Alaska November 22, 2016
You Might Be Surprised To Learn That Bigfoot Has Been Spotted At These 13 Eerie Locations In Alaska
Bigfoot (a.k.a. Sasquatch) is a mythological being that many have claimed to see in the backcountry roaming wild in the forest. These eerie unknown creatures have been reported to be exceptionally large in stature with a resemblance to a hairy ape. While the Pacific Northwest seems to be home to the majority of these sightings, the last frontier actually has a long record of
reported Bigfoot detections that date back to the early 1900s. From massive unexplained footprints that are triple that of a grizzly bear, to trees turned upside down with their roots sticking out into the air in the middle of the woods – these sightings are way too eerie and distinct to ignore the obvious.
There were stories told from 1900 to 1925 about a trapper that went into the woods and disappeared shortly after reporting exceptionally large tracks in the snow. "The strangest story ever told" by Virginia Colp documents this incredibly eerie encounter in further detail.
In 1943 it was reported that a man was attacked by an unknown creature in the wilderness about 18 miles down the Yukon from the town of Ruby. He later died of internal injuries and the creature that attacked him (presumably Bigfoot) was said to be run off by his dog team.
3. Bristol Bay
In 1940 near the town of Kaluka, a group of ladies was berry picking when they reportedly came upon a large manlike creature with long hair running down his back. They later went on to capture this creature, cage it and feed it. It later died and the story was documented in a letter from the cage-keeper.
4. Wrangell Narrows
In 1942, a man was sitting on the beach when he reportedly saw a massive 7-foot-tall creature that was hairy and rummaging through the woods.
5. Ft. Yukon
The year was 1969 when a man reported shooting an abundantly large, hairy manlike creature that was not human, while out moose hunting.
In the 1960's there were multiple sightings of a huge Bigfoot type creature rummaging in the woods near the tiny village. The creature was quick on his feet each time and didn't allow himself to be seen for too much time.
In 1970 many people in the village reported seeing an ominous creature passing swiftly through the night.
This southeast town holds some pretty wild tales of the past. In 1956, about 50 miles southwest of Ketchikan a man that was out fishing reported seeing an 8-foot-tall creature that was around 400 pounds and walked on two feet like an ape. There was also a young boy that reported a similar sighting nearby in 1960 and reacted to the encounter by screaming and running off as fast as possible.
In 1920 a local man died in this area after unsuccessfully trying to fight off a massive creature that he described as standing on two feet and being human-like.
10. Kobuk River
The year was 1966 when a man near Dall Creek found large manlike tracks near his mining camp. One day he approached the creature and shot it. Afterward, he described it as being like a huge manlike bear that was enormous in size and walked on two feet.
11. Nelchina Plateau
In the 1930s, locals were shocked when a Bigfoot creature killed one of the locals by tearing him to complete shreds. They later described the creature as a 'cannibal giant'.
12. Port Chatham
Also known as Portlock, this eerie small village on the Kenai Peninsula was home to so many Bigfoot sightings that the entire population eventually fled due to an overwhelming amount of fear. For a period of time during the 1900s, torn up bodies were washing up on the shores of this small village making the people believe that it had to be the evil Sasquatch spirits that roamed the woods nearby.
Multiple Bigfoot sightings occurred in this area during the early 1900s. One includes a man that was berry picking in the woods and was awakened by the sounds of a massive man-like creature having a conversation nearby. Another story in this area is about a tall Bigfoot creature that actually ended up carrying a three-year-old back to her home after she wandered off into the woods without anyone noticing her.
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