North Coast town denies there’s a Bigfoot in its community forest

Posted on January 16, 2021 5:32 pm

North Coast town denies there’s a Bigfoot in its community forest

Special to Press California

A coastal town in Northern California discounts media claims that a hairy humanoid is in its public park, and requests that visitors avoid the area, where a canopy walk is being constructed in a redwood forest.

The city of Eureka issued the statement this week after numerous news websites circulated photos of a primate-like form in Sequoia Park, a 70-acre public preserve on the outskirts of town.

Miles Slattery, city manager for the City of Eureka, said he was “aware of the images,” purported to show a primate form on a platform more than 50 feet off the ground in the redwoods. But he dismissed the idea of a primitive man monster in the park.

“It’s a pretty big place, but none of our staff has reported anything,” he said.
The structure in question is part of the city’s Redwood Sky Walk, slated to open in the spring to connect the forest with the city’s zoo.

The $4M aerial trail will extend a quarter mile, linking numerous tree platforms and rising more than 100 feet above the forest floor. The ADA-compliant project will include an adventure segment for more daring visitors.

Slattery urged residents and curious visitors to “please avoid the area during the final construction phase to reduce the impacts on the park and zoo.”

In recent weeks, media outlets including Coast to Coast AM, I Heart Radio, KHVH and Atlas Obscura posted reports of a possible hominid in a tall redwood tree, citing photographs taken by a former volunteer for the zoo.

Several of the outlets noted that nearby Willow Creek is known as the Bigfoot capitol of the world, given the many encounters in the area and that the term Bigfoot was coined there in the 1950s.

City denies Bigfoot, but can’t explain image on its Sky Walk platform.

Some of the media cited Dr. Richard Stepp, a former professor of physical sciences at Humboldt State University, who theorized that a Bigfoot could be in the park.

“There are streams that flow through the park, covered with thick underbrush. Streams are traditional passageways for large mammals to travel without detection,” said Stepp, a lifelong researcher on paranormal topics.

Moreover, he added, there have been other Bigfoot reports near Eureka, including the testimony of an eyewitness from a farm south of town in the 1940s.

In a communication with a media representative with the city, Steppe clarified that he had not personally seen the photos and that his analysis was merely hypothetical.

Photos of the mystery creature were first posted on the site KingBigfoot.com.

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Daniel Silvan
Daniel Silvan
3 months ago

The shocking thing is that they spent $4 million to build this thing. It could have been built for a small fraction of that.

showandtell
showandtell
3 months ago

Bigfoot for Governor!

Woodchuck Chuck
Woodchuck Chuck
3 months ago

Anyone seen Rosie O’Donnell lately? Michael Moore?

Bill J
Bill J
3 months ago

…..yeah, at the buffet.

anonymous
anonymous
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill J

They were in line behind Stacy Abrams from GA who was pushing a wagon to load more food on it!

BKMart
BKMart
3 months ago

They said it was Bigfoot not Biggass

karen D McCarty
karen D McCarty
3 months ago

48 years ago, I lived for a summer in Mendicino, CA up Navarra Ridge Road on the “Lords Land” Commune Before it was a Christian Retreat. I was assistant bread maker for the commune. I stayed in a trailer in the woods. One side of the trailer was glass from the floor to the ceiling. On a full moon night. I was awakened by a scratching noise (like fingernails) from the front to the back of the trailer. I was very scared! Then I saw an 7-8 foot , hairy creature with long arms looking thru the glass. I was… Read more »

IAFF
IAFF
3 months ago

Shrooms & weed aren’t drugs. Sounds like your typical dude on a commune 48 years ago.

H.T. Bell
H.T. Bell
3 months ago

Me. My wife and I were driving on dirt roads near Comptche about the same year. Comptche is near Navarro. We watched one run through thick forest brush. We both saw it. Yes, quite real. Tall, hairy, and quick moving.

Stephen
Stephen
3 months ago

I wonder if BIG FOOT has a big appetite for Vegetarian food or does he get FAST FOOD by rapidly raiding the dumpster behind McDonald’s?

Blame Jeff
Blame Jeff
3 months ago

That camping trip got way out of hand. We were all tripping on acid, wasca, ranch style beans and sweet tarts. Our game of thrones cape we made from squirrel pelts turned out wrong. Then stupid Jeff peaks on his acid and ran away so we bailed. Stupid Jeff. Everything turned out ok though.

Stephen
Stephen
3 months ago
Reply to  Blame Jeff

Must have been something he ate.

B C
B C
3 months ago

Bigfoot Lives Matter
BLM

Obama's Son
Obama's Son
6 months ago

Looks like Big Mike is hiding in the woods. Good for her/him

Adam Cassidy
5 months ago
Reply to  Obama's Son

Big Mike on a Child Hunting Party weekend.

B C
B C
6 months ago

“Bigfoot is just an idea”
Buden

August
August
6 months ago

Relax people; it’s just a Gorilla in High Heels.

J.R. Ewing
J.R. Ewing
6 months ago

So thats’ where Lebron ran to when he started to cry and left the game early.

kamalaswallow
kamalaswallow
5 months ago
Reply to  J.R. Ewing

Maybe Lequeen’s mister/mistress

fritz
fritz
6 months ago

This is a head scratcher: I have a woodsman friend who claims to have seen this thing for real. Strange, he doesn’t drink and hasn’t ridden in a UFO.

Oroville J. Fessbinder
Oroville J. Fessbinder
6 months ago

Do they have hotels near this park? I’m going to go up there and see for myself.

goldenfoxx
goldenfoxx
4 months ago

You might want to check out this video before you go off looking for Big Foot. Thousands of people go missing every year in Nt’l forests.

5 STRANGEST disappearances in forests | The Missing 411 phenomenon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSpBqXj_X8

Mr Natural
Mr Natural
6 months ago

Is it possible that increased sightings are related to the recent legalization of marijuana?

Ching Chong
Ching Chong
6 months ago

Sure it wasn’t floppy big Mike ?

August
August
6 months ago

What’s Khlozzilla Kartrashian doing up there? No NBA players’ locker rooms to cruise there.

Dave
Dave
6 months ago

Mad Max is out without her mask again.

matthew edward bolcer
6 months ago

just unshaven hippies

JFW
JFW
6 months ago

It’s not “Bigfoot.” His name is “Darryl!

billybob
billybob
6 months ago
Reply to  JFW

Might also be my X.

57binS
57binS
6 months ago
Reply to  JFW

Not only that, it turns out he only wears a size 10… Sean Spenser.

Brian Skiffington
Brian Skiffington
6 months ago

It is tragically incurable when men lose the simple ability to discern fact from fable.

Last edited 6 months ago by Brian Skiffington
Bebe
Bebe
6 months ago

I am still hearing conversation and crosstalk. There seems to be one leader. Male and female voices. Standing around, watching the bears.
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Bebe
Bebe
6 months ago

The group conversation caught in the audio also mentioned a baby bear in the brown debris at the base of the trees.

(all of this has to do with the photos accessed via the link in the PressCalifornia article)

Bebe
Bebe
6 months ago

I can hear audio. A group crosstalking about two bears up in the tree, on the platform. They seem to think it’s a mom with one or more cubs. I just heard one man say “she’s coming down”.

Bears do climb those old trees. Babies with their sharp claws are very good at it.

Bebe
Bebe
6 months ago
Reply to  tippermart

Oh, really? Then why did it come up with the photo linked in the article you posted? The photo showing the “bigfoot” on the platform?

Mickey Ratte
Mickey Ratte
3 months ago
Reply to  Bebe

How to tell a grizzly from a brown bear: When you climb a tree to escape, a brown bear will climb up the tree to kill and eat you (not necessarily in that order) whereas the grizzly will just knock the tree down.

showandtell
showandtell
6 months ago

I have to admit I am very curious about what that figure on the platform is.

Brad R
Brad R
6 months ago

If you zoom into the image it’s clearly a shadow.

Brad R
Brad R
6 months ago

If you open the image and zoom in it’s clearly a shadow.

Max Conrad
Max Conrad
6 months ago

Not one single Sasquatch corpse or skull has been found. That is a statistical impossibility for a creature of their supposed size. Bigfoot is bogus.

JF1962
JF1962
6 months ago
Reply to  tippermart

If i’m out on a hike, I will definelty have a zoom camera and some binoculars.

Oroville J. Fessbinder
Oroville J. Fessbinder
6 months ago
Reply to  tippermart

You’ve got a point, there. I’m going to see for myself. Besides, the air is better up there and no heat wave. I’m bringing my camera.

Tom Anderson
Tom Anderson
6 months ago

Everyone now has an HD high quality camera in their pocket with automatic exposure, no need to develop film, and is completely digital–and this is the photo we get.

Enough…..