Jay Barker of North Ogden has actually had two separate experiences with Sasquatch, (who says lightning doesn’t strike twice?). In 1977, Jay and a friend took their boys for one last fishing trip in the high Uintahs before school was back in session. The first lake they fished was a dud and no one was catching fish. They decided to make a trek to Fish Lake and as they crested the ridge and looked down at the lake, they saw a giant fur-covered animal down below. Thinking it was an Elk at first, they were surprised when it stood up on two legs and started walking away. Too far away to see its face, the young boys in the group started yelling, trying to get the beast’s attention. It looked around trying to determine the source of the noise and then cautiously walked into the forest and away from the group.
1980: In a North Ogden residential area, several strange footprints were discovered.
1991: Bigfoot sightings were reported by residents in North Ogden.
1995: A North Ogden resident reported seeing a large, dark, hairy creature in his yard one night. A large metal gate from a fence was found ripped off and hurled 30 feet away. A teenage boy said he saw Bigfoot running alongside the canal.
1996: A group of children in North Ogden’s Coldwater Canyon said they were chased away by Bigfoot. Coldwater Canyon has been a hot-spot for Utah’s Bigfoot activity. A hike up the canyon is beautiful and quiet … almost too quiet. It’s actually quite creepy and gives one a feeling of being watched.
1996: Footprints were found again at the Cold Springs Trout Farm in North Ogden and also at Nordic Valley.