Fossilized Bigfoot Skull Found

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 24th, 2013

OGDEN — “I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull.”

A journalist can go his or her entire life waiting to hear those six magic words. And yet, on a recent weekday afternoon, that very thing happened.

Todd May, of Ogden, dropped by the offices of the Standard-Examiner to see if someone would be interested in a story about a fairly impressive fossil find. After showing off a couple of digital photos, May offered six even more compelling words — “Do you want to see it?” — followed by the motherlode of sentences: “It’s out in the trunk of my car.”

In the trunk of your car? Do I want to see it? Does Bigfoot make in the woods?

May proceeded out to his car, where he popped the hatchback on his Nissan 300 ZX. Peeling back an American flag draped across the cargo area of the vehicle, he hefted a black piece of luggage that resembled an oversized bowling-ball bag, lowering it to the asphalt of the parking lot with a clunk. He struggled to pull a noggin-sized, seemingly ordinary rock out of the bag, held it up and turned it over.

A face.


The rock looks vaguely like a smaller version of one of those Easter Island heads. Pronounced forehead. Large, flattened nose. What could only be described as a chiseled chin and jaw line.

It’s been about six weeks since May found the rock near the mouth of Ogden Canyon.

“I was looking for some fossils,” the 49-year-old “semi-retired” private investigator explains, “and I was kind of drawn to something in the ground.”

It was a rock, sticking up out of the dirt.

“So I went and dug it out, and you couldn’t tell what it was ’cause the head was face down; all you could see was the back of it,” he said. “But when I dug it out you could see the face, perfect.”

May believes his weighty prize — it tips the scales at 70 pounds — is a fossilized Bigfoot skull. What compels him to make such a claim? Because he says he has seen a couple of the nonfossilized, live skulls — attached to their monstrous, hairy bodies — in recent years.

“I’ve been tracking and watching for Bigfoot,” May said. “I’m very curious, interested in that, and wanted to get footage on it ’cause I’ve ran across him a couple of times.”

The first time was in April of 2011, just before dark one evening. May was “kicked back, enjoying the hot springs” near the mouth of Ogden Canyon when he spotted something emerge from the bushes just across the river. It was black with a silky coat, and it moved quickly, never looking over at May.

“My first thought was, ‘My heck, there’s a gorilla escaped from the zoo or something,’ ” he said. “I thought, ‘What in the heck’s a gorilla doing?’ Then it dawned on me what it was.”

The only other time May has seen Bigfoot was about a month ago, in the same area. He says he likes to go to the hot springs late at night, when there are fewer people there. He was at the springs about 2 a.m. one night.

“A couple of nights something was breaking branches and throwing rocks in the water,” May recalls. “And I thought it was just some obnoxious people or kids or something in the canyon.”

On this particular night, however, he decided to investigate, thinking perhaps it was an animal. May was walking down the trail when he saw it, down in the trees by the water.

“I had the light on it, and I thought, ‘Oh my land,’ ” May says. “It was tall, it was big, it was big around — pretty good size. And it kind of looked back at me and I was just frozen. … So I just stood there with the light on it for a minute, and then I heard somebody across the way yell, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s a monster!’ or something. So somebody else had seen it.”

May says he found the fossilized skull about two weeks before his second Bigfoot sighting. He has been hunting fossils for two or three years in that area, and says he has found “a lot of things that look like different types of animals.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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.

26 Responses to “Fossilized Bigfoot Skull Found”

  1. slappy responds:


    Nice rock

  2. marcodufour responds:

    I would be more happy if Professor Meldrum looked at it and tells us what it is.

  3. etheral responds:

    LOL this guy is a hoot. Ok, this is a joke right? I’m sure I could go out and find a rock that looks “vaguely” like something that once lived, but it doesn’t mean it IS a skull.

  4. dconstrukt responds:

    here we go again…

    how about PROVING what it is FIRST… before touting it to be something it isnt… you know, because if its not what you’re saying…. you’re going to look like a schmuck and jabroni.

  5. Ploughboy responds:

    Interesting how even the soft tissue fossilized. Right. My heck, indeed.

  6. mandors responds:

    I have a potato chip that looks like Elvis.

  7. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    “‘I’ve been tracking and watching for Bigfoot,’ May said. …’The first time was in April of 2011, just before dark one evening.”

    Oh, boy…

    Can’t help but assume it was April FIRST of 2011…

  8. Alamo responds:

    Nice! I recognized it right away: It’s a fossilized Blobsquatch…

  9. Cryptoraptor responds:

    He looks sane enough.

  10. marcodufour responds:

    Indiana Jones and the Sasquatch Crystal Skull of Doom coming soon to a theater near you.

  11. Hank S responds:

    What an interesting convergence: A man with rocks in his head finds head made out of rocks.

  12. semillama responds:

    A nice lady once told me she had a fossilized mastodon heart she found in a creek. I nodded and smiled and changed the subject.

  13. Ragnar responds:

    Wow! He found a rock. Good for him. Now go find a clue.

  14. volmar responds:

    This is a rock not the fossilized Bigfoot skull. I’m sorry, this is too silly to be true, it must be a joke.

  15. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    WAIT! I can’t believe how stupid and narrow-minded we’ve all been.

    Todd May obviously found the actual head of a Stone Giant.

    Myth confirmed. Case Cloooosed!

    Oh, how could we have missed this one? For shame…

  16. alegler responds:

    Great – he found John Kerry’s skull.

  17. somebodyssquatchingme responds:

    So, which head in the photo is fossilized?

  18. David-Australia responds:

    Caught out right between a rock and a hard place…

  19. WIDOW responds:

    They both have rocks in their head! Wocka Wocka!

  20. DWA responds:


    Um, with this going public, might want to make that “retired.”

    “Look, I think that my wife….heeeeey, YOU’RE THE HEAD-ROCK GUY….”

  21. PhotoExpert responds:

    All posters–Great comments! I laughed at each and every one of them. I can not remember a funnier thread with so many funny comments here. I am still laughing!

    dconstrukt–LOL I take it you are from the East Coast. I am not sure the West Coasters will know what a “jabroni” is, unless they grew up in an Italian household. Coupled with the usage of the word “schmuck” , I would say you are from somewhere north of Maryland and south of Connecticut. I am thinking either the upper part of Jersey or the southern part of New York. How’d I do on the guess?

    Anyway, great comments dconstrukt! I never get tired of hearing the word “jabroni” as a fellow East Coaster! I even imagine the accent as you type it. Perfect word to describe the people you apply it too! Marone!

  22. dconstrukt responds:

    PhotoExpert – LOL…. from nyc…. but live down south in fla., sorry i always call idiots jabronis….. or cronies… LOL…. i mean its true though…. how the hell can ppl say garbage like this and believe it?

  23. William responds:

    Somebody please let Mr. May know that he did not find a Bigfoot fossilized skull, but actually a real skull of a caveman. Athough I am not sure when he passed away, it looks like he actually found the real skull indeed – of Joe Rockhead, from the Flintstones!

    I for one, encourage him to keep looking. He might get lucky and his next find will be the skull of Larry Lava!

  24. William responds:

    BTW, no disrespect to Mr. May, but he reminds me of the J. Peterman character (Elaine’s boss) on Seinfield. (LOL).

  25. skeptik responds:

    It’ll look nice on the front yard, at least.

  26. NWABIGFOOTHUNTER responds:

    Guys like this yahoo make it impossible for legitimate researchers to be taken seriously-the media doesn’t report on the hours those of us who take this research seriously spend trying to prove the existence of these creatures. Instead, they focus on the nutcases and idiots who “have a Bigfoot fossil in their trunk”…

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