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COUNTY: Lane County
LOCATION DETAILS: none
NEAREST TOWN: Near Willamette Pass
NEAREST ROAD: HWY 58
OBSERVED: My girlfriend and I were driving westbound on Hwy 58 just west of the summit. When I saw this very large, seemed to be dark in color, come running across the road at a very fast speed!!! I was very tired and thought that maybe it was a large elk or something. So I looked over at my girlfried and she was in shock, she could'nt believe what she saw. She was very certain that it was on two legs. So this is what I saw just to let you know i am not the type of person that would just write something like this if it was not 100% true. I just would like to report what I saw and try and help you guys out. thanks.
ALSO NOTICED: none
OTHER WITNESSES: My girlfriend she was in the car with me
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: This was about 1:30 in the morning. It was a full moon but there was a light over cast. There were on and off showers.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
The eye witness and his girl friend both saw the creature for about three seconds. He noticed, in that brief time, the animal was not evenly colored, but had some lighter, possibly grey, patches elsewhere on its body. Its height was estimated to be between 6' and 7'. The impression of its non-human nature was so immediate, that the woman started crying out of fear and insisted they keep going as fast as possible. The primary eye witness noted, particularly, the incredible speed with which it crossed the highway and described it as running. It crossed from south to north over a relatively straight stretch of the road.