Is Bigfoot in Texas?

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Is Bigfoot in Texas?

It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many Texans for years.

After all, the Lone Star State is known for its diverse wildlife, from mountain lions and bobcats to black bears and even alligators.

But recently there have been reports of something far more mysterious lurking in our woods and swamps—Bigfoot!

Now, before you go calling the men in white coats, hear us out.

There’s actually a good amount of evidence that suggests Bigfoot may indeed be living in Texas.

Let’s take a look at some of the most compelling sightings and reports.

The first reported Bigfoot sighting in Texas

It’s been reported that in the early settlements of Texas in the 1800s, a mysterious creature known as “The Thing that Comes” was reported to have roamed the Navidad River bottoms.

It was said to be covered in short brown hair and very nimble, leaving behind evidence of its presence but never being seen.

The Rev. Samuel C.A. Rogers reported seeing three footprints in the spring of 1845 and continued to spot them for several years.

In 1850, a large hunt for the creature was organized and a man was captured in a tree, surrounded by baying dogs, horses, and men with guns.

There are differing accounts of what happened next, but one version states that the captured man was actually a prince who had been sold into slavery as a child and had escaped with a companion, but the companion had died.

The “wild man” was eventually sold into slavery in Victoria, Texas and lived in Refugio and Victoria Counties until his death in 1884.

These early accounts were later published in J. Frank Dobie’s book “Tales of Old-Time Texas” in 1928.

However, in the years that followed, there have been numerous other reports of Bigfoot sightings in Texas, with some people claiming to have encountered the creature in various parts of the state.

These sightings have led to a renewed interest in the legend of Bigfoot in Texas, and many people continue to search for evidence of the creature’s existence.

Let’s look at a few more reports.

Modern Texas Bigfoot sightings


According to the BFRO, In 2003, a man in Montgomery County, Texas, reported seeing a Bigfoot creature while horseback riding on a hunting lease.

He described the creature as being very large, covered in redish-brown hair, and clearing the width of the road in one jump.

When he asked the other riders if they had seen it, they suggested it could have been a cow or deer, but the witness maintained that it was upright and had the motion of arms like it had made a running jump.


Fast forward to 2004, and we have another witness reporting a Bigfoot sighting near Panola County, Texas.

In this Bigfoot sighting reported by the BFRO in Panola County, Texas, the witness was hunting hogs from a tree stand when they noticed a large, hairy creature standing on two legs and moving between trees.

The creature seemed to be observing the hogs and eventually attacked one, killing it and carrying it away.

The witness described the creature as having a curious expression and making noises like “Grrrrrrrrrrr, whoop, whoop, whooooooop, whoop.”

The creature also made a noise like “rrrrrrrrrr” and showed its teeth before picking up the hog and walking away.

The witness was afraid and watched the creature as it left.

Now, you might be thinking, “Well, eyewitness accounts can be unreliable.”

And you’d be right to be skeptical.

But there’s more to the story.

Over the years, there have been numerous reports of strange footprints found in remote areas of Texas that are much larger than those made by any known animal in the state.


In 2017, the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department in Texas reported large, unexplained footprints in three of its parks and trails.

The department shared images of the footprints on Facebook and called for visitors to share more evidence of the suspected Bigfoot.

The department later shared surveillance images of clumps of hair found in the same area where the footprints were discovered.

The department suggested that this could be a breakthrough in their investigation into the possible existence of Bigfoot in the area.

Now, we know what you’re thinking—that doesn’t prove definitively that Bigfoot exists in Texas.

But it does add to the growing body of evidence suggesting that something strange is going on out there.

And it’s not just in Texas either.

There have been countless sightings and reports of Bigfoot all over the world, from the Pacific Northwest to the Himalayas.

Final Thoughts

So, is Bigfoot real? That’s a question that’s still up for debate.

Some people believe that the evidence is strong enough to prove the creature’s existence, while others argue that it can all be easily faked or misinterpreted. Skeptics argue that

Bigfoot sightings and physical evidence are likely the result of hoaxes, misidentifications, or other explainable phenomena, and that there is no conclusive proof that Bigfoot exists.

As for the evidence of Bigfoot in Texas, it’s certainly interesting, but it’s also important to keep an open mind and consider all possibilities.

It could be that there are unknown species living in our state that we have yet to discover.

Or it could be that some of the sightings and physical evidence are the result of hoaxes or misidentifications.

The truth is, we just don’t know for sure.

What we do know is that the mystery and fascination surrounding Bigfoot will likely continue for years to come.

Whether you believe or not is up to you—but one thing is certain: there’s definitely something mysterious going on in Texas!

From eyewitness accounts to unexplained tracks found deep in the woods, there’s plenty of evidence suggesting that Bigfoot may indeed be lurking somewhere within our borders.

So keep your eyes peeled if you’re ever exploring off-the-beaten path places; you never know who (or what!) might be watching!

Chris Beckett

Chris Becket is an author and amateur "cryptozoologist" who is obsessed with finding the truth about Bigfoot and other mysterious creatures. He's spent countless hours (and probably a few too many dollars) studying and investigating reports of strange animals and phenomena, and he's convinced he's an expert on everything from Bigfoot to the Yeti.

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