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Bizarre 'Bigfoot trap' is still being maintained after 48 years

By T.K. Randall
May 4, 2022 · Comment icon 12 comments

It's a trap... Image Credit: PD - Mario D. Vaden
Nestled deep in the woods of Jackson County, Oregon, there can be found a trap which was built to capture a live Bigfoot.
Situated in Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest around 3.1 miles from the border with California, the trap - which is often hailed as the only one of its kind - was built in 1974 by the now-defunct North American Wildlife Research Team (NAWRT) in a bid to capture the elusive hominid.

Measuring 10ft by 10ft, the trap consists of a wooden box with a metal door capable of automatically closing should anything happen to wander inside.

For its first six years, researchers baited the trap with carcasses, however they only ever caught bears.
When it was later abandoned in the early 1980s, the door was bolted open to prevent any curious visitors from becoming trapped inside.

While in the years that followed the trap had started to fall into disrepair, in 2006 the US Forest Service began to actively repair and maintain it, thus turning it into something of a visitor attraction.

Even to this day, it remains a popular destination for hikers on the Collings Mountain hiking trail.

Whether a Bigfoot has ever been tempted to check it out, however, remains a mystery.

Source: Boing Boing | Comments (12)

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Comment icon #3 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
Big Idiots with little feet.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
If they had cameras on it and made it public, it would go a long way to boost their brand.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Nobu 2 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
Help me! Help me, let me out 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Stiff 2 years ago
Looks like an interesting place. I might have to take Mrs Stiff there for a visit. I'd want that trap mechanism working properly again though before I left.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Gumball 2 years ago
I bet at the end of every day bigfoot goes in there, a light goes on and the sounds of him peeing, brushing and gargling and humming can be heard.  Obviously it ends with a flush.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hyperionxvii 2 years ago
Wait, are you telling us that it has not caught a Bigfoot yet? Shocking.
Comment icon #10 Posted by bigjonalien 2 years ago
It has caught plenty of bears wat r u talking about?
Comment icon #11 Posted by River Phlegethon 2 years ago
@Gumball, I bet he leaves the seat up.
Comment icon #12 Posted by DieChecker 2 years ago
I suspect its still bolted open, so hikers don't get trapped. So BF hasn't had to worry about it since the 1980s. It would still be cool to go visit. Maybe lay some fake prints out nearby.

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