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COUNTY: Marion County
LOCATION DETAILS: About 10 miles up above Silver Falls State Park, way back in logging area. There are many roads with a lot of overgrown forest land along with many old growth trees.
NEAREST TOWN: Silverton
NEAREST ROAD: Logging roads
OBSERVED: Hunting in the woods, I saw what I at first thought was a deer but it turned out to be an elk (rare to spot in the area). Out of nowhere, it took off running ... that's when I saw a large animal take off and run about 50 feet beyond the elk. It was about 300 feet from me and I pulled my rifle up on it to see it with the scope and was able to follow it just long enough to see that it looked to be dark brownish with what looked to be possible moss on it.
I headed over to where it was and saw what spooked both it and the elk ... a group of 3 hunters were walking about. I asked them if they saw anything and they said no. I told them I think I just saw a bigfoot - they laughed. I chatted with them a couple minutes, then walked over the area that the bigfoot ran. Other than just some bent grass there was nothing until I came to the base of an old growth tree. There looked to be a single part of a foot print ... It was just the front half of the foot and it looked to have just the ball under the big toe and the big toe and the next two. It was about 3 inches deep and the big toe looked to be about 4 times bigger than mine.
ALSO NOTICED: I may have seen a turd. About a week later I wanted to show my father where the foot print was but we both saw a turd. It looked like the shape of a human's, but much larger. It may have been human, but the thing was [too] big.
OTHER WITNESSES: Just me
OTHER STORIES: At least 4 others [I know] have seen footprints or what look to be footprints. One other guy saw "Bigfoot" (in his words) stand about 7 and a half feet tall by a tree about 50 feet from him .
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Right before dusk, a little overcast but the temp. was very mild 60 to 65
ENVIRONMENT: Very thick fir forest, small creeks, springs are all over the place.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
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.