Wyoming Forests Bigfoot
If you’re looking for a great place to head out and search for Sasquatch, Wyoming is probably not your top pick for where to go. But there have been 28 sightings posted by the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization which is not nothing.
Considering Wyoming has access to both national parks and forests—including a portion of Yellowstone National Park—it actually doesn’t seem that far off that you’d see a Sasquatch wandering in the forests.
If you’re looking to catch sight of one in Wyoming, these are the best four counties to take a look:
Park County Wyoming SightingsIf you’re itching to track down Sasquatch in Wyoming, then your best bet is to explore Park County which has the largest number of sightings to-date reported by the BFRO.
Park County is at the top northwest corner of the state and features parts of both Yellowstone National Park and Shoshone National Forest. There have been nine different sightings logged by the BFRO since the 1970s.
The earliest sightings they have on record take place between 1970 and 1980. While it’s all logged as one sighting, it’s actually a collection of incidents reported by a Yellowstone backcountry ranger. They range from animal reactions to an actual Sasquatch sighting.
The most recent Sasquatch sighting in Park County was in July 2002, when a family of four saw a Sasqtch around noon near Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park.
While Park County isn’t the only place in Wyoming where you can find treed and mountainous areas, perfect for Sasquatch to hideout and live, it does feature significant sections of two large areas of prime Sasquatch habitat.
Lincoln County SightingsLincoln County comes in at number two for Sasquatch incidents in the state. This county can be found on the west side of the state, bordering Utah and encompassing the most southern section of the forest area that starts at Yellowstone National Park and features Wyoming Peak.
The earliest sighting in this area logged by the BFRO took place in August of 1986. Hikers reported seeing “three upright animals” hanging around as they approached their vehicle. More recently in 2003, a local bear hunter reported seeing a Sasquatch while he was approaching his bait site.
Carbon County SightingsThere is a tie for the third most popular place to find Sasquatch in the state, and one of the spots goes to Carbon County where there are three sightings listed on the BFRO. Located on the south edge of the state bordering Colorado that includes a section of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.
The oldest of the three sightings took place in June 1987 when a group of young squirrel hunters saw a juvenile Sasquatch. The latest was in September 2008, when another creature was seen lurking around an elk hunting camp in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
Teton County SightingsThe final Sasquatch hot-spot is in a tie for third place with Carbon County. Teton County also has three logged sightings from the BFRO. This area of the state features Grand Teton National Park—another great Sasquatch habitat.
The oldest sighting they have listed is actually from an article printed in the June 11, 1980, in the Idaho Falls. The article talks about two men who spot a Sasquatch-esque creature in the area. But the most recent sighting comes from June 2000 when campers observe a seven-foot being outside of their RV.
Finding Sasquatch in WyomingWhile we mostly associate Sasquatch with the Pacific Northwest states, you seem to have a pretty fair chance spotting one in Wyoming especially if you hangout in Park County.
If you’re itching to head out to Wyoming and see if you can get your hands on some Sasquatch evidence or a half-decent image, make sure you bring your Sasquatch Syndicate hoodie to get you through those colder nights by the fire.
Have you had a strange encounter in Wyoming? Let us know in the comments below or email us.
By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.