A story from Elmo Fry of Gold Beach, September 1994:
Logging owner and operator Elmo Fry reported to USFS that late on the evening of the 6th of September, he and two crew members spotted a monstrous size creature on two legs run across the road near Barklow Mountain.
The men described the creature as some mix between man and ape covered in a black with silver coat of hair. Fry and his crew had just left the job site on a spur road to Johnson Mountain heading for Elk River Road when the creature appeared ahead of them running across the road.
The men reported the sighting when they reached Port Orford. The apelike creature was decribed as over 9ft in height and very heavy in build.
This is one of many stories to come out of this region near Squaw-Sru Lake and the China Flats area in the 90s.
Thank you for this great sighting information. This is, of course, the general area the ESPO Team is at work in. We do hope to hear more about the area and the team's activity. ... LNP