Friends see bear run on two feet file# 04714


Date:November , 1995
Lincoln county, OR
Nearest town:
Nearest road:
Mill Creek Or Wright Creek
Overcast (drizzle)
mid morning
From what I can recall for the years have passed on the exact road and date,,, We were driving around out in the forest(nickname area of South Trek outside of Toledo). We were on either Mill Creek rd or Wright Creek rd. (I was facing backwards in the bed of the truck.,-123.931618&spn=0.081728,0.15295&t=h&z=13


Description of event: 3 of us were out duck hunting earlier in the day. Driver was Travis Howard, Dustin Hockema passenger seat, and myself facing backwards sitting in the bed of the truck. We were pretty much done hunting and Travis just started to drive around for sight seeing. We were driving along when Travis hit the breaks. I turned to the drivers side to ask what we were doing. I then saw a figure (about 30 feet away) about 4 foot tall, upright on 2 legs running down the ditch and up the hill thru the logged area (approx 2 - 5 years old of a logged area, some brush had already started to grow.) The figure ran up and across another landing road and disappeared at a tree at the tree line (Approx 150+ yards away). This figure was dark brown / black, short(ish) hair. It looked to be about the size of a young bear cub, but running quickly on 2 feet. It did not have a muzzle like a bear and did not have visible ears like a bear. The 3 of us all asked each other "what the __ was that?!?" Travis and Dustin asked if I saw where it went. So we reversed the truck and drove up the road where I last was the creature. We stopped just before the tree and looked around and listened. (We were not all to fearful because we all 3 had our shot guns, however we did feel uneasy in the fact that none of us knew what we saw. We eventually left the area and discussed that we should call it a bear and not to really talk about what we saw. Travis would be able to tell better the road we were on due to him being a little older than us and he was driving. Dustin and Travis had a view of the creature crossing the road some feet in front of them.

record updated:2009-07-30 12:28:37

Investigation by: Bill Hodgson

Bill Hodgson Investigator

Medford, OR

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.