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COUNTY: Chelan County
LOCATION DETAILS: Bear Paw rental cabin of Comfy Cabins. Lots of woods behind the cabin but still pretty close to a main road and another house currently empty in front of this one. Houses are all around this road and area but plenty of woods in between.
[Investigator (MJM) Note: Here is the address of the cabin:
11142 Eagle Creek Road , Leavenworth, WA 98826]
NEAREST TOWN: Leavenworth
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 2
OBSERVED: Arrived on 4/20 (and no we are not pot people) at a rental cabin two miles from downtown Leavenworth.
First night heard a wood knock as we were going to be about 10 pm. Did not think much of it other than odd and startled me.
Next evening we were in the hot tub about 8pm, still light out, and my husband heard two wood knocks. I discounted it stating likely deer etc.
About hour later he went out to our car and heard another knock. At this point I started to think maybe it was a Bigfoot but actually hoping not.
I went to bed around 10 pm and shortly after I got into bed and still wide awake I heard loud rock hitting side of the wall behind my head and then heard another less loud rock sound hitting the wall of the bedroom next to me on same wall side.
In the morning I went out to see if I could find the rocks and believe I did. There are not that many rocks on the ground and the ones that were were embedded into the ground. Two rocks were lying on top of the ground and did not appear that they had been there long in the weather. There was a bigger rock on my bedroom side and a smaller one on the other side.
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and my husband.
OTHER STORIES: Pacific Northwest of course we hear about sightings
TIME AND CONDITIONS: About 8pm -11pm
ENVIRONMENT: Hilly wooded ridge behind cabin
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Jeff Sidebottom:
Spoke with the witness and she seems very credible. Her husband was also a witness.
They arrived at the Bear Paw rental cabin near Leavenworth, WA. on April 20th. The weather was hot and clear. My research confirms moon phase was a Waxing Gibbous.
The cabin sits higher up on a hill than the ones around it. There are 2 hills in the back that form a "V" shape down to the bottom behind the cabin.
They went to bed around 10:30pm. The witness described hearing one loud distinct wood knock.
Weather was 70 degrees or so. Sunny. They were sitting in the hot tub and playing some jazz music a bit loud and she heard 2 loud distinct wood knocks she believes were within 50 feet or so of the hills behind the cabin.
They went to bed around 10pm and around 10:30pm a large rock hit the side of the bedroom wall. They were sleeping in
separate rooms due to bad matress and a large rock hit the side of the cabin on her husband's bedroom wall.
The husband said he could hear something rustling loudly in the woods behind the cabin. He looked and saw two deer come to the base of the "V" made by the hills then "bolt" back the way they came as if spooked.
That morning the witness found a few rocks on top of the soil while the others were inbedded from sitting so long.
Around 8:30pm they were sitting inside and she had her back to the wall when a large rock hit the living room wall of the cabin.
Weather was cloudy and a bit cooler. The husband put apples out in different areas and did some wood knocks and
tried some calls. They said no activity at all that day or night. Other than seeing some wild turkey.
Weather was rainy and cloudy. No activity at all.
The deck was scuffed up near the hot tub which sits next to a game trail. Part of the deck is wood and part is Trex.
She said it looks similar to deer hooves marks but deep. The ground was dry. There was a fresh gouge out of the back deck. There were claw marks everywhere. Some were thin and long and she described them as 4 per print. The husband had heard some scuffling or something on the deck that night but never looked to see what it might be.
About BFRO Investigator Jeff Sidebottom:
25 years as a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker/Machinist. Went back to school, earned Associates Degree in Computer Electronics Engineering, then Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems Security. Worked in the Telecommunications field for more than a decade. Currently manages a company phone system serving 43 sites in 2 states.
Originally from Kentucky. Grew up hunting and hiking. Spent much time in the woods and forests. Moved to Washington state in 2013. Loves the Pacific Northwest. Firm believer in Bigfoot since childhood. Has FLIR thermal imager and nightvision scope.