Number 77 From Archive Section
South of Cottage Grove, Oregon
July 13, 2013
Additional Information: Sighting 30 years ago
Six-year-old Dennis was riding his bike as fast as he could to get to his friend’s house on an early Saturday morning. In Dennis’s family Saturday was the only day the kids got to play. They lived on a farm and school and chores took up the rest of the week. So he was peddling as fast as his legs would go to get in all the play that he could on this sunny spring day.
The road had now turned to gravel. When he caught sight of the reddish-brown, seven-foot animal, it was leaning against a tree. It appeared as if it were waiting for him (maybe it heard him coming). Dennis just kept going as he was in the middle of a sharp curve in the road. Even then he was sure what he saw was a bigfoot. Over the years he has mentioned the sighting to very few people. But he remembers exactly where he saw the bigfoot. He knows exactly what tree it was leaning against. It’s a stump now.
Where he saw the animal:
Take the second I-5 exit after the Rice Hill Truck Stop. Stop at the stop sign, turn right and go until the pavement turns to gravel. I understood Dennis to say it was the second exit after the Truck Stop Exit, but it is the one where the school is. This may be the second or another one. But it is the exit where the school is. If you go to where the pavement turns to gravel you will be near to where Dennis had his sighting. While Dennis believes he can locate the exact spot the animal was, I finally just gave up trying to get the instructions. But I believe him when he says he can easily, even now, find the sighting spot.
What is interesting to me is that Dennis’ animal is not far from where a long line of bigfoot tracks was found, tracks that have been named The London Tracks. These were found just south of Cottage Grove, Oregon, in 2012 or 2013.