Bigfoot Footprint Found in NE Ohio Backyard

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 18th, 2013

An abnormally large footprint — which some believe belongs to Bigfoot — has been discovered in a northern Ohio backyard.

Ashtabula County resident Wendy – she asked to have her last name withheld because she’s not sure she wants to be involved with Bigfoot stories – was doing yard work on Aug. 11 when she noticed a 7.5 inch wide footprint that was an inch and a half deep into the mud.

“I took a picture to show my mother’s husband, who’s a hunter, and he said it wasn’t a human’s,” she said. “I’m not claiming that footprint to be anything. I don’t know what that is.”

Wendy recalls multiple incidents in the past five years in which she and her husband have come across “something not human.” She said she hears knocking sounds on the walls of their house late at night, and she remembers a time when she saw a figure in all black running across the railroad tracks.

“The direction they were going, there were no homes. It would’ve gone out the woods, crossed the tracks, and gone back into the woods,” she said.

Wendy and her husband have also heard loud growls outside. “I never walked backwards so fast to get back in the house. But I couldn’t see, it was so dark back there.” She said the growl was impossible to duplicate and made her husband’s “hair stand up.”

“I didn’t believe in the sasquatch before,” Wendy said. “And in fact I’m still fighting it. But I can’t make sense of that large footprint.”

An abnormally large footprint was found in Ohio. Obtained by ABC News

Wendy said the sighting have made her feel “just a little uneasy.”

“When I walk the dogs now, I take a lot of lights. And my blinds go down when it gets dark,” she said. “It’s the unknown, I guess.”

Read the rest of the article here, including some interesting quotes from Melba Ketchum.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

12 Responses to “Bigfoot Footprint Found in NE Ohio Backyard”

  1. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Definitely a Bigfoot. Nothing else fits.

  2. mandors responds:

    I have a potato chip shaped like Elvis.

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    No mention here or in the original article of the length of this print. An important detail missing or omitted? Without the rest of the footprint image – no comment.

  4. dconstrukt responds:

    so what… the thing left 1 footprint and just teleported away?

  5. DWA responds:

    The press treatment has a distinctly low snigger quotient.

    One problem in media coverage of stuff like this is their tendency to take behavioral cues from the mainstream. Maybe that is starting to change,

    I’ve always said that “Finding Bigfoot” has one thing going for it: increased visibility of the topic. One doesn’t have to think they’re doing it right to think there might be something to this.

  6. MR JOSHUA responds:

    I think Finding Bigfoot has done nothing more than open up a whole new generation of hoaxers. Don’t believe me, just check out youtube to see all the monkey suits running around. Amazing what people will do to get on TV. Don’t forget the tremendous “spike” in Bigfoot sightings around the US after the Patterson-Gimlin film was shown. Let’s be a little more objective here.

    Size/depth are not reasons alone to constitute a bigfoot footprint.

  7. sasquatch responds:

    The footprint combined with the growl and the knocking on house walls makes you wonder. Could be…get surveillance cams immediately!

  8. DWA responds:


    I think Finding Bigfoot has done nothing more than open up a whole new generation of hoaxers. Don?t believe me, just check out youtube to see all the monkey suits running around. Amazing what people will do to get on TV. Don?t forget the tremendous ?spike? in Bigfoot sightings around the US after the Patterson-Gimlin film was shown. Let?s be a little more objective here.

    That viewpoint is valid if one simply wants to presume sasquatch isn’t real. The YouTube vids are slam-dunk hoaxes. If people want to do that, let them knock themselves out; they’re irrelevant.

    When the animal hasn’t been proven, well, how do we know what sparked a “spike” in sightings? Could be: people who were afraid they’d be considered nuts were suddenly less afraid, because ferpetesake somebody had film of one! Never underestimate, however, people’s inability to see what’s right in front of them. Scientists, especially.

    “FB” has told many people who had no idea where to report a sighting. That’s important. Researchers use those reports. NAWAC is using them, and their researchers would probably have proof by now had they the funding to stay in the field full time. If one wants to dismiss all the evidence as phony, well, I’m not sure how one proposes to get proof other than a supernatural run of luck. Now don’t tell me we believe in that.

    Science gathers evidence; and using the public as an information conduit is tried and true science. Researchers are responsible for evaluating what comes in. You’re telling me Jeff Meldrum will accept something just because some copycat sent it in?

    Size/depth are not reasons alone to constitute a bigfoot footprint.

    Given that the animal isn’t proven, of course! But you can’t tell me it’s not one.


  9. DWA responds:


    “so what? the thing left 1 footprint and just teleported away?”

    If you can prove that, cool!

    I prefer to think that there was only one spot in the animal’s line of travel across the property that could take a footprint well.

    One would only have to observe how many prints one actually left in one’s travels around one’s own neighborhood to get the idea.

  10. eyeofstrm responds:

    I am very familiar with this area. I live in Cleveland and I have a daughter who lives in Fairport Harbor. This is a very densely wooded area, doesn’t surprise me. In March of this year an individual reported observing what appeared to be a 9-11 foot tall Bigfoot about 100 yards into the woods off of I-90. He mentioned several other motorists stopping to watch this thing. Seven reported sightings according to the BFRO in this county of ohio since 1976.

  11. Goodfoot responds:

    If you’re searching for why skepticism as to why Bigfoot is so widely regarded as hoaxes, you need look no further than this photo.

    Not only is it indistinct, the entire “footprint” is not shown. Come on, people, is THIS the best you can come up with? If so, the entire subject can be laid to rest as the result of hoaxes.

    Of course, there’s quite a lot that DOES suggest the existence of ABSMs in America; this is not in said category.

  12. DWA responds:


    The problem with this is, yeah, the picture, but also the failure to focus on what otherwise seems a pretty compelling report, when it’s taken with other evidence.

    The fundamental problem with this field is that it’s being moved forward almost totally by amateurs. (And yes, professional scientists who can’t spend even a respectable part-time job’s worth of time on this are, effectively, amateurs.) Mistakes are gonna get made, left and right. Professional scientists make them too, all the time. They’re just magnified in a field that already has a problem being taken seriously.

    Until the news media can start understanding that the mainstream view of this field basically ignores the evidence, the problem will continue. Ironically, this comment comes on a thread the news reporting of which seems pretty straight and giggle-free.

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