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"Sasquatch ... (Bigfoot)"
Includes ... Sasquatch ... Bigfoot ... Ape Cave ... Skamania County Ordinances ...
Image, 2014, North Bonneville, Washington click to enlarge
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"The Bigfoots Welcome You", North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken April 7, 2014.


"Sasquatch" ... ("Bigfoot") ...
(to come)


"Sightings"

  1. Astoria, Oregon ...
  2. Bonneville Hot Springs, North Bonneville, Washington ...
  3. Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregon ...
  4. Canby, Oregon ... (2 individuals)
  5. Castle Rock, Washington ...
  6. Chelatchie Prairie, Washington ...
  7. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side ...
  8. Cougar, Washington ... (2 individuals)
  9. Kid Valley, Washington ... (2 individuals)
  10. North Bonneville, Washington ... (a family)
  11. Portland International Airport, Oregon ...
  12. Stevenson, Washington ...
  13. Trout Lake, Washington ...
  14. Washougal River Road ... (2 individuals)


Astoria, Oregon ...
A Sasquatch was spotted standing in front of the Tiki Bar and Lounge, downtown Astoria, Oregon (Clatsop County).
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Image, 2015, Sasquatch, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch sighting, Astoria, Oregon. View from moving car on Oregon Highway 30 heading west. Image taken May 20, 2015.
Image, 2015, Sasquatch, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch sighting, Astoria, Oregon. View from moving car on Oregon Highway 30 heading west. Image taken May 20, 2015.


Bonneville Hot Springs, North Bonneville, Washington ...
A Sasquatch was found meditating next to the water feature at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort, North Bonneville, Washington (Skamania County).
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Image, 2015, Bonneville Hot Springs, North Bonneville, Washington, click to enlarge
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Bonneville Hot Springs Sasquatch, North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken October 22, 2015.
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Bonneville Hot Springs Sasquatch, North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken October 22, 2015.
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Bonneville Hot Springs Sasquatch, North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken October 22, 2015.


Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregon ...
A Sasquatch hides on the west side of the south bridge support of the Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregon (Hood River County).
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Image, 2010, South Support, Bridge of the Gods, click to enlarge
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Bigfoot, South Support, Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregon. Image taken October 18, 2010.


Canby, Oregon ... (2 individuals)
In 2016 two Sasquatch were found just north of Canby, Oregon (Clackamas County) along Oregon Highway 99E. One was first spotted in June and then both were re-found and photographed in July. Both were hiding among various friends.

Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch and friends, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken July 13, 2016.
Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken July 13, 2016.
Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch No.2 and friends, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken July 13, 2016.
Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch No.2, Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon. Image taken July 13, 2016.


Castle Rock, Washington ...
In March 2015 a Sasquatch was hitchhiking along Highway 504, at Milepost 4, Castle Rock, Washington (Cowlitz County).
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Hitchhiking Sasquatch, Castle Rock, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.


Chelatchie Prairie, Washington ...
The Chelatchie Prairie General Store, Chelatchie, Washington (Clark County) has a Sasquatch.

Image, 2014, Ape Cave, Washington, click to enlarge
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Chelatchie Prairie General Store, Chelatchie, Washington. Image taken September 4, 2014.
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Chelatchie Prairie General Store, Chelatchie, Washington. Image taken September 4, 2014.


Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side ...
Sasquatch/Bigfoot souvenirs galore !!! ... at Vista House and Multnomah Falls gift shops.

Image, 2017, Sasquatch, Columbia Gorge, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Adopt Me", Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side. Multnomah Falls gift shop. Image taken June 10, 2017.
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Souvenirs, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side. Vista House gift shop and Multnomah Falls gift shop. Image taken June 10, 2017.
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Souvenirs, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon side. Vista House gift shop and Multnomah Falls gift shop. Image taken June 10, 2017.


Cougar, Washington ... (2 individuals)
Cougar, Washington, is located south of Mount St. Helens and at the north end of Yale Lake, a reservoir on the Lewis River. Cougar has two carved Sasquatch living in town.

Image, 2015, Sasquatch, Cougar, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch, Cougar, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2015.
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"Old" Sasquatch, Cougar, Washington. Image taken July 1, 2015.


Kid Valley, Washington ... (2 individuals)
Two Sasquatch were found in Kid Valley, Washington. One was a 28-foot-high concrete Bigfoot and the other was a shorter wooden Bigfoot cutout. They are located along Highway 504, Milepost 20.5, at the Buried A-Frame (Cowlitz County).

Image, 2015, Kid Valley Sasquatch, click to enlarge
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28-foot-tall Sasquatch, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.
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28-foot-tall Sasquatch, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.
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28-foot-tall Sasquatch, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.
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25-foot-tall Sasquatch, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.


... Kid Valley #2 ...

Image, 2015, Kid Valley Sasquatch, click to enlarge
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Second Sasquatch, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.


... Kid Valley Miscellaneous ...

Image, 2015, Kid Valley Sasquatch, click to enlarge
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"Watch for Bigfoot" sign, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.
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Sasquatch foot casts, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.
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Bigfoot T-shirts, Kid Valley, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2015.


North Bonneville, Washington ... (a family)
A chainsaw-carved Bigfoot Family can be found in North Bonneville, Washington. The family was created by Ken Craig of "Shota Woodcarving". Ken lives near Washougal, Washington and does custom chainsaw carvings and wood sculptures. North Bonneville is located along Washington State Highway 14 (Skamania County).
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Image, 2014, North Bonneville, Washington click to enlarge
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"The Bigfoots Welcome You", North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken April 7, 2014.
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Bigfoot Family, North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken April 7, 2014.
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Bigfoot Family, North Bonneville, Washington. Image taken April 7, 2014.


Portland International Airport, Oregon ...
Sasquatch/Bigfoot souvenirs galore !!!

Image, 2017, Sasquatch, Portland International Airport, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch souvenirs, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 14, 2017.
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Sasquatch souvenirs, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 14, 2017.
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Sasquatch souvenirs, Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 14, 2017.


Stevenson, Washington ...
A nice Sasquatch lives on the east side of Stevenson, Washington, along Washington State Highway 14 (Skamania County). In the summer he can be seen enjoying a Frozen Custard and in the winter he can be seen with a nice Expresso.
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Image, 2015, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Frozen Custard" Sasquatch, Stevenson, Washington. View from moving car. Image taken February 23, 2015.
Image, 2017, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Frozen Custard" Sasquatch, Stevenson, Washington. View from moving car. Image taken May 8, 2017.
Image, 2016, Stevenson, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Expresso" Sasquatch, Stevenson, Washington. View from moving car. Image taken March 30, 2016.


Trout Lake, Washington ...
Trout Lake's Sasquatch is hiding on the roof of the Trout Lake General Store, Trout Lake, Washington (Klickitat County).
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Image, 2011, Trout Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
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Trout Lake General Store, Trout Lake, Washington. Note what I'm presuming are "Big Foot's" fingers on left roof. View from moving car. Image taken August 22, 2011.
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"Fingers" ... Trout Lake General Store, Trout Lake, Washington. View from moving car. Image taken August 22, 2011.


Washougal River Road, Skamania County, Washington ... (2 individuals)
Two Sasquatch were spotted on the north side of Washougal River Road, less than 1/2 mile west of the Canyon Creek Bridge. They were not spotted in 2015 on a similar trip through the area.
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Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Washougal River Road, Skamania County, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch, Washougal River Road, Skamania County, Washington. Image taken May 7, 2016.
Image, 2016, Sasquatch, Washougal River Road, Skamania County, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sasquatch No.2, Washougal River Road, Skamania County, Washington. Image taken May 7, 2016.


Related Information

  • Ape Canyon, Skamania County, Washington ...
  • Ape Cave, Skamania County, Washington ...
  • Skamania County's Bigfoot Ordinances, 1969 and 1984 ...


Ape Canyon, Skamania County, Washington ...
(to come)
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Ape Cave, Skamania County, Washington ...
(to come)
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Image, 2014, Ape Cave, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sign, Ape Cave, Washington. Image taken September 4, 2014.
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Ape Cave, Washington. Image taken September 4, 2014.
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Looking back out, Ape Cave, Washington. Image taken September 4, 2014.


Skamania County's Bigfoot Ordinances, 1969 and 1984 ...
In 1969 and again in 1984, Skamania County, Washington, enacted two ordinances which made it a felony (1969) and later a misdemenor (1984) to harm, mame, or kill a Sasquatch.


ORDINANCE NO. 69-01

BE IT HEARBY ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SKAMANIA COUNTY:

"WHEREAS, there is evidence to indicate the possible existence in Skamania County of a nocturnal primate mammal variously described as an ape-like creature or a sub-species of Homo Sapian; and

WHEREAS, both legend and purported recent sightings and spoor support this possibility, and

WHEREAS, this creature is generally and commonly known as a "Sasquatch", "Yeti", "Bigfoot", or "Giant Hairy Ape", and

WHEREAS, publicity attendant upon such real or imagined sightings has resulted in an influx of scientific investigators as well as casual hunters, many armed with lethal weapons, and

WHEREAS, the absence of specific laws covering the taking of specimens encourages laxity in the use of firearms and other deadly devices and poses a clear and present threat to the safety and well-being of persons living or traveling within the boundaries of Skamania County as well as to the creatures themselves,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any premeditated, wilful and wanton slaying of any such creature shall be deemed a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) and/or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed Five (5) years.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the situation existing constitutes an emergency and as such this ordinance is effective immediately.

ADOPTED this 1st day of April, 1969."

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF SKAMANIA COUNTY.



ORDINANCE NO. 1984-2

PARTIALLY REPEALING AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1969-01

"WHEREAS, evidence continues to accumulate indicating the possible existence within Skamania County of a nocturnal primate mammal variously described as an ape-like creature or a sub-species of Homo Sapiens; and

WHEREAS, legend, purported recent findings, and spoor support this possibility; and

WHEREAS, this creature is generally and commonly known as "Sasquatch", "Yeti", "Bigfoot", or "Giant Hairy Ape", all of which terms may hereinafter be used interchangeably; and

WHEREAS, publicity attendant upon such real or imagined findings and other evidence have resulted in an influx of scientific investigators as well as casual hunters, most of which are armed with lethal weapons; and

WHEREAS, the absence of specific national and state laws restricting the taking of specimens has created a dangerous state of affairs within this county with regard to firearms and other deadly devices used to hunt the Yeti and poses a clear and present danger to the safety and well-being of persons living or traveling within the boundaries of this county as well as to the Giant Hairy Apes themselves; and

WHEREAS, previous County Ordinance No. 1969-01 deemed the slaying of such a creature to be a felony (punishable by 5 years in prison) and may have exceeded the jurisdictional authority of that Board of County Commissioners; now, therefore

BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SKAMANIA COUNTY that that portion of Ordinance No. 1969-01, deeming the slaying of Bigfoot to be a felony and punishable by 5 years in prison, is hereby repealed and in its stead the following sections are enacted:

SECTION 1. Sasquatch Refuge. The Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, or Giant Hairy Ape are declared to be endangered species of Skamania County and there is hereby created a Sasquatch Refuge, the boundaries of which shall be co-extensive with the boundaries of Skamania County.

SECTION 2. Crime-Penalty. From and after the passage of this ordinance the premediatated, wilful, or wanton slaying of Sasquatch shall be unlawful and shall be punishable as follows:

(a) If the actor is found to be guilty of such a crime with malice aforethought, such act shall be deemed a Gross Misdemeanor.

(b) If the act is found to be premeditated and wilful or wanton but without malice aforethought, such act shall be deemed a Misdemeanor.

(c) A gross misdemeanor slaying of Sasquatch shall be punishable by 1 year in the county jail and a $1,000.00 fine, or both.

(d) The slaying of Sasquatch which is deemed a misdemeanor shall be punishable by a $500.00 fine and up to 6 months in the county jail, or both.

SECTION 3. Defense. In the prosecution and trial of any accused Sasquatch killer the fact that the actor is suffering from insane delusions, dimished capacity, or that the act was the product of a diseased mind, shall not be a defense.

SECTION 4. Humanoid/Anthropoid. Should the Skamania County Coroner determine any victim/creature to have been humanoid the Prosecuting Attorney shall persue the case under existing laws pertaining to homicide. Should the coroner determine the victim to have been an anthropoid (ape-like creature) the Prosecuting Attorney shall proceed under the terms of this ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the situation existing constitutes an emergency and as such this ordinance shall become effective immediately upon its' passage.

REVIEWED this 2nd day of April, 1984, and set for public hearing on the 16th day of April, 1984, at 10:30 o'clock a.m.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Skamania County, Washington.



ORDINANCE NO. 1984-02 IS HEREBY DULY PASSED AND ADOPTED INTO LAW this 16th day of April, 1984.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Skamania County, Washington.



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