Sam from CJ has left a new comment on your post "For New Readers":
Wanted to check out what I could about the 1963 animal. Since I live in Cave Junction and knew some old timers still around I wanted to hear their side of it. They remembered the animal being found but somewhat different on what road it was found on.
One put me in contact with Dotty the former owner of the JUNCTION CAFE. She lives in Selma now but still remembers the picture that hung on the wall at her cafe. I asked her if she had a copy of the photo and she replied that she never knew who finally took it down or what became of it. It belonged to a patron of the cafe that was on the scene of the dead animal.
Her recollections of it is that the pictures were some kind of a wildman ape mixture. I asked if she had seen the Patterson film and if it looked like it in anyway. She said the body of the "beast" was so decomposed that you could not tell if they were the same type creature. With that said, she remembers the men talking about the hands and feet on the body as being human only much larger.
She said it was her understanding the animal was female in nature. I asked her if she now believes it was a dead bigfoot and she said that there was no doubt in her mind that it was a bigfoot.
Then again, she told me of government type people rounding up what photos were taken by the crew that found it. Her recollection is that the body was removed by the forest service within a day of the find.
Thanks for reporting this as I had never talked with anyone that told of the dead bigfoot before. I did find out the beast was found on the road near O'Brien that goes over the mountain into Happy Camp Calf. The road was named DEW MOUNTAIN RD in the 60s but now is forest service marked only and called Greyback Rd.
What a wonderful comment. Thank you for sharing. Let us know anymore that you find out. We do know that a few people have photos of the animal, but there is some problem of publishing them. The "problem" has to do with the government not wanting them published ... Linda Newton-Perry
Saturday, April 21, 2012
In 1963 a bigfoot-like animal was found under a fallen log after the Columbus Day Storm. Photos were taken. The government confiscated them. The animal and its files were sent to the Smithsonian and other places. Finally it ended up "a closed to the public file." Debbie, below, tried to get it opened. She is a lawyer. Use the search tool to read more. It is a very interesting "bigfoot/government" story.
We can't count the comments from Debbie, they are so numerous.
Thanks Debbie, for your hard work in our behalf!
Debbie has left a new comment on your post " Dear Debbie, I was going through my papers a...":
No, I have not worked on the files for some time. I am with a private law firm now. It was my understanding that the files would be examined again by DOI to see if they could be opened to public view.
People need to understand it takes government years to do even the simplest things. I did look at the current status. It is still not open.
Some questions remain inside DOI as to what the corpse (creature) was that was recovered in 1963 according to the last correspondence I had received.
I can't say for sure but would make a guess that they will not open them until bigfoot is recognized as real and science classifies it as a certain type species.
I do read your blog on the weekends.
Thank you Debbie for answering this inquiry. I'm glad to know that you still look in on Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I believe you are right about the above mentioned file not being opened until bigfoot is stamped "real." And then, of course, the file will be of little importance.
It is my belief that future research by science will be done through the sighting reports compiled through the years. Even with a body, that is all they will have. They will not know its habits just dissecting the body. So, it's my opinion, sites such as Ballyhoo will be valuable to the science world concerning bigfoot. Thanks again, Debbie, and do comment once in a while. ... Linda Newton-Perry