2017 Munson Creek

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Dec 142018
 
Year2017
DateApril 2
StateOR 
CountyTillamook
LocationMunson Creek
Found byWitness name withheld
Documented bySame
Length16 in (see below)
Width (ball)7.7 in (see below)
Width (heel)(see below)
Step lengthUnknown

I received an email from a man who lives in Tillamook County about a footprint find near Munson Creek.  About a mile back from the gate on Munson Road, a series of footprints was found.  No measurements were taken of the step nor stride length.  The trackway was followed for about 50 yards until they were lost.  The witness returned to the location the next day, but heavy rains had all but destroyed the footprints.  No casts were taken from the site.  

The witness reported the tracks measured 16 inches long, and 7.5 inches wide.  However, the partial print in the gallery below with the measuring tape next to it indicates that the print was actually in the realm of 13 or 14 inches.  Perhaps the witness measured a track with some slippage or elongation due to the substrate.  Perhaps the shorter measurement in the photographs is due to the lack of impression in the heel.  This is unknown.  

The photograph above was taken by the reporting witness, but the other two photographs (see gallery below) were taken by his companion with him that day.  

Other sightings have occurred in this same area over the years.  In fact, just a month later and only two miles away a logging truck driver reported seeing a tan bigfoot running through timber.  The driver initially thought it was an elk but saw it was on two legs.  The sasquatch seemed to raise an arm towards the driver “almost as if it was acknowledging” the driver and turned off into the trees and disappeared.  

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Olympic Peninsula Sighting Follow Up Investigation 3/7/18

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Mar 112018
 

Swamp

A recent sighting report came to me early last week. It took me a day or two to get the scene, but I made it out and scoured the area with Shane Corson of the Olympic Project to find some interesting things.  But first, the backstory…

On March 1st, a young man encountered a sasquatch on the Olympic Peninsula on the edges of a marsh.  He was on the side of the road at a pull-out throwing rocks at a log next to a river around dusk when he noticed that small rocks were landing in the water nearby.  At first he assumed these were his rocks ricocheting back off the log he was aiming for, but when rocks started landing at his feet, he realized that this wasn’t the case.  Shortly after, he observed what he first thought was a reddish-brown bear barreling through the grassy swamp on the other side of the river.  It was reportedly snorting, huffing, and whistling as it ran.  The young man stood there, excited to see a bear with the safety of a river between him and the animal.  The “bear” was on all fours as it ran behind a brushy area and stopped.  Then it stood up on its hind legs.  The witness described how it kept getting taller and taller and taller as it stood.  It was much taller than any bear could be in this area, standing approximately eight feet tall, looking over the top of the brush it ran behind.  That was all it took for the young man to immediately leave the area in a panic.  He later confided in a local shop owner that had a bigfoot cast on display in his establishment, and that shop owner notified one of my contacts in the area, Lorri Jo Hamilton, who notified me of the encounter less than a week after it happened.  

I arrived on the scene with Lorri Jo, her friend Norm, and Shane Corson from the Olympic Project to look around on Wednesday, March 7th.  The tire marks left by the young man as he peeled away from the scene were still visible in the ground.  Shane and I crossed the river and scoured the swamp and surrounding area for over an hour.  In our exploration, we uncovered two unusual things.  

First, a large log had recently been moved aside from where it was resting in the reeds.  The log was about five feet long, and maybe 20 inches in diameter.  There were grass tufts growing upside-down on the underside of the log, proving it had once rested with the grass facing upward but had been turned.  There were also small plants (maybe 1.5 inches tall) growing from the underside of the log that had started turning in their growth to seek the sunlight (plants are phototropic and will always grow towards the sunlight).  Using these clues, I would guess the log was turned upside down maybe a week before we found it.  This coincides well with the sighting date, which was only six days before our visit.

Secondly, and more importantly, a possible footprint was located in the swamp just a few yards from the overturned log.  There were few places in the reeds that would record any impressions, but one was located in a pile of animal scat.  The surrounding grass had been disturbed in a fan-like shape.  There was the suggestion of toes impressed in the grass, a wide forepart of a foot, and a moderately narrow heel, though wider than a bear’s heel.  The length of the print was 14 inches long.  

The shape of this possible print is congruent with other footprints collected from the area by Lorri Jo Hamilton.  One individual sasquatch in the area has left a number of prints that have the same fan-shaped configuration of the foot as was observed in this possible footprint, as can be seen below.  It is very possible that the same sasquatch left both prints, or perhaps a closely-related individual.  

Derek Randles met us out at the site a few hours after our investigation.  Between us three, we could recount more than a dozen encounter reports from the general area, so this new one was of no surprise.  This area is being closely watched by my contacts in the area and the members of the Olympic Project that were involved.  If more evidence comes out of here, I’ll keep you posted.  

For more photos of the possible print, check out the gallery below:

 

1982 Grays Harbor Bigfoot Footprint Casts

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Jul 112017
 

1982 Grays Harbor Bigfoot Footprints – Pair

One of the best documented footprint finds was in Grays Harbor County, WA in 1982.  Over a period of a few months, at least nine footprints were found and cast by witnesses, the local police, and a small number of bigfooters including Dr. Grover Krantz and Cliff Crook.  

However, it has come to my attention that two very good quality replicas are being commercially and legally sold.  The two casts in question come from the original molds made by Dr. Grover Krantz and licensed to Skulls Unlimited, a commercial fossil supplier.  

The casts can be bought as a pair (click the picture or link above), or as individuals (click the picture or links below).  There are other casts from this individual occasionally available from reputable sources at various bigfoot conferences across the country.  

 

1982 Grays Harbor Bigfoot Footprint – Right

 

1982 Grays Harbor Bigfoot Footprint – Left

This track line also produced two half-casts from when the creature was running.  One half-cast was taken back in 1982 and is well-documented in the literature, but the other and its recent discovery is documented on the DVD, Bigfoot Road Trip.  Both half-casts are shown below.  

A page in my bigfoot track database is long overdue for the footprint finds during this time, and one will eventually be added.  For now, you can enjoy reading the report filed by the sheriff witness himself, Dennis Heryford, in the BFRO database by clicking this link.  

Disclaimer: This page was made possible by a partnership from Amazon Associates who grants me a small commission on what you buy through the links. But, all opinions and reviews are my own, and these products wouldn’t be featured if I didn’t think it could help you be a better bigfooter.  

Historic Bigfoot Business in Oakhurst, CA

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Feb 212017
 

Bigfoot Burger Pit

Bigfoot Drive-In Burger Pit in Oakhurst, CA

This historic photograph was found on The Studebaker Drivers Club Forum and was posted by user “kurtruk” with the following information: 

Bigfoot Drive In Burger Pit was in Oakhurst, Ca on Hwy 41. Closed in the early 1980’s. Former MLB pitcher Rudy May owned the property and was going to build another restaurant on the site but never did AFAIK. Restaurant had a few yellowed newspaper clippings, and a casting of a Bigfoot “footprint.”

What I would like to know is whatever happened to that footprint cast?  Was it a copy or an original?  Where and when was it cast?  Do any of my readers have any information on this?  If you find out anything on this, or already know something about this, please contact me!  

Jun 202014
 
The footprint cast photographed against a 1/2 inch grid.

Another cast has been added to the Orang Pendek Project database on my official website.  This one shows some interesting anatomy, but was also worn down in the shipping process by inadequate packaging.

Click here to see even more photographs of the cast and footprint!

The Sumatran tracker, Jhon, measuring the footprint
 in the ground before casting.

May 302014
 

Another footprint has been added to my ever-growing online footprint database.  For more photographs and information on this cast, click here.

Update 5/30/14
While rummaging through my photo files, I came across a close up of the toes on the cast.  This photo has been added to the gallery on the footprint’s page in the Footprint Database.  
Here is the pic below:
May 222014
 
An orang pendek cast collected on July 14, 2013.

The Orang Pendek Project has been an amazing project to work on, but it has not been without its setbacks and frustrations.  Some of these frustrations arise from incomplete documentation or lost data.  After all, the project spans three continents and two languages.  That’s not even to mention the cultural differences that sometimes cause confusion or other complications.

This cast is a great example of these complications.  There was a track investigation on July 14, 2013, and several photographs of a footprint in the ground were recorded that day.  The cast seen above came with the bundle of data sent by my Sumatran contact that serves as a middle-man.  However, the cast cannot be from the footprint pictured in the ground; it’s the wrong foot!

We apparently have some missing data somewhere, but I will still record this footprint as from the date above.  Perhaps it is another footprint from the same line of prints?  Perhaps it’s from another date altogether?  I do not know, and am unlikely to ever know.  I do know that as the project proceeds, the documentation is getting better and better.  Hopefully this sort of error will be avoided in the future.

I present the data, fuzzy as it may be, for your enjoyment.

Click here to read more about this print, and to see more photographs.