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Submitted by witness Bob Tully on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
Morning snowmobilers hear howls, tree knocks, branch break 8mi south of Rimrock Lake
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COUNTY: Yakima County
LOCATION DETAILS: We parked at Fish Creek Snowpark at Lake Rimrock.
Followed the 1000 road to the 1070 road. Went 150 feet down the 1070 and stopped at the creek.
NEAREST TOWN: Naches
NEAREST ROAD: Lake Rimrock - White Pass
OBSERVED: My friend and I rode snowmobiles about 8 miles into a wilderness area. No one had been in the are for at least 2 days because previous tracks were covered by Saturdays storm.
We turned off the main road and onto a side road and rode a few hundred feet before we stopped at a bridge crossing a stream. As soon as we took off our helmets we heard a loud howl/moan sound that lasted 8-10 seconds. We looked at each other in shock. Another howl followed about 8 seconds behind it and then we head a loud bang on a tree in the opposite direction.
It was like a super loud woodpecker just pecked once. A few seconds after we heard a large tree branch break in the direction of the howl and then heard a third howl. Two more loud wood pecker sounds then followed with about 5 seconds in between.
The scream seemed like it was from a mile away, but in the dense trees it was likely much closer. The wood noises and loud break sounded like they were within 50 yards or so.
Then it was silent for about 5 minutes and we started to get ready to leave and the howls started again, but seemed like they were twice as far away. After about 6 more howls with 5 seconds or so in between, we decided to leave the area. Neither of us have ever heard anything like it. It seemed like it had an amplifier and we were the only people within about a 8 mile radius.
I listened to the "Ohio howl" and it was close but longer and more fluctuation in some of the moans.
ALSO NOTICED: No, we kept an eye out for tracks the rest of the day.
OTHER WITNESSES: Yes, one other heard everything I did.
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 10:30am, sunny, 22 degrees, 3 feet of snow on the ground, quiet.
ENVIRONMENT: Dense pine and fir trees with meadows nearby.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone.
He believes there were at least three Bigfoot as the howls came from their right, the tree knocks from their left and the loud crash of a branch break was from the front of them. The sound of the break made the witness think it was a very large branch.
The witness has gone into this area with his snowmobile for years and has seen coyotes, rabbits, grouse and fox. I asked him why he thought Bigfoot may have been in this remote area with that much snow. He said there is trout in the stream as another possible food source besides rabbits and grouse.
The witness is also aware of caves in the area.
After the first set of sounds, they started to have a snack and the witness did two whoops during the five minute pause. There was no response. When the howls began again, they decided to leave. They did not go into the forest to look for tracks. They were stopped at that location for about ten minutes.
They did not detect any foul odor.
Note: the location they stopped at is about one and one half miles from the Yakima Indian Reservation.
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.