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COUNTY: Clackamas County
LOCATION DETAILS: At our cabin on Still Creek Rd. Lot 18. Outside
NEAREST TOWN: Rhododendron
NEAREST ROAD: Highway 26
OBSERVED: About 11 years ago, my fiance and I had a cabin on Mt. Hood in Oregon state. We were in the roofing business and I was sorting out some cedar shakes outside the cabin. I had my Rottweiler tied to a tree. She started growling and looking towards the forest. I looked up and saw something big and hairy step from tree to tree. They
have huge cedars in there. It did not register at first what I was seeing, so I yelled for whatever was in there to leave or I would turn the dog loose. It stepped behind another tree and kept doing so repeatedly.
I finally called my kids and told them to come out and keep an eye on this thing while I got my work done. (I usually have a Mossberger seni-auto matic shotgun - I did not this day). It was moving in closer and then my boyfriend pulled up and it was gone. It was then that I realized it wasn't a bear we were watching.
ALSO NOTICED: In winter we found large barefoot tracks in the snow. Would smell a really rotten smell like something dead and come out later and the smell would be gone. The dogs would sit and just stare at the woods. Would hear weird animal noises like a growl and howl together.
OTHER WITNESSES: 3. My 11 year old daughter, my 11 year old step-
son, and myself. They were in the cabin, I was outside sorting shingles.
OTHER STORIES: Yes, the manager of the motel in Rhododendron was hiking with her very large dog and it went after something and dissappeared. They followed the tracks where the prints just stopped like someone picked the dog up which this dog was too big for. Hours later it came home all bloody. It was not bleeding and did not have a mark on it where it fought something.
There have been many stories around that particular hiking trail.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Late afternoon. Sunny day.
ENVIRONMENT: Evergreen forest with large, old-growth cedars.
8 miles below the summit (Government camp).
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
The witness described the animal as hairy, bipedal and between 6 1/2' and 7' tall. It was 100 to 150 feet from the witness and appeared to try to get closer to the "action," while at the same time trying to stay out of sight behind trees. It left at an accelerated walk or trot.
The family repeatedly heard "weird" sounds, a combination of "yodel and growl." The witness also commented on the abrupt appearance and disappearance of the rotten aroma.
In addition, the witness mentioned that one evening they heard three police reports on their scanner which referred to an "alien" standing on the road near Rhododendron. One motorist claimed to have collided with the figure.
About BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
Hair analysis since 1965. Field work since 1989. Sasquatch courses given in Oregon and Arizona (3-10 weeks duration); Published in Cryptozoology.