(More on Weatherly Creek, Oregon)
This was told to me in 1948. Eric Stone of Collins and Stone Road Construction (company active 1939 - 1970) was one of the first people to start pushing roads into the Scottsburg Ranger District. He and his partner Bob Collins pushed CCC road 132 (Weatherly Creek) in 1945 thru 48.
On one of the days (date not known to me) Eric sighted what he called a giant ape man near the 7 mile marker. The ape man was drinking water out of a stream. Eric said the ape man was of immense size and ran off with great speed. Over the course of a month Collins and Stone both had repeated encounters with several of the ape men.
Eric recalled some of the apes were smaller than others and some looked to be female and others male. His vivid description of them leaves no doubt in my mind they were Sasquatches. These two men had never heard of sasquatch or bigfoot. Calling them apes seems to be quite common back then. Collins believed the apes could be a danger to his tree cutting crew that cut the trees out for the roadway. He told his road crew to be on the lookout for the apes because they hid behind trees some distance away watching the men working occasionally letting out horrible inhuman screams. It seems they never came close enough to hurt anyone.
In 1946 a CCC camp was established at the now 10 mile mark. A young CCC worker went missing and was found dead a week later. His death was blamed on some unnamed animal. Whatever killed the young man was never told but some said the body had been brutally beaten.
Thank you for this great sighting ... Linda Newton-Perry