While hiking in the woods at Salt Fork State Park, two Ohio men claim they saw what resembled Bigfoot or Sasquatch, according to an article from our media partner Ohio.com.
On Jan. 12, the two hikers said they found themselves staring at a figure that had characteristics of Bigfoot: a hairy, upright-walking ape creature.
It kind of looks like a guy in a moderately-priced Bigfoot costume, but hey, we're not the Bigfoot experts.
“Should we even be here?” said Eric, one of the two men. Eric did not want his last name revealed, according to Ohio.com.
While scientists have discounted the existence of Bigfoot, the legend of Bigfoot lives on through folklore.
“Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Ohio Grassman. Whatever you choose to call it, it really is all the same creature. Very big, hairy and tall, averaging 6 to 8 feet tall. With foot prints averaging from 13 to 17 inches long. It has been rumored to live in Ohio since the mid-1700s. It has also been rumored to live in Ohio’s largest State Park. Salt Fork. Over 36 sightings have been reported to Don Keating of Newcomerstown since the middle 1980s. With the huge amount of alleged ‘evidence’ coming from Salt Fork’s borders, Keating decided to host the ‘Annual Bigfoot Conference’ at Salt Fork starting in 2005,” according to the Cambridge Guernsey County Visitors and Convention Bureau website.
Sightings have been reported at the following locations inside the park:
- Morgan's Knob
- Parker Road
- Bigfoot Ridge
Yes, Bigfoot Ridge.
A map of the park helps guests navigate the locations of the sightings.
Each year the Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, which is located in Southeast Ohio, holds the Annual Bigfoot Conference, considered the world's largest Bigfoot festival and conference.