Thursday, November 12, 2015

Creature seen on 74 Ortega Hwy (Update 2)

Creature seen on 74 Ortega Hwy

I got this report in last night. It is interesting, as the creature, was what sounds like, a very small Bigfoot.  If it was a young Bigfoot, then one could only imagine it was what we would call a toddler.

Here is the report.

- Start Report -

 Name: Amber ******

Email Address: on file

State: California

County: Orange

Date of Sighting: 5-17-2015

Time of Day: 9:00pm

Nearest Town: Cleveland Forest

Length of Sighting: 10 seconds

How many Witnesses: one

Any Photos/Videos: no

Describe sighting in detail:

I was driving on 74 Ortega Hwy to Lake Elsinore, after work. It was raining & I turned my brights on, when I saw a small man like creature. It was 1-2 feet tall, dark colored like the trees. It was in the middle of the road & turned it's body in my direction but I couldn't see eyes. It then ran across as I passed it. There was no where to pull over and my phone had no reception. I've purchased a dash cam and I intend on capturing it on film if I cross paths with it again.

- End Report -

!! UPDATE !!

I got an update from Amber. She is attempting to document this creature Here is part of the update she sent me.

"..... stop by the Ortega Highway Candy Store, and found out there was another sighting. A sheep herder kept hearing something in his trash cans 3 nights in a row. The 3rd night he went out with the shotgun and saw a small man that attacked him scratching his face. He shot at it and hit it but it kept on running. Shannon & Kelly (candy store) both thought he was on something until I came in last week with a similar story.  They said he moved a way, I'm still investigating. I'm also planning a hike to the Ortega falls. I think the creature would live in the mountain side caves deep in the forest. I guess it is nocturnal since I saw it at night and it's dark wood color......."

Now, this new possible sighting with it attacking a man and scratching his face is interesting. If anyone has more information about that event, please contact us.

Here is a small map of the Candy Store area.


If Amber sends more updates I will add them here. Thanks for the update Amber.

- End Update -

- UPDATE 2 - 

I got another email update from Amber. There has been some more developments in this area. Here is the information from Amber.

"I called the Park Ranger and he laughed when I asked if any pet monkeys were loose. He said none had been reported as he giggled. My friend Shannon (Candy Store) showed me these Facebook posts."

(here is what one of the post says)

"No way, this finally got heard/published, Wow I have to make some calls, Thank you"

Amber's email continued:

"Also when I was there a week ago, waiting for the rock slide to be cleared. A man came in to wait and told us he & his son saw a Big foot by the Riverside County Fire Station.
He said he's lived in Lake Elsinore for many years and this was the first time he's stopped in. I don't know if he'll stop in again but if he does I'll get his info.

 I added a picture I made on photoshop, of what I saw that night. Except it was sprinkling and the creature was darker color, I just made him that light to be visible.
Do you think it might be an alien and not Little-Big foot?"

Here is Amber's rendition of what she saw

First, a thanks to Amber for keep me/us updated on her research efforts into what she saw and for taking the time to create an image of her sighting.

Now, she ask what my thoughts are as to whether the creature was a possible alien or a little Bigfoot. I would think that this was probably a small bigfoot. It may even be a bigfoot that is deformed either by birth defect or an accident. It is really hard to say. I wonder if dwarfism happens happens in Bigfoot? If so, could this possibly be a case of dwarfism?

With this new information, we can see that there are possible other sightings of this creature, we can only hope they file a report with us or that Amber can get their story. 

Once again, I will continue to update this post with any new information that I get.

- End Update 2 -

If we assume this was a very young toddler Bigfoot, then it would also be safe to assume an adult was near by.

2015 seems to have been a slow year for reported Bigfoot sightings.So, thanks to Amber for submitting her sighting.

Also if anyone else has seen a possible Bigfoot on hwy 74, please let us know.


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet

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  1. Thomas... I am very familiar with the area Amber is speaking of.. To make the 'lay of the land' easier to visualize, Ortega Hwy traverses a coastal mountain range between Orange County (highly industrialized with its far edge on the ocean) and Riverside County (less industry, more or less bedroom communities).. An easy estimate of, probably, 20-30,000 people per day travel the Ortega Hwy to and from work.. Once you start into the mountains headed into Orange County the land becomes fairly rugged and remains that way for probably 2/3 to 3/4 of the drive.. Except for a few weekend hikers and bikers on marked trials the mountain range doesn't see much activity.. I've worked on the radio repeater sites that dot the mountain tops in years past and can honestly say that wild life abounds.. Everything from large cats, mule deer, bob cats and the like.. Forest Service keeps a pretty tight rein on who may and may not use the roads.. I will say that there is a very high probability of a group or small band of Bigfoot being in the area or passing thru.. So much more I can tell you about the surrounding area and possible situations other people have had.. Email me if you would like a further rundown.... DDDDDDDDDDD

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  3. 10pm 12-25-2015 I saw a black creature by road side on hwy 74 about two miles before the orange county fire stations on right hand side opposite creek I got a good look at it about 6 foot tall kind of thin.

  4. 10pm 12-25-2015 I saw a black creature by road side on hwy 74 about two miles before the orange county fire stations on right hand side opposite creek I got a good look at it about 6 foot tall kind of thin.


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