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COUNTY: Josephine County
LOCATION DETAILS: Whiskey Peak
NEAREST TOWN: Applegate
NEAREST ROAD: Upper Applegate Road
OBSERVED: This report is submitted by the investigator after a phone conversation with the witness about another encounter. Ref: Report 23300
The witness, who was 12 years old at the time, was on a logging road watching for deer that might be pushed out by his relatives. He was sitting in a truck by himself except for a small pug dog. He said that he smelled a “dead animal” smell. At that time, the dog began to get very agitated and was barking and trying to get out of the truck. The dog leaped from the window to the ground. It then went from being aggressive to being very frightened. The witness said that the dog came back, cowered, wanted back in the truck, and peed all over itself. There was a bank that went up from the road next to the truck. The witness said that he heard something moving in the brush above him. When he looked up, he saw something moving. Then the creature stepped out into the open about 40 feet away up at the top of the bank. It looked at him for about 30 seconds, and made some grunting and mumbling sounds. He said that it cocked its head from side to side a couple of times. Then the creature turned and ran up the hill. He said that the creature was 7 to 7 ½ feet tall. The hair was dark brown, long on the arms, but shorter and more sparse on the chest. The chest and stomach muscles could be clearly seen. The witness was very frightened, and ran down the road towards his relatives.
ALSO NOTICED: The witness interpreted the creature's noises as an attempt to communicate with him, using what sounded like mumbling and grunting. The witness said that the creature was male, as was obvious from the visible genitalia.
OTHER WITNESSES: None
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Noontime, very cold, snow on higher peaks.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Originally, I called the witness’s wife to interview her regarding another report. After talking with her, she said, “You need to talk to my husband about his encounter.” Her husband came on the phone and we talked for about a half hour regarding an encounter he had when he was 12 years old. Considering the location and details that he witness provided, I believe that this witness did have an encounter with a sasquatch.
About BFRO Investigator Scott Taylor:
Scott Taylor is an aerospace manager. He lives in Spanaway, Washington. He had his first bigfoot encounter in October 2005 where he smelled it, was followed and then heard vocalizations. He attended the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 BFRO Expeditions in the Washington Cascades, the 2007 BFRO Expedition in the central Oregon Cascades and the 2007 Utah Expedition in the Uintas and He attended the 2008 and 2009 Olympic Peninsula Expeditions and co-lead the 2013 Expedition.