1919 Sighting Near Gold Beach, Oregon
(April 01, 20110
I remember reading an article in Outdoor Life or Field and Stream many years ago about a man named Leslie Owen. The story told of this man Owen’s one time sighting of a giant ape creature in the remote back country of what is now Gold Beach and Agness.
The man was delivering mail by mule and horse to the small Indian villages of Meral and Agness long before the mail boats were used in later years.
It seems this man had a nasty run in with an apelike creature in 1919 somewhere near nowadays Agness. The story told of the mail hauler being approached one evening while he was making camp near Wild Horse Camp.
A giant ape creature covered in light silver and brown hair appeared from the deep woods and quickly grabbed the man’s goods from a large bag in which contained smoked fish and beef jerky.