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Media Article # 539
Friday, October 12, 2007
Bigfoot (Seeahtiks) Wild Man of the Woods
By Jay Gold
Lost Treasure Magazine
A newspaperman coined the name Big Foot in 1920, for news stories. The American Indians on the other hand have lived with the creature for many years. The Hoopa Tribe of the Klamath Indians called the creature Oh-mah'ah, which later shortened to Omah.
The miners reported seeing the creature in 1886 around Bluff Creek and Blue Creek. There is much speculation that the creatures live under ground in natural limestone caverns that extend from Bluff Creek and Blue Creek all the way to Mt. Shasta.
No one has found this path, but the area is known for underground caverns. It seems to make sense, because they appear and disappear without a trace except for the huge footprints they leave behind. The physical descriptions are 8 to 12 feet tall, up to 1,000 pounds in weight, with 24" long x 5" to 10" wide foot prints. The underground caverns were reported to have huge amounts of gold in them, but I have never seen gold in limestone formations. But if the caverns were intermixed with ancient river gravels, then it is possible. I have seen huge gold nuggets come from these old riverbeds that have been covered over with tons of overburden.
Supposedly, the FBI examined a sample of hair left behind by a Big Foot and found it not to be of human or known animal origin. In 1886, miners heard stories from local Indians about the creature. Many people say it was a giant hoax, but the Indians seem to have a different viewpoint.
There are scientists that study primates who suggest this creature is of the ape family and never evolved. The general opinion is that they want to be left alone, not captured and studied in a lab somewhere. These types of sightings have occurred all over the world. In Tibet they call him the Yeti.