‘America’s first Bigfoot investigator’ finds new footprints

By | February 5, 2010

http://xenophilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/paranmal3-1.jpgOne night 54 years ago, Cliff Crook says, he stared into the face of a Northwest boogeyman. He called it a “woods giant.” Today, it’s better known as Bigfoot.

“I had a real terrifying encounter,” said Crook, now 69. “It’s not something that goes away.”

He remembers the towering size, the ape-like face, the gurgling sound in the dark. He remembers the dog that charged into the bushes and then was tossed out and crashed onto the ground.

He remembers running away with three younger camping buddies. They arrived home a mile away, their bare feet bleeding. His friends’ parents weren’t too happy with him.

“They didn’t want them around me anymore,” Crook recalled last week.

The encounter fueled a lifelong obsession by Crook with the hairy ape-like creature. He calls himself “America’s first Bigfoot investigator.” Others call him a hoaxer and an attention grabber.

Crook appeared on the front page of The News Tribune in 1990 when some mushroom hunters found possible Bigfoot footprints near the Nisqually River. Crook found the prints credible.

He called The News Tribune recently to announce more Bigfoot footprint news, what he called the biggest find in 30 years.


The basement den in Crook’s Bothell-area home used to be Bigfoot Central, where over the years he regaled visitors from around the world with stories of his encounter and the investigations into sightings, footprints and efforts to find the ape-like creature.

Maps, drawings, newspaper clippings, footprint casts and Bigfoot memorabilia decorated the walls. An 8-foot-tall carved wooden Bigfoot sat on the front lawn to welcome visitors.

The basement is now home to the Doo-Wop Den, a 1950s style café filled with 1950s kitsch and collectibles. The Bigfoot statue graces a market in downtown Bothell.

Crook’s son, Cary, in Polson, Mont., carries on the family research and keeps the Bigfoot Central Web site – bigfootcentral1.com – updated.

Nevertheless, the elder Crook still wears a big metal pinky ring showing the head of sasquatch. (His wife, Carol, gave it to him.) And he’s enthusiastic about new research he says shows Bigfoot’s ancestors once roamed the Texas countryside side by side with dinosaurs.

“There’s never been fossil evidence of Bigfoot,” Crook said.

And now there is, he said, pointing at the casts of two large footprints he’s placed on the den’s black-and-white checked linoleum floor.

One cast, Crook said, is of a footprint he made in 1999 from the rock bed of the Paluxy River, near Glen Rose, Texas. The fossil print, he said, is one of more than a dozen in a row in the river rock, a hot spot for dinosaur footprints from 140 million years ago. …

via ‘America’s first Bigfoot investigator’ finds new footprints | Bellingham Herald – The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound’s Destination.

Web site doesn’t work for me.  Dang Cliff, your Bigfoot has no neck. Very interesting story.

4 thoughts on “‘America’s first Bigfoot investigator’ finds new footprints

  1. Cole

    I’ve seen that picture before. It was in a Ripley’s Believe it or Not book. The book said it was taken near Mt. Rainier. If this is the guy who took it, then he must have gone on expeditions all over Washington.

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  3. Jesus Christ

    I believe that Bigfoot is real because I know what Bigfoot really is. Several thousand years ago there were thousands of slaves that ran off around the world and started their own countries. When these slaves ran off there was a large group of men and boys that took off and ended up in Africa. Some of them were giants as tall as 9 ft. or even taller. Some of these men and boys went exploring to Borneo and caught female orangutans and took them to South America and had sex with them and created the Indians. The men and boys that stayed in Africa caught female gorillas and had sex with them and created the Africans. When scientists found the bones in Africa they thought we evolved naturally from a female chimpanzee. But it wasn’t a natural evolution it was a man made evolution. That’s where all the Bigfoot and Orangutan creatures come from. They are half man and half gorilla and half man and half orangutan. They use to call the Indians the red man. The orangutan has reddish hair. When those men bred out the hair the Indian’s skin remained red. The gorilla has black hair and skin. When those men bred out the hair the African’s skin remained black. Some of the first Europeans that saw the Africans said that the African women had genitals that resembled that of a gorilla. Bigfoot migrated up through Africa and came into the United States at the top of Africa when they were connected by land. The Orangutan creatures migrated up through Central America and came into the United States like the Indians did later on. The creature that Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin filmed in 1967 was half man and half gorilla. It was a female Bigfoot that they named Patty. So believe it or not, man created his own evolution.

    1. Xeno Post author

      Your theory is not genetically possible. Humans are most closely related to chimps, and we can’t even create offspring by mating with them because we have different numbers of chromosomes. (see humanzee.) As far as gorillas and orangutans, part human offspring are not possible by mating due to our genetic differences. A modern science lab could probably make hybrids, but Bigfoot has been around a lot longer than our modern genetic abilities. Perhaps some lost civilization developed genetic technology and created a Bigfoot-like creatures that was immortalized as the character of Enkidu. More likely, it seems to me, (in addition to the hoaxes) is that some large intelligent secretive primate has survived to modern times.

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