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DATE: July 15, 2002
COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: Rock quarry type area, thick woods, on a dirt road, im sorry i cant be more specific than that.
Take Hwy 410 past Enumclaw. Continue past Greenwater to FR 70. Take FR 70 for 12 miles. Look for the two gravel pits. The trial is behind the second. (Scott Taylor)
NEAREST TOWN: It was pyramid creek Mt. Rainier
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 410
OBSERVED: Well, my dad had taken me, my sisters, brother, and step mother out for a day of 'rock hunting' so that he could find the rare and odd rocks that he loves to go and find in the mountain areas. Me and my younger sister were walking along a trail that my step mother and youngest sister had just come from, they had said it was a nice trail and that we should check it out. So we did. About...a fourth of a mile towards a half of a mile down the trail me and my sister stop at this little creek, we stay there for a while playing in the water, I wanted to continue down the trail, but my sister freaked out on me, telling me that she had a very bad feeling and wanted to go back to where my dad and the others were. I told her it was ok and eventually convinced her to head down the trail a bit more, however once we started off again something charged at us from a wooded hill that was right next to me. We heard this horrible terrifying howl/growl coming towards us as the trees and bushes moved around as if a truck was coming through them. All i saw was a black figure and I started running, I yelled to my sister to get the hell out of there, me and her both cursing and running as fast as we could over the trail, now that I recall the trail was a dirt bike trail, i still don't know the exact location, it was a while ago. Anyways as we ran back I fell and hit my ribs, i couldn't run any longer and looked back to make sure whatever the hell it was, wasn't chasing us, and nothing was there, my sister wouldn't stop so i had to keep going, even though I was so out of breath I couldn't run anymore. She wouldn't stop. When we got back we were both crying and so scared that we left right away with everyone because we couldn't stay there any longer. We were to scared. I thought at the time it was a bear, or a cougar, then on the way home i realized those don't sound like that, i know what those sound like, and whatever was chasing us did not sound like a bear or cougar.
After hearing some prerecorded, suposed, whoops and howling from bigfoot in my area, it got me scared becuase they sounded so similar to what me and my sister heard
OTHER WITNESSES: My sister, walking along the trail with me, we had stopped to look at a small stream, then started walking again.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: mid afternoon, brilliant blue skies, very few clouds, very warm out.
ENVIRONMENT: Rock quarry type area, thick woods
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
After interviewing the witness and gathering more details, I went to the site of the incident to investigate the encounter further on 11/17/07. We went to what we believed to be the site, based on the witness' directions. We found a trail leading away from the gravel pit. We followed the trail, which is really an old, overgrown logging road, to where it met a creek. The road used to go across the creek, but the culvert had been removed or washed out. We could see the road on the other side. We then followed the trail to the right on up the hill. We found three impressions. Each impression was 13 " long, and 5 " wide, one an obvious track with toes visible. We also found one tree break where the fir tree had been broken so as to possibly block the trail. It was suspicious because it fell in a direction opposite the prevailing wind, and there was no other visible mechanism to explain the manner in which it was broken. We also noted many rubs from both deer and elk. They were fresh from this summer. A good food source for sasquatches.
What we found at the site suggests that the witness and her sister were very possibly scared out of the woods by a sasquatch.
The sasquatch was at the top of this slope and charged down the slope at the two girls.
The sasquatch stopped in these trees, and the girls were standing approximatly where the two people in this photograph are standing. By the time it got to the trees, the girls were running.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is a retired aerospace manager. He lives in Mason County, Washington. He had his first bigfoot encounter in October 2005 where he was stalked and later heard vocalizations. He attended official BFRO Expeditions in the Washington Cascades in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also attended the 2007 BFRO Expedition in the central Oregon Cascades and the 2007 Utah Expedition in the Uinta's. He attended the 2008 and 2009 Olympic Peninsula Expeditions and co-lead the 2013 Expedition. He has participated in numerous speaking engagements over the past 17 years.