Is Bigfoot Real? 15 Places People Have Reported Seeing One Recently

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Have you ever wondered if Bigfoot is real? For centuries people have been reporting sightings of the creature or hairy man, and although some skeptics remain unconvinced, it doesn’t seem to be a belief that’s going away any time soon.

With an ongoing debate over whether this mysterious being truly exists, we thought we’d explore where people are reporting recent sightings across the nation. So, join us as we share 15 places where Bigfoot has reportedly been spotted recently, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO).

Reports Recently Added

If you’re a fan of all things Bigfoot, you may have seen the documentary series Finding Bigfoot on Animal Planet.

I personally binge-watched every season from start to finish, and that’s how I found out about the BFRO website.

Is Bigfoot real? It’s a question that has been debated for decades, and despite centuries of evidence and stories from Native Americans and First Nations Tribes, skepticism still runs high.

And what about the numerous reported sightings? Even Washington State wanted to declare Sasquatch as its official state cryptid.

According to public data on the BFRO website, here are the locations of reports of sightings most recently added:

  1. Closest Town: Noncona, Texas – Wise County
  2. Closest Town: Pensacola, Florida – Escambia County
  3. Closest Town: Wadsworth, Ohio – Medina County
  4. Nearest Landmark: Buffalo National River, Arkansas, Marion County
  5. Closest Town: Fort Ancient, Ohio – Warren County
  6. Nearest Landmark: I-20, near the Georgia Border in Alabama – Cleburne County
  7. Closest Town: Duluth, Wisconsin – Sawyer County
  8. Closest Town: Marion, Virginia – Smyth County
  9. Closest Town: White Salmon, Washington – Klickitat County
  10. Nearest Landmark: Trout Lake, Washington – Skamania County
  11. Closest Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Indiana County
  12. Closest Town: Lewiston, Maine – Oxford County
  13. Closest Town: Valdez, Alaska – Valdez-Chitina-Whittier County
  14. Nearest Landmark: Lassen National Forest – Shasta County, California
  15. Closest Town: Sandy Hook, Connecticut – Litchfield County

Is Bigfoot Real?

The BFRO website has thousands of reports from people around the U.S. and Canada. Why would so many people make up sightings and report them to a public database if they didn’t think what they saw was real?

For anyone who’s ever wanted to believe in a world where supernatural creatures and cryptids like Sasquatch, Yeti, Hairy Man, and Skunk Apes exist and roam freely through the woods, then the places people have reported seeing one might just provide you with that belief.

True Story

Before I ever started watching Bigfoot documentaries, I had my own experience with something I couldn’t explain. In 2020, my husband and I were tent-camping in Arkansas in the Ozarks by a famous river. It was early fall, so the days were still hot, but the evenings cooled off.

I had trouble sleeping one night and tossed and turned in the tent for hours. Then, around 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning, I heard a wood knock. I didn’t know it was the kind of wood knock Bigfoots made at the time. But I know what I heard, and it sounded like someone took a baseball bat and was hitting a tree. It was a hollow popping knocking sound—just a few times.

I also heard strange mumbling outside the tent, and something brushed against the tent quickly. I was so scared I jumped up to make my husband wake up, but he brushed it off as a raccoon.

Our dog didn’t wake up. To this day, I’ve always thought that was bizarre.

The following day, I got up as soon as it was light to look for animal tracks. There was nothing. It was a little muddy around the campsite too. So, I brushed it off, and we went on with our camping adventure.

A few months later, I started watching Finding Bigfoot and realized I had heard wood knocks in the woods, just as they described on the show. So, I went to the BFRO website, and low and behold, there were reports of bigfoot sightings from other people in the general area of where we were camping! But I never saw anything, and I only heard noises.

Coincidence? To this day, I don’t know what it was because I never saw anything.

But now that I know what to look for, we have seen many of the iconic “tree structures” hiking around the deep woods of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The more I researched the topic, the more I stumbled across historic sightings in places like Fouke, Arkansas, and Beavers Bend in Oklahoma. In fact, according to public data from the BFRO, Oklahoma is listed in the top 15 for most reported bigfoot sightings in the nation.

Behind Every Myth is Truth

The folklore surrounding this elusive cryptid (or hairy man) is fascinating. And they say behind every myth; there is truth.

What do you think? Is Bigfoot real? If so, why hasn’t it been found more formally?

Do you have a story you’re willing to share? We’d love to hear.

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This article was produced and syndicated by The Happiness Function.

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Ashlee Fechino

Ashlee Fechino is an outdoor recreation and travel writer sharing the best-kept secrets that aren’t in your typical guidebook. Her goal is to inspire people to travel with a sense of adventure by sharing hidden gems across the U.S. and beyond. She is married to an expat Argentine, Pablo. They camp in their Aliner often and love wandering the world. Follow their latest adventures on Instagram @thehappinessfxn.

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