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COUNTY: Coos County
LOCATION DETAILS: The house was later sold by my parents (years later) and that same house burned down.....the new owners built a new home on the same site and cut back many othe the trees.
NEAREST TOWN: Myrtle Point, Oregon
NEAREST ROAD: [Omitted]
OBSERVED: [Editor's Note - Matt Pruitt: Even though the incident occurred many years ago, I have omitted the details that describe the exact location of the incident, as the area is private, and is still occupied.]
This was in 1971 and I was 19 at the time. The location was outside the town of Myrtle Point, Oregon on [omitted] where my parents lived on 10 acres. I didn't live with them at the time, but had walked to their place from town that day and met them on the road as they were driving into town.....they were going out for the evening and told me I could spend the night at the house and they'd see me later on.
It was late in the afternoon when I arrived at the house and just went in and watched TV for awhile. After about an hour or so, I heard the dogs barking.....they often barked at deer that would come near the house, so I peeked out the window behind the couch where I sat to see if I could see them. I didn't see anything, but smelled what I thought was the septic tank.....it was awful. Back to watching TV....it was getting darker now and I could hear the dogs again, but they were screaching and saw them run past our front door (the door was all glass panes) and heard them run into the garage. That smell again and it was stronger and I looked out the window again to see why the dogs ran away, but still saw nothing.
Soon I heard a noise outside the window I had been looking out of. Someone was walking on the plank just outside the window and sounded like he was headed toward the front door, so I sat back and looked to see who it was.
I saw a tall, dark figure walking past the door, but in it's stride, it's head turned and saw me watching. It stopped at the door and turned toward me. It stood there watching me and in my fear I must have passed out, because the next thing I remembered was my parents picking me up from the floor....how I ended up there, I'll never know, but my folks said I was white as a ghost and were afraid when they saw me, that I was dead.
My dad ran out the door right away with flashlight in hand, when I was able to tell them what happened, but I was sure it had been hours past and it had rained. He came back with nothing.
The creature was taller than the door, but was slightly hunched when it was walking past the door. The eyes were small compared to the size of its head and piercing. It had hair all over, but I could see its skin easily and I could see that it was a female by its breasts, which had less hair. Its face was rather flat and the head was long. It had a short neck. I'll never forget those eyes.
I can't really remember the season or month, but it was a couple of months after I graduated for highschool.
OTHER WITNESSES: There were no other witnesses....I was alone
OTHER STORIES: I had heard of former owners who reported seeing bigfoot in the same location....their name was [omitted], and their story was in some report I found at a local library after the incident I had.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This happened just before dusk
ENVIRONMENT: This area was covered in pines and shrubs. A creek ran behind the house. The house stood between two ridges and you had to drive down the road to get to the house.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kristi Sanders:
The witness was very credible, and she vividly recalled the incident. Below is an excerpted interview I conducted with her, providing more details:
"It was walking past the glass doors and it saw me, and it stopped and turned towards the door. It was only 10 feet away, and it was taller than the door. It was a bit hunched, and it could see into the house. Both of us made eye contact, and I fainted. My parents found me on the floor; pale white."
"I could tell it was female, because there were breasts. It seemed like a young animal, and I could see the skin on the creature. It had sparse hair on the front part. The skin was sort of a tan color."
"I estimated it to be about 7’5”, based on height of the door."
"The thing that stood out the most was the eyes. The eyes were small in proportion to rest of the face. It had a long face, like somebody with an elongated head, maybe two-thirds larger than a human face."
"The eyes were almond shaped, like a monkey's. The eyes looked to be brown."
"It had a flat nose, flatter than a human's. I didn't notice any eyebrows. I did notice small ears. They weren't stuck out; they were more pressed against the head."
"It turned its head, looked in the house, and then it stopped and it saw me. It froze, and then turned the whole body toward me. It looked like a healthy animal."
"It seemed intelligent, and it did not look afraid. It looked curious. I did not feel as if I was going to be attacked."
"I had never even heard of bigfoot when I saw the animal, and my parents told me there was something that people had seen that was similar to my description. I went to the library to read about the animal. I saw a guy on television who said he saw one across the lake that the thing that stood out to him was the eyes, and I definitely agree."
"After getting over the fear, the incident was burned in my mind, and I remember it very vividly."
About BFRO Investigator Kristi Sanders:
Kristi Sanders, a twice-qualified National NPC bodybuilder, personal trainer, gym owner, and business CE lecturer, was raised in a hunting and fishing family. When Kristi is not working, she is camping with her daughter (rain or shine) and exploring the Pacific NW to pass on her love of the outdoors to the next generation. Kristi attended the 2009 WA Cascades Expedition.