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COUNTY: Siskiyou County
NEAREST TOWN: Hornbrook
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy. 96
OBSERVED: 3 pm, weather was sunny & mild, my husband and two kids were fishing on the Klamath River in Siskiyou Co.
It was very quiet: no birds were singing, even the range cattle were nowhere around. We had been fishing for at least a couple miles. We smelt a sour, wet dog smell; we looked around and saw him across the river by the brush just standing there.
He was very huge; he wasn't black but more like a dark brown. Hair seemed to be thick. The smell was pungent: that's something I can't forget. His/her hair covered the body. It stood there for a couple minutes, then crouched down and got a drink. We did not feel threatened by it. Up on the dirt road a loud jeep went by. I turned to look at the jeep, turned back, and he was gone.
ALSO NOTICED: It was very quiet just before we saw him.
OTHER WITNESSES: Husband, daughter, son, and myself.
OTHER STORIES: There have been reports of them in Siskiyou county. The Indian elders talked of them to my husband.
The people talk about how they've seen Bigfoot, but we keep it quiet because we do not want city people coming here tearing up our woods or killing/distrubing him or his home. That's why we don't speak of him much.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was along the Klamath River, across the river from us drinking. I first smelled the odor like a wet dog; then we saw him. At first I was shocked and a little bit overwhelmed. We watched it for a few minutes then it left.
ENVIRONMENT: Geography: There were pines and mountain ridges along the Klamath River.