Convincing proof that Bigfoot lives, and loves, in Humboldt
Why does he live here? Simple. He loves the redwoods. And Humboldt County has the oldest, biggest and world's tallest. In fact, more than half the old growth redwoods are here in Redwood National & State Parks and along the Avenue of the Giants.
Bigfoot often escapes to the nearby mountains, especially around Willow Creek, the town where the modern legend began during a series of mysterious encounters in 1958.
Nine years later, in October 1967, Bigfoot mania struck again when two explorers shot the famous Patterson-Gimlin film footage of a walking man-beast in a forest clearing along nearby Bluff Creek.
Not surprisingly, Willow Creek today is home to the largest Bigfoot museum and the largest annual celebration honoring the big fellow, Bigoot Days, every Labor Day weekend.