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Submitted by witness on Thursday, January 1, 2004.
Lone camper hears vocalization
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COUNTY: Grant County
LOCATION DETAILS: This happened at the Dixie campground, Dixie Pass, in Malheur National Forest.
NEAREST TOWN: Prairie City
NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 26
OBSERVED: At about 11pm, after sitting silently in front of the campfire for a couple of hours, I all of a sudden started hearing a single, loud wailing sound. It sounded like a cross between a wolf and 'tarzan'. Somewhat human, but definitely not. The high-pitched howl that at first I thought was a wolf, became louder and longer, and was moving slowly through the woods about a quarter mile from me at most. It would stop briefly, then continue, sounded like something in pain or extremely lonely or lost, calling out for others. I heard no other calls in response, and I didn't utter a sound because I didn't want to scare it off. I was mesmerized. It kept sounding off for about 10 minutes, then gone. It was not close enough to hear footsteps associated with it. VERY Loud vocalizations.
When I realized that I've heard wolves, coyotes, and cougars before, I knew this was nothing of the sort. That's when my whole body got chills as I realized that I must be hearing a 'Sasquatch'. I can't say I had really ever considered that they exist or not. I was certainly open, but skeptical. Not Anymore! I consider myself extremely lucky; most people will never hear such a thing.
OTHER WITNESSES: Only me
OTHER STORIES: No
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Between 11pm-12am
ENVIRONMENT: Mixed conifer forest.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
The witness commented on the peculiar quality of the sound, having a roughness overlying the basic call and its remotely human, though inhuman quality. He did not sleep outside that night. The location is in the Oregon Blue Mountains, part of the John Day River drainage.