This is a Sasquatch Expedition Report submitted by two independent researchers to document their findings in southwest Oregon.
Date of Expedition
On Saturday June 7th we made forays on foot across a wilderness area where we had experienced Sasquatch activity before. Around 12:30 pm we came across some exposed dirt on a hill side, and upon further inspection I saw a well defined bare heel print and I soon realized the entire footprint was there. The reason it caught my eye is because the forest floor is only plants or litter from trees, not dug up exposed earth.
It appears a Sasquatch was walking across the side of a hill and may have dug in with it’s right foot to get better traction in order to sidestep a young tree growing on the hill side. A second much shallower left foot print was visible that I also later made a cast of when I returned with casting materials.
The following is a photo of the footprint:
This is the 17″ long right footprint. The heel (left end of the above photo) is 5″ wide. Near the toes the foot is 6″ wide. The depression is deeper than it appears in the photo.
Here are both prints after being cast as if walking toward the viewer. The Sasquatch is walking laterally across the side of a hill, with the left foot at a higher elevation than the right. Measuring to the center of each heel, the heels are 46″ apart. It appears the Bigfoot side stepped a small tree in it’s path which measured 3′ 1″ high instead of the usual inline step more commonly observed. The budge pictured on the side of the right foot was a natural depression in the land that the casting material went into. The bare feet, particularly the left foot, shows no arch which is typical of Sasquatch footprints. About 80% of the left foot is a well defined indentation into the forest floor with the remainder at the toe end not as distinguishable. The casting material was extended to 17 inches to give it a matching perspective to the cast of right foot.
A, a 6 foot 240 lb man, shows the stretch he had to make to place his feet next to these footprints which are 46 inches apart from the center of their respective heels, and the left foot is around 1 foot higher in elevation than the right.
Dirt was kicked back behind the right foot before the heel impression was made. There is no other exposed bare dirt anywhere else around this area where this footprint is found. Unlike the right foot in this photo, the left foot impression had no exposed dirt and it was also a more shallow depression, perhaps 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch at its deepest. The right heel impression into soft dirt made a natural curve similar to a bare human foot, although humans don’t sport 5 inch wide heels.
Some forest litter had collected in the footprint, but not much; so, it probably was not a real old print. The depression at the toe end of the right foot is around 3 inches deep. It seems displaced dirt was kicked back before the heel made a defined impression in the loose dirt. 17 inches might not be accurate due to the dirt being dug out with the front of the foot making it’s final placement thereafter unknown. The dirt was compressed under the footprint. It can only be speculated as to why it did this. Perhaps while walking sideways across a hill it wanted more sure traction to step up and walk past that plant, not unlike humans kicking a place in a hill side to gain a better foothold. No known animal or human could have laid down these large archless tracts.
D, 5’9″ tall, struggles to position his legs next to the footprints, indicating a really tall individual sidestepped uphill to avoid a young tree in line with the right foot.
Right foot cast:
The side view of the cast shows the depth of the impression which is 3 inches at it’s maximum. As you see it tappers from the front of the toe area and becomes deeper indicating it dug into the earth with the right foot and the dirt was thrown to the rear. The foot then pressed down the loose dirt which is compacted in the depression. It is evident it was dug out and then stepped into since the dirt is thrown back beyond the heel impression.
The front view of the right foot shows what might be individual toes at the top. The depth of the impression shows considerable force needed to displace so much soil.
We returned to this area looking for a possible Sasquatch shelter we had observed in June of 2013 while exploring this area to do some off trail camping. Before we came across the shelter during the 2013 trip, I heard wood knocks fairly close to us, less than 50 yards away, which at the time I thought someone was out there hammering something, but in later inspection no one was out there.
In 2013, we were not looking for Sasquatches and unfortunately we did not carry any cameras to record the structure, which was a rather large rectangle, about 15′ x 20′ with no roof. We saw it next to an old, barely discernible, unused logging road on a ridge line, probably last used 30 or 40 years ago and had trees grown up in it. The shelter was next to it. It was made of all broken branches, nothing cut. Some of it was in vertical sticks, two sides were made of large horizontal limbs in the pattern you would lay a log cabin with. I walked over alone to get a closer look and I believe I was hit with infrasound and we moved on. After we moved on, objects occasionally hit the ground around 30 feet or so from us if we stopped walking.
On this later trip on June 7th 2014, we found the old logging road, unfortunately there were fires in Southern Oregon last year, some not far from this area, and a fire break had been created on the ridge line where that old logging road and shelter were, and trees were cut down and the land was cleared for a fairly wide swath, and the structure was no more. But I did hear a single tree knock in the distance around 3 pm while we walked down this ridge line. After some more exploring we made our way back to my van and drove back to our camp.
I returned alone around 7:30 pm to try and find the foot prints to make casts. A had forgot to bring his GPS locator to mark their position so finding it would be difficult. I drove to an area I thought was a depression that might connect to the hill side where the footprints were. I entered the woods there and while making my way I heard two wood knocks, about one full second apart, from the direction I had come from, back toward my van. I continued on.
This was indeed the correct low depression, and I found the footprints on a hill side connected to it, and I made casts in a hurry because it was getting dark. While down on my knees making casts I noticed a third footprint that I had not noticed before, but I did not cast it. It was between the two I did cast, closer to the right footprint. I think the Sasquatch must have brought it’s left foot up even with the right one when it dug the depression in the hill side, before side stepping up the hill.
I only brought three bottles of water and I barely had enough to mix what I did. I actually didn’t fill the right foot print as deep as I should have because I was limited in water to mix with. I used sheet-rock mud to make casts which would have to dry overnight. I GPSed it. I stuck two apples on a tree in case any Sasquatches were observing me and I hit a tree with a stick, and on the second swing it broke and made a muted sound. About 3 or 4 seconds later I heard a single wood knock in the distance. The exact same direction I heard the two earlier. It was around 8:15 and I made my way back to my van. It was about to get dark.
The next day, Sunday June 8th, we found the casts around 11:00 am. The apples were still on the tree, nothing had taken them. We explored more of the area that day. Just before sunset we went to the area where I had heard the tree knocks the previous day and we brought chairs with us into those woods to sit there and talk after dark. We planned to not use flashlights until we left. We wanted to see if we would get any activity.
We did hear sticks break twice, like when you step on a stick. The first one sounded like it was maybe 50 feet behind me around 9:30 pm. We didn’t stay that late before leaving.
SRA Researcher’s Comments
(SRA-Andy) I spoke with the witness by phone, verifying his report. The area where this occurred is very rugged and densely forested, with many streams and a lot of potential food sources. It is excellent sasquatch habitat.