The first reported Bigfoot Sasquatch
sighting in the area by European settlers occurred in 1886. One of the most famous sightings occurred near the Klamath River in 1967 in which a few seconds of movie was filmed.
In fact, the Klamath River area is ground zero for Bigfoot/Sasquatch sightings. More sightings have occurred in this area then anyplace else in the world.
(This is frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film
Scientists such as Jane Goodall
and Jeffrey Meldrum
have expressed interest and belief in the creature.
Kamp Klamath includes Sasquatch Island. You can camp there...right in the middle of the Klamath. You might meet Bigfoot!
Bigfoot is described in reports as a large hairy ape-like creature, ranging between 6–10 feet tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. Witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge
, and a large, low-set forehead. Bigfoot is commonly reported to have a strong, unpleasant smell by those who claim to have encountered it. The enormous footprints for which it is named have been as large as 24 inches...
There are several organizations dedicated to the research and investigation of Bigfoot sightings in the United States. The oldest and largest is the Bigfoot Field Research Organization or "BFRO". The BFRO also provides a free database to individuals and other organizations. Their internet website includes reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility http://www.bfro.net/