While driving on a steep narrow logging road just at dawn in heavy rain and wind, I saw some kind of unknown animal. The morning was very dark and stormy. The road was Panther Creek on the Coos/Douglas Border. It was November 1, 1971 when I saw bigfoot. It was in a crouching position, between the 12 and 13 mile markers of this road, and apparently vomiting up something it had eaten. I was up there to check on new road conditions for a Roseburg based logging company to see if trucks could make it in to load.
As I approached, the creature stood up and walked off into the timber on two legs. I got out of the truck and saw where it had thrown up a large amount of raw meat and leaves on the road. There was also a bad stench in the air. Walking back to the truck, I saw where it had come off the steep bank and onto the road.
The tracks were human shaped, only much larger than human. The creature looked to be in the range of 600 + pounds and mostly covered with brown reddish hair. It was hard to tell the height because it never stood up completely straight. I never discussed this creature with anyone other than the owner of the logging company. He quietly asked his cutting crew if they had seen any tracks and in fact they had seen a few in September when they were cutting trees up there.