1977, Strouds Run State Park, Ohio: Boys Build Bigfoot Entrapment Wall

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1977, Strouds Run State Park, Ohio: Boys Build Bigfoot Entrapment Wall

While camping with their family, brothers Clinton and Adam Mahula became convinced their camp site was being stalked by a ravenous Bigfoot.

In order to protect themselves and their mom and dad, they came up with a complicated, if not wholly effective, plan of traps and walls.

They spend hours upon hours collecting rocks and branches that they arranged in a four inch high maze. Clinton had the idea that Bigfoot were naturally curious and would get trapped in the maze, trying to figure out the pattern. But there was no pattern and the Bigfoot would get trapped.

Adam was not as certain that a small maze on twigs on the ground would contain an 18 foot tall Bigfoot, but he kept his concerns to himself.

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1983, Priest Lake State Park, Idaho: Dried Flower Bunches Left by Bigfoot

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1983, Priest Lake State Park, Idaho: Dried Flower Bunches Left by Bigfoot

James Connie set up a series of Bigfoot traps in and around Priest Lake. He was encouraged to do so by several sightings and documented Bigfoot prints that he cast in plaster.

Connie’s traps consisted of raw and cooked whole chickens, with a trigger and suspended net. Connie planned on purchasing photographic equipment as soon as he could save the money.

In the meantime, these net traps were the best he could do. After several weeks of setting up the traps and returning with no results other than rotten chickens, Connie found something that excites him to this day.

In one of the traps in the most remote location in the woods that Connie only checked twice a month, he found the gift. Both chickens were completely devoured. Only a few bones remained scattered around. Hanging from the ropes in the net were bunches of dried flowers. Meticulous placed with a delicate touch so as not to spring the trap.

The dried flower bunches were beautiful wild flowers. When Connie had the flowers identified by his friend, a local florist, he was amazed to discover most of the flowers came from miles away – if not other areas of the nation. Connie developed the theory that a Bigfoot must carry these flowers around either to make gifts of them or as seasoning for whatever food it might scavenge.

Naysayers claim the dried flowers were placed there by kids. Others claim Connie is lying and found the flower arrangements in a dumpster behind the party center after a wedding and created the story around them. Connie’s traps never have trapped anything else.

1999, Big Bend National Park, Texas : Bigfoot Trap Covered in Doughnuts

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1999, Big Bend National Park, Texas : Bigfoot Trap Covered in Doughnuts

Jonny Lund and his brother Lenny were on vacation with their family. Bored with the scenic views and constant hiking, they came up with the idea of constructing a bigfoot trap a few yards from their campsite.

 Neither boy was ever a boy scout, nor did they have any skills, other than imaginary, in tracking or trapping. So the actual trap they created was more of a useless art project of useless rope and leaves and a small hole in the dirt. But it took the boys all day to make and they were quite proud of their accomplishments. Needing some bait, they approached their stepmother, Janice, for some ideas.

Janice wanting to placate the boys and reward them for leaving her alone for most of the days, offered them the jelly doughnuts. The same jelly doughnuts she was convinced the boys would love as a surprise treat, failing to anticipate the fussiness of both boys. Jonny hated jelly and Lenny would not eating anything that he said, “squished.” Janice was very hurt by these responses, but felt redeemed slightly when the boys responded with fist pumped glee when she handed them the box.

The boys spent the next hour or so carefully arranging the doughnuts in a path leading right up to the middle of their pretend bigfoot trap. After dinner, the boys were so excited it took nearly forever to get them to sleep that night. After the boys were asleep, Janice and their father Joe, laughed as they guessed which animal was going to enjoy all those stale jelly doughnuts.

The next morning the boys raced out to their trap to find that all the doughnuts were gone. Jonny did notice a lot of tiny paw prints. After some fast talking, he was able to to convince his bother, Lenny, that those raccoon prints were a baby bigfoot. Since everyone knows that baby bigfoot love doughnuts.

2010 Bigfoot Trap, Siskiyou National Forest, Jackson County, Oregon

TODAY IN BIGFOOT HISTORY! The world’s first and only, official Bigfoot Trap is located in Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon. It is a little reported fact that every Thanksgiving week, the trap is baited with a whole roasted turkey. For the last several years, the turkeys have been expertly removed from the interior without triggering the trap. At first the North American Wildlife Research Team, who built and has operated the trap since 1974, dismissed the missing fowl on smaller woodland creatures. But then last year, 2010, they discovered several Bigfoot tracks in the mud around and inside the trap. As well, they discovered that many of the smaller foliage was bent or broken down, like a large animal had had a picnic there. This year, cameras have been installed around the trap and a pumpkin pie has been added to the baited feast.