The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Is One Of Washington’s Greatest Mysteries

You’ve probably heard that Washington is well-known for its Sasquatch sightings… there’s even a company that will help you hunt for Bigfoot. And if you’ve ever heard of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus, the idea probably sounds ridiculous. But this “ridiculous” legend, widely thought to be a hoax, is still debated in certain circles. We’re not sure if it’s because the initial evidence was compelling or the fact that our state is full of mystery and wonder, but either way, it makes for a great story.

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Would you find the idea of a tree octopus who crawled out of the sea and had vision as good as a human’s (in order to watch you explore the forest) interesting or creepy? Read all about the mysterious Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus here.