Since the beginning of 2022, there have been 20 states that have received reports of a Bigfoot sighting. While most U.S. sightings of this ape-like creature have occurred in the Pacific Northwest, all 50 states have received sightings – including Ohio.
So where are you most likely to claim a Bigfoot sighting? BetOhio.com is on the hunt.
The state with the most Bigfoot sightings is Washington (with 707) – perhaps Bigfoot is a holdover from the Seattle grunge scene?
Next up is California (458), because you’re likely to see anything in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Florida comes in third (337), as Florida Man is genetically similar to Bigfoot.
Then comes . . . Ohio (318).
Ohio? Where would one see Bigfoot in Ohio except when Michigan comes to play in Columbus? At a rest stop on I-80?
Actually, according to Ohio’s Country Journal, Ohio’s Bigfoot, known as The Grassman, is most likely to be spotted in the Appalachian foothills of Eastern Ohio.
Another hot spot is the state’s north-central region. Marc DeWerth -- a noted Bigfoot researcher -- says he was followed by a Bigfoot coming out of an old Ohio strip mine. Two hikers also saw Bigfoot in Salt Fork State Park.
Think Ohio isn’t Bigfoot crazy? On August 5-6, Logan, Ohio, will host the Hocking Hills Bigfoot Festival with presentations, local cuisine and a meet & greet.
On September 9-11, a Bigfoot Basecamp Weekend is planned for Pleasant Hill Lake Park in Richland County, with Matt Moneymaker, host of Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot,” and Bigfoot investigator Charles Kimbrough, author of “Squatchin’ 101.” Tickets are $15 per car.
And as Ohio now is offering A, B and C sports betting licenses, it should be noted that there are also A, B and C types of Bigfoot sightings. Class A: The source saw Bigfoot and is sure it was Bigfoot. Class B: The source saw Bigfoot evidence – such as a Bigfoot print aka a big footprint. ... Class C is of the “my friend said he saw Bigfoot” variety.
The most recent Bigfoot sightings in the U.S. occurred just last month, in Florida, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah.
The states that have gone the longest without a Bigfoot sighting are North Dakota (12/2010), Wyoming (05/2010), and Nevada (04/2009).
Makes sense. If you’re Bigfoot, with that shaggy coat, why hang out in the hot Las Vegas desert when you can rock out in Cleveland?
With The Buckeye State all in on the legend that is Bigfoot, maybe it will only be a matter of time until Ohio mobile betting apps start offering odds on the next sighting.
How did we get here?
BetOhio.com utilized The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (bfro.net) data to compile the number of credible sightings by state that were credited and maintained by researchers, archivists, and investigators of Bigfoot.
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