Oregon Bigfoot Encounter: A Family's Unforgettable Story and Patterson & Gimlin Connection

Posted Monday, June 17, 2024

By Squatchable.com staff

In a recent video from The Caffeinated Cryptid w/ Bobby Dizzle, author Lois Buchter shares her personal experiences and fascination with cryptids, including a captivating story about her family's encounter with Bigfoot in the 1970s. During a camping trip in Oregon, Lois and her family heard and saw something across the lake, which they later discussed with a park ranger. The ranger shared his own encounter with a large, powerful creature that had caused damage to a fire tower, leaving 12-foot-high marks. Lois's father, a military man, was certain that no human could have made those marks. Lois also recounts a chilling experience from her childhood when a creature, reminiscent of Bigfoot, entered their campground, causing her brother's scouting merit badge campout to be moved indoors. Her family's numerous run-ins with cryptids have undoubtedly contributed to her lifelong interest in the subject. As an author, Lois has written a novel, ROP and Island, inspired by Paul Nation's expedition to Papua New Guinea, where he claimed to have seen pterodactyls with bioluminescence. Lois had the opportunity to interview Paul and learn more about his fascinating experiences. The video also touches on various pterodactyl sightings throughout history, including reports from Lakewood, California in 2012, Guantanamo Bay in 1965, and Papua New Guinea in 1971. The indigenous people of Papua New Guinea have long been aware of these creatures, which they call "Ropen," and have passed down their knowledge through generations. Whether you're a seasoned cryptid enthusiast or just discovering the world of unknown creatures, this video offers a captivating glimpse into personal encounters and the ongoing search for answers. Be sure to watch the video for the full conversation and to learn more about Lois Buchter's work.