Weird findings in the woods - www.ifish.net

Go Back   www.ifish.net > Ifish Fishing and Hunting > Ifish Hunting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
Jeremy
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Philomath, OR
Posts: 3,358
Default Weird findings in the woods

Whats the weirdest thing you found in the woods when you were out in the middle of nowhere. I was about 15 miles off the pavement last night just taking a drive after work and came across a pile of dead animals off a spur road, covered with about 40 buzzards. At first i thought they were deer or elk but on closer inpsection they were dead cows and other random livestock couldnt get tool close because of the smell. One big bull on the top of the pile had to be about as big as my truck!!! Im guessing some farmer dumped them out there but dont know why they would go through the hassle of hauling them that far? Should this be reported to somebody? it was public land. Also saw a giant tom and a couple of deer that looked like they had hairloss pretty bad, i will post pictures when i get them off the camera didnt get any of the dead cows though.

Jeremy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
HntnFsh
King Salmon
 
HntnFsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Toledo Wa
Posts: 5,387
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Might be a good spot to set up for yotes.If you have a good view from a distance.

I would have thought that they could at least get a rendering company to haul those carcasses off.
__________________
"A man is about as big as the things that make him mad"
(unknown)
HntnFsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
Wreckless
King Salmon
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hillsboro OR
Posts: 7,455
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found what looked like an "alter" with a goats head on it one time.....It had been there for quite a while, but it still gave me the creeps!!!!

I've also walked into pot fields twice. One had been harvested, but it was obvious what it was and the other hadn't. I carefully backtracked out the way I came and got outta there!!!!

I actually quit hunting in the area with the goats head as I have run into some WEIRD stuff and some STRANGE people since then.......

On the lighter side a found an arrow about 10' up in a tree one time. I stopped to take a drink of water and as I looked up, there it was. I thought for a bit then realized I was in a little draw. The poor guy musta been shooting across the little gully toward a trail on the other side and WACK, nailed a 3" vine Maple!!!

There's more stuff, good post, this could be fun!!!:lurk:
__________________
Owner/Operator: "I Can't Believe It's A Guide Service".

"Today's the day"......Mel Fisher
Wreckless is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 09:54 AM   #4
fiddler
Steelhead
 
fiddler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lebanon
Posts: 279
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Found this and didn't know what it was. At first I thought it was a dope growing operation because of how it looks thrown together.
Notice the solar array in the upper right. That conduit going up from the box goes up to an antenna.
I asked around at different agencies and after a while found out it was a USGS water level monitoring station which provides real time data.
You would think it would be labeled, or locked ??

fiddler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:02 AM   #5
baltz526
King Salmon
 
baltz526's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: lapine oregon
Posts: 17,898
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

hunting one of the wagontrain routes one elk season i found a one man camp/lookout where someone waited for the next train to come through. small fire ring, rockwall at the base of a rim overlooking wagontrail. just big enough to make a bed in and warming fire and stay out of sight from indians. at least that is what it looked like to me. i also found defensive positions indians built during the indian wars
__________________
OHA LIFE MEMBER, LAPINE OREGON. the hunt begins. http://www.oregonhunters.org/ To join the most effective hunting rights & habitat group in Oregon, Click on the OHA link.
baltz526 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:02 AM   #6
elklaker
Steelhead
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 270
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I was out in the desert around glass butte and found a shirt and 5 ft farther was a pair of pants and then an arrow case full of arrows with broadheads and 2 drink tokens from a bar in Roseberg then about ten more feet I found a 5 dollar bill and 2 more one dollar bills then a pair of mens underwear. Don't know what it was all about but I scoured the area looking for a body or a grave found nothing though. Must have been a good bender took place there.
__________________
Difficulties are lessons, obstacles are challenges, impossibilities are invitations.
elklaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:05 AM   #7
Jeremy
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Philomath, OR
Posts: 3,358
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by elklaker View Post
I was out in the desert around glass butte and found a shirt and 5 ft farther was a pair of pants and then an arrow case full of arrows with broadheads and 2 drink tokens from a bar in Roseberg then about ten more feet I found a 5 dollar bill and 2 more one dollar bills then a pair of mens underwear. Don't know what it was all about but I scoured the area looking for a body or a grave found nothing though. Must have been a good bender took place there.
Does anyone know any jokes that start off with "for $7, two drink tokens and a case of arrows i bet i can get you naked..."
Jeremy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:08 AM   #8
rojo
Chromer
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 540
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Out looking around west of Carlton, found a beaver damn with a fiberglass boat in it.
rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:17 AM   #9
Hawk
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tigard
Posts: 3,042
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Found several sets of bras and panties over the years!

Last edited by Hawk; 04-04-2007 at 10:20 AM.
Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:21 AM   #10
Cornbread
Tuna!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Lakeside, Montana
Posts: 1,710
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I got a special wilderness permit to go into an area in the mountains in CA where they hadn't allowed foot traffic in, in twenty years. There were no trails. It was myself and two other Marines and we did it in exchange for seeing if there was a rare kind of trout in the streams up there. I guess the forest service didn't have anyone who wanted to do it. I'm not sure I was set up with this by a friend. Anyway we hiked for two days with no trails using just a map and compass and on the second day we walked around this huge cliff to find a full on cabin with a lawn and solar power and washer and dryer the whole nine yards all built into the rock face of the cliff. You couldn't see it from above so it had gone unoticed for years. We talked to the guy that lived there and he said we were the first people he had seen hike in, in 14 years. He was a retired helicopter pilot and he had flown all the equipment in by helo. He was squatting on federal land and knew it but didn't seem worried. He said he hikes out every two weeks for supplies by a different route then we came in and he showed it to us. We used that route to get back as he had a trail beaten down so the walking was easier. All in all it was pretty cool. The trout the forest service was looking for were in the creeks so it is still closed to foot travel and we never told the forest service about the old helicopter pilot so I would bet he is still out there.
__________________
There's plenty of room for all God's creatures.....right next to the mashed potatoes.
Cornbread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:22 AM   #11
kill2hunt
Tuna!
 
kill2hunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: keizer oregon/ souda bay greece
Posts: 1,479
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

i found some really weird stuff in a turkey spot down south.... it is below a gated community that the people i have run into are a little more than weird. they have crazy statues not to mention the looks in their eyes. from the get go i thought they were a cult. then i found all this weird like offer plates and statues and alters...... in the middle of nowhere. i dont know..... all i do know is it gave me the creeps and i dont go in there too much. even though the last time we got a double on monster toms.
__________________
one with the woods
kill2hunt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 11:14 AM   #12
nitrobass
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Eugene
Posts: 2,353
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

A few years ago I sat down in one of my favorite elk reprods and noticed a bit of shine in the dirt. I dug it out and it was a single blade for a satellite broadhead. What are the odds of that? I'm sure its from one of my group from many years ago.

Over the years we've stumbled onto a fair amount of marijuana leftovers, a wallet, an old elk collar, underwear, old arrows, lots of tree stands, some cool Indian artifacts, license plates from long ago, and even a dead guy.

I had to chuckle when I read Hawks account of finding a womens 'friend'. I found a similar device in the middle of nowhere and figured that if the trees could talk they'd have a really weird story to tell.
__________________
Whats pie stand for?
nitrobass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 12:59 PM   #13
B-RUN STEELIE
Tuna!
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,021
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

A freind has a habit of putting a golf ball in very remote places where it will be spotted by the next person who eventually comes along. He will put it on a stump at a trail intersection, or on a large rock outcropping that over looks a canyon.. stuff like that. WHAT A DRIVE !!!
B-RUN STEELIE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:02 PM   #14
Beamerfish
Ifish Nate
 
Beamerfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Oregon City
Posts: 2,199
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

In the coast range, found where someone had arranged a 20 ft circle of big rocks in a meadow like a stonehenge kind of thing and had trampled a path to dust in a circle around the rocks. Some kind of wierd religious ceremony?
Beamerfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
BigSkyHunter
Chromer
 
BigSkyHunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 756
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

The coolest thing I found was with my family in the trask when we came across an old log truck that had been left in the Tillamook burn. It was still together fairly well and had little fire damage. I might venture back there one of these days to snap some pictures.
BigSkyHunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:19 PM   #16
rip-lightnin
Chromer
 
rip-lightnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Dalles
Posts: 763
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

a couple of years ago elk hunting in the chesnimnus unit I came across a prop to an airplane, I looked all around for the rest of the plane but didnt find anything, I would have packed it out but I was over 10 miles in and didn`t have the gumption to get er done, and yes I did tell the trooper on his dailey drive thru camp. I never did hear if anything ever came of it.
rip-lightnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #17
ehunter
King Salmon
 
ehunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Posts: 8,069
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Years ago we found a old keg of axe heads in the bottom of the Wolf creek in the coast range. They were all rusted together but you could tell that they were ax heads we think they were left behind after work on the burn???

We have also seen a young couple ride out in to a clear cut on a 4 wheeler. We were napping and waiting for the afternoon to pass. To keep this clean they must not have thought any one was around and had a fun time we were like 100 yards from them when they started we tried coughing and even cow called and bugled to no avail :blush: .
__________________
Team Purist If there is any proof of a man in a hunt it is not whether he killed a deer or elk but how he hunted it.

Last edited by ehunter; 04-04-2007 at 01:32 PM.
ehunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:23 PM   #18
earlybird007
Tuna!
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Florence
Posts: 1,620
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

When I first started bow hunting years ago I was in a tree stand bear huntin'.
I hear a noise and out walks a guy with a small bucket hanging from his belt buckle and his manhood dangling in a batch of just picked huckleberries. He was packin a weapon so I decided to be quiet.....hard not to laugh a little bit though.
A half hour or so later he came back and saw my bear bait set-up and started poking around with a stick......all the while he still has his boy parts in the huckleberries. I knew of this guy, he had a bad family history of abuse and such, and about 2 weeks after the episode he died choking on a piece of steak.
Funny how things work out that way......

True story.....swear to GOD

>>>------->
earlybird007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:45 PM   #19
7pointbull
Steelhead
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 409
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found a train wreck from the 1800's. A snow slide took it off the tracks and down the hill. I was able to date it from the name on the fire bricks I hauled back to camp.
7pointbull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 01:59 PM   #20
buckhunter
Tuna!
 
buckhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Gaston Or.
Posts: 1,633
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I have found, and verified with OSP, three stolen cars. All three different locations and different years. One car was taken from Colvin Ford and when I found it it was burried in some blackberries and the keys were still in it! And of course, I drove it out as close to the road as I could and called the police. Then I called Colvin Ford and asked if they had a 2001 Rodeo missing and told them my story. They offered me Free oil changes, car detailing, ect. I didn't get to find any cars this last hunting season but 2007 is a new year! BH
__________________
You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use duct tape.
buckhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 02:20 PM   #21
Mike P.
Steelhead
 
Mike P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 337
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

When I lived over on the coast I found a bathtub full of dirt bolted to the side of a large fir tree about 15 feet in the air. I'm guessing it was for growing some wacky tobacky.
__________________
Eugene Area, OR
Mike P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 02:35 PM   #22
Rusty
Ifish Nate
 
Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 2,417
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

OK, I must confess! A few years ago I was coyote hunting in the Banks area and as I stepped out of my rig, I happened to look down and found a $100.00 bill! It was tucked under a certain piece of ladies underwear!!!

All kind of thoughts went through my mind as to what took place at this very spot, but after two or three minutes, I figured it was none of my business, so I simply charged the daring couple $100.00 for my time and drove off! I figured if it wasn't important to them, it must be OK for me!! Lol!

Where was the name of this place you ask? Well, from now on it's known as "Panty Hill!" :blush:

Rusty
__________________
Mossy Oak Predator Pro Staff Member
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 02:44 PM   #23
bajadan2000
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Vancouver, Wa
Posts: 2,191
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods



Not sure this qualifies as weird, also, I did not find it, I was taken there. I checked on it about 10 years ago and it was is still in the same location for others to find.

This B & W picture was taken about 50 years ago. You can tell from our cloths that we made the afternoon hike after Easter church service, so it is not that far from a drivable road and an easy walk in the woods. Not going to say where it is located, few people must go to this medicine man rock since this is no hint of any kind of a trail leading to it. It is on land open to the public..

And yes, I am the cute geek with the bow tie and my big mouth open...
__________________
The greatest obstacle to healing the sick ecosystem is not ignorance,.... it is the illusion of knowledge.
bajadan2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:08 PM   #24
thresher
Tuna!
 
thresher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fairview, OR
Posts: 1,942
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-RUN STEELIE View Post
A freind has a habit of putting a golf ball in very remote places where it will be spotted by the next person who eventually comes along. He will put it on a stump at a trail intersection, or on a large rock outcropping that over looks a canyon.. stuff like that. WHAT A DRIVE !!!
I think ive found some of his golf balls cus im always finding them off the beaten path while in the woods...
__________________
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"

FISH ON!
thresher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:16 PM   #25
oregoncritters12
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South western Oregon
Posts: 2,141
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found Trey Arrow a couple years ago just outside of Lincoln City.. He was camping behind what is now the Casino golf course. There was like a 15,000 dollar reward for him at the time so i called the numbers the papers had listed, but the local authorities didn't respond.. Kinda made me angry. He was gone the next day...
__________________
TEAM PURIST!!!
NEVER QUIT!!!
oregoncritters12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:19 PM   #26
Ladyangler
Steelhead
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 417
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Jeremy, contact OSP as what you found is an illegal dump site. We had the same problem on the Nestucca last year.
Last year while hiking on the coast I came upon a Russian Boar skull with all the tusks still intact. The skull was a good mile from the nearest road. Upon further inspection it had been butchered by a local and dumped at the end of the road on the backsde of Hebo.
Ladyangler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #27
Limbhanger
Sturgeon
 
Limbhanger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Mcminnville
Posts: 4,188
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

About 15 years ago a buddy and I were blacktail hunting up the clackamas. We hiked up a trail for about 45 minutes and came to a spot that had a bunch of worn out skin magazines, candles and an old nasty deflated love doll.....she sure had a funny looking mouth......

Weird people out there.
__________________
Team Purist
Limbhanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:26 PM   #28
BlacktailBowhunter
Ifish Nate
 
BlacktailBowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Troutdale
Posts: 2,305
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by Limbhanger View Post
About 15 years ago a buddy and I were blacktail hunting up the clackamas. We hiked up a trail for about 45 minutes and came to a spot that had a bunch of worn out skin magazines, candles and an old nasty deflated love doll.....she sure had a funny looking mouth......

Weird people out there.
__________________
Keep hunting alive. Join a hunting organization, participate, and take a kid hunting. Bonified Blacktail Fanatic!
Member: USSA, OHA, Oregon Bowhunters, TRCP, NRA, OFBD, & NWTF. Team Purist
BlacktailBowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 03:50 PM   #29
scottishsetter
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 2,153
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

In New Mexico on the Oso Ridge I found a part of the fusilage of a rocket fired from some test range in the north to the White Sands Missile range to the south.

I know; but it seemed like a big deal at the time.
scottishsetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 04:48 PM   #30
stlhddave
Steelhead
 
stlhddave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Or
Posts: 116
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

While Elk hunting in an eastern Oregon wilderness unit, I found an old camp site with a cast iron pot belly stove that must have weighed close to 300 pounds. I was five miles from the nearest road. Probably was drug in by a mule team back in the mining days. There were very few other reminents of the camp, save for a few hand hewn lean-to beams strewn about. What a rough way to make a living!
stlhddave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 04:54 PM   #31
adobe wall
King Salmon
 
adobe wall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 5,863
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I hunted some land in Wilkes County, NC, that had 5 wrecked moonshine stills located along the two creeks on the property. That was kinda cool.

One spot I loved to hunt, near Badin, NC, was just loaded with native American arrowheads. Thousands of flaked off pieces of stone and such and broken points. Came back one season and the area was posted off for an archeological dig. I never took anything out of the area as it felt just too cool to be bowhunting directly over a spot where people had made arrowheads and other stone tools for countless years.

The most offbeat was on Higginson-Henry wildlife area in Kentucky (site of a bigfoot scare I wrote about). The area was either a WWII POW or Internment camp, not sure which, but the woods had really grown up out there. In the middle of nowhere, big trees everywhere, was a 5 hole outhouse. Farther out was most of a WWII vintage airplane. Neat stuff.

When I got out here the neat stuff I found in the woods while hunting was stuff that most of y'all take for granted. Seeing my first run of salmon in a creek. Wow. Picking up pieces of pumice near Mt. St. Helens. I reckon it all depends on where you've been and what's new.

regards, aw
adobe wall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 04:56 PM   #32
rip-lightnin
Chromer
 
rip-lightnin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Dalles
Posts: 763
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods




thats some cool stuff right there!
rip-lightnin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 07:48 PM   #33
PIR8 Hook
Ifish Nate
 
PIR8 Hook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sandlake
Posts: 2,887
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I've found a burned cross with a animal skull on it too. A couple of other times some REALLY unsavory types. One time a group tried to circle my car as one talked to me until he notice the .357 I had in my shoulder holser...THEN BOY DID HE BACK UP. Once stumbled into a pot field and backed out carefully, too.


__________________
Hook
"Yes, I am a PIR8....200 years too late"
PIR8 Hook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:27 PM   #34
Wheels
Tuna!
 
Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Coos Bay
Posts: 1,805
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Back around 1999 when I was a timber cruiser, I found an old "Prince Albert" can nailed to a tree..............inside the can was a signed deed to a quartz mine and the coordinates and written directions how to get there. I have always wanted to go back and try to find it. The document is a bit hard to read but I can make out some names and i think it was dated in the 30's or 40's, can't remember. The edges of the document are blackened from going through a fire at one time. The area where I found it was south of Roseburg and to the west...............I believe around Boomer Hill, Union Creek area. Someone may want it......or owns it????????? I have forgotten all about it until I read this thread. I think the name of the mine was Silver Nitrate Mine #1..........or #2? Anyway, pretty cool. Wheels.
__________________
Big Game Population Control Specialist and Member of C.O.A.S.T.(Coastal Oregon Antler Search Team)
Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:37 PM   #35
kill2hunt
Tuna!
 
kill2hunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: keizer oregon/ souda bay greece
Posts: 1,479
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

i also know a spot in the abiqua basin that is pretty interesting.......... its an old mining shack, but the weird thing is all the plates were still set there were newspapers and believe it or not there was the remains of a dog still tied up. it was like they just vanished........ or died in a mine???? really sad thing is someone ruined the place and all there is now is a pile of rotting lumber
__________________
one with the woods
kill2hunt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 08:39 PM   #36
munson502
Cutthroat
 
munson502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 36
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

This last deer season I hunted on my friends 10,000 acre ranch and I came across a deer shed on a small rock pile. The shed had obviously been placed there, and upon looking closer I found a small plastic container buried at the base of the rock pile. I opened it up and found a pencil with writing paper and peoples "thoughts" from the location. His family has had the ranch for over 15 years, but many of the entries were recent(2005, 2006). People wrote about shooting at elk out of season(May), and bagging a cougar in the same spot. Other entries contained profanities about a rattlesnake and "jimmy" smashing it to death. The next entry was a hippy saying "jimmy" needs to be "one" with nature. The highly intelligent elk and cougar poachers wrote their full names with dates of the hunt and we turned them over to my friends uncle. We left the shed, and wrote a note inside the container saying "your on private property, etc, etc".

On Mary's Peak I came across a car down an old, dark road and it was covered in towels and tarps. I didn't knock and really didnít want to know what kind of creature, or ******* was inside.

From time to time I run into odd folks or spooky shrines, but I'm always armed and stay away to avoid a confrontation. I pity the kids that found the body in browns camp. The news report said it was quite gruesome....
__________________
munson502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 10:26 PM   #37
toas243
Tuna!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: molalla
Posts: 1,272
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Well since I live in the woods it counts ,the house I bought has been here since the 40`s and there is an old pair of overalls hanging on a hook witha calender behind it is Feb 1971 the other owners told us the last day the old guy worked here he hung them up ,there are still some stuff in the pockets like his rag and gloves ,Kind of creepy
toas243 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 11:18 PM   #38
StevenB
Halibut
 
StevenB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Clackamas County Oregon
Posts: 2,611
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Found a crashed two man Ultra-light that had been down for two years. Sorry to say no one survived the unfortunate event. I eventually hauled the main frame of the craft out of the woods. I was exhasting,

Wing fabric tubes and cables remain there. I'd like to find some helphauling out the rest. Any scout troups out there?

On a lighter note I found a Sunday Oregonian that was dated 3 days before I was born ... 03-05-56. Found it in a shack in central Oregon.:lurk:
__________________
Don't Get Cured of What You're Suffering From But End Up Suffring From The Cure.
StevenB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2007, 11:42 PM   #39
stlhdr1
Sturgeon
 
stlhdr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Battle Ground WA
Posts: 4,685
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I'll tell you something wierd that happened....

Last year me and a few buddies were up near Mt. St. Helens going for a snowmobile ride. It had recently snowed 3 feet so we decided to go up for an evening ride. Well when we got there it was apparent that no one else had been up there riding, snow shoeing or cross country skiing since there were no tracks in the snow. The area we were riding into was next to the clearwater canyon on the 25 road.

Anyhow, we took off that evening heading out all the side roads having fun and cruising around. After a few hours of riding we went back to the truck for some food and with the bright star lit full moon night we decided to go out for one last night ride which was pushing 8:30 in the evening... Well the 4 of us proceeded back up the 25 along the Clearwater canyon when we noticed lights down in the canyon occasionally flickering on and off. After stopping for a few minutes and looking down into the canyon we could not identify what it was. The wierd thing was there is no way to get into the Clearwater canyon unless you walk the 3 miles in, there are no public roads that pass through it. After watching the lights it looked like there was machinery or something working down there but none of the lights made sense. It sort of freaked us out a bit so we decided to get out of there. I was on the lead bike so as we all started our snow mobiles up to head back towards the truck we didn't realize that Chad had gotten stuck and was left behind. Well when he got back to the truck he was freaked... I'm talking so freaked he was shaking and really wierded out. (Chad's been my best friend since we were 7 years old and he's never in our friendship acted as if he were scared of anything)..

Well Chad went on freaking out saying we needed to hurry up and load up and get out of there screaming there's something up there with a super bright light and it was coming for me on foot..... Well I guess when Chad had his snowmobile stuck this thing (human??) came up out of the canyon towards him and by the time he finally got his snowmachine unstuck it was 20 yards away or so pointing the light right into Chads face.

To this day we've still never figured out what or who would have been that far off of any roads in that canyon with 3-5 feet of snow around, and still can't figure out why someone would be walking out of the canyon which was 2-3 miles from the bottom to where we were at 9:30 to 10pm at night...

The only thing we can think of is they might have been doing some military training in the canyon??

Anyone have a clue what it might have been?

Keith
stlhdr1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 05:30 AM   #40
baltz526
King Salmon
 
baltz526's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: lapine oregon
Posts: 17,898
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

i found a wing flap off a large commercial jet in the middle of a plowed wheat field. inspections! we don't need no stinking inspections!
__________________
OHA LIFE MEMBER, LAPINE OREGON. the hunt begins. http://www.oregonhunters.org/ To join the most effective hunting rights & habitat group in Oregon, Click on the OHA link.
baltz526 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 05:37 AM   #41
Snug 2
Tuna!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Heights at Pine Grove, Maupin OR
Posts: 1,160
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I have found two weather balloons in Hood River Co., a headless doll stuffed in the back of a small cave out in Harney Co., and one of my retrievers brought me a huge, black, battery operated woman's toy (if ya know what I mean) while we were grouse hunting up in the coast range. Needless to say, none of these reached my wall of death at home.

Last edited by Snug 2; 04-05-2007 at 07:35 AM.
Snug 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 07:21 AM   #42
C-lice
Ifish Nate
 
C-lice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Glide, OR
Posts: 3,026
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found a rock with names (Something like Tom D and John N) a year (1893) and hash marks (two for tom, three for John) carved into it off of Bee Tree Ridge Rd (between Twelvemile Creek and Slater Creek, for any of you South Coasters). Wonder if there was a gunfight or something?

Found an old crosscut saw blade once fishing the South Coquille. Also found a double-bitted axe stuck in a tree on the South Coquille.

Cool stories, so far. Keep them coming guys...
__________________
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with onesself.
--Bertrand Russell
C-lice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 07:38 AM   #43
Abalone
King Salmon
 
Abalone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 8,496
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I once found an enema and a pair of gloves on the side of a hill near where I hunt. We now refere to that area as " enema hill. "

Now that's really weird !
__________________
Follow your Bliss !
Abalone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 08:25 AM   #44
Dan in Alaska
Steelhead
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 339
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Neat thread!

My buddy and I were duck hunting in Wisconsin and we found a small boat tucked back into the woods on a small island. It had expired registration tags from a few years earlier. We hauled it out and called the game warden. He showed up to take pictures and get the registration numbers. A few days later, he called me back. He said the boat was reported stolen, years earlier, but he was able to contact the original owner. The owner was very happy it was recovered, and he was interested in getting the boat back. The warden came by and picked it up.

Not nearly as exciting some of these stories, but my buddy and I felt like we did a good thing.
Dan in Alaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 08:26 AM   #45
Northwest Pest
Tuna!
 
Northwest Pest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Springdale and Wheeler
Posts: 1,363
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Found unique barial site in eastern OR. Creeped me out cause it was in the middle of nowhere.
__________________
Own a dog or learn to shoot and swim well!
Northwest Pest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 08:35 AM   #46
RODACTION
King Salmon
 
RODACTION's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 5,166
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Interesting stuff !

I found a gerber knife on a stump, it look like it had been there a few years. I also found a dead horse.
__________________
North River Mafia....Trapper chapter
North River Mafia....Scout chapter
RODACTION is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 08:35 AM   #47
Hawk
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tigard
Posts: 3,042
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

My son and I were bird hunting down at St. Louis Ponds a few years ago and kept hearing this weird howling sound. We had some difficulty locating it, but I figured with two shotguns there probably wasn't much we couldn't stop if things got out of hand.

Come to find out an older gentleman had slipped and fallen into one of the ponds, and had fractured his hip. We fished him out of the pond and got the paramedics and fire department out there, and the last we saw him he was riding away in the ambulance.

Last edited by Hawk; 04-05-2007 at 08:36 AM.
Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 08:38 AM   #48
OR Coast Range
Chromer
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 530
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found a well maintained shed a couple of years ago with the Dixie Flag hanging from the front porch. On the porch where two rocking chairs and a nice view of the city of St. Helens. Carved into one of the posts where two swastikas.

Definitely creeped me out. I backed out of there as fast as I could with banjos playing in my mind.
OR Coast Range is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 09:35 AM   #49
Ras
Chromer
 
Ras's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Rhododendron, OR
Posts: 820
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Bench seat from an old pick-up about 20' up a fir tree.....3 miles down in a hole. The effort it took to get that sucker down there, then up and secure, was obviously not as difficult as the shooting lanes cleared in 3 directions. Musta killed the guy off though; didn't look like it had been used for a while.

Also found a trail of $1 bills coming out of a canyon that were getting pretty old and rotten. The birds must have eaten all of the bread crumbs....and the bumbling deer hunters took all the 1's

Dad found a packboard with the hind quarter of a mulie still attached (during elk season, so it was green by then), coming out of one of the holes in the Wenaha years ago. Thing is, the guy was only 15 minutes from the top by then

Moose and a grizzly in a remote part of N.E. Oregon years ago, and a wolf near John Day, also years ago....but them's another story.

Ras
Ras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 09:39 AM   #50
oregonoutdoors
Tuna!
 
oregonoutdoors's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bend
Posts: 1,505
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found 2 meth labs about 5-6 years ago while turkey hunting near eugene. The amount of trash was amazing. Tents, 5 gallon buckets, a coleman stove, pots and pans, so much food and cold medicine wrappers it was sickening. I was't really sure if where I had ventured was legal so I made an annoymous tip.

My brother was out scouting near eugene about 6 years ago and found a decompsed body with a chrome handgun laying 6 feet away. They led the cops there and showed it to them. It was identified as missing mentaly ill man and listed as a suicide.

A place where we used to hunt late season near Ashland had a man camped in a VW bug (yes the small VW) back off the dirt road. During the hike in you had to pass his camp. I never saw the car move, but did see him taking a shower with one of those solar shower bags while it was snowing and there was 4" of fresh snow on the ground. Huge fat naked guy showering in a snowstorm.
oregonoutdoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 10:42 AM   #51
PGJPJ
Ifish Nate
 
PGJPJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St. Helens, OR
Posts: 2,192
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

While hiking with my dad and brother near Mt. Saint Helens, we came across an abandon canoe in this small raging river. So it was kind of weird to see someone actually tried to float that river in a canoe.

But of course, my dad wanted to take it back with us. We were too far in to pack it out on the trail, (maybe 7 miles or so in). So we had the dumb idea of trying to float it out. Well, the current had it pressed fairly hard on some rocks, so we had to pry it out with tree branches. We finally all got in, and started down the river.

Twice we had to bail out of the canoe, because we were going to be smashed against some large boulders. We had that darn canoe totally inside out with the current, and wrapping it around fallen trees. Several times, we had to just get out and walk it around some rocks.

It took the better part of the day, but we finally made it back to the trail head. We were all white from being cold. The aluminum frame was totally destroyed, but the canoe was still floatable.

To this day, my dad still has that wreck of a canoe.
__________________
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet" Gen.James Mattis USMC
PGJPJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #52
Wreckless
King Salmon
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hillsboro OR
Posts: 7,455
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!

Fun, eeerie and some of it down right weird!!!

The medicine man rock is COOL!!!

You all reminded me of a couple more....I found 2 graves several years ago while hunting out of McMinnville, I looked around and I'm pretty sure it was an old homestead. The graves were marked with a small plaque and had been mantained in the past, but not for a long time. It was sad because they were of a young man, 20 something I believe and an infant. Both died in 1909 I believe. I have had visions of a young woman burying her spouse and child a few months apart.............. I need to get back up there and check it out (pay my respects). It's not hard to find, about a half mile off the gravel at the base of the biggest oranged barked tree (Yew I think) you've ever seen. That tree can be seen from 500yds.

I also found a "spiked" tree one day. RR spikes pounded into a tree on the edge of a timber harvest. I leaned a white log next to it and reported it

Again GREAT THREAD, KEEP 'EM COMING!!!!
__________________
Owner/Operator: "I Can't Believe It's A Guide Service".

"Today's the day"......Mel Fisher
Wreckless is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 11:30 AM   #53
duckboy
King Salmon
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,459
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Once while I was fishing on the Rogue river in the heat of the summer, (on a very very hot day) I yelled to my buddy, Man, I wish we had a couple of cold beers right now.

He concurred.

Mere moents later, 2 cans of Beer floated down the river and they seemed to have come out of nowhere, as I had not seen anyone else around that afternoon.

A most unusual occurance.
duckboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 11:52 AM   #54
garyk
King Salmon
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: On the BIG River, Columbia Co.
Posts: 12,395
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

* A drilled safe taken in a robbery

* A big artillary shell, the business end, not the case. Heavy like maybe in the 155mm range. An uncle called it the 'ultimate deer slug' and started packing it out. Fortunately, he soon came to his senses and left it on top the mountain.

* On the SE Steens Mtn escarpment, a hard to get to spot where someone decorated a juniper tree with prayer ribbons. Nothing sinister, just a long ways to go for a ceremony...nice view of the playa though.

* Up on McKenzie pass in winter, human cremains. Looked like somebody planned on taking 'uncle joe' to favored spot and spreading his ashes, but deep snow and bad weather made them say - "this roadside looks good enough, joe".

* On a Tillamook sea cliff without a path, a little shrine and personal notes and pics of someone who was believed to have fallen to their death there.
__________________
Columbia Springers 1980 / 161,000
Columbia Springers 2011 / 324,000
Welcome, to the days you've made.
IFisher 234

"We want excellence from wildlife managers, but don't want to help. We are very good at one thing - complaining."
Teeb, 11.19.13
garyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 12:11 PM   #55
Trick
King Salmon
 
Trick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: St Helens,OR
Posts: 6,237
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by OR Coast Range View Post
I found a well maintained shed a couple of years ago with the Dixie Flag hanging from the front porch. On the porch where two rocking chairs and a nice view of the city of St. Helens. Carved into one of the posts where two swastikas.

Definitely creeped me out. I backed out of there as fast as I could with banjos playing in my mind.

I have heard from time to time that there is a Grand Wizard living somewhere in the hills behind St Helens. Maybe you found his hangout?
__________________
Should have been here yesterday!
Member #200 and something?
CCA NRA OFF Member
Trick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #56
NateM
Fry
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 9
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

[quote=duckboy;1484065] Mere moents later, 2 cans of Beer floated down the river and they seemed to have come out of nowhere, as I had not seen anyone else around that afternoon.
[quote]


I rember my friend telling me how he lost his cooler in that river and he recovered everything but the beer, coincidence?

Last edited by NateM; 04-05-2007 at 12:22 PM.
NateM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 01:04 PM   #57
Old Soldier
Chromer
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Salem
Posts: 626
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Me and my two runing mates fround a bunch of artillery shells and mortor rounds in the desert in Washington when we were in High School. Mybe that is why I ended up as a soldier.
__________________
Old Soldier
Supporting Hunter's Right & Wildlife is not a matter of time it is commitment! Member, OHA, NRA, NWTF, CCA
Old Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 02:01 PM   #58
alaskan
Tuna!
 
alaskan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Anchorage Ak
Posts: 1,050
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

I found a dead midget.

One day I took my Dads dog out for a little grouse hunting south of Anchorage. After hunting for a few hours we were on our way back to the truck when Allie started barking and acting strange. I followed her glare and saw what looked like a small man sleeping up against a tree. After calling out, then throwing sticks at him without a response I walked up and saw that he was dead. I called the troopers and they came out and identified him as a missing person who's car had dbeen found a way's up the highway.
__________________
We all have two ends, one to sit on and one to think with, success depends on which one you use. Heads you win, tails you lose.
alaskan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 02:39 PM   #59
BrianMaguire
Sturgeon
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,909
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-RUN STEELIE View Post
A freind has a habit of putting a golf ball in very remote places where it will be spotted by the next person who eventually comes along. He will put it on a stump at a trail intersection, or on a large rock outcropping that over looks a canyon.. stuff like that. WHAT A DRIVE !!!

I think I have one of those. I found a golf ball way up in the Pueblos.
__________________
"The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." Albert Einstein
BrianMaguire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2007, 02:43 PM   #60
Jeremy
Ifish Nate
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Philomath, OR
Posts: 3,358
Default Re: Weird findings in the woods

Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskan View Post
I I followed her glare and saw what looked like a small man sleeping up against a tree. After calling out, then throwing sticks at him without a response I walked up and saw that he was dead.
Good tip on what you do if you find a dead guy out in the woods, just start throwing sticks at them!!! Im sure he would have been torked if he was just taking a nap and started getting hit with sticks.
Jeremy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Cast to



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:08 PM.

Terms of Service
Page generated in 0.43192 seconds with 81 queries