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COUNTY: Island County
NEAREST TOWN: Camano Island WA.
NEAREST ROAD: Camano Hill off Kodiac Ave.
OBSERVED: The first time we heard this sound we where having a fire close to the wooded swamp area behind my house. It was about 2am and we did not see any thing but heard it many times that night. We heard a long whooping type growl....that was late summer 2008... Winter is almost over and we are out late at night and are starting to hear it again...march 2009...3am
ALSO NOTICED: We hear this sound all the time in the wood late nite a hooping type like the sounds on the web page.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3 witnesses sitting around a fire including his father.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 12pm to 4am dark but fare weather
ENVIRONMENT: E.g.,pine forest,swamp and creek bed.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dave Illig:
I spoke with Jeff over the phone about his experience hearing vocalizations that closely resembled whoops he heard on BFRO's sasquatch-related sound recordings. This took place in the woods bordering his parents house on Camano Island, WA. I asked Jeff if he felt there could be more than one creature making the calls. Jeff stated that on several occasions he could hear a distant call in response to the one emanating from the area near the house. This caused him to suspect there was more than just one of these creatures in the area. He also mentioned that on one particular occasion both he and his father heard one creature call several times as it circled their house, yet it never left the cover of the dense forest.
In closing Jeff commented that he would make an attempt at recording any future sounds as he suspects they will once again be heard during the wee hours of the morning and when the weather improves.
In my opinion Jeff seemed to be honest and forthright in his statements and had no trouble recalling several events.
About BFRO Investigator Dave Illig:
• Dave Illig is a Project Manager for a major aerospace corporation.
• He has attended several BFRO and private expeditions in the US and Canada.
• Is an avid outdoorsman, who is skilled in all-weather camping.
• He is also certified in Swift Water Rescue Operations.
• Target research area: Western Cascades