I live in Minnesota now but I was born and raised in southern Iowa in
well-known bigfoot territory: Ottumwa, Bloomfield and Lockridge.
There have been many sightings in these areas. The local papers used to carry stories occasionally and the archives should be a treasure trove of information for researchers. I have some knowledge of two sightings in particular.
The following is a sighting as told to me by Dick Hopkins, an old friend:
Dick's son, as I recall his name is David, saw this Bigfoot when he was
around 10 or 12. This would have been approximately 25 years ago. The area
south of Bloomfield, Iowa is rough clay hills with lots of brush, mixed oak
timber in the hills and maple/cottonwood timber in the many creek bottoms.
Multiflora roses were introduced to make living fences, they naturalized and
spread out and some areas are pretty near impenetrable. Farm fields tend to
be 5 to 10 acres with an occasional 20 or even 50 acres of plowable ground.
The Hopkins lived in the last house on a dead end road. David was out on his
bike and was coming home at dusk. The road was a roller coaster of small
hills and dips. David topped a small rise and saw a Bigfoot standing in the
middle of the road.