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 Post subject: (BFRO) Gallatin County
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:05 am 
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Report # 1454 (Class A)
Submitted by witness Daniel Lakatos on Thursday, June 03, 1993. Three backpackers see a large, massive upright animal running on two legs through the brush in Gallatin Nat'l Forest

YEAR: 1993

SEASON: Summer

MONTH: June

DATE: 3

STATE: Montana

COUNTY: Gallatin County

LOCATION DETAILS: U.S.A. Gallatin National Forest, Gallatin County, Montana. ~10 miles east of US 191 ~30 miles south of Bozeman. Incident occurred in the Portal Creek area.

NEAREST TOWN: Bozeman

NEAREST ROAD: US 191

OBSERVED: Two friends and I were backpacking in the summer of 93'. We were going to hike the Gallatin divide that summer, one weekend at a time. We started south of Bozeman and planned to finish in Yellowstone latter that summer. This was our third weekend and it being a Sunday we were hiking out to our car which was parked at the Portal Creek access. It was getting late in the day and it looked like some weather was rolling in.

We were coming down the west side of windy pass so we decided to double time it so we weren't exposed in the weather. We didn't make it to the tree line before the storm hit us. The wind was howling and a nasty mix of rain/hail came down on us. When we were well enough below tree line we decided to sit out the storm by this rock out cropping. Wind whipping through the hills, especially in a rocky area like this, has a very distinct sound. It seemed like there was something else in that in that howl. Something that didn't quite sound like it was part of the wind. No one commented on it but I could tell by how Dan and Kevin were looking around that they heard it too.

After about 45 minutes the wind died a bit and only a slight drizzle was falling. We started hiking back down, the clouds were clearing and it looked like we were gonna get a good view of sun setting over the Spanish peaks. We were coming through this clearing that had been cut maybe ten years ago. The sun was almost out of sight when we heard some thrashing across the clearing. It could have been almost anything but since we were in bear country Kevin took out his .357; not enough to stop a determined grizzly, but it was better than nothing. We proceeded slowly across the clearing. It was maybe a hundred yards towards to older tree line, with a lot of scrub and young pines in between. I was looking up for circling carrion when I heard this howl. It sounded like what I had heard earlier but now the wind wasn't behind it. It sent a chill up my spine. Dan, who was behind me yelled something to the effect of "holy [#*$%]" and pointed off to our right. Something massive and dark and clearly running on two legs ran through the brush about sixty yards away and disappeared into the forest. I don't think any of us moved or spoke for about five minutes until we heard the howl (yell?) again (this time pretty far off and in the opposite direction than we were heading) We got out of there in a hurry.

We didn't tell too many people about this when we got back to town. We did return back to Portal Creek access the next weekend to start our hike again and I've been back to that area several times since hunting or just out of curiosity and I've never heard or seen anything unusual.

OTHER WITNESSES: Hiking and waiting out a storm

OTHER STORIES: I've read about sightings in the Anaconda\Pintler region as well as the Helena area but as far as I can tell I'm the only one to report a sighting in this area.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: late in the day and it looked like some weather was rolling in...

The wind was howling and a nasty mix of rain/hail...

Wind whipping through the hills....

After about 45 minutes the wind died a bit and only a slight drizzle was falling...the clouds were clearing.....

ENVIRONMENT: At about 7500 ft, below windy pass, a rocky pine forest as far as I know, somewhat above the 45th parallel.


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 Post subject: Re: (BFRO) Gallatin County
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:20 pm 
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Report # 50297 (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, November 26, 2015.
Horse boarder hears possible vocalizations late at night west of Belgrade
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YEAR: 2006

SEASON: Summer

DATE: ?

STATE: Montana

COUNTY: Gallatin County

LOCATION DETAILS: Approximately 4 miles west of Belgrade, Montana and 1 mile south of I-90. 3/4 of a mile east of the West Gallatin River.

NEAREST TOWN: Belgrade or Manhattan, MT

NEAREST ROAD: I-90

OBSERVED: I used to own a horse boarding facility which was/is located about 3/4 of mile south of the West Gallatin River and about 4 miles north of Belgrade, Montana on the south side of I-90. One night at around 11 pm I was outside just before going to bed and I heard what I thought was a very loud screams from a woman west of me toward the river. I was ready to get in my truck and investigate the screaming but the screams were not human. All of the horses in my boarding pens were snorting and looking west toward the river. My Australian shepherd dog was also acting very strange; growling and his hair was standing up. A large number of whitetail deer lived along the river and routinely came down to my place to feed on any hay left over on the ground. They were a real nuisance. I did not see or hear anything else but I will never forget that sound and the way the horses were acting; similar to smelling a bear. Even the next morning, Butch, my dog was continually looking toward the river and acting very wary.

ALSO NOTICED: Reaction of the horses (approximately 20 head) and my dog.

OTHER WITNESSES: No

OTHER STORIES: No

TIME AND CONDITIONS: around 11 pm, dark

ENVIRONMENT: West of my rural property in the open area just east of the Gallatin River treed area.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Tom Brodhead:

Spoke to witness on 1/28/2016 regarding vocalizations. He was outside at approximately 11 PM and heard loud vocalizations coming from west of his location towards the Gallatin River. He hesitated investigating the sounds as they didn't sound human. His horses were visibly upset and nervously staring towards the sounds. His Aussie was growling and hair was standing up on his dog's back. The next morning his dog was still wary and staring at the same spot. Witness grew up in Alberta and was a geologist by trade. He is very familiar with the woods and comfortable in them. The sounds were unlike anything he had ever heard during his time outdoors.

Witness stated details in a matter of fact manner and there was no embellishment. Based on our conversation I believe him to be completely sincere.

About BFRO Investigator Tom Brodhead:

I grew up in the Catskills in NY fishing and camping. My interest in Bigfoot started when I read a story in Boy's Life at a young age. I followed the saga unfolding in the PNW through the 60's and 70's reading Peter Byrne, John Greene, and any other books I could find. I spent 30 years as a construction engineer and when I retired moved to MT with my wife Alexis. Attended my first BFRO expeditions in WA and OR in 2014 and the OR BFRO expedition in 2015 along with several private expeditions in OR. Also attended the May 2015 Olympic Project public expedition. I found myself learning something new on each one and meeting a diverse group of people helped me to understand the creature's habits a little more each time. I also attended the Sasquatch Summit and met some of the luminaries of the Bigfoot world including Bob Gimlin which was one of my goals since the Patterson film first aired.



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