Travel for any significant amount of time in the Pacific Northwestern corners of these United States, and you’re bound to hear tales of an enormous hairy ape that roams the wilderness just on the outskirts of civilization.
Bigfoot. Sasquatch. The Yeti, if you prefer the Himalayan moniker. No matter the name, the beast itself said to be 7 to 10 feet tall, walking upright like a human being, but covered in fur and more closely resembling an Orangutan than an Oregonian. (Although some of the bearded craft beer snobs near Bend could pass for a gigantopithecus metropolitus any day of the week).
Despite mainstream science having long ago declared that Bigfoot is little more than a myth, sightings of the creature continue to make headlines every week. The latest, coming to us from Washington State, is quite a doozy.
The latest to weigh in on the existence of the large, supposedly smelly beast: Washington state’s Department of Transportation. A WSDOT tweet sent out Wednesday shows webcam images of a large figure trudging through the snow. The accompanying message has all the signs of the quintessential 21st-century Bigfoot fan: excitement coupled with forced, we’re-just-having-a-laugh jollity.
“Sasquatch spotted!!!” wrote the anonymous WSDOT webcam watcher. “I’m not superstitious… just a little stitious. Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something… might be Sasquatch… We will leave that up to you!
The photo is certainly…interesting.
Sasquatch spotted!!! I'm not superstitious… just a little stitious. Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something… might be Sasquatch… We will leave that up to you! pic.twitter.com/RaDGqQdEUF
— WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) January 22, 2020
So, is this a man in a snowsuit? A trick of the light? Or perhaps this is yet another piece of the Sasquatch puzzle?
We may never know for sure, but, for many, the truth is still out there.