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