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COUNTY: Douglas County
LOCATION DETAILS: It was near a logging camp (we dont know if it is still there or not)
There were a few cabins around that the loggers stayed in.
It was at Lemolo Lake, north of Diamond Lake.
NEAREST TOWN: Lake Lemolo
NEAREST ROAD: Cascades Highway # 60
OBSERVED: When my dad was about 8 years old, his family moved to Douglas County in Oregon, located in the Cascade Mountains, because his dad was a logger. They lived there only through the summer season.
They had two lakes near them. Diamond Lake and Lemolo Lake.
He said he had a half day at school, so he headed home at about 1pm. He took a trail that goes around Lemolo Lake (that he wasn't allowed to take because it was right next to the logger camp).
He headed down that trail in the afternoon of a clear, sunny summer day and stopped at the bottom of the trail when he saw something crouched down drinking from the lake [see note below]. It was only about 150 to 200 feet away from him on the same side of the lake. As soon as he had seen it the creature stood up as straight as a man and stared straight at him. The minute my dad realized it wasn't a man or a bear he ran right back up that trail.
He said it had dark fur all over and it was pretty large...but then again he was very small!
When I asked him about this story today to get the details, he said that during the 3 or 4 months they lived there that year he heard loud screeching, howling noises once in awhile that he didn't recognize to be any animal he had ever heard.
ALSO NOTICED: None
OTHER WITNESSES: No, he was walking by himself.
OTHER STORIES: Yes...
My uncle's friend and his girlfriend were riding horses in those same mountains (the Cascades) and they came upon a hairy brown creature standing by a tree; the horses started to get a little scared so they backed up, when they did that they saw a women sasquatch nursing a baby while sitting on a rock...the horses freaked as she stood up, and everyone left the site.
They said that she had breasts, cradling the young while feeding it, the other one seemed to be keeping watch; they were on a horse trail.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: 1 PM on a summer day in July.
Very clear outside, warm, no fog or rain.
ENVIRONMENT: He said there were trees and bushes, but because it was so clear and warm out and the creature was next to the water he saw the whole thing, no mistakes.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
I talked to the original witness and thereby converted the report from a second-hand to a Class A report. The witness described the sasquatch as having been in excess of 6 1/2', the height of his father. It was brown to tan colored, not the color of the black bears common to the area. The witness said the animal had a massive build and a flat face. It was hunkering in berry bushes on the side of a creek, possibly Poole Creek.
At the time of the sighting, the witness did not talk about it for fear of the consequences of being in an area "forbidden" to him.
As a curious aside, 3 1/2 miles to the west of this location is the "Dread and Terror Ridge."
About BFRO Investigator Dr. Wolf H. Fahrenbach:
Hair analysis since 1965. Field work since 1989. Sasquatch courses given in Oregon and Arizona (3-10 weeks duration); Published in Cryptozoology.