In search of a man-sized creature in the California Alps, and it’s not Bigfoot

Posted on May 21, 2022 3:57 pm

In search of a man-sized creature in the California Alps,  and it’s not Bigfoot

Staff Report

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.

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Tomas
Tomas
1 month ago

I camped up there many times with the Boy Scouts, I thought everyone knew about them.

Sunny
Sunny
1 month ago

Now we know where Democrats come from!

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Everything was bigger when we were younger. “…An old man interviewed on the expedition said he saw salamanders the size of alligators when he was young…”

Buick
Buick
1 month ago

So if it is found, this area will be shut down and not available for public use via the endangered species act. Not good, I can hear the center for biological diversity center cheering…

Dave Huff
Dave Huff
1 month ago

Tastes like chicken….

nemo
nemo
1 month ago

nice!!

showandtell
showandtell
1 month ago

I hope they find their giant salamanders, but really, it’s the journey, isn’t it? All I could think about while watching the trailer is how gorgeous it is up there.