Oregonbigfoot.com file# 05594

Printer-friendly version of this report



Date:August , 1998
Monterey county, CA
Nearest town:
Big Sur
Nearest road:
Palo Colorado Creek Rd
mid morning
Unnamed thread creek starts at the South side of paved road = Gateway to Bigfoot. Marked by a wire fence with signs reading Private Property "No Hunting"
This hike is 1/6th mile in on the paved Palo Colorado Creek Rd. from Hwy 1 There is no place to park the car. Single lane wagon road & Private Property abounds.


Description of event: We lived in this remote canyon so we just walked west from our cabin down the paved road back to the wire fence with the marked signs. I had been noticing young deer drinking in the mornings at this point. Wanted to hike up to a valley I thought they enjoyed up above. If not, I wanted to reach the summit of this North facing ridge hike to be able to see the Pacific Ocean below.

This land is a mix of rural cabins built along the road below and then extreme wilderness "backyards" due to the steep rugged hills of the Coastal ranges with lots of exposed black rock at the creeks. Otherwise, it's dark and mostly all 1st & 2nd growth Redwood forest void of much vegetation at the floor from wildfires. The ferns and berries only grow at the big Creek down below at the pavement. This makes for nice hiking opportunity above with needles and leaves on the ground.

Mixed hiking zones starts level over rocks making it slippery and then sudden steep terrain of open redwood forest and huge boulders at the unnamed thread creek. But at least you can see all around yourself the lay of the land very easily without any of the extra vegetation. There is an old loggers ridge road about 20 minutes up this thread creek hike. This remote road cut is for hiking only as trees have fallen across it and slides have removed some of it. One area of the road is so covered by some type of brush that you literally have to crawl through the hog tunnel on your hands/knees as the side ridges are too steep to navigate. My husband and I needed to stop often to catch our breath on this ascent. This is not an easy hike whatsoever!

So we had brought our female Dalmatian this day and a brand new White's metal detector and had it turned "ON" as soon as we left the pavement. We were really taking our time walking along the thread creek and enjoying watching our dog off leash and learning to use the detector. We had kept our voices low and quiet as not to let the wind carry noise to neighbors we did not know in case there were any around. About 8 minutes into our hike we were stopped mid-stride by a low rolling grumbling sound that caught our attention to our left across the creek and up the 10' cliff.

The sound burst into a long release of RO-OW! RRRR! YARRRR! YARRRR! YARRRR! YARRRR! My husband immediately asked me, "Did you hear that?!!" I did not answer him but we were instinctively looking to the right by then and all was perfectly still and quiet. Our dog did not bark but had looked left and then right and had quit walking along. She was not scared but just looking at us for a command. I felt like my chest bones had absorbed this noise & the vibration from it was telling me there must be an explanation for the source! Nothing was there on the ridge where the sound was produced! Just nothing at all? My husband whimpered when I asked,"What was it?" He never formed a sentence just a whimper. It was so loud and distinct to something we had never heard before.

My mind remembers it so very well to this very day. Somehow we allowed the curiosity of the metal detector to keep us moving along up the steep creek canyon again but now we tip-toed and did not talk for the next 10 minutes. We would stop and look around at things like boulders and fallen trees though. Silent quiet hiking and then back to the metal detecting. He had been wearing his headphones anyway so there would be no big buzzing noises floating away on the wind. We never talked about this moment the rest of the day but we felt kinda scared to go to a certain area further up the slope where an obvious ring of living but scorched redwood trees stood out like a spooky marker to the West of this unnamed thread creek.

We made it to that exact spot and just stopped to look at it from distance. We finally creeped around it quietly but nothing unusual was there. Next we whispered to agree to go ahead Westerly across the thread creek and onto an old loggers rough cut road that obviously ended at this creek. We eventually had to leave that debris covered road and headed North back to the extreme downhill slope. We found a solitaire redwood tree about 5 minutes from the loggers road with huge heavy redwood branches leaning into it's lower arm. We tried to move the branches ourselves and quickly determined they were far too heavy to even budge out of place. We just looked at each other in disbelief.

This tree was about 15 minutes away from the creek where we heard the growl. The tree fascinated our curiosity but i felt terrible guilt for being in this creatures area. I never returned to the tree or the creek again. To this day, my husband blank stares forward when asked about hearing the "noise" something made in the woods that day. He has never talked about the moment but he still answers in a short whimper without any speech. But I have found someone since then in about the summer of the year 2009. I tried to speak with others over the last 10 years but they always made me out to sound stupid or crazy for trying to convince them of my encounter.

He who believes me when I form the closest version of the noise to come up from my recall has heard the same exact sound near to Mt. Shasta once before on a camping trip. This person is a Native American who has had a few experiences much different than mine involving the Sasquatch in Trinity county near Hoopa Valley and San Diego as well.

Source: oregonbigfoot.com
record updated:2011-10-23 14:49:39






October 9, 2014

Sasquatch Abductions - An examination of several historical reports of Sasquatch abductions. How many can you count that mention a group of Sasquatches in a cave at the edge of a canyon?

July 1, 2014

Bigfooting in a ghost town - Join us as we visit the remains of an old company logging town and examine sighting reports in the area

April 7, 2014

The most in-depth report on Sasquatch hair color ever conducted... I have examined 1270 reports in the Oregon Bigfoot database for color frequency. Also, thoughts on Sasquatch hair-growth patterns, a surprising analysis of Sasquatch hair compared to other great ape hair, and an examination of genetic diseases which may be apparent in eyewitness reports, including albinism, skin conditions and more.

February 5, 2014

Digging back through 20 years of files... Read an eyewitness account of close interactions in the media archives

October 25, 2013

A trip back in time to investigate the Wild Man of Winberry Creek and a trip to the woods to investigate some recent reports in the area. Photos and news clippings.

July 23 , 2013

Uploaded to the media archives: a comprehensive scientific look at the data in the OregonBigfoot.com sightings database. Where are Sasquatches most often sighted? When? What activities are witnesses doing most often during sightings? How can you increase your chances of a Bigfoot sighting or interaction? The answers might surprise you! Click here to get started!

May 13, 2013

More of the extensive interview with Midwest long-term witness "Truth". Over an hour of interview clips of candid conversation about what it's like to be a long-term witness and what Truth has learned.

April 2013

A fascinating historical account from India. Fiction or not?

March 2013

Bill and Gary's latest report from the campground has been uploaded! Photos and audio files


Conversations with Truth's adult daughter about ongoing encounters on their property in the Midwest


Multimedia Field Research Journal updated: Followup on a photo and sighting report


This 92 minutes of audio is the first in a multiple-part series of interviews with a long-term witness in the Midwest who is currently having ongoing encounters. You don't want to miss it! Photos and audio included.


Multi-media Field Research Journal updated


Nancy's 18-page report from the 2011 Shasta-Trinity has been uploaded. Last year's trip culminated in a face-to-face sighting. Photos and audio clips, as well as audio of the moment of the sighting, are included. This brings the Campground series to a total of 56 parts spanning a five-year period.

Also, a special update... details available to members.


In the mid 1970's, a family experienced repeated sightings at a lake in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. Read what happened, find out WHERE it happened, and view the follow-up report detailing our own strange encounters there. Photos


Part 38 in the campground saga has been uploaded. Bill and Gary return to the campground for one night in April. Photos and audio files


An HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW with a law enforcement officer/ex-bigfoot-researcher-turned-witness. What happens when you put the cameras down... and just how close will the Sasquatch come?


NEW AUDIO RECORDING of vocalizations from Ohio.


I've updated my field journal with photos and video, documenting a HISTORIC TRACK FIND on a lake shore near Cottage Grove, OR.


Bill and Gary return to "The Campground". This is part 37 in the ongoing encounters there. Photos and audio


Two new pages of track photographs uploaded - tracks found in mud and snow


In this update to the media archives, I share an audio interview with a long-term witness from Oklahoma, detailing her sightings and encounters over a period of several years. The interview is over 45 minutes in length. Photos included.



Mom and I returned to Valley of the Skookum. Read about Mom's reunion with Youdi and Emily after 30 years... and what we found when we went to the Valley.


Bill's latest report from "The Campground" has been uploaded. Sightings and weird events abound! There are now 36 parts to this ongoing investigation.


In our historical archives section, I've added comprehensive research of "hairy men and women". The Oregon Bigfoot blog has been updated with a complete timeline of the events surrounding the 2011 Melba Ketchum Bigfoot DNA Project.


Check out the new plant school section in the Oregon Bigfoot Research Tools.. Learn about Pacific Northwest plant species and their uses, as well as their relation to bigfoot reports.


We follow up on a vocalization report hours after it happened and interview the witness on location. Photos and video.


The follow-up report to Nancy's return to the campsite (below) from OB member Bill O'Neill, who visited the site shortly after Nancy left. Fascinating interactions and a couple of sightings... as well as some things that are truly unexplainable!


OB Member Nancy's return to the campsite. Nancy has, once again, outdone herself with an amazingly detailed report of the events that took place while she camped alone at a site in Northern California where she's had encounters in the past. 8 pages of detailed field reporting, photos and audio recordings.

>> more updates