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”

Ocean Shores 2012 – 2013 : Stumbling on Sleeping Bigfoot

During the winter of 2012-2013, a man had multiple encounters with something in his yard, near Ocean Shores, that he believes was our own Washington Bigfoot. The report is documented at Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) Report # 40381. BFRO also sent out an investigator to meet with the man who reported the event.

The event has two part, first being on December 26th when the man saw bigfoot with 3 deer leaving his yard. He claims that an additional four individuals in a nearby vehicle also saw the creature.

A week later on January 3rd while doing some pruning, the man smelled something foul and went to look for the source. The following is directly from the BFRO report.

I made my way in that direction, clipping branches, when suddenly I saw something on the ground in about 6-8 feet in front of me. At first, I couldn’t see what it was, and then it moved. I was frozen in fear. I am on oxygen, and knew I could not run. This thing arose to hands and knees. It was hairy and brown, with silver gray hair on its back. It reminded me of a giant pile of steel wool. I thought it was a bear at first. It was supporting itself on its right hand and knees. The left hand was off the ground. It turned its head and upper body to look left and looked at me. My fear level was a 10! I dropped my loppers without moving. He then looked away from me, shifting his weight to his left hand. He brought his right hand up in front of him and rubbed his thumb on his fingers while he looked right, then forward as if he were reasoning out which way to go. Then he looked back at me, but his expression changed, and my fear level dropped. He looked intelligent. After a few seconds of considering what to do, he took off in the direction he was facing, straight ahead. On all fours he slithered along the ground, going under limbs and up a little rise for about 15 feet. Then I saw him stand up momentarily, and then duck down and dart away to the right.

The witness reported the event to local police and called the BFRO hotline to make his report.

Geographically, this is a very interesting location for a sighting of this type. The report states the nearest road to the event was Ocean Shores Blvd, which runs the length of the peninsula that makes up Ocean Shores. The peninsula is less than 2 miles wide and about 6 miles long and sparsely populated. Where the peninsula connects to the mainland, it is about a mile wide. To leave the area, bigfoot would either need to cross that area or swim across the North Bay of Grays Harbor to the east.

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