Mangani's BigfootMaps

NOTICE: While the inability to update files at the new Google Earth Community persists
the Google Earth version will be hosted at Mediafire.
 

© 2004 DeLorme (www.delorme.com) Topo USA®

Overview Map of North American Bigfoot Sightings
as reported by selected bigfoot research organization web sites
Maps compiled using DeLorme Topo USA® and 
Google Earth®


Google Earth® Overview Map 

GoogleEarth Version

To view in detail install Google Earth and download bigfootreports.kmz

Important: You must expand the Google Earth timeline to see placemarks.

With GE 4.3 the timeline slider is invisible by default unless moused over (upper right center of screen). 
To make the timeline slider permanently visible you may select View - Show Time - Always.


What this is:  One individual's effort to map a large number of the more credible bigfoot / sasquatch reports published on the internet; essentially to provide a reasonably comprehensive geographical index of reports and a tool to help assess their geographic distribution.

What it is not:  A complete index of all bigfoot sightings. It can never be anywhere near complete for a variety of reasons.  First, that ideal would totally depend upon all witnesses reporting their encounters. Second,
limited manpower within bigfoot research organizations means there will always be a sizeable backlog of  unevaluated and unpublished reports. Also some reports may be considered too sensitive for publication. Finally, this particular effort is also under-resourced. (The fact that not all researchers organize their web sites in a manner that facilitates monitoring new reports is also a factor.) So, while thousands of reports have been mapped here, it's quite likely that a very substantial number of encounters are not represented.


Thoughts Concerning Bigfoot

Why dedicate so much effort to mapping reports of a creature that remains unrecognized by mainstream science?

Initially I had planned to include only maps and mapping information on this web page. After all there are many other comprehensive web sites devoted to the study of the bigfoot phenomenon. Those sites already provide arguments supporting (and contesting) the likelihood these creatures exist - arguments that are often more complete than the one I am about to make. But since those arguments are elsewhere, my point here is to encourage anyone who happens upon this project to not dismiss out of hand the possibility these creatures exist, but rather to keep an open mind and to learn more about this subject before forming an opinion...

...thoughts continued


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Info, Comments, Questions:

Mangani Maps General Discussion

Topo USA Software

DeLorme Forum

Google Earth Community




Mapped Bigfoot Report Web Sites:

Bigfoot Encounters

Bigfoot Field Research Orgnanization

Sasquatch Research Initiative (NA)[5]

Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy** [6]

The International Bigfoot Society*(Archive)

Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Center

Ontario Sasquatch Research

OregonBigfoot

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society

Tirademan's Historical Archives (NA)****

Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization

Western Canadian Sasquatch Research Organization ***(Archive)

Winnipeg River Sasquatch Association*** (Archive)

Kentucky Bigfoot

Not Yet Mapped:

Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization

John Green's Sasquatch Database



Bigfoot Discussion:

Bigfoot Forums


Other Bigfoot Maps:

BFRO's GoogleEarth Layers



Regional Sample Map Index

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Click on map image to open larger sample map.


State Sample Map Index

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WA/BFreportsWAtn.jpgWashingtonBFreportsMIupTN.jpgBFreportsMIlpTN.jpgMichigan

Detailed Sample Map Index

OH/columbianacountyOHTN.jpgColumbiana County, OHCA/BFROTruckeeTN.jpgTruckee, CAWA/BFreportsMtStHelensTN.jpgMt. St. Helens, WAOR/BFreportsMtHoodTN.jpgMt. Hood, OR


Please Note

The maps shown here represent only a tiny sampling of the possibilities available. To fully utilize this data requires the use of mapping software such as DeLorme Topo USA® or Google Earth® . 

Downloading and importing the bigfootreports.dmt transfer file provided here will allow a DeLorme Topo USA® user to prepare and view highly detailed maps displaying the locations of purported bigfoot activity in any US or Canadian locale of interest. 

Google Earth® is a popular free mapping application that utilizes satellite imagery. It requires a high speed internet connection to download the imagery. Google Earth® users should download and open the bigfootreports.kmz file. 

Both files include reports of tracks and audible encounters not shown on the regional sample maps displayed here.

Text files containing the sighting coordinate data (approximate) are also provided here for export to other mapping applications.

Users of this information should not assume that the locations shown are precisely accurate. Location descriptions found in reports published online are seldom precise enough to apply to a particular property. The location coordinates are approximate and the margin of error will depend on the degree of precision included in the source report. Hyperlinks to the source reports are included and should be referred to before making any inference regarding the accuracy of the location. While some reports are located quite precisely,  typically the margin of error is likely to be on the order of one mile. If the likely error is greater an estimate is included. e.g., ~2mi, ~5mi, etc. Users of this information should respect all property rights.

Disclaimer: Mangani has no affiliation with DeLorme Mapping or Google, other than as a reasonably satisfied customer.

Anyone contemplating harm to these creatures should reconsider.
Intentionally injuring or killing even one of them may prove to be a huge mistake.



 Map Data Downloads




Notes

Data is made available here for use by all interested parties, with the provision that publication of this data in any manner must acknowledge the source.

Data last revised: 28 Oct 2014

Note: DeLorme Topo USA & GE versions now hosted at Mediafire.

Generally these maps do not duplicate reports that appear on more than one research organization web site.

Such reports will usually be linked to the organizations according to the order they were mapped (see site log), though there may be some exceptions.

In a few cases duplicates have been mapped in order to provide links to additional details.


DeLorme Topo USA® software Google Earth® software  
   bigfootreports.dmt

10/28/14

 bigfootreports.kmz

10/28/14

Includes: 
BigfootEncounters creature sightings 02/25/08  Included
BigfoootEncounters  tracksign reports 02/25/08  Included 
BigfootEncounters audible encounters 02/25/08  Included
  BFRO creature sightings

10/24/14

 Included
  BFRO track sign reports

08/17/14 

 Included
  BFRO audible encounters
10/13/14
 Included  
  EOBIC creature sightings

08/09/05

 Included  
IBS creature sightings* 02/23/06  Included
IBS track sign reports* 07/15/06  Included
IBS audible encounters* 07/15/06  Included
KBF audible encounters 08/03/12 Included
KBF creature sightings 08/03/12 Included
KBF track sign reports 08/02/13 Included
OBF creature sightings 01/13/08  Included
OBF track sign reports 12/07/07  Included
OBF audible encounters 02/11/08  Included
OSR creature sightings 09/09/08  Included
OSR track sign reports 02/27/08  Included
  PBS creature sightings

04/17/12

 Included  
  PBS track sign reports

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 Included  
  PBS audible encounters

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 Included  
  VBRO creature sightings

02/12/07

 Included  
  VBRO track sign reports

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 Included  
  VBRO audible encounters

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 Included  
  SRI creature sightings

05/31/08

 Included  
SRI track sign reports 05/31/08  Included
  TBRC creature sightings

 07/27/14

 Included  
  TBRC track sign reports

07/11/09

 Included  
  TBRC audible encounters

 11/02/09

 Included  
Tirademan archive creature sightings 03/11/10  Included
  Other creature sightings

04/17/13

 Included  
Other audible encounters 11/22/06  Included
Other track sign reports 02/26/12 Included
WCRSO (note) audible encounters 03/16/10  Included
WCRSO (note) creature sightings 03/16/10  Included
WCRSO (note) track sign reports 03/16/10  Included
WRSA creature sightings 03/16/10  Included
WRSA track sign reports 03/16/10  Included



Log
  • 17 Dec 2004 - Site created.
  • 19 Feb 2005 - City names and highways removed from sample maps; central region maps added; northwestern and northeastern regional maps extended.
  • 27 Feb 2005 - Began effort to include BFRO reports prior to 1990.
  • 12 Jun 2005 - Substantially completed mapping the pre-1990 BFRO reports.
  • 16 Jun 2005 - Completed hyperlinks to BFRO reports. (Hyperlink capability was not included in Topo USA when this project commenced, so a significant portion of post 1990 reports did not originally include hyperlinks to the source web site.)
  • 20 Jun 2005 - Over 99% of BFRO reports mapped. Reorganized reports by type (creature sighting, track/sign, audible). Recompiled regional sample maps for this web site to include only BFRO reports of creature sightings. While the map data files include reports of tracks and audible encounters and sighting reports from other organizations, these have been left out of the regional maps to minimize clutter at the scale displayed.
  • 21 Jun 2005 - Enhanced regional sample map selection to improve coverage.
  • 25 Jun 2005 - Added links to a sample detailed maps.
  • 04 Jul 2005 - Added all reports for Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society.
  • 08 Jul 2005 - Added all reports for Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Information Center.
  • 10 Jul 2005 - Added all reports for Texas Bigfoot Research Center**.
  • 24 Jul 2005 - Added all reports for Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization.
  • 12 Feb 2006 - Added all reports for Sasquatch Research Initiative.
  • 20 Feb 2006 - Added .kmz formatted file for viewing with Google Earth®.
  • 26 Mar 2006 - Google Earth version enhanced to improve display clarity.
  • 16 Jul 2006 - Completed addition of reports for the International Bigfoot Society. *Data currently include IBS reports with credibility rating of 1, 2, or 3 for all US and Canadian states and provinces. 
    Note: The International Bigfoot Society web site was
    taken down in March of 2009. This means that all the links  I have included to IBS reports are permanently broken. Also it appears that none of  the individual IBS report pages have been archived on the Internet Archive 
    Wayback Machine, so I am unable to re-link to them there as  I did with the older TBRC reports. Fortunately the Wayback Machine has archived the state & province report indexes from the IBS site. This means that there is still a brief summary of each report available in the relevant state index. Unfortunately you will have to manually search through the state listings to find any information regarding the IBS reports I have mapped here.
  • 17 Jul 2006 - Overview and sample maps updated with most recent data using DeLorme Topo USA 6. State sample maps added. 
  • 06 Nov 2006 - Added Michigan sample maps.
  • 18 Nov 2006 - Strengthened disclaimer on approximate nature of report locations.
  • 26 Jan 2007 - Added Google Earth overview image
  • 18 Mar 2007 - Added valid timestamp tags for use with Google Earth 4 Timeline capability.
  • 04 Aug 2007 - Added Western Canadian Sasquatch Research Organization reports (see 16 Mar 2010 note).
  • 09 Dec 2007 - Added OregonBigfooot reports.
  • 15 Jan 2008 - Added Winnepeg River Sasquatch Association reports (see 16 Mar 2010 note.)
  • 26 Feb 2008 - Added Bobbie Short's Bigfoot Encounters reports.
  • 27 Feb 2008 - Added Ontario Sasquatch Research reports.
  • 14 May 2008 - **Revised links for older TBRC reports.  The TBRC totally redesigned their web site earlier this year which broke the links for all reports mapped from the original web site. So those URLs have now been revised to link to archived web pages stored by The Wayback Machine. [6] Organization name changed to North American Wood Ape Conservancy in April 2013.
  • 01 Feb 2009 - Added Google Earth Plugin viewing capablity.
  • 11 Aug 2010 - The International Bigfoot Society web site was taken down in March of 2009. See note above under 16 Jul 2006.
  • 12 Mar 2010 - Completed mapping Tirademan's historical newspaper archive reports. These older reports illustrate how this phenomenon can be traced back much earlier than many people realize. ****Unfortunately Tirademan's valuable newspaper clipping collection is no longer available online due to the dissolution of the old bigfootforums.com. Nor is an archive available on The Wayback Machine, due to crawler prohibition by the new bigfootforums.com at the same url. 
  • 16 Mar 2010 - ***Revised links for reports from the Western Canadian Sasquatch Research Organization and the Winnipeg River Sasquatch Research Association to point to archived pages of the Wayback Machine. The sites of both organizatons were taken down some time after they were mapped. Unfortunately archives are currently incomplete for both organizations' sites. 
    Also fixed (finally!) the
    WCRSO DeLorme TopoUSA draw files to correctly display report names (i.e., dates) instead of hyperlinks.
  • 20 Mar 2010 - Revamped web page design.
  • Aug 2010 - Lots of good discussion regarding this project was lost due to disintegration of the old Bigfoot Forums. Unfortunately there are not even archival copies on the Wayback Machine site. General discussion thread. GoogleEarth thread. Feel free to post questions and comments on the new BFF.
  • 17 Oct 2010 - Added Kentucky Bigfoot reports (preliminary).
  • 16 Jan 2012 - Updated Kentucky Bigfoot reports.
  • 16 Jan 2012 - Updated Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society reports.
  • 02 Jul 2012 - [5] The Sasquatch Research Initiative Web Site has been taken down, and since the site was not archivable by the Wayback Machine project, all links to the organization's reports are permanently broken.
  • 06 May 2013 - Updated Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society Reports, [6] Texas Bigfoot Conservancy has changed name to North American Wood Ape Conservancy. This change is not yet reflected here.
  • 05 Aug 2013 - Updated Kentucky Bigfoot Reports.
  • Subsequent efforts may include: adding reports from other research organizations; preparing analytical maps by time frame and report type.


Sample maps updated:
04 Aug 2007

Overview maps updated:
28 Apr 2010

Other site content updated: 28 Oct 2014