Date:November , 1975
Harney county, OR
Nearest town: Burns
Nearest road: Hwy 20
Location: Near the King Mountain lookout East of highway 20 north of the town of Burns
Description of event: While elk hunting with a friend,we decided to head back to the truck because it was geting dark. We both got the terrifying feeling we were being watched and followed. I heard a very loud frightening sream. The sounds were continuous for at least five minutes. Sound was just behind the trees and we could hear it banging on a tree and breaking branches. We hid behind some boulders with our rifles, waiting for the thing to come out but it did't. We were pretty scared by this time and headed back to the truck about 1/2 mile away. We set up camp about 15 miles away. That night we heard something circle ouround our camp about five times. We naver saw what it was but could tell it was large and heavy by the sound of it walking in the gravel on the ground.
OTHER WITNESSES: We were elk hunting. No alcohol or drugs.
ENVIRONMENT: Area was thick, ponderosa, and douglas fir. It was at the edge of a long narrow meadow, that opened between the trees. Elevation was about 7000ft. Location is in a mountainous area, but the area of the sighting was relatively flat. approximately 15 miles east highway 20.
record updated:2002-07-10 00:00:00