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Report # 1384  (Class B)
Submitted by witness J.Y. on Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
Vocalizations heard by hikers

YEAR: 1970

SEASON: Summer

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: King County

LOCATION DETAILS: 30 miles east of Seattle. A couple miles from town up the coalmine road, on what was called the Gates road.

NEAREST TOWN: Snoqualmie

NEAREST ROAD: Coalmine Rd.

OBSERVED: I really don't know if this was a Bigfoot encounter or not but I don't know how else to explain it. It was in the summer around the year 1970 I was between 9 and 11 years old. There were woods all around where I lived and I spent most of my time playing in them. There was an old road passable only to bikes, horses and 4 wheel drive that led to power lines and a popular camping/party spot. It was dense forest and no direct sunlight came through the canopy. As my friend and I walked and talked all of a sudden there was a loud growling/screaming and about 50 feet or so in front of us the trees were shaking and what ever it was moved a tree (probably Alder) enough to let sunlight beam down, these were big trees, and it seemed like the earth was shaking a bit. We stopped dead in our tracks just long enough for the adrenaline to kick in and then we ran as fast as we could for the whole half mile out of the woods. It has been along time and I was young but the vision is pretty clear of the trees moving and the bright sunlight. I told my family about it at the dinner table that night and they said some body was trying to scare us but I never really accepted it and my friend and I never spoke of it again. It has plagued me my whole life. All the years before and all of them after I never saw and nobody has ever mentioned experiencing anything like a Bigfoot encounter. Just writing this I remember the fear like it was yesterday.

ALSO NOTICED: Bright light coming through the canopy, trees moving and ground shaking and what is best described as deep throated screaming.

OTHER WITNESSES: Walking and talking like a hundred times before on the same road.

ENVIRONMENT: Old dirt road in dense forest of Alders, Hemlock and Fur trees.

A & G References: Pg. 80, D2