2014 Greenwater, WA

 
Year 2014
Date July 7
State WA
County Pierce
Location Greenwater
Found by Nephew
Documented by Marc Moberg
Length 14.5 in
Width (ball) 6.5 in
Width (heel) 4 in
Step length n/a

 

Marc Moberg was staying at a cabin with friends and family in Greenwater, WA when this possible bigfoot footprint was found and cast.  The footprint appeared overnight in soft sand left by something that had been digging under a log.  

The path the creature navigated was very distinct.  It came from a game trail, across the road, and into a wooded area.  There is crossed a boggy spot by using downed trees as a bridge.  It then continued by hugging the tree line before it stepped in the sand, over the stump, across the driveway, and into the forest.

Over the next several days many strange noises were heard from the surrounding woods.  Knocks, huffing, stick breaks, and strange “coo” noises were all reported, along with footfalls near the cabin.  

On the last day Marc and his fifteen year-old nephew hiked up the slope behind the cabin.   The two found a game trail about halfway up the hillside with clear markings of deer, elk, and black bear tracks.  Also found in the area were more than a dozen large, indistinct prints in the forest duff.  The prints showed two sizes, with one set being about 15×7.5 inches, and the other 13×6 inches.  No toe details could be discerned, and the prints were of poor quality.  

Even a brief look at the cast shows some interesting features.  The first is that the cast is broken into three pieces along a line across the base of the toes and just behind the ball of the foot.  The cast broke in shipping and arrived at my home in three pieces.  There were some issues with repairing the cast that left a slight gap in the copy I was given.  Usually, casts can be repaired with little or no visible marks.  

The second feature that jumps out is that this cast only shows four toes.  I do not assume that the sasquatch that left this print only had four toes.  I assume that this is a feature either attributable to the substrate or the extreme flexibility of the sasquatch foot, most likely the latter or a combination of the two.  Sasquatch feet are flexible not only at the famous “midtarsal break,” but along every joint.  Their toes are particularly malleable, often bending out in oblique directions depending on the dynamics of the foot at the time.  

A close examination of the footprint cast suggests a fair amount of sliding happened.  It appears that the foot may have slipped into the ground downwards and to the right, or perhaps slid out of the impression upwards and to the left.  The heel is the deepest part of the print.  

The toes on the cast are messy and full of interesting features.  The hallux, or big toe, also shows evidence of slipping, as does the second digit.  While the second digit might have slipped to the side, the hallux seems to have slipped forward, possibly as it pulled out of the substrate.  This resulted in something like a double impression, as can be seen by the exaggerated yellow arrow in the photo below.  

 Present on the cast is a feature often seen when casting prints in sand.  In the middle of the cast is a circular casting artifact.  This feature is made when plaster first is poured into the footprint, thus making an indention into the soft substrate.  Sometimes there are more than one of these marks.  

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