This photo features a Noble County woman who was featured on the show "Finding Bigfoot", because of her eye witness accounts of seeing Big Foot. She is shown with the show's producer, Natalie Hewson (r). (Photo reprinted with permission from "Standing in the Shadows."
This photo features a Noble County woman who was featured on the show "Finding Bigfoot", because of her eye witness accounts of seeing Big Foot. She is shown with the show's producer, Natalie Hewson (r). (Photo reprinted with permission from "Standing in the Shadows."

OTTAWA – Pinwheel structures made with tree trunks woven together, huge footprints, and eye witness accounts are evidence used to investigate the presence of Bigfoot in Ohio and all over North America.

On Thursday night Doug Waller, one of the founders of the Southeaster Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation (SOSBI), spoke to a crowded room of guests at the Putnam County Library in Ottawa.

Waller and Shawn Parker, also a founder of SOSBI, told of eyewitness accounts they have collected through the years of sightings of Big Foot in Ohio.

They also displayed slides showing pinwheel structures found in woods all over the USA where there have been Big Foot sightings.

An Ohio map on the wall had different colored pins showing where there having been sightings and large foot prints found in Ohio. In addition to numerous sightings in Salt Fork State Park in Guernsey County, Waller spoke of sightings in Kenton in Harden County and Mount Vernon in Knox County. Eye witness accounts have indicated the creatures seen are 7-8 feet tall with footprints 19-20 inches long. They have a hairy man-like face and hairy man-like hands.

Waller has written the book “Standing in the Shadows” that features Bigfoot stories from Southeastern Ohio.

Read more about his account of Ohio Bigfoot sightings in this week's Putnam County Sentinel.