There's Going To Be a Documentary Made on The Ape Canyon Attack and Its Location
During one evening In 1924, a group of miners shot at a mysterious 7-foot-tall apelike creature that was milling around the makeshift cabin they had built in the canyon to assay a nearby claim. That night, as the miners tried to get some shut-eye, their cabin was reportedly pelted with rocks, logs and other forest debris by a band of at least three of the “Big Foot” ape creatures—the miners later measured footprints at up to 19 inches long. In the morning, the story goes, the miners came upon and shot one of the ape creatures, which fell some 400 feet into the canyon, presumably to a certain death, although no remains of any kind were ever recovered. It was understood that the cabin was burnt to the ground around 1968 and the exact location of the claim was thought to be lost forever. Our friend Marc and his group, the "Dark Waters Paranormal Group" has been trying to find the old claim and here's the latest update on that:
Just wanted to update you on the Ape Canyon Project.
Mainly out of nostalgia, our first trip this year was for four days on the 90th anniversery of the 1924 attack on the miner's cabin. We went to the camp site Tuesday July 8th and came down July 11th.
During field research, we found more cabin site evidence, the srping that the miner's had used and a strange surprise off trail on the way out. The print was cast and is awaiting clean-up of the cast to see if it's worth anything. I'm just the historical research guy, so I'm passing this on to other folks for analysis.
No mine entrance found yet. We have a trip planned through the summer. We also have a trip planned in early October with Cliff Barrackman and Craig Flippy. A special guest on the October trip is a direct decendant of two of the miners. So that will be a lot of fun.
I have a podcast interview scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd on CryptoLogic Radio podcast, in case you want to get in on the details.
Moreover, I'm scheduled for HopSquatch in Portland, Oregon on November 16th. Getting the word out on this amazing adventure!
On the book/DVD, MOUNTAIN DEVIL!!!, we're hoping for publication and release this winter!
Here's a preview of the documentary:
True Story: Bigfoot Terrifies Miners, 1924 Mount St. Helens Fred Beck Story, Gold Miner: