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

May 4, 2022 | Comment icon 11 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 (11)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado 13 days ago
If they had that here it would be catching Big Idiots every weekend.
Comment icon #3 Posted by jethrofloyd 13 days ago
Big Idiots with little feet.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 13 days 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 13 days ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 13 days ago
Help me! Help me, let me out 
Comment icon #7 Posted by Stiff 13 days 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 13 days 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 12 days ago
Wait, are you telling us that it has not caught a Bigfoot yet? Shocking.
Comment icon #10 Posted by bigjonalien 10 days ago
It has caught plenty of bears wat r u talking about?
Comment icon #11 Posted by River Phlegethon 10 days ago
@Gumball, I bet he leaves the seat up.

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