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Could Bigfoot be sighted at Bash in Skamania County?


Did you know that Skamania County, Washington has the highest recorded number of Bigfoot sightings in the world? Or that the entire county is an official Sasquatch Refuge? There are two county ordinances in place regarding Bigfoot. The first, number 69-01, dated April 1, 1969 reflects a fine of $10,000 and/or five years imprisonment for the wanton slaying of Yeti, Sasquatch, Bigfoot or “giant hairy ape.” The ordinance defining the complete boundaries of Skamania County as a “Sasquatch Refuge” was made law on April 16, 1984. In celebration and recognition of this elusive creature and in an effort to promote the natural beauty and local businesses in the rural areas of Skamania Coun...

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