Willow Creek, California, has the distinction of being named the “Bigfoot Capital of the World.” Located in Humboldt County, Willow Creek is a mountain community. Additionally, it is located on the Trinity River. Willow Creek is located to the north of San Francisco.
This town has held the name since the 1950s when a logger brought a plaster cast of a large footprint thought to belong to Bigfoot into the town. He discovered the footprint near some of the logging camp’s equipment.
Who or what exactly is Bigfoot? For over four hundred years, sightings in North America of a strange creature have caused a stir. The creature is reported to have a large body that is completely covered with hair. Bigfoot leaves large footprints that resemble the footprints of a human with large feet.
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