In 2005, a group of us spent many months researching in Oregon’s remote
southeast expanses. We spent time in various areas researching wildlife,
both plant and animal life. We eventually began researching the
Siskiyou Mountain area.
One evening, we found a brushy area along the
mountainside. We heard some aggressive sounds and paused to take a
closer look. Within the brush we could see several caves that were
fairly well hidden from view. The noises were coming from these caves.
We noticed, about 40 feet away, something large glaring in our
We were not sure what this thing was, but it was most
definitely standing on two legs. The animal held its gaze for a moment,
then charged. It was a very frightening moment for us all until we
realized the animal wasn’t charging at us. It barreled through the brush
into the back of another, similar animal, knocking it onto the ground.
Both animals rolled out of the brush and we could see them both more
clearly. They had black fur like a chimpanzee. They were chimpanzee
like, and human like, but much larger than either.
The larger of the two
animals locked its jaws around the thumb of the other animal’s left
hand ferociously. The smaller animal grabbed the larger one with its
free right arm in a half-bear hug. In an attempt to free itself, the
small animal chomped onto the face of the larger animal. We were far too
worried about our own safety to remain. We quickly retreated to safety,
all the while hearing the most horrific screams of the two animals in
I never thought such a creature as Sasquatch exists. But
I know they exist after that experience. I think they may be like other
great apes, like chimpanzees. They seem docile, but can be very