Mason County, Washington

Near Shelton, Hartstene Island Specifically

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Mason County Washington (Class A) BFRO

September 2005

Myself and my cousin were driving to Jarrel Cove on Hartstene Island for a 2 day fishing trip. We had left my apartment in Renton about 7:30pm and headed south to Highway 3 and Hartstene. We encountered 2 deer by the road side. We crossed the bridge to Hartstene and made the left hand turn to the campsite. I took a wrong turn and had to head back to the camp turn off when I saw a large, black, hairy biped just at the range of my truck's highbeams. It never turned to face us. I have seen many bears in the wild and this wasn't any bear. It had a somewhat pointed head, immense shoulders, longish arms. I would say that it's gate was relaxed but very powerful. The color in the headlights was a darkish brown, pepper. I can remember seeing some of the musculature of the upper body. It's amazing to me that I was able to analyze this all in a few seconds. It moved up the hillside from the road. I would say the creature was at least 2.5 meters tall. My cousin really didnt see it and...

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