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.

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