Sasquatch Statues Remain On High Alert: Santa Cruz Bigfoot Returns Home

The inconsiderate Bigfoot statue kidnappers claimed another victim this week, this time nabbing a cryptid replica from a museum in Felton, California.

On Wednesday, November 11, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office put out an APB on Facebook for a four-foot-tall, 200-pound wooden Bigfoot statue that had been stolen from the Bigfoot Discovery Museum during the afternoon hours of Monday, November 9th. A bear statue was also taken.

“No seriously, please be on the lookout for the Bigfoot statue that was stolen from the Bigfoot Museum in Felton this week…The large wooden bear statue seen in the photo was also stolen around the same time.”

The following day (November 12) police were called after witnesses spotted an unusual figure loitering near the side of a road “in the mountains north of Santa Cruz,” according to KTLA 5. The culprit? The missing Bigfoot statue, still intact, though a little worse for wear.

“Great news, Bigfoot was found by Scotts Valley Police Department officers early this morning and returned to the museum!”

No word yet on the fate of the wooden bear, but I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Meanwhile, it’s clear that no Bigfoot statue is safe. In September, I shared a number of cases involving these stolen statues, from Minnesota to Massachusetts and beyond. Some were recovered, some were not.

Where will it end? Is Oklahoma’s Gasquatch safe? Billed as the “world’s tallest” statue of Bigfoot at a towering 30 feet tall and weighing “thousands of pounds,” you’d think it is. But you never really know. Not these days.


Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.