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?.
May 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.
The 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.