Not Alone Podcast #22 Takes Us Back To Ape Canyon

In their 22nd podcast, Not Alone goes after Ape Canyon.

The podcast recounts the tale of five miners who were besieged by bigfoot in 1924, trapped overnight in a cabin in Ape Canyon, south west of Mt St Helens. Not Alone expands the story to include an encounter with a Forest Ranger the miners had after the bigfoot encounter and some theories on what bigfoot is, based on local native accounts.

Located in Skamania County, Ape Canyon is a gorge along the edge of the Plains of Abraham name after the 1924 story, which was retold in 1967 by Fred Beck in a ‘booklet’.

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