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COUNTY: Chelan County
LOCATION DETAILS: Leavenworth Thousand Trails
Plain Valley on 1 side and Lake Wenatchee and the SnowPark surrounding on the other.
NEAREST TOWN: Plain, WA
NEAREST ROAD: Chiwawa River Road
OBSERVED: My name is Niels Nelson. I stay/live in a travel trailer at Thousand Trails Leavenworth, WA. However the resort is 18 miles away from Leavenworth outside of Plain, WA.
I was awakened by a sound... No clue what woke me but with it being Memorial Day weekend and many in the campground I just assumed it was someone being loud and and it woke me. I didn't really hear what woke me so laid my head back down on the pillow and about 3 minutes later I heard something but I was awake and sat up in bed and listened.
My first thought it was a bigfoot howl or yell, as it seemed so distant but so filling of the entire forest/valley. I said to myself nah it must be some humans partying or yelling at a cabin on a hill, or in another section of the campground. Then within another 30 seconds another one while I was still sitting up, head by the open window, and complete darkness, no other human noise, quiet time and all are sleeping, and no human could make this noise as we simply cannot transmit what I will call depth and broadness of that kind of distance. It felt like it was coming from miles away but it wasn't directional. This howl could pentrate walls or obstructions it felt like. This was beyond weird, unsettling, while still kinda exciting.
Anyhow, that is what I heard.
I believed I had seen footprints in the snow this last winter - I did take a photo but not sure I still have it (changed phones so hoping backup in cloud does...same with recently in the snow melt off).
OTHER WITNESSES: Myself and my dog Dexter (7 year old lab) who btw has been acting really odd not wanting to go on walks the last few days down the hiking trails/cross country ski paths that are where the sounds came from behind my trailer lot
OTHER STORIES: Not that I am aware...but I haven't searched or asked...there is an older gentleman here who I must talk to -
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1:00am PST
ENVIRONMENT: Heavy forest, open valley and meadows, rugged mountains and hills, ridges, rivers, lakes...everything possible for almost any animal is here to survive and survive and flourish away from humans...
About BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:
Matthew Moneymaker is originally from the Los Feliz District of Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization,1995.
- Writer and co-producer of the Discovery Channel documentary "Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science", 2001.
- Co-producer of the TV Series "Mysterious Encounters" for the Outdoor Life Network (OLN Channel), 2002.
- Producer of the "2003 International Bigfoot Symposium" (Willow Creek Symposium) DVD set, 2004.
- Co-host of "Finding Bigfoot" on Animal Planet Channel, 2010 - 2017.
- Current Director of the BFRO