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YEAR: mid 90s
COUNTY: Jackson County
LOCATION DETAILS: the best way ive found to get there is 7 mile up 2060 and find the old forest service trail ,hike about 2 miles to the dencely forested slopes south of wagner peak up in the asland water shed.
however there is a good trail up from wagner cr.rd.
NEAREST TOWN: Ashland
NEAREST ROAD: wagner cr.s.w. 2060 s.e.
OBSERVED: Several years ago while hunting in southern
Oregon on top of Wagner peak just southwest of
Ashland Oregon, My father and I happened across
A very large almost humon type track in the snow ,
it appeared to be 14 to 18 inches long ,6 or maybe 7 inches wide , the snow had been melting
but it was no humon footprint , there were five
distintive toes , and what looked like another heal print about 4 or 5 feet ahead of the other.
On other hunting trips I have smelled very foul
odor in that general area. And no sign of any wildlife at all . Its been atleast five years sence ive been up there. Its diffacult to give an exact location without showing someone, but its around a mile or two below the peak by trail where
i saw the tracks onthe southwest side. However the odors seem to be mostly allways on the southeast side and east side in the heavy timber.
ALSO NOTICED: just the lack of wild life where smelled the foul pungent odors. no bird, no squirels no animals at all . but in my younger years this whole area would be full of wildlife.
OTHER WITNESSES: just my father. and he was hunting along side of me.
OTHER STORIES: no
TIME AND CONDITIONS: its always been in the very early morning just after sunrise
ENVIRONMENT: dence pine and fir forest were i always smell the odors. and open meadow with sparce brush and some aspen where i saw the tracks.
Follow-up investigation report:
The witness was very cordial and eager to go over his account. He was able to tell me more about the area, which is a watershed and now completely closed to motor vehicle access, except by permit.