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The Many Mysteries of Bigfoot: Dead Sasquatch and the U.S. Government

Welcome to a new series of posts here on Tyler's Cryptozoo. "The Many Mysteries of Bigfoot" are going to be about the many theories of what Bigfoot is/isn't, if it has connections to other cryptid/paranormal subjects, government interest, etc. In this article, we will look at the stories of Bigfoots killed or wounded by the Mt. St. Helens eruption, and other stories involving dead Bigfoots and the U.S. government.



What does the Mt. St. Helens eruption have to do with Bigfoot? Depending on who you ask, it could be nothing at all, or it could be lots of things.

Mount St. Helens (located in Washington state) 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. )
Were Bigfoots killed by the
 Mt. St. Helens eruption?

The eruption decimated hundreds of square miles, killing the people who had not evacuated the area earlier when their were warnings of an eruption. Countless animals were also killed - and some people say some of the animals killed were Bigfoots.

In his book The Bigfoot Book: The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti, and Cryptid PrimatesNick 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. He claimed that the government found a Bigfoot that had been hurt, and they went around, with that Bigfoot, to 5 caves where the Bigfoot called to others of its kind. At two of the caves, the anonymous source said, other Bigfoots responded. One was also wounded and was also rescued, but the other was burned so severely the workers had to put it out of its misery.

Are we to believe these amazing claims? Before you think the whole thing is a lie, remember that reports of Bigfoot around Mt. St. Helens go back many, many years. These are also not the only accounts of the U.S. government and dead Sasquatch...


Our next story takes us back to 1962, and to NASA's John H. Glen Research Center, located in Lewis Field, Ohio. Supposedly, the U.S. government has a lengthy document about the discovery and autopsy of a dead Sasquatch at the center.

Before the creature was found, it is said that guards saw strange balls of light flying around the center. The lights seemed to be moving with some sort of intelligent control, and although they didn't appear to be hostile, some panicky guards fired at them. When a group went out to search the area the next morning, they found the body of a possible Bigfoot.
UFOs and Bigfoot were found at a NASA center in Ohio

The animal was said to be nine feet tall, weighed 500 pounds, and had 32 teeth and vocal cords similar to a human's. When it was examined (the file on it, which supposedly exists, has pictures of the creature during its autopsy) a strange metallic disk was found in one arm. As to where that came from, no one knew.

If the above story is true, it might show that Bigfoot and UFOs are somehow connected. Strange orbs are seen flying around a NASA installation. The next mooring, a dead creature, hairy and nine feet tall, is found. For some reason, it has a metallic object in its arm. This is not the only case of UFOs and Bigfoot, as we will see in a later MMoB post.

Thom Powell is author of The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon. In his book, he discusses some reports of UFOs/Bigfoots, including one weird sighting where the creature seen was carrying a pig and had some sort of "blue belt."


Does the U.S. government have the bodies of dead Bigfoots somewhere? Probably. Will they reveal them to us anytime soon? Probably not.

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