Number 49 From Our Archives
Bigfoot on the Rogue, Oregon
(Mary Ann Mast)
(April 19, 2011)
In July 2009, our family was camped at Indian Mary Campground between Merlin Oregon and Galice Oregon for one week. On that Friday it was a warm day so we left camp for some wading in the Rogue downstream from Almeda Mine. We were having a blast with the grand kids.
Over, across the river appeared some animal that fits bigfoot’s description. It seemed to walk on just two legs and was mostly covered in a light brown hair. It came out of the forest on the opposite side of us and watched us for some time.
The kids were not aware that it was watching us until a smell seemed to feel the air, a very pungent smell. After some time the bigfoot walked off in a parallel direction to the river. We watched the big animal go to the river’s edge after a while and it seemed to drink water from the river. It did this by cupping its large hands together and raising the water to its mouth.
Then it walked up the hillside and into some forested area. We went back to camp and reported what we’d seen. A forest service ranger came the next morning to our camp and interviewed us. According to him these animals are not common to see but he said it does happen at times.
The next day some man went over to the sighting area by drift boat and collected 8 prints in which he made castes and photographed.