Bigfoot Sightings In the Year of the Pig
A Bigfoot hunter’s job is never over. New sightings are reported every day, stories of hairy bipedal humanoids lurking in forests around the world, and yet eluding definitive proof of their existence.
What is Bigfoot? A ghost? An alien? A new, as-yet-unidentified species? I don’t expect we’ll learn the truth any time soon, but below you’ll find a number of sightings, reports, and tidbits regarding Bigfoot that pop up throughout 2019.
11. North Carolina Woman Has Bigfoot Neighbors
Vicki Cook of Shelby, North Carolina claims Bigfoot lives in the woods near her home, according to a report by WCNC. Her evidence includes “grainy” home video footage, as well as large footprints. She’s also had personal sightings of the potential cryptid, encounters that began in March 2019. Cook has described the creature as very tall, huge even.
“It was on two legs. It was bipedal. The hair on the head on the body was real stringy and matted-looking.”– Vicki Cook
Cook claims many different sets of footprints have been found near her property, with differing sizes. This may indicate an entire family of Bigfoot (Bigfeet?). Curiously enough, she’s also been leaving food out for them, and they seem to prefer sweet things, like candy and peanut butter.
10. FBI Shares Bigfoot Documents
June 2019 – The FBI shared a number of documents pertaining to Bigfoot this month, after a FOIA request by paranormal researcher John Greenewold.
The documents highlight a 1976 request by Bigfoot researcher Peter Byrne to analyze a number of potential hair samples, as well as skin tissue, of the mysterious cryptid. While the FBI doesn’t normally handle this kind of paranormal research (as far as we know, cue the X-Files theme), they made an exception for this case in the interest of science. From the response sent to Byrne on September 10, 1976:
“Ocassionally, on a case-by-case basis, in the interest of research and scientific inquiry, we make exceptions to this general policy. With this understanding, we will examine the hairs and tissue mentioned in your letter.”
Unfortunately, they didn’t turn up anything extraordinary. What they found after analysis was that the samples belonged to animals likely “of deer family origin.”
The documents can be viewed at the FBI vault.
9. Two Bigfoot Sightings On Roads In Georgia
May 2019 – Two sightings occurred within the span of one week this month in Northern Georgia. On May 20, a nearly 8-foot-tall bipedal creature was reported between Ellijay and Blue Ridge at 8:30 p.m, near a small community known as Cherry Log. A second sighting was reported near Clayton, Georgia in the early morning hours of May 27.
The two locations are about 75 miles away from each other, though both witnesses described the towering creatures as dark in color.
Edward Lee, the man who spotted the creature at Cherry Log, described it as hairy with very long arms like a primate. He estimated that it stood about 7 to 8-feet tall. Notably, it also had a pointed head. Lee had been driving down the highway when he saw the potential cryptid loitering just off the road. The creature then wandered back into the woods, and seemingly vanished. Two sketches of the creature can be seen at the Expedition: Bigfoot Facebook page, where the report initially appeared.
After seeing that first report, another witness came forward with their own sighting, this one near Clayton, Georgia. It, too, featured a large “black/grey” creature, spotted walking in a nearby field. When the witness stopped his car and got out for a better look, the creature reportedly walked back into the woods.
8. Alleged Bigfoot Carries An Axe
May 9, 2019 – An Oregon man was arrested by police this month after dialing 911 and claiming he had been attacked by someone with an axe in Klamath County.
What his frenzied call failed to mention was that the attacker, or so he claimed, was the Pacific Northwest’s very own Sasquatch. With an axe.
When police questioned the caller at the scene of the alleged crime, Sasquatch was suspiciously absent, and the man appeared unharmed. There was also no explanation for why the hairy cryptid may have attacked the man with an axe in the first place.
“Upon a subsequent investigation,” said the country’s Deputy District Attorney Cole Chase, “There were no signs that Sasquatch was present.”
With no evidence of Sasquatch, the weapon, or further details, the man was charged with filing a false police report.
7. Indian Army Shares Possible Footprints of Bigfoot’s Snowy Cousin, the Yeti
Via their own verified Twitter account, on April 29 the Indian Army revealed their own discovery of strange prints they believe may have been left by the legendary Yeti.
For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019
“For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’ measuring 32×15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019.”
Pictures were included along with the tweet, embedded above. Many are skeptical that the prints were left by any sort of cryptid. Perhaps something with one leg? However, the fact that the Indian Army are the ones making the claim has raised more than a few eyebrows.
6. Bigfoot Prints Mystify Argentina
March 2019 – Two strange incidents occurred in Argentina, each involving the appearance of mysterious human-like footprints.
El Tribuno featured the story on March 26, 2019 (translated). The footprints were located on a farm in Ovando, and reportedly measured 15cm (about 6 inches) wide and 25cm (about 10 inches) long.
Adding to the mystery, the prints were found after an incident the previous night on the farm. The farm owner’s dogs, usually calm as can be, inexplicably began to panic and even cry at something that had appeared on the farm. The farm owner, Nelson Colque, ran out and fired some shots into the air to scare whatever might have been out there. “The odd thing is that when there are people, the dogs usually bark, they do not cry,” Colque recalled.
A few weeks prior, another massive footprint was found at another area in Argentina, over 500 miles away. As impossible as it would seem, some think the two sets of prints may be related.
Some locals believe the prints may have been left by the legendary Ucumar, Agentina’s version of Bigfoot.
5. Another Bigfoot Sighting in Utah Raises Questions
March 2019 – Only three months after a sighting in Provo, Utah rocked the Bigfoot scene (featured farther down in this post), the cryptid seemingly appeared again, this time at Lone Peak, an area southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, and just north of Provo.
Yet again, the sighting arrives alongside a video, courtesy the Rocky Mountain Sasquatch Organization, along with some lengthy analysis. The actual submitted footage of the Bigfoot encounter can be seen at about 3:09.
The sighting occurred on March 23, 2019. The witness, a man named Tanner Hargis, contacted RMSO, and provided details of the curious encounter.
It happened “at around 10:30 AM,” he wrote, “Up on Wasatch Range, near Loan Peak. It was high up to where I don’t think any man will hike up it.” Hargis was standing in his own backyard at the time, filming the shadowy figure with the high zoom of his spotting scope.
He thought the potential Bigfoot, which he guessed looked about 8 feet tall, may have been “about 8600 feet in elevation” while walking along the peak.
That makes two rather high-profile Bigfoot sightings in Utah so far this year. Will there be more?
4. Possible Bigfoot Prints Found in Washington
March 2019 – In early March, Steven Meacham was out for a drive in Medical Lake, Washington when he and his wife spotted some rather massive footprints in the snow. Upon closer inspection, the prints measured 24 inches long, and were spaced 30 inches apart.
Meacham later shared images of the prints on Facebook, and the story was picked up by local media.
Were they made by Bigfoot? “It’s a possibility,” Meacham told KHQ Local News, “I can’t say I’m 100 percent sure, but I hope so.”
The size and stride of the footprints have left many wondering just what, if not Bigfoot, may have created them. While they could very well be the result of a man-made hoax, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife speculate that they may just be ordinary human prints that have become “distorted” by the melting snow.
Others, however, are prone to believe that they are, indeed, Sasquatch prints.
3. Yowie Hair Found on Fence in Australia?
February 2019 – Australian cryptid chaser David Taylor claims to have found possible evidence of the Yowie, a legendary Bigfoot-like creature of the Outback.
The evidence came in the form of a clump of strange hair, which he found clinging to a barbed wire fence north of Mackay in Queensland. It looked like something huge got snagged, the fence itself appearing “snapped and twisted.” Meanwhile, the hair smelled absolutely awful, says Taylor, like “rotten meat crossed with urine.”
The Daily Mail provides images of both the hair and fence, as well as information on Taylor’s previous Yowie sighting. The hair is very thick and long, while the fence appears twisted up, as if something got caught in it.
The mysterious hair is now being examined by experts to determine what animal it may belong to, though Taylor expects the analysis to be inconclusive.
2. A Bigfoot Mystery in Provo, Utah
On January 2, 2019, the year got off to an interesting start when a video appeared of a possible Bigfoot stomping about in the snowy mountains of Provo, Utah.
“I’m just gonna get more footage of the Sasquatch,” the man behind the camera says, rather nonchalantly, as he films a large, dark figure in the distance. “He’s just chillin’.” Everyone in the video seems in awe of the figure’s size. Even at a fair distance, it appears “huge.”
The video originated on Facebook, and was later shared by a friend on Reddit. “I’m bugged that he started filming with the video in vertical mode,” the friend wrote, “Everybody in his comments is telling him to hike up and check out the footprints.”
One commenter in the Reddit thread coincidentally mentions the existence of a “Bigfoot family” that is said to live “around Cascade Saddle.” Bigfoot activity is commonly reported in the area, with broken trees and the occasional discovery of “massive tree structures.”
1. Bigfoot’s Glowing Eyes in North Carolina
January 2019 – Not everything out in the woods is as it seems, and not everything is so unusual, either. In January, numerous sightings of glowing red eyes led to an official response from a local animal shelter in Davie County, North Carolina.
Residents reported witnessing the glowing eyes while driving down Pine Ridge Rd. in Mocksville. The Davie County Animal Shelter found itself inundated with calls about the seemingly spectral phenomenon, with people reporting possible Bigfoot sightings. Turns out it was Bigfoot, from a certain point of view.
That is, the glowing red eyes were the result of reflections from a statue. A statue of Bigfoot.
“If you see this phenomenon,” the animal shelter posted to Facebook on January 11, “You do not need to call animal control to report seeing Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or any other large creature.” They also included a picture of the statue, taken in daylight. It’s a large, dark figure holding a stick, staring out at the road.