December 7th, 2006 Is it a ghost or something more sinister? Sightings of a mysterious hooded figure in the North Western Astoria woods are on the rise after the tragic conclusion of the Eckert Family search last week. The bloody remains of wild animals have been showing up on hiking paths and on the river banks in the area. The whole region has been swept up in the hysteria and a mood of fear and paranoia is present as these sightings persist. Paired with the continued discoveries of grizzly murders in the region, we can only hope the Astoria Police Department and the Rangers in the area are able to solve this strange case and bring the town back to a sense of normalcy.