Bigfoot sightings are often dubious, but always entertaining. And sometimes, you’ll come upon a video or an account that really jumps out at you, and makes you wonder.
Is Bigfoot real?
Throughout 2018, I’ll be updating this page with alleged evidence and Bigfoot sightings. I may also include stories about Skunk Apes, Yowies, Yetis, and other hairy humanoid cryptids who decide to join the fray.
At the end of this post, you’ll also find short snippets of Bigfoot-related news that appears throughout 2018. Here’s a handy table of contents:
- Sightings that occurred in 2018
- Sightings from previous years, but shared in 2018
- A list of this years Bigfoot news
Perhaps, as the months pass, this page will become a compelling resource for various 2018 apelike cryptid encounters. At the very least, you may find something to pass the time. Let’s get started.
Bigfoot Sightings from 2018
1. A Canadian Bigfoot Sighting
Footage from Canada alleges to show a large humanoid creature stalking about a forest. Details are, however, scant. The video’s description (the video has since been removed from YouTube) claims that a family walking “near a river in the Canadian wilderness” accidentally came upon the “giant Bigfoot like creature.”
Watching the video, you’ll see the alleged creature appear first at the lower center of the screen. It seems to perhaps draw to full height, then lumber off into the wilderness. While the video was uploaded to YouTube on January 5, 2018, it’s unclear when the footage itself was captured.
Many who have commented regarding the video believe the unidentified figure may actually be a bear. Others, however, are more convinced of its paranormal nature. “It’s clearly not a bear,” says one commenter, while another opines that “You can’t make out if it’s a bear or a Bigfoot or anything else.”
2. Bigfoot Audio
On January 18, 2018, the Southern Bigfoot Research YouTube channel uploaded a very short 12-second clip of potential Bigfoot audio, recorded during a recent hunt in the mountains of North Carolina. The sound, a rather high-pitched yelp, lasts about four seconds.
One commenter shared that they’ve hiked there and have also “heard stories of activity in that area.”
Many Bigfoot encounters involve these mysterious yelps and even screams, though many claim they are nothing more than the sounds of ordinary animals.
3. A Suspicious Michigan Humanoid
Nv Tv claims this video was sent to them by a viewer, but even they’re skeptical.
Uploaded February 15, the video shows a brief clip of a lone man hiking through a forest in Michigan, only to spot a hairy humanoid casually strolling through the foliage, itself. The man moves in for a closer look, then retreats.
“Bigfoot researchers say that these creatures will always hear and see you before you see it…So the fact he got this close to it…Makes you think…?”
Many commenters believe this video is a hoax, if not due to the way the “creature” walks (like a person in a suit, perhaps), then the fact that it’s somehow oblivious to the loud noises of the camera man. On the other hand, at least one commenter thinks there’s more here than meets the eye: “It looks like it had a young one and put that down by the tree and then walks off as if to draw attention to it and away from the baby,” she writes.
4. Sasquatch Screams, Location Unknown
This video’s a weird one. Many have decried its alleged Bigfoot “yelp” as nothing more than a dog (“My mom’s beagle,” as one commenter put it). However, I’m not sure that “yelp” is what the video is trying to bring attention to.
According to Sasquatch Central, this video first appeared on February 19, 2018. A biker hears something screaming in the forest while driving down a “wooded road.” He’s wearing a head cam. This might explain why he’s filming the forest at that moment to begin with.
The first high-pitched yelp is very close to the camera, and actually does sound like a dog. But, if you ask me, it sounds like one being held by the passenger on the motorcycle.
Listen closely, and immediately after the yell (or bark), the biker says quickly, “Listen, listen, listen!” He stops the motorcycle, and then you can hear it – yelping out in the distance. Shortly after hearing the screams, he continues forward, but is shocked to then find himself being pelted by rocks, thrown by an unseen force.
5. An Australian Hiker’s Bigfoot Sighting
A hiker in Australia captured a photo of what may be a Yowie while exploring the mysterious Coomba Falls, northwest of Brisbane. The Yowie is, essentially, Australia’s own version of Bigfoot, being a hairy humanoid entity that allegedly lives in the Outback.
The photographer, Christian Anderson, shared the photo on Facebook, and later spoke with the Daily Mail. He apparently plans to head back to Coomba Falls in hopes of gathering better evidence.
The photo is particularly blurry, leaving many to claim its alleged Yowie is nothing more than pareidolia, or a “blurry shadow.” Others think it might even be a ghost, due to the area’s sordid history with the massacre of Aborigional people in the 19th century.
6. Bigfoot Prints Discovered In Oregon?
Bigfoot investigator Cliff Barackman has allegedly discovered large footprints — measured at about 13 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide — on an abandoned mattress in Alderwood State Wayside Park, Oregon.
According to the Daily Express, which also provides pictures of the prints, the footprints rest a staggaring 48 inches apart. As they say, this suggests “a truly giant gait.”
The prints are of bare feet, and according to Barackman, their width is about 40% greater than that of a human’s foot.
Whether or not the prints are real, however, is up for debate. There’s also no word on why a mattress was abandoned in the woods. Bigfoot sightings are, however, common in the area.
Bonus Bigfoot Sightings
As is usually the case, many of the sightings that’ll pop up in 2018 will actually be from previous years. But that doesn’t make them any else interesting — we may just be seeing them for the first time.
1. The Bigfoot Lawsuit Of Lake Arrowhead, California
This one’s a bit complicated, because it actually involves an ongoing lawsuit against both the California Deparment of Fish and Wildlife and the state’s Natural Resources Agency.
In March 2017, Claudia Ackley claims she and her daughters witnessed a sasquatch while hiking near Lake Arrowhead, California. However, after reporting the sighting to local authorities, she was dismayed to find they didn’t believe her, stating that it was likely just a bear.
Their unwillingness to believe Ackley ultimately led to her lawsuit, which was originally set for a hearing on March 19, 2018.
“Respondents are, or ought to be, aware that the State of California is home to a large wild indigenous mammal, considered to be a giant hairy vertebrate, hominoid or primate, commonly known as Sasquatch.”
The lawsuit presented a case that Sasquatch, or Bigfoot, has a long history of sightings and evidence in California, and that the state is ignoring “one of the greatest discoveries of our time.” It also stated that Sasquatch is “likely a species at risk” that “very well may pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of the citizens of the State of California.”
However, before the March 19 hearing, attorneys advised Ackley to have the case dismissed, at least in its current form. According to the San Bernardino Sun, the original court filing was not quite up to par, and Ackley is now in the process of rewriting it and having the new version properly vetted by lawyers.
“I only get one chance,” she wrote on Facebook on March 17, “and I must do it correctly in order to proceed.”
2. Bigfoot Throws A Tree In Alberta, Canada
This video, uploaded by NvTv on February 4, 2018, was allegedly taken in 2015 at a construction site in Alberta, Canada.
At first, it just seems like a blurry mess, until the alleged blobsquatch (read: blurry Sasquatch) appears to throw a tree into the field like a javelin. The construction workers seem fairly nonchalant about the whole event, but the footage, zoomed-in and repeated in slow motion (beginning at the 1:04 mark), is undoubtedly pretty weird.
3. Bigfoot In Pennsylvania Game Cam Photo?
Nv Tv once again shares a strange potential Bigfoot sighting, this one in a single frame of a trail camera. The sighting’s date is unknown, but the video was uploaded on March 28, 2018.
According to the video, the photo was taken in Ligonier, a small borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. It shows “some glowing Squatchy looking Bigfoot eyes” in the darkness among the trees.
Many believe it could be nothing more than a cat, dog, or even an owl perching on a tree limb.
Other 2018 Bigfoot News
April 2, 2018 – Some players of the recently released Far Cry 5 are on the hunt for virtual Bigfoot, according to PC Gamer. The game, set in fictional Hope County, Montana, features a side mission called “Gone Squatchin'”, which naturally involves the hairy cryptid, as well as a map of its possible whereabouts. Beyond the mission itself, players have so far encountered NPCs mentioning Sasquatch, as well as large, muddy humanoid footprints.
I’ve been playing Far Cry 5, myself, and there are plenty of weird things about Hope County (not to mention, you know, that cult). Crop circles, a strange guy with some kind of teleportation device…I don’t know. Bigfoot actually existing in the game and wandering its virtual forests, waiting to be found, isn’t too much of a stretch.
February 7, 2018 – Expedia’s travel website has shared a list of the 20 best places in the U.S. to visit if you’re looking to have your own Bigfoot sighting. As usual, Washington finds itself at the top of the list. Other highlights include Edwardsville, Illinois, Daingerfield, Texas, and the small town of Cherry Log, Georgia, which even has its own Sasquatch museum.
January 31 – A lawn ornament in Equality, Alabama has neighbors doing doubletakes. It looks just like Bigfoot — or his silhouette, at least. Doesn’t help much that the owner likes to move it around! While this particular shadowy Bigoot may be fake, the surrounding area has had more than its fair share of real Bigfoot sightings, with one dating all the way back to 1967, according to The Outlook.
January 23 – A lawmaker in Washington state has put forward a bill to introduce a new specialty license plate featuring Sasquatch. As The Reflector reports, revenue from plate sales would go to park maintenance, and perhaps even increase interest in making Sasquatch Washington’s official state cryptid, something they attempted last year. Washington state would be the perfect place, if anywhere – as of October 2017, 640 sightings had been reported to the Bigfoot Field Researcher Organization, or BFRO.
January 19 – An Alberta, Canada Sasquatch hunter is petitioning the state of California to recognize the cryptid’s existence, according to Global News. The intent is to convince California lawmakers that Sasquatch is a real “indigenous wildlife species” that should be studied.
January 8 – Here’s a brief overview of reported sightings submitted to BFRO, as well as a ranking of state reports in 2017. Overall, Washington (642), California (437), and Florida (312) lead in total sightings. In 2017, the top three states were California (12), Illinois (10), and Texas (9). You can view all of BFRO’s Bigfoot data at their official website.
To view Bigfoot sightings from previous years, please visit the Bigfoot tag.