Mt. Hood Truck driver almost hits creature, truck is shaken file# 00211


Date: , 1962 or 1963
Hood River county, OR
Nearest town:

Nearest road:
Hwy 26



Description of event: Ralph Munson has an old tale concerning his uncle Wendel, who was driving a truck for the Bend-Portland line in 1962 or 1963. He was driving the blunt nose cab-over truck on the east slope of Mt. Hood, about 15-25 miles east of the crest, and driving east In the evening, it not being quite dark yet. He stopped when something jumped in the middle of the road, a deer he thought at first. Wendel says he does not drink, and that an animal that looked like a gorilla, or more like an orangutan, came up to the truck and looked through the front window, then through the side window. Then it grabbed the cab of the truck and started to shake it. Wendel honked the horn and flashed the lights, and the thing ran away. It ran up the hill, a sheer bank, very brushy...

Source: The Track Record #12
record updated:2002-06-17 00:00:00