This section automatically collects news feeds with the words bigfoot, sasquatch and yeti in them - as such, some articles about people with big feet and monster trucks are bound to get through, so try and sort the wheat from the chaff.
Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
Yeah, from a few years back. The main suspects were a flesh eating virus or a combine. Poor animal was doomed. I read this on a follow up:
Hunters in the area attempted to track down the buck and “put it out of its misery” after this video surfaced, but had no luck. The body (or at least what was left of it) was discovered about a month after this trail camera footage was taken.
Those who found it near a pond believe that it couldn’t have made it a day or more after this video was taken, and assume that it was probably trying to make it to the water for relief. Coyotes cleaned up what was left of him (or might have even finished him off), as only the skull and spine was recovered.
Thanks for digging into this question and sharing your findings.
Severs does cover the Ruby Creek incident and gives credit to John Green for doing a very thorough re-investigation in the 50's. However, as you stated above, John Green never found the cast of the track which apparently got lost.
According to Severs, John did bring the Joe Dunn foot paper tracing to Bluff Creek and shared it with the researchers and journalists there.
I think Severs also covered the Leadpoint case, but again Green had no sasquatch cast from that case.
It does appear that the first sasquatch footprint cast that John Green and Dahinden saw was the Jerry Crew cast.
I presume that both of them learned how to create plaster casts and started casting after the 1958 Crew bigfoot cast made national news.
See the 1941 Ruby Creek incident, John Green Report # 1000009 (BC is in North America)
"The Chapman home was on a small Indian reserve beside the Fraser River, only a few hundred yards from the mountain foot. A deputy sheriff, Joe Dunn from Bellingham, made a cast of a track. It was later lost but a tracing of it survives."
Also in the John Green database is a report from 1949 in Stevens County Washington. (John Green 1000686 - not posted on BFF)
"Ben Thompson said he saw a very large sasquatch at Leadpoint, watching it through a scope at 800 to 1000 yards, and tried to put his bear dogs on its trail, but they declined. It was heading West over the mountain towards Northport. Said tracks were of cripple-foot, but was very graceful. Said he had cast."
Bob Titmus cast a track in BC in 1961, but the cast was lost when his boat burned. (John Green 1000047 - not posted on BFF)
"Bob Titmus had anchored his boat in the shelter of an islet in Kitasu Bay during a storm and saw tracks on the beach. He had to strip and swim ashore to look at them. They started at the tideline and went into the brush, where he could not follow at the time. Later he was unable to find where the tracks re-entered the water, presumably over solid rock. The cast was destroyed the following year when his boat burned."
Besides those 3, there were a few more in the 50's