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


American Fork Canyon Bigfoot Footage – Utah 2015

Nice bigfoot video from the State that brings you the Calochortus nuttallii as it’s State Flower (not Washington).

Raw footage

Breakdown by The Paranormal Review

I was up American Fork Canyon near Tibble Fork Reservoir. I thought I saw something a few minutes before when I was a little further away. It kinda scared me but I figured it was probably just a moose, elk, or maybe a bear. The area is pretty forested and I wasn’t quite sure where the animal was. I only saw it for a second before it dissapeared behind some trees. I had to walk through some snow and trees to get to where I start the recording.

I saw movement in the trees and that’s when I move the camera to capture whatever it was. I was scared already but when it stepped into the clearing outside of the trees I was absolutely terrified. I only saw it for a second before I ran. The video captured more than I can remember. I only remember it being the most massive animal I have seen and I can’t think about it without shaking. I don’t want to say that it is for sure a bigfoot or sasquatch, but I don’t know what else it could be. I spend a lot of time outdoors hiking etc and I have never seen a bigfoot or even believed that they could be possible.

~ Mountain Hiker