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COUNTY: Pierce County
NEAREST TOWN: Roy
NEAREST ROAD: 507
OBSERVED: R. and I were walking up the road at about 6:30 pm. We were doing a follow up investigation of the area after hearing of a sighting of bigfoot. We had some wood and paper but I forgot matches at the truck so we had to turn around and walk back to the truck. We had walked through a half mile of woods and through a clearcut about half mile wide. On the way back to the truck and upon leaving the clearcut and entering the woods, I felt the hair raise on the back of my neck and I thought it might be because it had gotten dark and my senses were playing tricks on me. But after walking through the woods a quarter mile and getting closer to the truck, we both heard very distinct and loud knocking of a piece of wood striking another piece of wood about 12 - 15 times. The noise was coming from near my truck. Then we heard two more and it stopped. We got to my truck and I realized I had left my dome light on. We grabbed my spotlight and waited near the truck for a half hour to hear more knocking and we also knocked two pieces of wood together ourselves but couldn't get a reaction. I shined the spotlight into the forest and suddenly we heard what sounded like a big man take off at a sprint though the woods. I know what deer and elk sound like and this sounded like two feet running through the woods at a sprint. This was no deer or elk. My heart started pounding. We waited at the truck until 8 pm when another truck came down the road so we left. We didn't hear anything else but noticed the dogs would start barking in certain areas and then stop but I didn't think that was significant evidence of anything unusual.
OTHER WITNESSES: R. J.
OTHER STORIES: Loggers reported having been chased out of area by a bigfoot a couple months ago.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 6-8 pm. Getting dark. Temperature was around 48 F. Broken clouds. Once in a while a quarter moon would peak through and light up the environment a little as it got dark.
ENVIRONMENT: Forested area with clear cut 1/2 mile up on gated road. A half mile away there are houses along the hwy and another house in the opposite direction from location (of incident) about 200 yards away. Hear lots of dogs barking off and on and lots of frogs. There was lots of standing water inside forested area.
A & G References: Pg. 46, A4 & 62 D4