Five individuals were out target shooting on March 20th, 2012, near Rainer Washington in Thurston County, when they came across a large biped leaving a blackberry patch. Even though they were about 500 yards from the creature, they were able to see that it was covered in dark fur, with long hair on its head coming down to its broad shoulders. They estimated the creature was eight and a half feet tall. Several hoots and knocking sounds were heard after the creature fled into a nearby field.
The sighting was reported on the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) as case #34710 which was followed up by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor.
Taylor was able to find the exact location described and closed his report with the statement:
They got a very good look at the creature. Although it was almost 500 yards away, it was large enough to stand out and be seen clearly. Added to this is the report of the wood knocks and the hooting. With five witnesses seeing the creature, I have no doubt that this was a sasquatch.
Rainer is located in Thurston County in Western Washington. Thurston County has several other bigfoot reports listed on the BRFRO.