Douglas County Oregon
April, 2013 (Date given to Ballyhoo. Sighting two years earlier.)
We had a
sighting in Douglas County two years ago in late summer at the far end
of Ash Valley while picking mushrooms on I believe to be Weyerhauser
land that was recently being logged.
partners headed one way and I headed the opposite direction. I was down
in a crevice below the ground picking mushrooms when I heard someone
walk very heavily up to the area I was at.
thought it was my partners coming back and were looking for me. My
sighting was blocked by branches and tall weeds and I was yelling for
them to go farther up the mountain and see what was ahead and I would
smelled something that smelled dead or rancid and saw a huge shadow walk
past my spot toward the top of the hill. I have had a sighting before
and wanted to see this creature and was scrambling up the ravine I was
in to see it and when I came out it was moving faster than any bear or
human could ever move.
stopped and turned at the top when I screamed at it to stop. It was
huge, about 7 foot tall, dark but not what I would call black, maybe a
dark brown. It didn't seem to have a neck.
was conical shaped and the eyes seemed to burn a hole right through me.
It stood and stared at me for what seemed like a eternity, but only
minutes and turned and went into the treeline at the top.
could stop my body from shaking and could get my legs to move, I went
back to the truck at the bottom of the hill and blew my horn to bring in
my partners. They asked what that smell was when they got back to the
would go to the top of the hill with me to check for prints or gather
data and I wasn't going to go by myself with out a weapon.
and have never been back since, nor do I care to. It was a very scary
experience and one I never in a million years would want happen to me
been in the woods all my life and I know bears very well and it was not a
bear. And why would a seven foot person be in a suit made of hair on a
hot summer's day as a prank?