Geographical Index > United States > Idaho > Custer County > Report # 56257|
Submitted by witness on Friday, January 6, 2017.
River rafter has rocks thrown toward him while hiking near Sheepeater Hot Springs
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COUNTY: Custer County
LOCATION DETAILS: River left, approx 13.2 miles down river from Boundry Creek boat launch on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in ID. Scout camp where we stayed is just below Powerhouse rapids a class IV. It was on the hill to my left and next to a calmer section of the river.
NEAREST TOWN: Stanley, ID
NEAREST ROAD: Hike in or fly out on a dirt runway
OBSERVED: I was on a river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Northern, ID. We camped at Scout Camp at river mile 12.7 on June 6th, 2013 for our first night. There is a natural hot springs called sheepeater hot springs about a half mile hike down river. The other members of our group hiked to the hot springs about a half hour ahead of myself as I helped my dad finish cleaning up dinner and then hiked along the river to the hots springs by myself. I was a half mile down the trail before it ascends up along a cliff side next to the mountain to my left when a rock was thrown at me. I thought I was crazy at first as a second rock went in front of me and hit the bank finally rolling into the river. I did not see what was throwing the rocks, but had a very strange feeling come over me. My first conclusion was that one of the people in the group ahead was on the hill side doing this. I continued along the trail and arrived at the hot springs asked all of them if it was them and it was not.
ALSO NOTICED: I did not research the area well and should have in hindsight.
OTHER WITNESSES: No
OTHER STORIES: I have not
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Sunset
ENVIRONMENT: Pine forest, rocky hill side up the mountain about 100 yards coming up on small cliff face that the trail heads up before coming down to the hot springs.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
I talked to the witness by phone.
The witness was about 100 yards before the trail starts up towards the cliff side. Two rocks landed five to six yards in front of him. One was the size of a basketball and the other was half that size. There were several trees but he thought the rocks came flying from a tree about thirty feet away. The twenty to thirty foot tall tree was two and one half to three feet wide. He had an eerie feeling and said, "no human could have thrown them."
He did not hear anything or smell any strange odor.
The witness does know of some caves in a nearby canyon. That day he found a dead Bighorn Sheep in one cave. It was mostly bones.
The witness is an avid hunter. He is planning to do this same float trip in the summer of 2017. I find him very credible.
About BFRO Investigator Kevin Llewellyn:
Kevin has camped, fished and hunted in Eastern Washington all his life. His interest in Sasquatch began when he was 10 years old and saw Roger Patterson present "the" film. He lives in Eastern Washington.
Recently retired, he was a veterinarian since 1984, after graduating from Washington State University.
He attended Washington BFRO expeditions in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2019. Oregon in 2015 and 2018, Montana in 2017 and 2018. He was co-leader of N.E. Washington 2019, Washington 2020 and Montana 2020 expeditions.