Bigfoot in Oregon? New Sasquatch "Sightings," Rumors Emerge

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Bigfoot is in Oregon.

At least according to a number of recent reports from residents in the rural, eastern part of the state all claiming that Sasquatch is alive and well.

People living near the Umatilla Indian Reservation have reported that they have been woken up by strange sounds coming from the nearby forest.

Bigfoot "sightings," while obviously unconfirmed, are actually fairly common in Eastern Oregon (see video above for one of the many posted online).

They've described the noise as like roaring and screeching, which they say sounds nothing like anything they've ever heard before, The Oregonian reports.

The reservation is made up of 178,000 acres in the Blue Mountains, and it is believed there are about 1,500 residents living in or next to the reservation.

The reports of the strange noises have come from a number of residents living near an old community center just north of Wilhorse Resort and Casino.

According to reports, the noises first started last month, and sparked rumors among locals that it was a young Bigfoot separated from its mother.

Residents describe the noises as frightening, and even the grown men in the area are reportedly very apprehensive to go out when the sounds are heard.

For every believer, there are 10 skeptics, of course. Many in the area believe the Bigfoot rumors are ridiculous and that the noises are from foxes or coyotes.

Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape-like creature that some people say inhabits forests, mainly in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Bigfoot sightings usually entail a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term "sasquatch" is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq'ets.

Many scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and say it's combination of folklore, misidentification, and/or hoax rather than an actual living animal.

Researchers point, obviously, to a lack of physical evidence, and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a population.

Here is a video of another alleged Bigfoot sighting in the area (filmed accidentally while some kids were dunking on a lowered basketball hoop):

Bigfoot: Real or fake?!

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