A Reader Asks: Is This a Bigfoot Track?

Posted on May 28 2017 - 5:35pm by Cryptozoology News

We just received a pair of photographs from a reader in North Carolina asking for an opinion as to what the animal tracks contained in the images could be. After an interview with the photographer, Cryptozoology News obtained the following information about the pictures:

My name is L.W.. I’m 35 and a creative strategist originally from New York. I moved to Charlotte North Carolina in November and have been spending many weekends camping and hiking in the local national forests and game lands.

These photos were taken in the Birkhead Mountain game lands in the Uwharrie National forest near Farmer, North Carolina. I checked my GPS tracks and see I was between 2.5 and 3 miles into the trail when I found these prints. I found another single print another half mile in. It was approximately 4:30 pm in first instance and around 5 p.m. in the second.

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Credit: L.W.

There was one other automobile in the camp lot at the gate of the park and I was easily able to track the distance of these campers by the boot prints they left in the mud, which ceased at approximately 0.5 miles where they diverged down-trail into the valley. There were no other campers, hunters or hikers on the Thornhead trail incline.

It had rained the two days prior into that morning so the mud was pristine, still very wet and impressionable. There were bobcat tracks, deer tracks and a small bear track near these much larger seemingly humanoid prints.

If you see the photos below, I did a crude exposure filter to bring out contrast details and it’s somewhat more evident that these are indeed human like feet, absolutely not bear tracks, which would be the only large mammal in the region.

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To answer your other questions:

I have not sighted any unidentified creatures here or anywhere else, but these prints made a strong impression, even as a skeptic. The size of these prints are hard to put into perspective even next to my boot; the boots I wear at size 11 1/2 are extremely thick and bulky. My bare foot would have been dwarfed and I can only deduce these are a size 23 foot, barefoot in the deep woods 3 miles from civilization.

I camped out 4 miles up trail over night and I did hear strange noises. There were the obvious animal noises, but also a distinct cackling and the sound of a large animal walking through the woods at about 20 yards from my camp. I did exit my tent several times throughout the night to investigate and shined my flashlight into the direction of the sound; the sound would suddenly cease and then resume again when I turned off the light. I was unable to see through the dense forest and did not see any animal or person to associate with the sounds.

When I got back home I searched “Bigfoot sightings NC” and there was a recent local news article about sightings.

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tim May 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    doesn’t look like it. & the pics after; of course they look like BF prints — anything would if you outlined tf out of it. the first one kinda looked like deer markings.

  2. Gavin Blake May 29, 2017 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Though they are interesting tracks and there are many sightings and legends of Sasquatch in NC. From what I can see, there is nothing to indicate that these are from a single creature and not multiple tracks (most likely human) oddly overlaid. I see at least two tracks in almost an “X” shape both heels on the right side. In the lower center of the track you can see the ridge formed in between the two tracks. It also appears to be a little old causing some distortion. I go to college in NC and would love to investigate a nearby Sasquatch sighting or track, but unfortunately, I do not believe this is one.

  3. Cameron May 30, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Is it the squidgy-squadgy foot monster ?

  4. Derek June 4, 2017 at 6:43 am - Reply

    As a degreed ecologist, I can tell you there aren’t enough resources in that particular biome to support an animal larger than a black bear. Also, the black bears in the area would be in direct competition for those resources, diminishing their availability even more.

    • WW July 29, 2017 at 6:36 am - Reply

      You’re no Ecologist, unless you misinterpret Ecologist to mean troll. The National forest alone is over 50k acres with surrounding corridors in the tens of thousands

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