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DATE: 28 / 29
COUNTY: Douglas County
LOCATION DETAILS: The first sounding was in the Warm Spring Creek area off NFD 600. The next day we were just off road 700 / Kelsay Mountain. The area is above the Umpqua River and about 10 miles north of Diamond Lake.
NEAREST TOWN: GLIDE / LEMOLO LAKE
NEAREST ROAD: NFD 700 / HWY.138
OBSERVED: On Saturday about 5:45 AM my hunting partner and I were walking down a gravel road and heard a loud scream from up hill above us. The scream started in a high pitch and went into more of a gruntal growl and echoed through the canyon. After a brief discussion I told my friend that it sounded like something was mad that we were out there and wanted to scare everything in the canyon.
The next day at approx. 8:00 pm. we were hunting high above the canyon on the next ridge. I was the first back to the pickup and sat down about 30 yds. away to watch for elk. Suddenly i heard something coming down the hill through the burned trees. it sounded like another hunter, only it was being very loud. I stood up to try and see what it was but the wind picked up and blew my scent toward it. The sound stopped for a few seconds and it turned and ran back up the hill. I ran out the road to try and see what it was. By this time it had reached the top and was running upright along the ridge. I caught three or four glimpses through the burned trees before it went over the ridge. About 10 seconds later I heard two loud screams like before. My friend called me on the radio to ask if I heard it and to tell me he was heading in. I walked further out the road to meet him. As we were talking about it, we heard it once more.
The thing I saw was walking upright, about six ft. tall and looked like a man with no neck in a ghilli suit.
ALSO NOTICED: When the screams occurred, my hunting partner said he was watching some deer in the canyon below, and the deer suddenly looked in the direction of the scream and ran away.
OTHER WITNESSES: One witness to the sighting.
We were hunting.
OTHER STORIES: None
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 8/28 Morning, clear sky.
8/29 Evening, clear sky, sun set at my back.
ENVIRONMENT: Conifer forest, logged areas, some burn area.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
Perhaps coincidentally, a low adjacent feature is called the "Dread and Terror Ridge". The witness commented on the walking pace of the creature, which, though brisk, covered a distance impossible for a person in that terrain.