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Spotted in Your Hometown? View a Map of Alleged Texas Bigfoot Sightings

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No other cryptid or mythological creature, not even the Chupacabra or Mothman, holds so special a place in American folklore as Bigfoot. This hairy, ape-like creature is usually associated with the Pacific Northwest. The most famous alleged images of the Sasquatch, the controversial Patterson-Gimlin film, were allegedly captured in Bluff Creek, California, in the 1960s. True believers maintain that the film is the real deal. Skeptics say it’s an obvious hoax. What isn’t disputed is the fact that the short film made Bigfoot an icon of the American northwest. However, many Texans claim to have spotted Bigfoot right here in the Lone Star State.  Are these claims delusions, outright lies, or simply the strange truth?

There’s even a Texas Bigfoot Research Center with a good-sized following on social media. The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) also maintains a website chronicling all reported Texas sightings of Bigfoot. By clicking this click, you can view the most recent Lone Star State sightings or scroll down the list of counties. Click this link to view the map of Texas bigfoot sightings. Has Bigfoot been witnessed in your home county?

Spotted in Your Hometown? View a Map of Alleged Texas Bigfoot Sightings

Photo: Facebook/Texas Bigfoot Research Center

Perhaps it isn’t really surprising that Bigfoot sightings would be reported in the Piney Woods of East Texas. But the fact that the BFRO has an entry listed in Lubbock County is sure to raise some eyebrows. What exactly would Bigfoot be doing in the wide-open plains of West Texas? It turns out that the Lubbock entry was a report of footprints photographed in Yellow House Canyon, just south of the Lubbock Lake Site. Apparently, there have been other rumors of a creature in the area, with some folks calling it the “Canyon Thang.”

Another entry details an eyewitness’s alleged encounter with Bigfoot in a nearby South Plains county. This alleged sighting took place in rural Hockley County, close to Yellow House Draw. The witness was a woman who lived in a house close to Silver Lake, with the Muleshoe Wildlife refuge being about 20 miles to the northwest.  The first encounter allegedly occurred in October of 2010. “I was wiping windows in the den,” the witness wrote,” and saw this big black hairy head peeking around a storage shed in the back of the house… When I stopped to stare, the head went back behind the shed. I waited… the same head peeked around the corner in the same way except I saw black fingers (long) holding onto the corner of the building…” She went on to describe feeling spooked and afraid to be alone.

Spotted in Your Hometown? View a Map of Alleged Texas Bigfoot Sightings
Photo: Facebook/Texas Bigfoot Research Center

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