2007 Blackwater Falls State Park

 
2007 Blackwater Falls State Park Year 1986
Date August 23
State WV
County Tucker
Location Blackwater Falls State Park
Found by Unknown
Documented by Anonymous
Length 5.5 in
Width (ball) 2.3 in
Width (heel) 1.6 in
Step length Unknown

This footprint was found by the witness about 50 yards from Canaan Loop Road near Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia.  The area is mainly used by mountain bikers, bear hunters, and hikers.  The witness left the gravel road to do some off-trail hiking when he stumbled across this miniscule footprint in the mud.  No information was given as to if there were others, or the step length.  The location is three or four miles away from the nearest house, according to the investigating researcher.

The footprint is flat-footed in that it has no strong indication of a longitudinal arch.  The ball seems a bit more deeply impressed than the mid part of the foot, which is congruent with many other footprint casts in the data set.  There is a ridge of mud pulled up behind the third, fourth, and fifth digits, but is totally absent behind the first digit, and mostly absent behind the second.  This might indicate independent toe movement, and is thought to be the product of a grasping action of the toes as they interact with the substrate.

Though this footprint is possibly human in origin due to its size, I think it is likely a juvenile sasquatch track.  The lack of a pronounced longitudinal arch, the “peas-in-a-pod” toe arrangement, the length-to-width ratio, and the context of the footprint find all argue towards the sasquatch hypothesis.

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