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Sunday, April 14, 2024

3 U.S. Army Infantry BIGFOOT Encounters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

3 brief, but interesting, Army infantry Bigfoot encounter accounts that occurred at or near Fort Lewis Army Base, now Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in the 1960s-1970s.

"In 1966 in Pierce County, Washington at Fort Lewis Army Base (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) My sighting occurred on February 27, 1966 while stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. It was me and four other men out on survival training in the Nisqually River Basin about 30 miles south of Tacoma, Washington. We decided to go to the river that day to catch some fish.

As we approached the river we could see the creature was kneeling by the water. Then as we walked towards it the creature stood up on two legs and looked at us and then turned and walked into the river and swam easily to the other side. When it reached the other side it turned toward us and looked for about 10 minutes. Then it turned and walked into the forest. The thing that got our attention was the way it moved. It walked for about eight yards on two legs just like a man. We stood and watched it. I would say initially it was only 10 to 20 feet from us. We could see it very clearly it stood. It was 8 feet tall and had kind of reddish brown hair covering most of its body except for its hands and face. The head was the shape of a man. It appeared to have no neck. The mouth was large with protruding lips. We saw no teeth, it did not bare its teeth. Its nose was quite large and lay flat against its face. The encounter lasted for 20 minutes and not once during this time was there any sign of aggression. It seemed more curious than aggressive. We returned to our camp more amazed than fearful."

Here's another one from Fort Lewis Army Base in 1978:

"My name is Carol and I'm about to tell you about my domestic partner Tim. He was in the Ninth Infantry Division, Third Battalion, 47th Infantry Combat Support Recon platoon in North Fort Lewis. He was on aggressor detail in the Mount Rainier training area.

It was late one night and he wanted to get off alone. He walked off the ways from his Army bud so he could have a smoke and eat something. He was crouching down and had some small piece pieces of wood so he could heat up his beef stew. Then he felt he was being watched by something. He turned around and only a few feet away, leaning against the tree, was this Bigfoot. He didn't seem afraid. He just stared at Tim. The Bigfoot was tall and slender, Tim thought that the creature was probably very young. Tim also said the Bigfoot had the reddest eyes he had ever seen and to the best of his knowledge they could have been bloodshot eyes. Tim said he chose that area to relax because there was some green moss on the ground. He stopped at that point to smoke and heat up his can of stew.

His stint in the Army was from 1977 to 1979 at Fort Lewis, He never told any military what he saw because he thought they wouldn't believe him. But Tim would never make up this story. He's a quiet private person who usually keeps everything to himself. He gave me permission to use his real name which is Timothy R. Reas. His rank was Spec 4."

Here's another Fort Lewis Army Base account:

"We marched out the day before and built a three-rope bridge for the Rangers. It was in the training area Northwest of the old C5 mockup or training aircraft. It was oddly clear and the moon was bright. A fellow soldier and I were sitting in a foxhole around 4:00 a.m. in the morning when my buddy suddenly exclaimed, "What the hell is that?" When I looked directly in front about 25 yards I witnessed something that scared me. It was a human form, 7-8 feet tall walking with a slight hunch about the shoulder andmaking a low grunting noise. This thing was just unbelievable. There was a slight musky odor but not too bad. It smelled like a wet dog. 

Anyway, my friend and I told our story to our squad leader and he just laughed. He spoke to our first sergeant and we were known as 'The Two Bigfoot Hunters' after that. We wouldn't mention it anymore. But listen up folks, there are things out there on the base that are unimaginable. I always said that I would have I would have to see it to believe it. Well, I saw it!"

Transcribed Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRIiwasa_r4

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