Bigfoot Footprint Found by Iowa Hunter

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 14th, 2013

“There were no deer prints. It’s not a deer. I guarantee it,” Richard Rohrberg said of this print he spotted in the Loess Hills.

Bluffs hunter says he believes print he spotted in Iowa’s Loess Hills belongs to Bigfoot

Richard Rohrberg didn’t think he would find signs of Bigfoot while deer hunting in rural Harrison County on his mother’s birthday.

The 65-year-old Council Bluffs man – who has hunted the backwoods of southwest Iowa for 50 years – says he spotted what he believes is the creature’s footprint Sept. 2 in the Loess Hills near Magnolia. An expert on Bigfoot sightings, however, believes the print is a collection of deer tracks.

Rohrberg said deer don’t visit the grassy creek where he spotted the footprint because it’s too deep and narrow. The print didn’t match anything the veteran hunter had ever seen in the Loess Hills.

“There were no deer prints,” Rohrberg said. “It’s not a deer. I guarantee it.”

But Jeff Meldrum, an anthropology and anatomy professor at Idaho State University who has studied Bigfoot for 15 years, said the Great Plains area isn’t a suitable habitat for a large primate. Most Bigfoot sightings have been west of the Rocky Mountains.

The ambiguity and size of the single footprint would rule out any possibility of it belonging to Bigfoot, Meldrum added. Overlapping deer tracks with cloven hooves would most likely explain the “toe-like” appendages.

“It has nothing to do with Bigfoot whatsoever,” Meldrum said. “You would only accept the oddness if it was repeated in multiple tracks.”

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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.

7 Responses to “Bigfoot Footprint Found by Iowa Hunter”

  1. Burton Caruthers via Facebook responds:

    How is it that an alleged bigfoot always seems to leave only a single print? Quite magical, eh?

  2. Steve Schaper via Facebook responds:

    If you read the article it is “Iowa hunter thinks he finds bigfoot print, expert refutes”

  3. cryptokellie responds:

    Meldrum said “No go”…good enough for me.

  4. Billy Miller via Facebook responds:

    Wish we had more info – such as dimensions. Also, in wet mud it isn’t too deep a depression which makes me wonder about overall size.

  5. John Kirk responds:

    What a vivid imagination. That’s a print? Not likely. No context whatsoever. A single impression is useless unless it is as clear as crystal. Even then we’d have to analyze it to see if there was any evidence of fakery.

  6. volmar responds:


  7. Goodfoot responds:

    “On his MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY”? [Clucks tongue]

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