Geographical Index > United States > Washington > Pierce County > Report # 24612|
Submitted by witness No on Tuesday, August 26, 2008.
Couple camping NW of Mt. Rainier hear loud vocals and footsteps
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COUNTY: Pierce County
LOCATION DETAILS: old baldy mountain
NEAREST TOWN: Carbonado (edited by investigator)
NEAREST ROAD: hw 165
OBSERVED: I have been researching bf for the last few months. I read a report that I thought lead me to the area but Im having trouble finding it. My girlfriend and I decided on the spur of the moment to go check it out. I drove my 4x4(4x4 needed to get there) up into the woods, we set up camp at about 11am aug 23 2008. I didnt do anything out of the ordinary for a camping trip except through out 2 or 3 whoops during the day just kinda trying to practice making a sound that sounded some what believable. We gathered some wood, made a fire, BBQ some burgers, it was a pretty uneventful day. We decided to hit the hey relatively early at about ten to ten thirty. We werent sleeping very soundly we were both waking throughout the night. At about 3am I woke up and noticed the fire was about to go out, I hoped out of the truck turned some logs on the fire, took a leak and crawled back in bed. No sooner then I got comfortable a very loud whoopish sound that turned into a bird sound at the end, it was all one breath no pause, much to loud to be a bird, and it was within 25 yards of my camp. Within 30 seconds another one answered back from what I would guess to be a mile away atleast. I grabed the flashlight and the rifle(just in case)I shined the light in the tree line. As soon as I turned the light on it got spooked, it got out of there but it wasnt a full run more of a jog. It was so close could hear the thuds of its feet on the ground. I was tired and fell back to sleep within a hour or so my girlfriend couldnt sleep and said she heard another vocalization more distant then the first two. I tried to look for prints in the mourning but the underbrush was so thick I could hardly move around, the brush was up to my waist everywhere and up to my chest in places and im 6 foot. Unfortunatley I couldnt come up with any clear path it had taken.
OTHER WITNESSES: my girlfriend and I laying in bed
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 3am, decent fire light in camp, wheather was clear, dark in the thick brush
ENVIRONMENT: pine and fir trees thick underbrush natural spring flowing down to carbonato river
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
The witness and I talked on the phone several times. Then, another investigator and I went out to survey the site. We were able to find some possible sasquatch evidence around the area. This site is located between a wilderness area to the north and a river to the south. This river contains salmon this time of year, making the location ideal for sasquatch habitation. Also, see report #16364 from a few years ago where a sasquatch was seen walking up the same river bed. The reported vocalizations as well as the behavior are consistent 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.