Got a long weekend coming up and in the mood for some Bigfoot hunting? If so, you might want to try something different other than trouncing around a known hotspot during the day. Instead, grab a flashlight and a warm jacket – your best bet for finding the hairy beast is at night.
According to a new study by Cliff Barackman, star of Finding Bigfoot and noted researcher, chances are much higher you’ll encounter Bigfoot after sunset, despite most big name sightings occurring in broad daylight.
Cliff uses the information from the John Green Database to support his hypothesis that Bigfoot is nocturnal. According to Cliff’s research, the raw data indicates 60% of sightings are during the day, although he believes this figure is more realistically a 50-50 split.
Even though the database shows slightly more encounters during the day, Cliff thinks that’s an incomplete picture of Bigfoot activity. He concluded 90% fewer people were out at night compared to daytime activity. Add in the fact visibility is also reduced by 90% at night, Cliff says a pattern emerges. Cliff argues Bigfoot could be as much as 100 times more active at night.
So if you plan to pack up your camping gear, cameras, and voice recorders, factor Cliff’s advice into your strategy. But where in the country should you head with the greatest likelihood of spotting the cryptid? Currently, according to the BFRO database, the states with the most sightings are Washington, followed by California, Illinois, and Ohio.
At the other end of the scale, chances are slim of making a sighting in Delaware, North Dakota or Vermont. So plan accordingly and don’t forget plenty of spare batteries for those cameras!