche':
The witness indicated that it was the first time he had experienced this activity and subsequent find of a track directly associated with the sounds. He remarked that the sounds of the steps could be felt in the ground. The witness has lived in the vicinity of the Dungeness river and has fished the river all his life. Both of the witnesses had been in the remote area which is in-accessible by vehicle do to a road closure.
Photo submitted to me by the witness:
I decided to examine the location myself and found deep impressions in a location within a mile of the original report site. They were in deep wet mud and grass, a short line of tracks roughly 6'apart. Some of the other tracks would be difficult to associate to the untrained eye. Based on the find by the other witnesses tracks I was able to locate, combined with the general feel of "presence" in the area currently, I would have to concur on the authenticity that Sasquatches are present at that location.
Print found on follow-up investigation by Ghee Bouche:
About BFRO Investigator Ghee Bouche':
An avid back country hiker and outdoors man, Ghee Bouche' has experienced Sasquatch behavior and worked with expeditions in the northwest to collect data on this species for their future protection and increased cultural awareness. He is the author of "The Night Tribe" and co-lead in the 2013 BFRO expedition of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.