Sighting at The Craggies, Oregon
(July 31, 2011)
Linda, just letting you know many of us over in Eastern Oregon read your blog. I live in Rome, Oregon now but came from Port Orford. While taking a walk one day in 2005 with my hubby and our dog Champ we saw a bigfoot.
We never believed in them and we weren’t looking to ever see one. It was deer season and we were camped near the small hamlet of Agness, Oregon in a place called “The Craggies.” My hubby had been hunting by driving the primitive roads in this area for 3 days. On this day we decided to take a walk with our dog down this old trail overlooking the Illinois River.
Well it seems something wasn’t quite right as Champ was making a fuss and did not want to lead like he always did. After a while we ate our lunch next to this old fir tree. It was then we heard something to the right side of us make some kind of grunt or cough sound. Then a most foul smell encompassed the air.
We didn’t know what to make of this smell and Champ was really getting out of control wanting to go back towards camp. We started back up the trail towards camp and stopped because we both saw something black behind a tree just off the trail. To our surprise this black upright creature or animal walked from that tree quickly to another one and was looking at us from behind it. It looked like something between a human and ape but was much larger than either. It was something wild and did indeed walk upright like a man but with a long sway to its arms.
Then after a few seconds it turned and walked off into the deep forest. The sighting scared both of us half to death because we didn’t know what it was. As we walked back to camp we watched both sides of the trail but didn’t see it again. Back at camp Champ was back to normal again.
My husband had his rifle with him but never would have shot this thing without provocation from the creature. It was just checking us out, we think, and it never planned to harm us