15 States Where Your Chances of Seeing Bigfoot Are High
In 1811, a British explorer discovered a set of giant footprints, and from then on, the legend of Bigfoot came into existence.
Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a large, hairy creature with human-like attributes that stands erect and emits a foul odor. Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, these 15 states are where you’ll have the highest chance of spotting one.
Washington houses many mythical and paranormal entities, and Bigfoot is one of them. Bigfoot is often associated with Washington, and with over 713 sightings, as reported by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, it’s easy to understand why. Pierce County has had 83 sightings, so you know where to see the giant hairy creature.
In 1958, Bigfoot mania erupted in California’s Willow Creek when a series of encounters were reported throughout the town. Nine years later, two explorers captured well-known footage of a sizeable primate-like creature walking along Bluff Creek on its two back legs. California comes second only to Washington, with its 461 Bigfoot sightings.
Florida takes third place with 339 reported Bigfoot sightings. Collier and Marion County have the most sightings in the state, and events like the “Great Florida Bigfoot Conference” are held where people share their theories and Bigfoot experiences.
With 321 documented sightings, Ohio is among the top four states with the most Bigfoot sightings. Bigfoot sightings in Ohio date back to 1974, and the most popular places to see one are in Eastern Ohio’s Appalachian foothills, the north-central region, and Salt Fork State Park.
On November 27, 2021, Illinois had its 303rd reported sighting of Bigfoot. A witness was driving down Route 78 in Cass County when a considerable creature jumped nearly 40 yards in front of his car. The witness said his arms were swinging, his legs were long, and he jumped across the road in two leaps.
Oregon has 257 documented Bigfoot sightings. Siskiyou National Forest is the only place in the world with a Sasquatch trap, and the Bigfoot Trail runs through southwest Oregon. Oregon should be on your map if you’re a Bigfoot fan.
One of the first Bigfoot sightings in Texas was published in 1924 by the Texas Folklore Society. They named the sighting “The Wild Woman of the Navidad,” and the details entailed a creature with brown hair who was exceptionally fast. This sighting is one of the 254 documented Bigfoot sightings that Texas has had.
Only last year, a young Michigan resident snapped a picture of what he believes was Bigfoot. While exploring a Manistee National Forest trail and taking photos along the way, he captured one of what he thinks is Bigfoot before it ran into the woods. This resident is one of 225 people who have reported Bigfoot sightings in Michigan.
With 166 sightings in Missouri, many residents believe in Bigfoot. The Ozark Mountain Bigfoot Conference educates people who want to know more about Bigfoot and to discuss whether one or several live in Southwest Missouri.
Georgia ranks tenth for most Bigfoot sightings in the USA, with over 140 reported sightings. The state even has a museum with the most extensive display of Bigfoot artifacts, sketches, photos, life-size exhibits, and sighting maps. For the big Bigfoot enthusiasts, the museum also has the only Bigfoot Research and Tech Vehicle in the world.
A Bigfoot was seen on Cambria County’s Ghost Town Trail in 2022. A couple biked along the trail when they saw it walking towards them. Before they could look at it, it ran off into the woods. Along with this report, Pennsylvania has had 127 other documented Bigfoot sightings.
With 130 Bigfoot sightings, Colorado is another state you should visit to see a Sasquatch. If you miss out on a sighting, you can still visit Colorado’s Sasquatch Outpost Museum in Bailey and the Sasquatch Encounter Discovery Museum. They even host regular meetings where attendees can share their Bigfoot stories and sightings.
13. New York
Chautauqua County in upstate New York has deep gorges and dense forests, perfect for a hairy human-like creature to call home. Of the 120 reports in New York, Chautauqua has 45 documented eyewitness accounts. There is even an annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo that’s held for Bigfoot fans and believers.
The Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization treks through forests to find the mythical Bigfoot. With 115 sightings, organization members genuinely believe that it’s out there. Some have even reported close calls and personal experiences while searching in the woods for it.
Arkansas has 111 Bigfoot reports, and sightings date back almost a century in the state. Further, Fouke was declared the “Bigfoot Capital of Arkansas.” Even if you don’t get a chance to spot the hairy creature, you can visit the quirky Monster Mart. Purchase some Bigfoot memorabilia while you’re there, and see the small museum to learn more about Bigfoot.
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