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Submitted by witness on Sunday, June 28, 2020.
Possible vocalizations on Little Si Trail outside North Bend
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COUNTY: King County
LOCATION DETAILS: I have the exact location of when we first heard it. It was by the little cove area on the trail. I have no idea how far up the trail but I would be able to find it again.
NEAREST TOWN: Mt Si
NEAREST ROAD: Little Si trail
OBSERVED: I was hiking at Little Si in Washington State with a friend who was visiting from out of town. It was pouring rain so we left our phones but we went anyway and started our hike sometime in the morning.
We got to an interesting little part off the trail where a little waterfall was pouring off from a cliff above, maybe like 20 feet up. We turned back after that spot and started heading back but while we were walking we heard what I first thought was an alarm, but it sounded organic. At the end of the ďalarmĒ was a very strange vocalization like an ape mixed with human. The alarm sound happened over 10 times and at the end of each sustained holler was the strange vocalization.
After the second or third alarm sound and vocalization I started making the sounds back to whatever it was. My friend and I both listened intently trying to identify what the sound could possibly be. We ruled out human right away because whatever was making that sound had a huge lung capacity and we both immediately knew it couldnít be human. As we listened, and I kept responding, the way the mouth moved made us also rule out a wolf or coyote. It sounded like it had lips...I know that sounds strange but we both said whatever was making the sound had a mouth like a human or ape. I responded three or four times before I realized what else it could possibly be.
ďAmy, we gotta go. NOWĒ I said. She asked why and I said, ďI think Iím hitting on a Sasquatch. We have to get the hell out of here.Ē I know Iím making it sound like a joke, but I grew up hearing about Sasquatch stories and I never thought they could be actually real. So I was a little joking when I told her I was hitting on a Sasquatch but the sound was so large, reverberating through the mountainside, I also thought whatever that is sounds like itís getting closer and the only thing it could possibly be, however unlikely, was a large beast with lips like a human or ape. So, we ran. We ran the rest of the way down the trail and got to the car where our phones were. We didnít see anyone else on the trail.
When we got our phones out I googled Pacific Northwest wildlife sounds to try and find out what it ďreallyĒ was. We looked up wolf, coyote, elk, and anything else we could think of. So I finally said, ďWe have to look up Bigfoot sounds...itís the only thing left.Ē She looked at me and nodded. She didnít grow up hearing any stories of Bigfoot because she is from the Midwest. I found a few recordings and immediately the hair on our arms and neck stood straight up. This was 5 years ago but just writing this Iím getting goosebumps all over again.
I was at an art sale today in Leavenworth and a man was selling art. We bought a painting with a Sasquatch standing behind a tent and it reminded me of this story. That artist doesnít really know much about Sasquatch but said since painting them heís heard countless first hand stories from people out there and so I shared mine with him. It made me want to see if there was anyone else who would want to know, and my brother sent me here. Anyway, thanks. It feels good to get this experience out to the right people. Iím still skeptical but cannot deny what I heard, and I still have no explanation for it. The vocalization I heard was very similar to the Sierra recordings (forgot the name of the guy who recorded them) but the sustained big barreled ďalarmĒ with the sounds at the end was a bit different than those recordings.
I was going to change the date because it happened on October 31st, and I thought no one would believe me. But it is what it is. Also, we were so freaked out that I left a note warning other campers and made an email address asking if anyone else heard it, to contact me. No one has (I havenít checked it in years, however).
ALSO NOTICED: We heard cracking, like wind knocking trees down in the woods but I thought it was from the wind and rain. It was very stormy but the way the wind swept through made the whole experience much scarier.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2, myself and my friend Amy. We were together the whole time
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12pm about, heavy rain
ENVIRONMENT: Little Si trail
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
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