Guest Editor-Blogger: Brandy
September 27, 2009, I was witness to a truly strange ordeal. I was working for the forest service out of Murphy, Oregon, on a lookout for fires after a bad lighting storm had come through. I was west of Grants Pass, Oregon at a lookout site on Keely Mountain near the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It was a two hour drive from the lookout to Williams, Oregon where I live. One night I was sent out at 2:30 am to look for some spot fires that had been started by lighting.
I got to the lookout at four or so. I began glassing the area for any signs of smoke. It was then I felt something was looking at me. My hair on my neck stood up for seemingly no reason. I quickly learned what was watching me. About 25 or 30 feet from my pickup stood this queer looking thing on two legs.
Its eyes seemed to have a reddish glow to them. Also it was standing upright on two legs and had the appearance of a man-ape cross. As I watched this thing it let out a deep sound like wwoooooaaa. I made the mistake of turning my headlights back on.
It let out a growling type sound and turned and walked on two legs back into the forest. I was sure it was ten feet tall but now I think 8 1/2 or nine. It had short black hair all over its body. I don't think I was in any danger of attack from it, but I told the boss what I'd seen and he just shrugged his head and said, "You wouldn't be the first one to see one of those things."