Bigfoot Killed in 1980 Mount St Helens Eruption?

In a recent post, Greg Newkirk, Editor-In-Chief at Week In Weird asks, Was Bigfoot Killed in Washington’s 1980 Mount St. Helens Eruption?.

Mountain go boom.


sthelansMay 18th marked the 35th Anniversary of the massive eruption that killed 57 people and destroyed 230 square miles of forest. Ash was blown 80,000 feet into the air and mud, ash and debris combined with melted glaciers to cause powerful mud flows that destroyed everything in their path as they rushed down the side of the mountain.

MAP TEMPLATE 2010The Mount St Helens area has been the location of multiple Bigfoot sightings and the infamous Ape Canyon Sightings from the 1920’s tells the tale of 5 miners who fought off a Bigfoot attack. Another famous set of sightings from 1969 also got national attention.

Certainly any creatures in the path of the ash and mud flows on that Sunday morning in May were killed, but there is no reason to believe that Bigfoot does not still roam that area. Bigfoot sightings from 2002 suggest that Bigfoot is alive and well in the forests and hills of Mount Saint Helens.



Drawings of report from March of 1969


Will Teeth Marks Prove Bigfoot’s Existence?

Winlock resident Mitchel Townsend says he was walking through the woods near Ryan Lake in Lewis County, Washington when he came across a stack of bones with dental imprints that could prove Bigfoot. Townsend is a teacher at Centralia College’s Continuing Education program and has found additional evidence that he is currently preparing for a paper.

“If you add it all up, you have an 8-foot, 8-inch tall creature that is killing animals at different areas of Mount St. Helens with its bare hands, chewing them up, literally skin and bones and all, and spitting them out between its legs” – Townsend.

Townsend’s theory is that Bigfoot is “not an ape, it’s a hybrid that has been interbreeding with Native Americans for the last 80,000 years. That’s why it is so smart and it has human teeth.”

Townsend adds “With respect my research is available to anyone for free. Just contact Centralia College Dept of Continuing Education for information. Mitch Townsend”