Sunday, June 26, 2011

Newfoundland Bigfoot: Help me in the hunt!

As you drive along the Trans Canada Highway, motorists on the lookout for a large, hairy animal may find themselves staring at something decidedly more cryptozoological than your average Newfoundland moose.

As I was driving back to St. John's from Bay Roberts on the Trans Canada Highway earlier this week, I spotted something just east of the Salmonier Line turnoff.

"That tree stump looks just like Bigfoot," I thought.  Then, as I came closer, "My God! It IS Bigfoot!"

Some genius prankster has put up a plywood cutout of a sasquatch-looking creature just at the edge of a pond, 60 meters or so off the highway.

Folklore junkie that I am, I immediately recognized the outline of the monster captured in the controversial Patterson film of 1967.

I returned today, and crept close to the monster cut-out, snapping a series of photos, now on Flickr.

I'd love to know who created this, and why! If you have ANY ideas as to who made it, email me at or text me at 709-685-3444.  If the creator wants to remain anonymous, I'd be happy to oblige, but I'd love to interview them about their monster, and the story behind it.

PS  - Here is an article I wrote about Bigfoot in Newfoundland in 2007.


Anonymous said...

I see this cutout all the time and a few days back i saw a caribou not far from the cutout

Unknown said...

I am from the United States. I have often wondered about Bigfoot and your area. I follow a couple of fellas that do bush camping in Newfoundland. With that much uncharted area there have to have been some sightings.