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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: Please keep location private. (Specific directions edited per the witness request)
NEAREST TOWN: Elbe
NEAREST ROAD: HWY 706
OBSERVED: My friend and I were hunting East of Elbe, WA in Nov 2008. We had just pulled up at our spot and were unoading our gear when we immediatly started hearing a strange sound coming from the treeline behind us. It was a whooping, tongue clicking type of sound and it was really creepy. Reminded me of the ape cage at the zoo except for the weird sound at the end.
We started making similar sounds back at it and it started answering us. Then, we heard it walking north in the treeline while continuing to make the sound. We grabbed our guns and jumped back into the truck.
It made it's way around to the other side of where we were but never stepped out into the open. After a few minutes, we heard and felt a thud on the road about 20 feet from our truck. We locked and loaded our guns and went to check it out.
There was a small boulder in the middle of the road that was not there a few minutes before. I could tell it had been thrown there due to the fresh indents in the ground and marks on it. We scanned the area and the sounds started again, this time from the treeline on our right.
The fog was lifting and we walked towards the area the sounds were coming from. All of a sudden, we heard something very big moving through the forest away from us. It was breaking tree branches and we could hear it walking through the underbrush. We headed back to the truck and got in to talk about what had just happened. We were both freaked out and our adrenaline was really pumping. We stayed in the truck for a while until the sun came up shortly afterward and started burning off the fog. We briefly looked around the area but didn't find any sign. We both knew it had to be a sasquatch and decided to leave the area and hunt somewhere else. After reading reports on this website, the sounds we heard were similiar to sounds heard by other witnesses so I'm 99.9% positive it was a sasquatch.
ALSO NOTICED: Only the large rock/boulder in the road we had just driven up.
OTHER WITNESSES: One other witness, my friend Sean. We were together unloading our hunting gear at the back of his truck.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, I have spoken to other hunters who have had similiar encounters in this area but they wish to remain anonymous.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 6:30am. It was very foggy, cold and damp. Dew on ground and trees. Low visibility due to fog.
ENVIRONMENT: Heavily forested area with clear cuts. Very thick foilage.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
The witness and I discussed this encounter over the phone. I found the witness to be very credible, and a knowledgeable outdoorsman. He was able to help me locate the exact spot using Google Earth. The area is very densely forested. I will go out to the site when the snow melts. There have been other reports from that general area. Report #23614
The behavior described is consistent with other encounters. The noteworthy points of this report are the vocals, circling around the witness and his friend, and the large rock that was thrown into the road behind their vehicle.
I asked the witness to describe the vocals. He said that it whooped three times then ended the call with a sound that we would describe as “giving someone the raspberries”. This sound has been recorded over in Grays Harbor County by investigator David Ellis more than once. The whooping sounds were the same as we recorded at the 2009 Olympic expedition. Of further interest is that the creature making the vocalizations kept it up for about 45 minutes.
The witness was parked at a wide spot where an old overgrown skid road branches off to the northeast. The road lays in a north-south orientation. From where the witness parked, the sounds started to the southwest, and came from close enough that they were able to hear it walking in the woods. As the creature called, it moved north, then east, in a clockwise direction, crossing the road in the dark. It was both dark and foggy, so they couldn’t see it, but they could hear it. Then it continued to circle them, ending up on the east side of the road. It is very unlikely that a bear or other big-game animal would circle two grown men while vocalizing.
As the witness wrote, the creature threw a large boulder into the road behind the truck. The boulder was described as being 24 x 12 x 12 inches in size. He said it was too heavy for one person to move. He and his friend had to work together to get it out of the way. He said that the impact marks were fresh, and that it could not have been there when they drove in because it would have blocked their path. There is no other animal out there that could pick up and throw a rock, let alone something as big as this boulder.
To sum up: we have vocalizations the same as we have heard in other places; we have circling which indicates intelligence; and we have the picking up and throwing of a large boulder, which shows size, opposable thumbs, and strength. These factors leave no other conclusion but that these two hunters were in contact with a sasquatch.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is a retired aerospace manager. He lives near the crossroad of Matlock, 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 Uintas. 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 16 years.