The invention remains a popular destination for hikers on the Collings Mountain hiking trail.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its Bigfoot sightings, but have you ever seen a Bigfoot apparatus that’s been designed to catch the barefoot giants?
It’s hidden deep in the woods of Jackson County, Oregon.
It was built for the very reason to capture a Sasquatch and is positioned in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest around 3.1 miles from the border of California. The shed-like trap was built back in 1974 by the North American Wildlife Research Team (NAWRT) — which is no more. These folks really wanted to catch the hairy creatures.
This trap measures in at 10′ x 10′ — plenty big to catch a Bigfoot. It’s a wooden box with a metal door that looks like it slams down at an alarming rate.
So, did these Bigfoot hunters every catch anything?
During its first six years, researchers would bait the trap with carcasses of some kind, but they only ever caught bears. In the ’80s, the trap was abandoned and the door was rigged open to prevent any curious visitors from becoming trapped inside.
“While in the years that followed the trap had started to fall into disrepair, in 2006 the US Forest Service began to actively repair and maintain it, thus turning it into something of a visitor attraction,” according to Unexplained Mysteries.
So, is it still hanging around in good condition?
Yes, it remains a popular destination for hikers on the Collings Mountain hiking trail. There’s still no word on whether or not a Bigfoot found itself trapped inside.