NOTE: The following account was submitted by an experienced Western naturalist. We can confirm the photos are original and unaltered:
A primordial ecosystem
Dear King Bigfoot, I didn’t know where to share this anomalous incident, but found your website on an Internet search and thought I’d contact you.
Before I begin, here’s a little background. I’m from another state but often take trips with my family to see the redwoods. Especially during this time of social distancing, we find them enjoyable and worthwhile to visit. I like to share forest ecology with my children.
Not all the big trees are in Redwood National Park or on the Avenue of the Giants. Sequoia Park in Eureka, which is near the coast about halfway between the two locations, has some scientifically significant old growth specimens. This picture here is an example of one estimated at 1,000 years old. Some live past 2,000 years in age.
But I’m not contacting you about the trees. It’s about a strange experience we had in the forest a few days ago. Nearing dusk, with the park quiet and empty, my son noticed something high in the redwoods in the distance.
‘I think I see a Bigfoot’
More than 50 feet off the forest floor, a platform of some kind was attached to one of the trees. On top of it was an unusual figure or shape.
“Dad, I think I see a Bigfoot,” my son said.
I was skeptical, but don’t have the eyesight he does. So I took a few photographs to examine whatever the thing was. Here is the first photo.
If you look closely, you can see a shape on top of the platform, one of numerous mysterious structures high in the trees in Sequoia Park.
Closer look leads to questions
In this second image, which zooms in above the platform, the ambiguous shape comes into somewhat better focus. I don’t know what it us, but it could conceivably be a Bigfoot.
It seems to be looking up to the right, with an arm extended to the right, from the perspective of the viewer, grasping either the tree or a rope perpendicular to the platform. It has perhaps grabbed a cord as well, which looks like it’s dangling around its torso. What could be a face seems to be looking upward to the right.
If the head shape were interpreted facing another direction, more toward the front, two nodular protrusions could be either mammary glands, crouching kneecaps or maybe an infant.
We walked further along the trail to get a closer look but the hominid shape vanished.
I did some research and found out more about the platform. It’s part of the Redwood Sky Walk, which is currently under construction but should open later in 2020, connecting the city of Eureka’s zoo with its old growth community forest.
The $4M canopy trail will extend a quarter mile into the forest, connecting numerous platforms and rising as high as 100 feet from the forest floor. Here is a visual of what it will look like.
Potential megafauna habitat
But I digress. Back on the topic. I wanted to find out if it was possible for a Bigfoot to be in Sequoia Park. It is 70 acres of forest, much of it off trail, with streams, meadows, plenty of fish, waterfowl, berries, shoots and roots. Black bears and deer make regular appearances. Why not a possible primate?
There have been other reports of primitive hominids near Eureka, including the testimony of an eyewitness from a farm south of town in the 1940s.
And Sequoia Park, while on the outskirts of Eureka, does connect with green corridors of private and public forests that go all the way to Six Rivers National Forest and Redwood National Park.
Bigfoot or not, Humboldt County has recorded the most encounters with the beast man in California, including the famous Patterson-Gimlin creature, captured on film in 1967 near Willow Creek, the so-called Bigfoot capital of the world.
*This account is from a former national park ranger who wishes to remain anonymous at this time given the sensitive nature of this topic. However, he is researching more on the subject and may send us additional reporting. The photos are public use and can be shared.