I met Dr. Matthew Johnson in 2006 when he spoke at the Happy Camp Bigfoot Jamboree. He was there at the invitation of one of my dear friends, Judy Bushy. Thanks to her, I got to hear a first-hand account of what happened to him on Mount Elijah near Oregon Caves.
I’ve just finished writing Oregon Caves — A Bigfoot Sighting Location where I’ve posted a lot of Oregon Caves photographs and information about Dr. Johnson’s sighting. I included a link to a short documentary about Dr. Johnson’s sighting which is posted at a news website.
Oregon Caves would be a great location for Bigfoot researchers to meet, hike, and even take the family on vacation. There’s a cave tour and lots of hiking trails, plus a beautiful Chateau for upscale dining and lodging.
The photo shows me hiking on the Big Tree Loop Trail in 2007. That’s where Dr. Johnson saw Bigfoot in 2000. An odd near-coincidence… I first went to Oregon Caves on June 1, 2000 for my son’s 10th birthday. It was exactly one month later that Dr. Johnson and his family went there, took their hike, and encountered Bigfoot. I live about 30 miles south of there in Happy Camp; he lives about 40 miles east of Oregon Caves in Grants Pass.