1996, Red Rock Canyon, Oklahoma: Rock Climbing Bigfoot


1996, Red Rock Canyon, Oklahoma: Rock Climbing Bigfoot

Omar Hughes and Joe Plates were getting ready for a fun day of rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon, when Hughes shouted for Plates to look up at the side of the cliff.

Among the red rock, slowly scaling upward, was a huge brown figure. Hairy and damp looking. For such a large, bulky figure it seemed to scale the rock face with great ease.

Plates pointed out the size of the creature’s feet, which despite their size, gripped to the rocks with great power and agility.

Both seasoned rock climbers were incredibly impressed by the Bigfoot’s rock climbing ability. They watched the creature scale the entire cliff until it disappeared over the top.

Hughes and Plates attempted to retrace the route that the Bigfoot used, but found it was too steep and impassable, which further impressed them.

1977, McGee Creek State Park, Oklahoma: Fisherman Gets Flashed by Bigfoot


1977, McGee Creek State Park, Oklahoma: Fisherman Gets Flashed by Bigfoot

Richard Duke had been fishing for Crappie all morning. Just as he pulled all his lines in and started on his brown bag lunch.  He heard the bushes near him rustle. He turned in his folding chair to get a better look.

“Thought maybe it was Sly,” Duke said, “coming to sit a spell.”

Instead Duke saw a Bigfoot peeking out at him. It was clearly startled. Its eyes got wider and it let out a little squeak. Then the Bigfoot jumped back. Duke thought he heard it run away.

“I sat there holding my bologna sandwich, my jaw hanging open, thinking ‘I just saw a damn Bigfoot.’ When if those damn bushes do not split open again. Only this time instead of the creature’s head poking through, it was his other end,” Duke chuckled.

“I imagine not too many people have truly, really seen a Bigfoot, let alone get mooned by one!”

1952, Lake Eucha, Oklahoma: Bigfoot Displaced by Spavinaw Creek Dam


1952, Lake Eucha, Oklahoma: Bigfoot Displaced by Spavinaw Creek Dam

In 1952, Spavinaw Creek was dammed creating Lake Eucha. While the Cherokee were warned that their town was going to be submerged, the Bigfoot Colony that lived around the creek, did not.

The week the dam went live and the lake was created, the Cherokee witnessed a very angry Bigfoot Migration.  It included smashed car wind shields, crushed trash bins, and a rash of endlessly barking dogs.  Several of the tribal elders, recounted when they first put in the electricity to the town.  A similar Bigfoot event happened as the night grew brighter.

Where the Bigfoot went remains undetermined.  But they never did return to the Eucha area.

1972, Cimarron River, Oilton, Oklahoma, Bigfoot On The Washed Out Bridge


1972, Cimarron River, Oilton, Oklahoma, Bigfoot On The Washed Out Bridge

High schoolers, Ted Brinski and Gwen Fillion, were canoeing down the Cimarron River. Late in the afternoon, after a leisurely day of paddling, the pair allow the river’s current to carry them along.

Gwen offers Ted one of her mother’s famous homemade chocolate chip cookies. As Ted reaches to take it from her hand, she drops the cookie into the canoe and a horrible expression creeps across her face.

“Looked to me like one of those cartoon characters who see a ghost, their face twists up right before all the hair on their head shoots up like bolts of lightning,” Ted laughed as he described Gwen’s expression, “I wish I had a camera with me. That was a priceless face!”

“Ted can laugh all he wants because after he saw what I was pointing at, he nearly jumped out of the boat,” Gwen said sternly.

“Canoe,” Ted corrected.

What Gwen was pointing at was a horrible monster standing on the ruined pylon of a washed out bridge. The monster was naked, except for a peach fuzz fur covering its entire body. He had massive hands and feet, with big bulbous toes and finger tips. Red and yellow eyes that seemed to be crying big silver tears while squinting in pure meanness. And huge flapping ears that looked like bruised fruit.

The Bigfoot was urinating off the side of the pylon.

Ted and Gwen frantically paddled in the opposite direction, once the creature turned toward them. He seemed to be aiming directly at their tiny canoe.