Bigfoot Photo Bomb in our Southern Oregon Habituation Area (SOHA)

Posted by Matthew Johnson on Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bigfoot Photo Bomb in our Southern Oregon Habituation Area (SOHA)


In September of 2013, I completed a four-night stay in our Southern Oregon Habituation Area (SOHA).  As usual, I placed a Peanut Butter Jar and Apple off the trail for the SOHA Squatches to enjoy in my absence.  I made my way back to the trail and I felt like I was being watched.  So I started taking “SELFIES” and slowly moving around in a 360 degrees circle.  400 miles later, I returned home to Puyallup WA.  I started listening to my 40 to 50 hours of audio recordings while looking at my pictures.  That’s when I noticed in one of the pics that Atlas, the Official Mascot of Team Squatchin USA, was staring at something.



Normally, Atlas runs around in the woods while sniffing, peeing, sniffing, peeing, sniffing, peeing.  It’s not his Modus Operandi (MO) to stand still and stare at something for an extended period of time …….. unless it’s a Squatch.  Atlas has only done this on two times and it was in our Washington Habituation Area.  We were Photo Bombed on both of those occasions (Please see my Blog titled “Bigfoot Photo Bomb in our Washington Habituation Area”).  Anyway, I looked at the next picture that I took while I was slowly turning around in a 360 degrees circle and I discovered what Atlas was staring at.



Michael Beers, former BFRO Investigator, recently enhanced the pic and this is what he found:

SOHA Photo Bomb (Sept 2013)


I asked Michael Beers to provide labels and arrows to help others understand the pic better and he provided me with this:

SOHA Photo Bomb2 (Sept 2013)


I think you all can agree with me that Michael Beers does great work!!!  I’m inept with computers and manage to know enough to get by.  Others are much more gifted than I.  Michael Beers is one of those people.

SOHA Photo Bomb3 (Sept 2013)


Here’s a picture that I took of Michael Beers casting the Daddy Squatch’s foot impression on the perimeter just outside of the SOHA base camp.  It’s 22 inches long, 9 inches across at the toes, and 6 inches across at the heel.


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Finally, just in case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a video of Michael Beers analysis of our Southern Oregon Habituation Area (SOHA):


I’m blessed to have a colleague and friend such as Michael Beers.  He’s a man of integrity and gives 110% in everything he does.  They don’t make many guys like him anymore.  Thank you, Michael!!!

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