michigan: the sasquatch state. and the Great Lakes are here too.


Over the years, reported sightings of the legendary — and mystical — Bigfoot have made headlines across the United States. He’s been spotted in parks and campsites by people who claim the giant Sasquatch is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

The legend of the beast has grown over the years as there are whole groups of people who search for Bigfoot and track his “known whereabouts.”

According to a new TV show, “In Search of Monsters,” Michigan is one of the top places to encounter Bigfoot as there have been 1,131 sightings reported in our state over the years.

In a description of their findings, the show — which airs on the Travel Channel — says many of the reported sightings were near the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in the Upper Peninsula. They even describe a scenario where a woman claims Bigfoot walked up to her car and looked in while her baby was inside. She said there was a foul odor in the air and then she saw the massive creature.

In the fall of 2016, there were at least three reported sightings of Bigfoot in Michigan in the span of a few weeks. All of these occurred in the Upper Peninsula.

“the inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but it’s really a gift. a world that might have bigfoot and the loch ness monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.”     

-chris van allsburg – author of the polar express




credits: mlive.com, matt durr, grand haven tribune

45 responses »

  1. I’ve never been to the U.P., but when I was in college my buddy and I saw a huge creature in the treeline while changing a flat on the side of the freeway on I 94. We were somewhere between Battle Creek and Ypsi. We both agreed it must have been a black bear, but years later we were having a few beers, and we both confessed that it looked like it was walking on two legs.

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  2. Seeing is believing. Just to believe things because you wish reality were more interesting is sad, a human failing. Of course, in Michigan exceptions need to be made, especially in the upper peninsula.


  3. The end quote reminds me of Carl Sagan. A disappointed scientist who thinks everyone puts pseudoscience above science.

    But Chris Van Allburg understands the power of thought and the hope it gives us.


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