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Sasquatch and the Mount St. Helens Eruption

What does the Mount St. Helens eruption have to do with Bigfoot and the U.S. Government? Depending on who you ask, it could be nothing at all, or it could be lots of things. Before we get to Bigfoot and cover ups, though, here's some info about the eruption.

Mount St. Helens erupted after an earthquake on Sunday, May 18, 1980. The entire north face of the volcano slid away, which created the largest landslide ever recorded. Lava, gas and ash clouds spewed from the volcano. The eruption column rose 80,000 feet into the atmosphere and ashes fell in 11 different U.S. states. The eruption also caused glaciers on the volcano to melt entirely, causing mudslides (some of which reached the Columbia River, 50 miles away. )
One of the photos from Wikipedia
showing the ash cloud of Mt. St. Helens

Over fifty people were killed in the eruption and it decimated hundreds of square miles. There is no doubt that a huge number of wild animals were killed in the eruption - and some of those were Bigfoot, or so some people claim.

Now, let's get to the Bigfoot side of the story!

There are people who say that there were some Bigfoots killed during the eruption, and the U.S. military went and took the bodies.

In his new book The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid Primates, Nick Redfern says the following about claims concerning the Mt. St. Helens eruption, Sasquatch, and the military:

"In many respects, it parallels the claims of U.S. military retrievals of extraterrestrial bodies in the deserts near Roswell, New Mexico, in the summer of 1947. There are stories that the entire operation to recover possibly five of six Bigfoot from the pulverized remains of Mount St. Helens was coordinated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The USACE notes that its role is to 'Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy hand reduce risks from disasters.' In other words, the USACE would, indeed, have been the ideal body to have played a central role in the recoveries."

Some people say the military found several Sasquatch bodies on the Cowlitz River, located in the Cascade Mountains. And, in 2012, a former National Guardsman claimed that, not only did the military find bodies of Sasquatch that had been killed, but they found live ones, as well. Some were burned and injured, but there are also claims that there were one or two uninjured Bigfoots, and they even helped the military find their comrades who had been hurt!

Author Nick Redfern comments of the
Mt. St. Helens-Sasquatch stories in his new book

What are we to make of the claims about dead Bigfoot bodies and the eruption? Some people will say they are all bogus, and that could very well be true. But, keep in mind that stories of Sasquatch at Mount St. Helens go back many, many years. A very famous encounter is that which occurred at Ape Canyon in 1924. Several prospectors were in the mountains and claimed they were attacked by a group of angry Bigfoots. After a night of their cabin being attacked, they quickly skedaddled, leaving everything behind, including, they claimed, a dead "mountain devil" or two.

Maybe some Bigfoots were killed in the Mount St. Helens eruption. I think the claims are probably true. But, if the military went in and got the bodies, we'll probably never know the truth about it.


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