In 1999 retired CBRO Sasquatch hunter Rich Grumley recounted an investigation
that occurred west of China Lake, California in the Sequoias. There
was a mountain of a man who lived up there in a place called Kennedy
Meadows by the name of Dink Getty. A wrangler of sorts, Getty ran a
pack train of mules and horses, usually full of supplies up the trail
and into the Lee Vining-Bishop area on the eastern slope of the Sierras.
Getty told 6' 5" tall Grumley that one night he heard a terrible commotion in the
corral. The frenzied horses whinnied, kicked and stampeded about. Getty
went on down there to check out what the tumult was all about and if a cougar
or black bear was marauding about the surrounding 8 ft fence constructed
of used telephone poles. Getty found 6 of his pack team dead, gutted
in the corral yard. Nothing was appeared to be eaten or removed.
In the same Kennedy
Meadows area, another man reported hearing his dogs during the night hours, loudly barking,
yelping and thumping against the side of his mountain home. Suddenly
everything became quiet. The man decided to get up and go out to investigate and found all
the dogs dead, theorizing they had been swung by the hind legs and slammed
up against the side of the house until they stopped barking by someone
or thing unknown. There are no grizzlies in the Sierras.
© Retired CBRO Rich Grumley, Stockton, California 1999, Rich passed away shortly after he related this story to me.