Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Estately: 11 Best and 5 Worst States for Bigfoot to Live

Does a real estate website know where Bigfoot should live?
In a Q13Fox article titled, "Website claims Bigfoot is a Washingtonian," Mariana Hicks reports how a Real Estate blog names Washington as No. 1 “Best State for Bigfoot to Live in"

Read Mariana's overview below followed by the 11 best and 5 worst states for Sasquatch to live in determined by estately.com.

SEATTLE – Washington was named the No. 1 “Best State for Bigfoot to Live in,” according to Estately.com, with more than 500 reported sightings of the mythical beast.

Estately reported Washington’s heavily forested area gives the big guy lots of places to roam. The state has the fifth most designated wilderness acreage in the country.

Whether or not you believe in Bifgoot, Washingtonians love the monstrous mammal — Skamania County even a law forbidding hunting Bigfoot, there’s a music festival named for him and even a publishing company.

Unfortunately, there is a downside for Bigfoot hiding out in the Evergreen State. There have been two dozen reports of people shooting him but Olympia Beer wants him alive and is offering a $1 million reward for his safe capture.

Estately drew its conclusion based on findings that included wilderness and forest cover, protective laws, likelihood of road kill, Bigfoot enthusiasm and number of sightings.

Trailing Washington, California took second place as a potential home for Bigfoot. Estately took points away for high population density, bounties, laws allowing people to hunt Bigfoot and the number of claims from people who said they had shot him.

SRC: Q13fox.com

Now for the top 11 States and 5 worst states for Sasquatch to live in.

Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, the furry biped has been spotted in every U.S. state except Hawaii. Rather than debate if it’s a massive hoax or the most incredible game of hide-and-seek ever, we asked, “What are the best U.S. states for Sasquatch to live?”

Points were given for wilderness area and forest cover, protective laws, likelihood of deer roadkill (a favorite food), Bigfoot enthusiasm by locals, and frequency of sightings. Points were taken away for high population density, local bounties, laws allowing hunting of Bigfoot, and the number of reports of locals claiming to have shot one. In the end, Estately determined these 11 states provided the best habitat for Bigfoot to hide out and make occasional appearances in grainy photos and videos.

1. Washington State

According to the Bigfoot Field Reseachers Organization (BFRO), the Evergreen State has far and away the most “credible sightings” of any other state with 537. It really is the best state for Bigfoot to see and be seen. Heavily forested and with the fifth most designated wilderness acreage in the country, Washington State provides exceptional habitat and a Bigfoot-positive culture. The only downside is it also has the most reported Bigfoot shootings with 24, and locally-produced Olympia Beer is offering a $1 million reward for the safe capture of Bigfoot. Despite the threat of murder and kidnapping, Washington is the only state with a law on the books forbidding the hunting of Bigfoot (in Skamania County), and the state is home to the Sasquatch Music Festival, independent publisher Sasquatch Books, and it was the location for the classic Bigfoot film Harry and the Hendersons. It even used the Sasquatch as the mascot for its now vanished NBA team—the Seattle SuperSonics.

2. California

With over 428 sightings, California has the second highest number in the United States. The state has over 15 million acres of designated wilderness, as well as Bigfoot museums in Felton and Willow Creek. There are numerous organized groups searching high and low for them, including North America Bigfoot Search and Southern California Amateur Bigfooters (SCAB). The species is honored in the names of dozens of California businesses, including The Bigfoot Lodge in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Truth be told, California gets the #2 slot because when Bigfoot finally comes out of the woods to reveal its existence, it’s going to want to hire an agent, purchase some laser hair removal, and take its talents to Hollywood.

3. Oregon

Oregon is the unfortunate home to the world’s only Bigfoot trap in the Siskiyou National Forest, but the state still exhibits the many features this hairy being craves. There is plenty of fog and dark forests to hide in, plus there’s over 2 million acres of wilderness and a hippie vibe that’s tolerant of infrequent bathing. The Sasquatch Brewing Company honors the beast with its Hairy Knuckles Stout, and there’s even a festival called the Sasquatch Brew Fest. Also, Bigfoot traditionally takes his water unflouridated [sic], just like Portland, Oregon does.

4. Ohio

Being a bashful Bigfoot makes dating hard, especially for any Bigfoot longing to meet eligible humans. Luckily, Ohio’s residents take an unusually enthusiastic interest in the legend of Sasquatch, who’s been spotted in Ohio 234 times—more than all but three other states. The state hosts the annual Ohio Bigfoot Festival and the Ohio Bigfoot Conference, and there are numerous groups of squatch hunters in the state.

5. Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas so Bigfoot should feel right at home in the Lone Star State. Still, the hairy one should be on the lookout for hunters because it’s completely legal to plug a Sasquatch in Texas, provided it’s on private property and with permission of the owner. Also, Texas is home to the dreaded Chupacabra so it’s possible they battle over territory.

While local Bigfoot enthusiasts gather for the Texas Bigfoot Conference, Sasquatch can wander the Sam Houston National Forest and feast on the exotic wildlife stocked at neighboring hunting ranches. It’s nice to add some antelope and ibex to the standard diet of deer and berries.

6. Idaho

With a small human population, plenty of wilderness, and millions of acres of rugged forest, Idaho is the kind of place even Bigfoot could get lost in. The only downside is the state is crawling with skilled hunters who have a keen eye for wildlife. Also, there’s an Idaho State University professor cooking up a plan to utilize drones with thermal imaging equipment to spot Sasquatch from the sky. Hard to find privacy.

7. Tennessee

Tennessee gets the nod over neighboring Kentucky because Bigfoot is still angry over Daniel Boone’s claim that he shot the first Sasquatch in the Bluegrass State. Also, nearly 58% of Tennessee is forested, and there are over 9,000 cozy caves to live in, the most in the country. As a special treat, Tennessee is home to 15 varieties of turtles, a healthy Bigfoot snack that’s both crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle.

8. Michigan

According to BFRO, Michigan has 173 sightings—8th most in the nation. There are various local groups who study the elusive bipeds, including the Michigan Bigfoot Information Center and Michigan Bigfoot. Most importantly, Michigan is a culinary wonderland for ol’ Bigfoot thanks to extensive apple orchards and the fifth highest frequency of roadkill deer. Plus, with nearly 13,000 state parks there are excellent opportunities to steal picnic baskets from campers. Many Bigfoot sightings include witnessing the creature stealing apples, snatching deer carcasses off the road, and raiding campsites. As if that’s not enough food, there’s a local woman who claims to feed blueberry bagels to the numerous Bigfoot who live in the woods behind her house.

9. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania tends to shoot first and ask questions later when they come in contact with a Bigfoot, but perhaps that’s because the fuzzy rascal is allegedly prone to vandalizing RVs? All the same, the Keystone State is 66% forested habitat, with Bigfoot sightings frequently occurring in the Michaux State Forest. The state also has an enthusiastic fan club in the Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society. Pennsylvania is also home to the Houdini Museum, and surely Bigfoot is an admirer of the late performer’s skill in escaping.

10. North Carolina

While the rest of the country bad mouths Bigfoot’s horrible stench (like a skunk + rotten cabbage), North Carolina’s hill people speak lovingly of its “beautiful hair.”Besides this welcome praise, the rugged terrain of the Great Smokies and Blue Ridge Mountains provide ideal habitat, and the warmer climate provides ideal weather for mating season, apparently March through April. Many in North Carolina, such as Carolina Bigfoot Field Research, are working diligently to protect these allegedly non-existent creatures.

11. West Virginia

West Virginia is the #1 state for roadkill deer, providing a virtual roadside buffet for the hungry Bigfoot. And to wash it down, moonshiner shacks still dot the hills so Sasquatch can sneak a little swig now and then. In addition, 81% of the mountainous state is forested, it’s sparsely populated, and there are plenty of caves—ideal for a reclusive Bigfoot. However, the West Virginia Bigfoot Research Organization is fast on their over-sized heels, frequently searching the region for the elusive Sasquatch.

The 5 Worst States for Bigfoot to Live
46. New Jersey: Share the woods with the Jersey Devil? No way.
47. North Dakota: Nowhere to hide in a state that’s only 2.6% forested.
48. Louisiana: Humidity wreaks havoc on hair so just imagine if your entire body was covered in it.
49. Hawaii:  It would be awful lonely living in state devoid of any other Bigfoot.
50. Florida: Around these parts, Bigfoot gets called a Skunk Ape, which is unflattering. Also, Florida has the fifth highest recorded incidents of people shooting a Bigfoot. And there’s a Florida-based online store selling fake Bigfoot urine in glass specimen bottles.

SRC: Blog.Estately.com  


  1. Oregon should be ranked second in my opinion.How does Florida rank behind Hawaii lol?

    1. Yes, Oregon should be No.2! Especially since climate change is causing Sasquatches to migrate north.

    2. Hell, how did Maine miss the list? 1.4 million people in a state not far off the size of Washington and most forested per capita in the nation, and yes, plenty of Bigfoot sightings (if we had more folks we'd probably have had more sightings).

  2. Hey, you guys always leave New Mexico out. I had an audio experience there that was very convincing.

  3. Whoever did this list has NO Idea about these creatures. NONE whatsoever. Merely used public opinion, not facts based on actual encounters reported

  4. Just a FYI on Lousiana, the GCBRO has over 80 encounters that were reported and there are MANY more that weren't reported or were not posted.

  5. Oregon should be number 2.

  6. WTF?!
    "Pennsylvania tends to shoot first and ask questions later "?!
    Whomever wrote this article has no idea what Pennsylvania is like. We have the highest number of licensed hunters per capita in the US, and the strongest Hunter Safety laws in the nation. Aside from which, in PA it is a FELONY to shoot ANY animal outside of its designated and regulated hunting season... and there is NO designated legal Bigfoot season, so anyone who even takes a shot at a Sasquatch, regardless of whether they hit it or not, is in for serious trouble.

    1. you shoot it and claim it was going to kill you and when the 9footer is laid out for all to see nobody will blame you for protecting yourself. Science will thank you.

  7. Actually, in PA, if you are in the woods carrying a gun it is automatically assumed you are hunting out of season unless you also are displaying the proper license. So unless you are carrying during an appropriate season with an appropriate firearm (for example, you aren't going to shoot a Bigfoot with a shotgun during Spring turkey season), you'll still be charged with a felony. Even if you claim it attacked you. I am aware of at least three cases of hunters claiming to have been charged by bears, for example, where they were charged with hunting out of season. And then there's the fines, which are steep, and which you'll have to pay regardless of whether or not you are convicted of the felony charge.

  8. Lol - "Bifgoot" in paragraph 3...


  10. Forgot Northeastern Arizona. We have our share of Bigfoot sightings.

  11. Also Illinois. We have way more than people think. Tons of forest and woods, major riverways to travel along, and highest number of deer-auto collisions per capita -think of all that food a squatch can feast on here. People think Chicago when Illinois is uttered, but due to the economy many populated areas are shrinking and reverting back to rural and wooded.


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