Josephine county, OR
Nearest town: Merlin
Nearest road: Quartz Creek
Location: Near Merlin, Quartz Creek. Exact location confidential
Description of event: In 1984 myself and a few friends went up Quartz Creek , just outside of Merlin Oregon to go 4-wheeling in his jeep.
It was approx 7:30 at night and was getting dark. We ended up on a logging road that was high on a
ridge, but with a high ridge still above us. We had stopped in a area over-looking the canyon and decided to whistle very loud over the canyon. So we did. And it echoed many times and then stopped.
Several minutes had passed and we were in conversation when suddenly we heard a very loud whistle coming from the bottom of the canyon. We figured it was someone down there messing with us, so we whistled back. Again, the echo went on for a few seconds and then stopped. After a a few minutes the same loud whistle noise was heard, but from a different area of the canyon. More off to one side than from the bottom of the canyon.
By this time it was dark and the moon was out. Above us was the aforementioned ridge line. After about 20 minutes from the initial "loud whsitle" there was the third loud whistle noise, but this time it came from on top of the ridge line.
I turned to look and thought I could see an outline of a figure approx 200 yards away.
I stared at it for about a minute and turned to tell my buddy to look up the hill, by the time I turned back around to look up the hill, the
outlined figure was gone.
I cannot explain all of this, and it has been
many years ago, but I can tell you that this expreience was real and really freaked us out. I havent been up Quartz Creek since then but am
open to the idea of checking it out sometime.
record updated:2009-05-27 11:15:53
Investigation by: Bill Hodgson
I have worked for a retail store for 18+ years. I have also drove truck, and did a little work with the BLM and USFS. I have not been affiliated with any other organization, only with OBF. I have had an interested in Sasquatch for many years. I have lived in Oregon all of my life. I have a little experience in tracking wildlife and knowledge on the mountains and forests of Southern Oregon and parts of Northern California. My research has been personal, but now I want to help others understand what they have experienced.