The Washington State Department of Transportation has been up to some strange shenanigans this month, with not one but two alleged Sasquatch sightings reported on two separate Twitter accounts.
On January 22, the official Washington State DOT East Twitter account shared multiple images taken from their webcam on Sherman Pass/SR 20. “Sasquatch spotted!!!” they exclaimed.
“Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something…might be Sasquatch…”
The image does appear to feature a shadowy humanoid to the left near the trees. However, on closer inspection, and with better lighting, it’s very likely just a bit of pareidolia involving one of the tree trunks.
Or could it really be Sasquatch? “We will leave that up to you!” WSDOT mused.
On the off chance that it is Sasquatch, well, someone should probably go help him out, because it’s been almost a full week and he’s still there.
Sasquatch spotted!!! I'm not superstitious… just a little stitious. Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something… might be Sasquatch… We will leave that up to you! pic.twitter.com/RaDGqQdEUF
— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) January 22, 2020
Nevertheless, the tweet garnered over 8,000 likes and a whole lot of media attention. The story didn’t end there, either. A day later, the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Twitter account (everything is on Twitter these days, I suppose) shared a video of someone, possibly a Sasquatch wearing snow boots, stalking across the area’s snowy mountain passes.
“I think Bigfoot is making the rounds across our mountain passes,” they wrote, “…now he is on the wildlife overcrossing on I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass.”
I think Bigfoot is making the rounds across our mountain passes. @wsdot_east showed him on Sherman Pass the other day and now he is on the wildlife overcrossing on I-90 just east of Snoqualmie Pass. #doyoubelieve pic.twitter.com/gysrH5wG2r
— Snoqualmie Pass (@SnoqualmiePass) January 23, 2020
Hashtag #doyoubelieve. Well, do you? I’m not so sure.
What’s curious to me about these particular “Bigfoot” sightings is that they’re being shared by official accounts. Maybe they’re just having some fun. I don’t know.
Just last month, we had a similar alleged Sasquatch sighting reported out of Oregon. Someone called the police about a mysterious humanoid figure standing at the side of the road one night, and it could even be seen on a nearby traffic cam. In the end, the possible Sasquatch turned out to be a large bush.
And yep, it’s still there.