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Report # 24024  (Class B)
Submitted by witness no on Wednesday, June 18, 2008.
High School friends camping at Rainbow Falls State Park hear vocalizations near Chehalis

YEAR: 04-05

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 6/12/04

STATE: Washington

COUNTY: Lewis County

NEAREST TOWN: i dont know the small town, but we were at Rainbow Falls State Park

NEAREST ROAD: State Highway 6

OBSERVED: possible vocalization? this happened when i was a sophomore going into junior year of high school. it was summer and me and about 10 of my friends went camping to the rainbow falls state park. they have alot of wildlife listed on their website to be known in the area, but none that would make a noise like the one me and one other friend can recall. after we put our fire out and people started going to sleep me and one other friend were the last to be up, we sitting on the picnic bench talking, about 5 minutes later we went in our tent where everyone else in our group was already asleep. we layed down and a couple minutes later i started to notice this high pitched howling noise way in the distance. at first i didnt think any thing at all of it, me and my friend who was awake were joking that it sounded almost like tires screeching way in the distance. It only caught my attention recently when i was browsing the bfro site and listened to the puyallup recording and it sounded almost identical to the noise i heard that night in rainbow falls. It gives me goosebumps when i hear that recording, just thinking about the whole incident now.

OTHER WITNESSES: just 1 that even can remotely remember, just that we did hear something. he cant remember the sound but he does recall our conversation about the noise in the tent

OTHER STORIES: ive lived in washington all my life, atleast 2 of my family members have claimed to have seen bigfoot, one in roslyn and the other near mt rainer. ive looked at the records on this site and cant find any by rainbow falls though.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: night, it was clear, warm out

ENVIRONMENT: pine trees, i dont remember exactly

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:

I talked with the witness over the phone. The sounds he said he heard are consistent with what are believed to be sasquatch vocalizations. The location of Rainbow Falls State Park is in a river basin, with high hills to the north, west, and south. Vocalizations from those hills would carry quiet well for a long distance. There are other reports of sasquatch sightings, track lines, and vocalizations from the direction the witness indicated he heard the calls come from. I believe that it is quite likely that the witness did actually hear a sasquatch vocalization.

He said that the closest recorded sound to what he heard is the 1973 Whoop-Howl from Puyallup, Washington.

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.