Sunday, February 28, 2010
Guest Editor-Blogger: DPSubmitted by Cole Saxton
It was the evening of February 24, 2010 when I was on my way from Grants Pass, Oregon to Eureka, CA on highway 199 near Cave Junction. It had just became dark enough for me to use my headlights. As I rounded a curve I noticed a large dark animal cross the highway in my lights. I also noticed that the animal was upright and walked very fast on two legs.
As I came closer to it, the animal stopped in the roadway and turned towards the car. At that time I could see the front and face of the animal. It was a human like face only with caveman like features on it. The animal was covered in a thin to medium coat of black hair and looked to be very hefty in build. It had to be over 9ft in height. Just when I thought we were going to collide it sprang off the road into the darkness. I stopped very abruptly and then found a turnoff to pull into. I was rattled at the animals look.
After a moment or two I went on into Cave Junction and stopped to report the near accident to the police. A forest service ranger took all the info from me and said he would turn it over to the Josephine Sheriffs dept. He told me if I wished, he would withhold my name because of past ridicule he has seen people go through. I'm on the city council in my town so I decided it would be better if I talked with a private person not a public officer. I would like to keep it to myself as how I got Bill Emery and Cole's names. Thank you, DP
Thank you so much for sharing your sighting with us. Be proud that you have seen this animal. So many of us wish we could just get a glimpse. And thank you Cole.
Guest Editor-Blogger: Cole Saxton
Regarding: "CNN Special Evidently Scheduled, "The Law and Bigf..."
To my knowledge no filming has taken place yet on the special. We did do a promo clip on the officer in Curry but still no word on when they plan to start the actual filming. Bill was in a tree cutting accident Thursday and got a little bunged up, nothing bad. I have been out of the county for a couple of weeks. While down in Jackson County I talked with two people who have recently seen a bigfoot, one in Cave Junction and the other outside Jacksonville. As soon as I finish writing the reports up we will share them with you.
Thank you for this information and please tell Bill we wish him a speedy recovery.
Top Photo is Mill Creek which parallels, at least at first, the road leading to Loon Lake. Middle photo I'm walking across the bridge on 38 to take the shot of Mill Creek. And now the footprint, if it is a footprint. The actual print was so much better. It was pressed into the soil at least an inch and as you can see the toes seem clear. But I'm a novice at this, I claim nothing. But this was taken in what I believe was the area of the Loon Lake turnoff sighting.
I didn't take photos of the Tyee area where the police officer saw the bigfoot. It is such a large area I wouldn't know where to begin without more directions. Mind you, we were just passing through on our way to the coast and decided to take a few photos. Hope you enjoy them. And thank you all, for the updates on the CNN program.