Strange Skeleton Found Wrapped in Sheet in Remote Area.

Location of Sighting: Rogue River, Oregon
Date of Sighting: (Skeleton Discovered on February 5, 2016)

Loading
Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit

PHOTO OF STRANGE SKULL FOUND IN REMOTE AREA.

PHOTO OF STRANGE SKULL FOUND IN REMOTE AREA.

PHOTO OF STRANGE SKELETON FOUND WRAPPED IN SHEET IN REMOTE AREA.

PHOTO OF STRANGE SKELETON FOUND WRAPPED IN SHEET IN REMOTE AREA.

PHOTO COLLAGE OF SHOWING 3 PHOTOS OF A MOUNTAIN LION SKULL. THE LOWER LEFT PHOTO IS FROM THE SKELETON FOUND NEAR ROGUE RIVER, OR.

PHOTO COLLAGE OF SHOWING 3 PHOTOS OF A MOUNTAIN LION SKULL. THE LOWER LEFT PHOTO IS FROM THE SKELETON FOUND NEAR ROGUE RIVER, OR.

See Update Below For Above Photo Interpretation
Description: The witness and her fiancé were camping out in a remote area near Rogue River, Oregon. They found a strange skeleton and skull partially buried and wrapped in a sheet. They retrieved a few teeth from the skull. The skeleton was about 4 feet long and appeared to have three limbs. They returned to the area later, but “got a bad feeling” and didn’t go to the area where the skeleton was found. The witness also said that they found some golden brown hair near the skeleton.

Note: This skeleton appears to be from an animal, but I don’t know what type of animal. The fact that it was wrapped in a sheet suggests that it may have been someone’s pet? Anyone who may know what type of animal that this skeleton from came from is urged to file a comment.




Update – April 30, 2016: One of the commenters below (Ann) believes that the skeleton may be from a geriatric mountain lion with somewhat atrophied canine teeth. Ann sent a photo collage showing three shots of a mountain lion skull. The lower left photo in the above collage is from the skeleton found near Rogue River, Oregon. It appears to me after looking at the photo again that the canine teeth in the skeleton found are partially submerged in the ground and are therefore somewhat obscured. Also the skull structure fits with the actual skull photos of a mountain lion. I agree with the commenter that the skeleton is probably from a mountain lion and nothing unusual. The commenter suggested that the sheet found under the skeleton could have been used to hide the skeleton and that the animal may have been “poached.” The witness said that she would send one of the teeth. I had intended on getting the tooth analyzed for DNA, but given the new information this may not be worthwhile.

Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.
This entry was posted in Photos, UFO Sightings 2016, UFO sightings Oregon, Unusual Creature. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Strange Skeleton Found Wrapped in Sheet in Remote Area.

  1. Barbara Griffith says:

    This sure don’t look like any animal skeleton I have ever seen photos of. It looks like the skull is very pointed with wrap around bone that is attached to the skull. Also the teeth that you can see are blunt not sharp pointed like a dog which tells me it is not carnivore. It’s too bad the people that found it didn’t put it in a bag and called one the universities looking for someone that might could have identified it. Too bad they freaked out and left it.

    • Administrator says:

      Hi:

      Yes, I don’t know where this skeleton came from. The witnesses did save a couple of teeth. Perhaps a DNA analysis could be made from the teeth, but it would be expensive.

  2. Barbara Griffith says:

    My mistake the side view of the skull does look like it has incisors.

    • Administrator says:

      It is difficult to get a good look at the teeth from the photos. Well develop incisors are characteristic of rodents, while well developed canines are characteristic of carnivores.

  3. David Lockman says:

    My best guess is it’s a skeleton & skull of a large dog such as a Mastiff. Do a search for “mastiff skull images” and I think you will find some that are very similar. Just my two cents. I’m not a veterinarian (nor do I play one on TV.)

    • Administrator says:

      I thought perhaps it was a pet as it was wrapped in a sheet. However, I would expect to see more development of the canine teeth for it to be a dog.

  4. Ann says:

    It looks very much like a geriatric, yes quite old mountain lion. The prominent sagittal crest on the top of the head and the large zygomatic arches denote that of a very old animal in addition to the worn “K9’s”. I’m nowhere near an expert, however I was raised in southern Oregon, have spent the majority of my spare time in these woods, and have been skinning critters since I was 5 ( ok, so the first couple years I mostly watched dad & G-pa, but by 10½ I was tracking and able to pack, aim, & fire my own rifle). Anyway, there are also many domestic large dog breeds that closely resemble a mountain lion skull, but I personally have never seen one with a sagittal crest so high like that of the feline (elderly) and some old badgers. Also 4′ does match up quite reasonably with that of our local large wild cats. Why would anyone bother to wrap such a creature in a sheet and dispose of above ground in a remote wooded area? My best guess would be poachers, maybe it wasn’t the desired trophy or meat quality due to age, or no proper tags, or taken on illegal hunting area and so forth and they didn’t want to get in trouble. All suggestions for further investigation, however I do have a lovely photo comparison I made if interested in seeing it. In closing I’d like to add, my years of experience & the experiences of 5 generations shared through the years through reminiscing and such, have taught me there is something or somethings out there that we haven’t even begun to scrape the surface of yet. There are few things in this area worse and more destructive than man, but there is something or things, so never lose sight of your little ones or dear pets and always inform a close friend or relative of your planned area of recreation and planned day of return. Some things don’t want to be “found” &amp others look forward to it.

    • Administrator says:

      Thanks for sending your comments. I am not an expert either, but I did some searching for photos of mountain lion skulls and found that they have well developed “canine” teeth. This animal has quite “underdeveloped” canine teeth. I am not even sure if it is a carnivore. The sheet is also a mystery. The eye lobes do somewhat resemble a mountain lion, but the teeth are way off. I am going to acquire one of the teeth and may have it analyzed for DNA although it is quite expensive.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *