Willippa Hills, near Grays River, Washington
Off Hwy. 101 - November 1978 after 4:30 pm.
The terrain was described as remote old growth timber, with deep carpet of
pine needles, beside a small river, just around dark.
Closest water source: River, tributary of Grays River
My self and my hunting partner, whom I will call DW was hunting elk in this
area, which was old growth timber, about 3-4 miles from the nearest logging
We had started early that morning and had jumped a large herd of elk
which contained several large bulls, but were unable to get a shot. We
decided that we would wait until the late afternoon when the elk returned to
this area, as we wanted the large 5-point bull that was in that herd. Since
we were using muzzle-loaders, or black powder rifles we knew that we wanted
a close shot so we stayed down by the river as to conceal ourselves.
the elk never showed, so we had just started our hike out of the timber,
following the river as there was more daylight showing. I was in the lead,
going around a tree in the trail when I came face to face with a large
creature, with bright red eyes, which were at least 24 inches over my head.
The creature turned and was out of sight in less than 30 seconds, and boy
was I scared. DW and I still had at least 2 more miles to hike out, and
this was the same way the creature had fled.
We both decided to give this
thing some time to clear out of the area before we started to leave.
Needless to say we were extremely glad to get back to the truck that
The creature we both saw was at least 7 feet tall, possibly more, had bright red eyes, which kind of glowed in the near dark light conditions that we were in. This creature which turned in front of me less than 6 feet away, was a real hulk, big barrel-chested, massive arms and shoulders, and the really impressive fact was it never made a sound when it turned to leave, it just seemed to float away. It was very hard to keep calm, but I knew almost as soon as I saw those red eyes what this creature must be. I have hunted and fished this country for years and have never had anything like this happen before, but I truly wish I could see him again, and may yet.
We have only told a few friends what happened that evening, and
only tonight I felt compelled to write to your email address to share this
story with others, whom may have similar experiences but choose to keep them
to themselves. I urge you to let others know of your sightings, DW, and
myself know what we saw, and are more certain everyday that all of the
outdoorsmen, hunters, fishermen, and etc. share the forests with these
REMOTE_USER: from: Trapper Dan firstname.lastname@example.org
Report received by Bobbie Short, Friday December 1, 2000 at 18:19:26