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Report shows highest reported Bigfoot sightings in the U.S. per 100,000 people

UTAH — Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or unofficially Gigantopithecus canadensis to some, has been part of numerous reported sightings over the years. A report put together by BonusInsider shows the rates per 100,000 people of reported sightings across the U.S. The information used comes from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO), which documents reported sightings as well as population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The top three states with the highest reported sightings are Washington, with 710, California, with 461; and Florida, with 339. Only 2.16 per 100,000 people have reported sightings in Utah.

BFRO describes the creature as a large, nocturnal animal that is an omnivore though meat makes up a higher percentage of the diet though reported observations show that leaves, berries, fruits, roots, aquatic plants, and other vegetation are part of the diet.

The hotspot for sightings is in the Northwest; according to the study Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming all have significant sightings per 100,000 people.

Sightings in Utah by county.
Sightings in Utah by county. Courtesy of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization

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