In search of a man-sized creature in the California Alps, and it’s not Bigfoot
WEAVERVILLE, CA — A group of cryptozoological researchers went to Northern California’s Trinity Mountains to seek a legendary human-sized beast.
It’s not Sasquatch. It’s a salamander.
Encounters with the watery giant have been reported in the region’s alpine lakes and rivers for more than one hundred years.
An old man interviewed on the expedition said he saw salamanders the size of alligators when he was young.
During the 1920s, Frank Griffith claimed he spotted five Giant Salamanders ranging from 5 to 9 feet in length in the Trinity Alps’ New River.
In 1939, Thomas Rodgers reportedly studied a Giant Salamander caught in the Sacramento River.
Is it an unknown species related to the so-called Snout Otters (see photo) in Asian waters, a single anomaly or the figment of imaginations?
Watch the trailer for 2021 Trinity Giant Salamander Expedition, released days ago, and learn more.
Hat tip to Ken Gerhard, Jamie Wayne, Jim Whitehead, Jason Kauntze and Daniel Alan Jones for doing the trek.