Do you believe in mythical creatures? One that has a lot of fur, a great hider during a game of hide-and-seek, and lives in the woods? Then I have the activity for you! If you love the show “Finding Bigfoot” then you’ll love this. Do your kids love adventures, and investigating new things? Mine do, and we started a new hobby as a family that we all love, Bigfoot hunting!
You may be asking yourself “Bigfoot Hunting?”, you read that right. There are some fun and simple activities your family can do together on a Bigfoot hunt, and today I am sharing them with you. It will spark adventure, and curiosity in your entire family. I recommend this activity for ages 10 and up, or if your child is not scared and loves Bigfoot bring them along. The list below will outline a few things you need to know for a Bigfoot hunt.
I have included a series of videos from our most recent hunt below!
This is the beginning of our recent Bigfoot hunt: ( I love the background conversation going on in the front of the car)
Suggested items to bring on your hunt:
- Flashlights or Headlamps (preferably one with the red light)
- Walking Sticks
- Good Hiking Boots
- Pants to cover your legs (to protect your legs from ticks and bugs, also great for walking in tall grass)
- Woods or a great place to hike, pick a great place that you think a Bigfoot would hangout
- Bug Spray (if it is that time of year)
How to hunt for Bigfoot:
- Gather your group and pick a spot to hunt, you can hunt during the day or night. ( you can go online and search for Bigfoot hot spots in your area)
- Prepare your group with a few rules (you need to be good listeners to listen for any signs you may hear ,and to stay safe )
- Google Search: Signs that you need to look for on a Bigfoot hunt ( some of the signs we look for are rock stack formations, twisted tree branches, stick formations in the design of a shelter, and many more)
- Tree knocking
- Howls ( have someone in your group do a howl and listen for any sounds that may happen in return,a great example of a howl is in the video below. This was actually my 11 year old son doing this on our recent hunt) Here is a great example of howl returns from KentuckyBigfoot.com
(disclaimer: please make sure your howling in an area where someone will not think you are in distress and call the police, that happened to us, true story)
The following video was taken right after we did some tree knocks. Some researchers believe tree knocks are a way Bigfoot communicate with each other . You may hear multiple return knocks, and they may be from different locations. My kids love doing this activity. To do tree knocks all you need is a walking stick or a sturdy branch, you then hit the base of a tree about 3 times and listen for returns.
There is a large following in the Bigfoot community, and a lot of opinions when it comes to this mysterious creature. I challenge you to form your own opinions ,and research what you found on your hunt.
Go on an adventure together as a family, it doesn’t necessarily have to be Bigfoot hunting, but the idea is to get outside together and do something different and fun.
Here is our interview after our Bigfoot hunt, and of course there is sibling rivalry happening!
I would love to see and hear the evidence you find on your own hunt, please come back and share with us!
Happy Bigfoot hunting!