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Guest Editor-Blogger: Dale Saxton
Yes, Linda, I do remember when it was found in '62. No, I never saw the photo but do know quite well one of the men who found it. He is in a retirement home. It was told to me in 1965. I think about the creature being found dead; at that time, I wasn't too much into Bigfoot. I'm going to go to Brookings next week and I will stop to see him. He may or may not remember anymore than we do at this point as he is around 87 now. Thanks for showing the pictures to all.
The above post is in regard to Brandy's post of January 22, 2010. Here it is in part.
...By the way, my boss was telling me back in Oct. of 1962 a great storm hit Oregon, called The Columbus Day Storm. Anyway, he said that some men who were clearing wind felled trees off a logging road found a Bigfoot dead under a downed tree. He said it was decomposed to the point where they first thought it was a mutated bear, until they saw hands on it instead of paws. This thing was much larger than a bear and had a face of a human and ape. He said the Smithsonian Institute has it. Have you ever heard of it?
And post from Greg:
There was an unknown type of animal found by a Griffy and Laird crew on 11/'62, while removing wind blown trees from a Greyback spur road. If I remember right they shipped it off to the Department of Interior for autopsy. The animal was badly decomposed at the time. It was said it was much too big for a bear. Also, the report stated that it had hands and feet resembling a humans but of a larger size. You could get this information under The Freedom of Information Act. I do not have any photos of it anymore as they were sent with the report to DOI. As I remember the photos were not all that good. The animal had been dead for a month at the time of discovery.
And this post, here in part, from Milred:
...When the Columbus Day Storm hit, my husband and I lived in Kerby, Oregon. We are positive there was a picture of that hairy ape-like thing on the wall in the Junction Cafe in Cave Junction. I wonder if the cafe is still there. It was truly a sight to see. It showed the hands, feet and fingers of it and the face was not that of a bear. It was quite ugly it seems. The huge fir tree that fell on it didn't do it any good.
The Cafe has burned and does not exist anymore.