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Report # 6724  (Class B)
Submitted by witness on Thursday, August 7, 2003.
Two young campers have frightful, dawn encounter near Cave Junction
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YEAR: 1978

SEASON: Summer


STATE: Oregon

COUNTY: Josephine County

LOCATION DETAILS: It's been so long, I am not sure.

NEAREST TOWN: Cave Junction

OBSERVED: It was in Cave Junction, OR in the late 1970's. My family was visiting my grandparents who lived there at the time. My family, (dad, mom, 2 sisters and brother) were sleeping in a tent trailer. My sister and I slept on the side that overhangs the trailer hitch, when early one morning the 2 of us were awaken to something scratching the bottom of our bed. Then it was scratching the tent part above us. Then the three sides of our bed. Neither of us said a word, but moved quietly to the zipper where the window was. We slowly unzipped it and were instantly assaulted with an awful smell. We saw dark brown fur up against the mesh and the scratching was once again above us. We quietly got out of bed and woke my parents, but by the time we got them up and they went outside it was gone. We figure that the movement of the trailer scared whatever it was off. We were positive it was bigfoot. The trailer was parked on the pavement so there was no way to know if there was foot prints anywhere. My parents and grandparents never spoke of whatever they found or didn't find that day.

OTHER WITNESSES: Just me and my sister.

TIME AND CONDITIONS: Early morning just as the sun was coming up. It wasn't really bright out, but not dark.

ENVIRONMENT: My grandparents lived in a house trailer, the had a paved driveway, and a big garden in the back yard that led to the forest. We used to see many deer in the back yard.

Follow-up investigation report:

While speaking with the witness, she further described the fur as being rough/matted looking. The smell of the animal made her nauseous. It was described as a combination of a person that hadn't bathed in a year and a very dirty garbage can. The girls were terrified and huddled together to pray.

The trailer was about 7ft in heigth and whatever scratched it had to be able to reach on top of it.

The area itself was remote and heavily wooded. No neighbors nearby.

Their grandfather had heard of sightings in the area and was the only person that believed them.

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