Motorist daylight sighting

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Report # 63078 (Class A)
Submitted by witness Jason Urena on Monday, July 8, 2019.
Motorist daylight sighting between Redding and Lassen National Forest

YEAR: 2018
SEASON: Summer
MONTH: September
DATE: Early
STATE: California
COUNTY: Shasta County
LOCATION DETAILS: Happened about 400 feet from Tintagel Lane in Whitmore California
NEAREST ROAD: Whitmore Road

OBSERVED: This happened on my way to work last summer a few days after the Delta Fire broke out and the Carr Fire was about to connect with Delta Fire.

I was driving up to work from Redding. I worked at a school in Whitmore, California, in Shasta County, that was only accessible from a logging road. As I was going up the mountain, I rounded a corner and about 300 feet from me and maybe 400 feet front tintagel lane, a tall hairy creature, dark brown with some gray along the back shoulders, walking on two legs, crossed the road (which is wide enough for 2 cars to pass each other) in about 2 steps and then was in the woods. The hair on the back of my neck instantly stood up, and I was terrified. I had my 11 month old son in the back seat, and I drove to campus as quickly as I could. Several of my co-workers on that campus have had experiences as well.

ALSO NOTICED: There were major wildfires in the area at this time. Maybe it was trying to get away from the fires or incredibly unhealthy smoke.
OTHER WITNESSES: My son was in the car with me as well, but he was only 11 months old at the time.
OTHER STORIES: LOTS! Whitmore is an extremely remote town and I know of several people in the area who have had more than one experience.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Morning, around 9:30 am
ENVIRONMENT: Forest. It’s logging country in Shasta County. The road goes up a mountain as well.

Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Matthew Moneymaker:

I recently touched based with the witness, Jason Urena. Unfortunately he and his family have moved to New York state, so he’s not available for an onsite re-creation. However, he still stands by his story. There’s nothing further to add from him.

The references to the Delta Fire and Carr Fire are only relevant for the time frame because they occurred closer to Lake Shasta, many miles away from this area.

The school he mentions is the “Cascade School.” It is permanently closed now.


He has been interested in the paranormal since he was 11yrs old. He has had many experiences with both ghosts and UFO's and it has just solidified his beliefs. He set up this site to catalogue as much information about the paranormal in one location. He is the oldest of three and moved from the UK to the USA in 2001.