Locals Reluctant to Talk About Bigfoot in PublicBy KRISTAN KORNS, Two Rivers Tribune
Tribes all along the Pacific coast, from Central California all the way up to Alaska, have shared stories about large hairy human-like creatures that live hidden in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.
Steven Streufort, who runs Bigfoot Books in Willow Creek, said that European settlers arriving in the area disregarded the stories at first – until they started finding footprints and catching sight of the creature themselves.
It wasn’t until the twentieth century that the local stories reached the outside world.
“In the late 1950s they started to cut into a remote area of virgin timber north of Weitchpec,” Streufort said. “When they started cutting roads into there, they found footprints in the new roads.”A logging tractor driver from Salyer named Jerry Crews took pictures and made plaster casts of huge footprints at his work site near Bluff Creek. The footprints were 16 inches long.The Humboldt Times in Eureka published the pictures in October 1958, and the story was retold by newspapers around the world.Despite the stories of Bigfoot being in the worldwide news media for over 50 years, and told throughout the Pacific Northwest for hundreds of years before that, people are reluctant to come forward with their own sightings.
“They may tell you if they know you and trust you,” Streufort said, “but they don’t want to go on the record. It can damage your reputation publically.”
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Over at Live Science another theory about bigfoot sightings:
Could Escaped Animals Account for Bigfoot Sightings?
Benjamin Radford, Discovery News