Bigfoot Missing? Not Anymore

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 26th, 2007

Well, it looks like the missing Bigfoot Statue has been found. Looks like they didn’t even need to call out Rick Noll, Bigfoot Hunter.

For the details regarding the theft of the statue, see Bigfoot Missing In Washington State here on Cryptomundo.

Missing Bigfoot in Washington State

Stolen statue found, minus the big feet

STEVE MAYNARD; The News Tribune
Published: January 26th, 2007 01:00 AM

Bigfoot has been found.

Following an anonymous call about a sighting, Federal Way police discovered the 400-pound chain-saw carving Wednesday under a pile of debris in a backyard – about a block from where it was stolen.

The statue’s 16-inch-long big feet were sawed off at the ankles, nearly 9 inches thick.

“I’m glad we got him before they cut him anymore,” Tom Payne, a chiropractor who reported it stolen Monday, said Thursday. “We’re relieved to have him back at the office.”

Two males, one a minor, confessed to stealing the 8-foot-tall carving but wouldn’t say why, said Federal Way police spokeswoman Stacy Flores. They each could be charged with second-degree theft, she said.

The carving of the fabled Northwest beast was again outside Payne’s office Thursday in the 1400 block of Southwest Dash Point Road, where’s it had been for 51/2 years.

The thieves cut off the bottom 18 inches. Payne thinks they wanted to chop up the whole statue after the theft received widespread media attention.

With its size and red-reflector eyes, the fir carving helped people find the secluded driveway to Payne’s office.

Bigfoot was the latest in a string of Federal Way icons to go missing. A historic bell was found and the head from Federal Way High’s stuffed bald eagle mascot was returned and repaired.

Payne’s next concern is to repair the statue he calls Sasquatch Sam.

“I’m sure I can find a chain-saw sculptor that might feel up to the task,” he said. “It was a landmark.”Steve Maynard

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.

6 Responses to “Bigfoot Missing? Not Anymore”

  1. fuzzy responds:

    PUNK POLLUTION prevails!

    What did they do with the feet?

    Will they be made to pay for damages?

  2. DWA responds:

    Got a question.

    Did the site redo stimulate your creativity, or free up your time, or what? This site’s almost moving too fast for me! 😀

    Glad the big guy is back where he belongs. However you want that to mean. 😉

  3. One Eyed Cat responds:

    I suspect some new ‘BigFoot tracks’ will start appearing around there soon.

  4. Shortround responds:

    Great, this will negate any footprints found, authentic or not. Just on more reason for people not to believe.

  5. joppa responds:

    I knew a guy who stole the original stuffed Chi Omega owl from the University of Arkansas (home school to this sorority). Anyway, the Owl ended up in my apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee. I kept him around until I started dating a Chi O. I then gave it to her and the owl was proudly returned to Arkansas.

    So, I’m glad that the bigfoot was returned, minus the feet. The owl went home minus a wing.

  6. UKCryptid responds:

    They probably think the feet would help them pull off a good hoax or something.

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