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COUNTY: Lewis County
LOCATION DETAILS: This location is just East of I-5, at 369 Hart rd. The driveway runs up the Gas pipeline. Theres a swamp 50ft up the drive on your left. The rest of the drive is brush and trees however my parents have doen selective logging so its quite a bit different then in 1980.
NEAREST TOWN: Winlock
NEAREST ROAD: Hart rd
OBSERVED: After reading the incodent that happened to the four hunters in Kid Valley Toutle area, I feel I have to describe my encounter with what I thought was a Bigfoot in 1980 when my family and I had just moved here from California.
We live in Winlock Lewis County off of the Hart Rd. Back in 1980 our property and the surrounding acres were undeveloped and just Fir trees , Cedar trees, and lots of scrub brush . Also there is a swamp at the end of our driveway. My family owns fifteen acres . Anyway our driveway ran half a mile right next to the pipeline and there was thick brush and trees on either side of it. One day about 5 pm after school I was walking up our driveway and I heard something in the brush just off to my left. I had seen deer, rabbits , porcipines, possums,and whylee . But this was different. This creature was walking just off my left side and staying with me, the faster I walked, the faster it walked. You could tell it was a bi-pedal creature by the way it was walking. As I got closer to the last 100yrds it stayed back and then it was gone. That night my sister and I were sleeping in our half built home in sleepig bags on the floor. About 2am this sound came from the woods behind our home that was like a Ape (it was a woop-woop, kind of sound) only so loud and unlike anything Ive ever heard before.
Then ofter the woops- I we heard this long drawn out wailing cry, that was sad sounding to me.
Considering what had happened to me during the previous day, I have to think they are conected. Since that day and that night I never heard the sound again, nor has anything ever followed me like that , up or down the driveway. I almost think whatever it was , was upset we were developing that property. I have hunted and fished my whole life and never have heard or seen the trees bend right next to me as something walked with two legs right next to me , yet unseen. Nor have I heard the sounds of that night.
I have seen all the animals that live here and I have photographed and hunted them all. I am 43 now and have no reason to bring this up. The only reason I am is so maybe others will realize what is happening to them when something like this happens. I knew what it was yet I was 14 yrs old and my parents would of laughed it off as nothing. To this day I know that Bigfoot followed me up my driveway and then Bigfoot let me know what he was by the calls in the middle of the same night. If you heard these sounds you would of thought the woops where a Orangatang swinging in the trees, until you heard the deep hollow crys after. These are what sold me. That cry is definately only made by The big guy himself.
Thanks for your time. Hunters be aware of what is all around you and what could happen to you.
Thankyou, and enjoy the great wildrness we are priveledged to live next to.
The area the four hunters experienced their encounter was right above the Green River Hatchery and I have frequented that log rd many times. I know it like the back of my hand. As I read the documentation of what happened it gave me chills . Thankyou for believing in the truth and what is really out there.
ALSO NOTICED: Just the tree tops swaying as the creature followed me . Other then that it was quiet.
OTHER WITNESSES: I was alone, I told my sister and then years later my parents. My grandparents believed me and they were the ones I lived with at the time.
OTHER STORIES: The Toutle report happened approximately 12 miles from here and it was similar.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was 5pm- It was sunny and dry, the dust rose as I walked,also it was broad daylight.
ENVIRONMENT: FIR TREES, sallow, ferns, Cedar trees, old rotten logs and moss covering anything that had hit the ground. I couldnt see more than three feet into the woods, But I could see the tops of the trees move as I was walking.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
I called this witness and talked with her about her experience. The location is very near I-5, but is still quite wooded, especially to the south-east. There is a very large tract of forested land, with no roads, that could support a population of sasquatches.
The witness lives very close to the property where she was living when she was 15 when she had the encounter. The property is still in the family, and is owned by her grandparents. She lives less than a quarter mile away to the west. To get permission to do a site survey, she will have to talk to her grandmother.
The witness said that she was dropped off by the school bus in the late afternoon around 4:00PM. She said that something big was following her as she walked along the pipeline access road. It was on her left, and estimated to be only 20 feet away. She could not see it, which is typically reported in such cases. She did not notice any smell. It followed her all the way to the clearing where the house was being constructed. It did not come out of the forest. This is typical sasquatch behavior.
Later that night, between 2:00 and 3:00PM, she heard what sounded like a monkey whoop. It repeated about 5-6 times. Then it made a wailing sound, which she said sounded sad. The wailing sound was long and drawn out. It was very loud.
This person is obviously an outdoorswoman. She has lived in the area all her life. She hunts and fishes, and told me about fishing the Toutle River recently and what animal tracks she found there. She keeps an eye out for sasquatch tracks, but so far has only seen bear, cougar, fox and coyote. Many people mistake a bear track for a sasquatch track. This witness has the knowledge and experience to know the difference. This makes her report very reliable. Based on the description of what she heard and experienced, the behavior is clearly consistent with what we have come to expect from sasquatches.
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.