Fireside Chat: 15 year old's first brush with the unknown

A random  Bigfoot conversation...

Date: Summer of 1978
Location: 2 lane mountainous road in Oregon
Witnesses: Two teenagers, ages 15 and 17
Context: Witnesses saw something large and dark at the edge of our headlights (my side) LEAPT out of the Ditch at the side of the road. "Both my cousin and I screamed and he instinctively swerved into the other lane to avoid this thing."

During the Summer of 1978 when I was 15, my family (total of 7 people - 2 adults, 5 children ranging in age from 9 to 17) drove a motor home from Florida to Alaska as a Summer Vacation. Our route was to take us across Country to California and then North. Having decided to drive "round the clock" most of the way there and back - it was decided that the 3 eligible drivers would take shifts with one other person in the passengers seat as a "Navigator" - My assignment as Navigator (since I could not drive) was with my 17 year old Cousin.

One of the shifts my cousin and I were assigned was the midnight to 6am shift that would take us from Northern California well into Oregon. We were experienced travelers and the family had taken driving trips around the US, Canada and Mexico since I was 9. I had visited every State in the US except Hawaii and Alaska by this point in my life.

We were traveling on a 2 lane mountainous road in Orgeon around 3 am, we were the only vehicle on the road and had not seen another car for a couple of hours. My cousin and I were making small talk (trying to keep it down becuase everyone else was asleep) when we rounded a turn....something large and dark at the edge of our headlights (my side) LEAPT out of the Ditch at the side of the road. Both my cousin and I screamed and he instinctively swerved into the other lane to avoid this thing. As we passed this thing (15-20 ft. from me) it turned and I assume leapt back into the Ditch/woods. It was hard to see any details as we passed because we had a light on inside the cab but it was DEFINITELY standing erect and had a head, shoulders and arms..and was HUGE - The most vivid memory that has stayed with me from this was the sight of its right shoulder and arm as it turned while we passed it.

The screaming and commotion woke everyone up and we were well down the road before my mother made us stop the vehicle. My mother was concerned that there might have been an accident and that this might have just been a very large man needing was my argument that if this were the case that he had asked for it the WRONG WAY..but over our protestations she took the wheel as we went back to the spot where the incident occurred. A VERY quick inspection of the "Ditch" showed no signs af any accident or sign of the "thing" - what was interesting was that this "Ditch" was actually a steep sloping bank down to a water run-off or small stream and was a good 4 plus feet deep. No MAN could have made that LEAP out of this ditch.


  1. Thanks , I've recently been searching for information about this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I've came upon till now.

    But, what about the bottom line? Are you sure about the source?

    Feel free to surf to my site - Converse Pas Cher

  2. You could definitely see your skills within the article you write.
    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

    Visit my weblog ... Abercrombie Fitch Belgique

  3. Remarkable! Its genuinely awesome piece of writing, I have got much clear
    idea on the topic of from this paragraph.

    Feel free to visit my blog post :: Recommended Site

  4. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz reply as I'm looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thank you

    my homepage; Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet

  5. Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your site.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hey there, You've done an excellent job. I will certainly digg it and individually suggest to my friends. I am sure they'll be benefited from this site.

    My web blog; Louis Vuitton Outlet

  6. Hello there! Would you mind if I share your
    blog with my twitter group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers

    My web site :: Chaussure De Foot

  7. If some one needs expert view on the topic of running
    a blog then i suggest him/her to visit this webpage, Keep up the nice job.

    My homepage :: abercrombie and fitch

  8. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all
    that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

    Feel free to surf to my blog - Nike Air Max

  9. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is simply
    cool and i could assume you are an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post.
    Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

    Also visit my site :: Mario Lemieux Authentic Jersey

  10. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog
    platform are you using for this site? I'm getting tired of Wordpress because I've had issues with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    Feel free to surf to my blog post :: Sidney Crosby Authentic Jersey

  11. Wow, superb weblog layout! How lengthy have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging glance easy. The entire look of
    your web site is wonderful, as well as the content!

    Also visit my website :: Learn More

  12. I think this is one of the most vital information for me.
    And i'm glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The site style is wonderful, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

    Feel free to surf to my page Nike Free Sko

  13. Terrific post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!

    My webpage - Home Page

  14. Marvelous, what a blog it is! This weblog presents useful facts to us, keep it up.

    my webpage - link

  15. I am actually glad to read this web site posts which includes tons of helpful information, thanks for providing such information.

    Also visit my blog ... Clicking Here ()

  16. It's really a nice and helpful piece of information. I'm happy that
    you shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

    my weblog - Christian Louboutin

  17. I do agree with all the ideas you've offered on your post. They're really convincing and can certainly work.

    Still, the posts are very quick for beginners. May you please
    lengthen them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

    my web page - resources

  18. I have read so many articles or reviews regarding
    the blogger lovers but this piece of writing is actually a good post,
    keep it up.

    Feel free to visit my blog post; Michael Kors Bags ()

  19. I have to thank you for the efforts you've put in writing this blog. I am hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own site now ;)

    Visit my website - louis Vuitton handbags (

  20. That is really fascinating, You're an excessively professional blogger. I have joined your rss feed and stay up for in the hunt for extra of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

    Look into my web-site :: Nike Pas Cher

  21. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on pellet stove installation.

    my blog post: Soldes Air Jordan

  22. Hey would you mind letting me know which web host you're utilizing? I've loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers
    and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend
    a good hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

    my web site: binauBeats By Dre Pas Cherral beats mp3

  23. If you desire to increase your familiarity just keep visiting this web site and be updated with the hottest
    gossip posted here.

    Feel free to surf to my web site - Nike Free


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Samurai Chatter: Have you used it in the field?

Bigfoot injured by a forest fire was taken away and hidden by the authorities, not even Robert Lindsay can top this story