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Geographical Index > United States > California > Humboldt County > Report # 2178
Report # 2178  (Class A)
Submitted by witness J.R. on Friday, June 30, 2000.
Daylight sighting by motorist on Johnson's Creek Road (off Bald Hills Road) near Redwood National Park
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YEAR: 2000

SEASON: Summer


DATE: 25

STATE: California

COUNTY: Humboldt County

LOCATION DETAILS: Johnson's Road off Bald Hills Rd off of Hwy. 101 near Redwood National Park in Humboldt County, CA. I was going towards Bald Hills Road and was about 2 miles from it. It was just before I came to the big prairie. The creature jumped off an embankment and there was a lot of dust in the area.

NEAREST TOWN: Orick, CA near Redwood National Park.

NEAREST ROAD: Johnson's Road off Bald Hills Rd off of Hwy. 101.

OBSERVED: I didn't get out of my car. I didn't have my camera with me. I noticed a movement on the right of my car ahead of me. It was a large man-sized creature on two legs striding very fast (long strides), then it ran very fast and jumped off an embankment. It was very heavy, a lot of dust was in the air when I passed the spot where he jumped off the embankment (where he jumped off was about twenty feet from the road). The creature looked brown and gold in the setting sun.

ALSO NOTICED: I had my bright lights on even though it was not dark. The road is very narrow, so the lights help warn oncoming cars that another car is on the road. A lot of dust at the spot where the creature jumped off the embankment. The movement of the creature looked as if it was very large, very fast and strong.

OTHER WITNESSES: I was by myself with two dogs. I was driving out from the ranch where I have my garden.


TIME AND CONDITIONS: On June 25th at 6:10 PM, I was driving back from the ranch on Johnson's Creek Road off of Bald Hills Road in Northern California. I was about 2 miles from Bald Hills Road on Johnson's Road. I noticed in the forest a movement on my right. Then I noticed a large man-sized being, striding very fast away from the road. Then it jumped off an embankment. The early evening air was clear with sunlight showing through the forest. The being looked brown and gold in the forest and sunlight. When I went by, there was a bunch of dust in the air, where the being jumped off the embankment. I drove a little ways and came out onto the prairie. The creature was very fast and took long strides.

ENVIRONMENT: Geography: Forested area. On Johnson's Road just before you come to the big prairie.

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