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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: I was camped in Mt. Baker - Snoqualimie National Forest along a spur off FS 73 on a ridge flanked by Huckleberry Creek to the E. and Eleanor Creek to the W., just north of Mt. Rainier National Park: about 47.00 degrees N., 121.632 degrees W.
NEAREST TOWN: Greenwater
NEAREST ROAD: FS 73
OBSERVED: Was camped in my car watching a DVD when I heard what may have been a very loud tree knock to the west. It seemed to come from the edge of the partial clearing I was in, perhaps 75 to 100 yards. My first thought was a heavy bough snapped and fell, but the loud noise was not followed by any crashing sound.
Perhaps an hour later a brief scream/yell was heard just to my north. It came from a height, and my first thought was an owl in large tree about 25 yards away, but it didn't sound avian at all. It sounded strangely feminine for some reason. Reading the BFRO forum I saw owls, cougars, and foxes can emit calls that may be sasquatch-ish, but listening to audio clips of these critters I've found on the internet won't allow me to categorize the sound as any of these known species.
Came out to the general area the following week and camped near Lost Lake, about 1.5 miles to the west. No incidents occurred on this second trip.
ALSO NOTICED: Nothing.
OTHER WITNESSES: No witnesses.
OTHER STORIES: Only what I've seen on the BFRO database for Pierce County.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Approximately 2 am. Clear, close to full moon.
ENVIRONMENT: An old partial clearcut near the end of the spur along the west side of the road. Coniferous forest along a south-north trening ridge, with old growth forest in the creek bottoms along both flanks.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
I interviewed the witness over the phone. This witness has professional credentials in a scientific field. His description of the events to me was very clear, and concise. He was able to use scientific reasoning to rule out the common forest wildlife that inhabits the area. Based on his description in the report, and other details which were discussed, I believe that what he encountered that night is consistent with sasquatch behavior that we have observed on numerous expeditions and field trips.
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.