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Other Older Iowa reports from the 1970's
1974 near Stone State Park, Sioux City, Iowa: A man claimed to have wounded a bigfoot with a deer rifle. Published in the Des Moines Sunday Register 12 Nov. 1978.
1978 February 25th: Pella Bridge near Harvey, Iowa: A boy age 10-11 saw Bigfoot on road near bridge; it looked at him, then went into woods Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday Register 12 Nov. 1978.
1978 July 27th: Ottosen, Iowa: Young Donette Henkins, age 9 saw 'short, hairy, apelike animal with fangs and deep-set eyes' which stood in shadows a few inches away and growled / Omaha, NE, World-Herald 2 Aug. 1978, Algona, IA, Algona Upper Des Moines 3 Aug. 1978, Algona, IA, Algona Kossuth County Advance 7 Aug. 1978, Humboldt, LA, Independent 5 Aug. 1978.
1978 30 July Ottosen, Iowa Dawn Henkins, age 11, Mrs. Henkins & neighbor
1978 31 July Ottosen, Iowa - Three or four boys aged 10-12 saw Bigfoot in shed, and again later. It did not attempt to attack. Omaha, NE, WorldHerald 2 Aug. 1978, Fort Dodge, IA, Messenger / & 3 Aug. 1978, Humboldt, IA, Independent 5 Aug. 1978, Algona, IA, Algona Upper Des Moines 3 Aug. 1978.
1978 11 September Ottosen, IA / Anna Dodrill & Elery Lynch / Red-eyed, blackfaced Bigfoot stared in at kitchen window / Des Moines, IA, Sunday Register 24 Sept. 1978, repr. FN Nov. 1978 p.18; Fort Dodge, IA, Messenger 14 Sept. 1978 & Algona, IA, Algona Kossuth County Advance 18 Sept. 1978.
1978 September/ Ottosen, IA / Robert Newell IV (18) / Watched tall, hairy, hunchback Bigfoot exploring farm buildings early in the morning / Des Moines, IA, Sunday Register 24 Sept. 1978, repr. FN Nov. 1978 p.18; Algona, IA, Algona Kossuth County Advance 18 Sept. 1978 & Humboldt, IA, Independent 16 Sept. 1978.
1978 27 September a farm south of Renwick, Iowa. Forty high-school students saw
1978 27 or 28 September Northwest of Renwick, Iowa. Mark Thompson (16) saw 7 foot brownish-black-haired Bigfoot in soybean field. Moved away when witness flashed pickup lights and honked horn / Des Moines, IA, Sunday Register / Oct. 1978.
1979 12 October Near Webster City, Iowa Bryon Davis saw saw 7-ft, reddish-brown Bigfoot in woods. It got up and left, as if disturbed while sleeping. It was 3:30 am. Webster City, IA, Freeman-Journal 19 & 30 Oct. 1979.
1980 Early January Adel, Iowa Larry Wilson / Farmer went outdoors when dogs barked and saw'hunched over, dark thing' in yard; police found foot-long prints in grass. This article was picked up by the tabloid Weekly World News 22 Jan. 1980.
1980 13 January Edgewood, Iowa Tim BuShaw & friend / Saw 8-ft Bigfoot with 'topknot' and long hair within 6 ft of their car / Waterloo, IA, Courier 24 Feb. 1980.
1980 15 January Near Manchester, Iowa Cyrii O'Brien a railroad engineer on train saw strange creature on all fours eating carcass; 6-toed tracks found in area / Waterloo, IA, Courier 24 Feb. 1980.