Last week, friend and bigfoot investigator Will Robinson found several interesting impressions along the Sandy River, just east of Portland, OR. Will was fishing with a friend on private property owned by his friend’s uncles. Using his cell phone and a $10 bill for scale, Will photographed two impressions and sent them to me for my opinion.
Only one impression was in substrate that would record details of any sort. While one photograph shows little if any detail, the other shows clear toe impressions and some information on the shape and length of what could be a footprint of a sasquatch. Using fishing line, Will measured out the length of the impression and later determined it to be nearly 20 inches long.
I have personally taken photographs of footprints in the ground only to discover that the photograph shows almost no details compared to what I saw in person. So, when I saw the detail in Will’s photographs, I was excited and wanted to visit the location. Upon speaking to Will, I was even more excited to find that the impressions had an approximate depth of 0.25 to 0.5 inches: in other words, fully castable.
The context of the footprint find was promising, too. The surrounding forest is either private property, or a designated nature preserve. It is only a mile or two to Gordon Creek, where I investigated an excellent sighting in July of 2008. It is also near to one of my Sandy River study sights, the Sandy River Project Site #2.