Jim, I do believe that a couple of years ago
before all the logging in the Ash Valley section where you go across the bridge
on the left, Weyerhauser land, that this area was home to a clan of bigfoot. I
was mushroom picking and kept seeing something the color of a bear, standing
behind a tree on two legs, swaying back and forth, just watching me.
who was down the road from me came running up to me in a near panic saying he
had seen a huge gorilla man type beast walking up a hillside on two legs and was
scared to death. He wanted to leave then and there, and just wanted to sit in
the van with the doors locked until I was ready to go.
I just kept picking all
along for about another 30 minutes, watching this juvenile creature. It was tall
but not muscular and huge, go to tree to tree, watching every move I made. I was
scared not knowing what it was going to do, but was so mesmerized by just seeing
this with my own eyes, just wanted to know how long it would watch.
I had my
radio playing and I think that and the way I acted like nothing was there, had
its curiosity peaking. I got done, put the mushrooms in the van, and called my
partner out to help. When he came out, I told him right where to look and when
he saw it, back into the van he leaped and demanded we leave now!
When I got into
the van, something let out a scream that to this day I have never heard again in
the woods where my buddy was picking, and was answered by the one that was
watching me, with a dog monkey bird call that I know that I have heard many
times without a thought.
I felt something was telling me to leave, which I did
and looked to see if the one watching me was there. He was gone and I dropped
some candy bars on the road with intentions to sit and watch, but my buddy
wanted to go right now.
I haven't been back since, but will get there this year
to see all the logging someone says has happened, probably putting them on the
run. My buddy has never been in the woods since that day. I know they exist
there! Thanks for commenting, and please keep it up!