Michigan is one of the hot spots for Bigfoot

If you want to encounter Bigfoot, Michigan is a great place to start, TV show says

The Empire Bluff overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Emily Bingham | MLive.com

Emily Bingham, MLive.com

The Empire Bluff overlook at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Photo by Emily Bingham | MLive.com

Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”

According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.

In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.

In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.

Other states with significant claims of seeing the beast include Washington, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Tee Pee structures from northern Michigan

I have 2 new interesting reports involving teepee-like structures. The first is of a structure discovered on a northern Mich two-track with an EC-like track beside it, and on the previous day there was no structure there. This may be the first time I have heard of a track near a structure.
 
The second case is a teepee structure shown to Igor and me by Chuck Lietzau in a southern Mich park (photos below). The park personnel told Chuck that it has been there with only a few changes for about 20 years. It is quite rare in my experience to have any information about how long teepee structures have been in place. The 2nd photo with Igor in the foreground and close to the camera gives the impression that the structure is only a little more than 6 feet high, but it is actually about 9 or 10 feet. There were some sticks about the size of broomhadles interweaved horizontally on a few parts of the structure.
As to what is the purpose of these type structures, I have no idea, but I have seen photos of several examples.
As opposed to just a few branches stacked up against a tree or interweaved in a free standing structure, these teepees would seem to require a lot of time and effort to gather up perhaps 100 sizeable tree limbs from the surrounding area and stack them in place. It is also noteworthy that these stacked limbs normally do not have side branches attached, or even the stubby remains of side branches.

Bob


Bigfoot Discovery days in West Branch Michigan 2018

I just came back from my second time attending the Bigfoot Discovery Days, in West Branch Michigan. It was a terrific event in that we had several good speakers, including Dr. Jeff Meldrum. He actually gave two talks one in the morning and one later in the afternoon. I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with him the Friday before the event, and I want to say what an honor it was to be able to pick his brain on all things Bigfoot. He had many good stories and approached the topic of Bigfoot in  a very scientific manner. So if you ever have a chance to speak to Dr. Meldrum, one on one it is time well spent.

In addition there were local speakers there  discussing their   encounters and observations, as well as a good ole town hall meeting that was riveting with personal encounters from people around Michigan.

And to top all of this off we ,( Chuck, Ernie, Jagr, and myself ) part of Michigan Sasquatch Project met a lot of real nice people at the conference that we will stay in touch with and share stories and knowledge.

Possible Bigfoot print in Michigan Metro Park

This is a foot print found in one of Detroit’s metro park in December of 2017. This print was found near some stick structures.

 

Bigfoot Days in West Branch Michigan April 2018

West Branch, Michigan will be hosting ” Bigfoot Days” this coming April the 21st, 2018. There will be many quality speakers from around the Michigan area, including the legendary Doctor Jeff Meldrum. Dr. Meldrum will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on everything Bigfoot. More details to follow.