With over 676 sightings reported, Washington is by far your best bet to get a fuzzy photograph of our famous friend. The green state gets 8.9 sightings for every 100,000 people—those are pretty good odds.
California reported 445 bigfoot sightings, which was the second-highest total, but with over 39.5 million people, your chances aren’t great. The hairy mammal is likely to avoid the bigger crowds seen on the coast, so stick to the northern woods of California if you’re bent on seeing the big creatures in this state.
Bigfoots avoid high-density populations, so even if there are more sightings in a state, a larger population in any area might scare him away from sightseeing spots. You’ll want to check out the more desolate parts of the dense forests to see one yourself.
So, where are you most likely to find the footprints if you’re roaming the country in your RV or taking a road trip? Let’s compare the number of sightings against the state’s population to find the sweet spot where you’re most likely to spot bigfoots.
Oregon jumps up to the number-two rank when you consider population, which makes the Pacific Northwest by far the best spot to see a sasquatch. You can also try your luck around the West Coast’s more mountainous forest areas, avoiding areas with high population density.
If you live in one of these states, maybe you can help prove bigfoots exist from your own backyard. Just make sure you can stay connected with a mobile hotspot as you wander the woods trying to get footage and photos so you can keep your friends looped in.