Guest Editor-Blogger: Russell Tilman
This is a very interesting encounter. What we know about bigfoot is
very limited indeed. One thing I have come to know is for some reason
the bigfoots in the area of southern Oregon seem to have been violent
towards humans. Story after story tells of these giant apelike creature
killing humans in this region. The Chetco River monster, Sixes Wildman
and the Zane Gray story of the Almeda miners all tell of fatal attacks
from these giant creatures.
I was told by a historian of that area that
several other encounters ended the same way but didn't get recorded into
any type of news. The Rogue River Indians told of violent large
creatures killing children and lone hunters for over 150 years. Many
stories told of these upright beings attacking small groups of settlers
for unknown reasons.
One story in particular tells of a family named
Ramsey that built a cabin up in the Wildhorse Area in or around 1900.
They were all found dead by trappers. Their bodies had been mutilated by
some unknown beast that apparently used a large tree limb to kill them.
It was said large manlike tracks were everywhere around the cabin and
remains. I visited the area in 1990 where the family was killed and
found no remains of a cabin other than a rock fireplace and chimney
still present. Later I talked with the Curry County Historical Society
and the records show they never found what killed the family but a
notation was present as they most likely were killed by unknown animal