Scot Violette was hiking in the Blue Mountains in Eastern Oregon last summer when he saw what he believed to be Bigfoot.
"I tracked down the migratory patterns with credible reports we received, and found that this is where it would be at this time," said Violette, owner of Blue Mountain Bigfoot Research and the host of a recent search for the legendary creature in the Mt. Hood National Forest. "After 25 years (of research), I pinned down that this is where it would be."
Violette said the first thing he noticed was the smell, which he compared to "wet dog rolled in garbage." As he approached closer, he heard the creature growl.
And then he saw its face through the trees.
"It bobbed its head," he said. "I heard a loud whistle. It wasn't like a person's whistle. It was a female elk chirping sound, but a higher pitch."
The creature walked toward the sound. Violette later found three sets of 16 inch footprints and three sets of 9-inch footprints. He theorized that the creature he saw was a juvenile bigfoot, and the mother bigfoot was the one that whistled.
Violette hosted an investigation for the creature from Sunday, March 24, through Wednesday, March 27, at the Armstrong Campground in the Mt. Hood National Forest.
The area is rife with Bigfoot sightings, and a 2015 book refers to the stretch of Highway 224 that runs through the forest as the Oregon Bigfoot Highway.
"There have been 60 years worth of sightings along the highway," Violette said.
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