The U.S. state of Washington has long been a wellspring of reports of the giant, hairy hominid known variously as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and other regional names. It is practically woven into the lore of the area, with countless sightings and encounters with these creatures logged in from the wilds here. It is perhaps no surprise that the legendary beast has managed to occasionally emerge into the limelight, and on occasion it has managed to work its way into some real cases of mysterious disappearances and deaths to add more mystery to the already mysterious. 

Located along the edge of the Plains of Abraham, on the southeast shoulder of Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington, in the United States, is a steep, rocky gorge called Ape Canyon. The area is steeped in rich lore regarding Bigfoot sightings, and indeed the name itself comes from a harrowing alleged incident that happened here in 1924, when a Fred Beck and a group of miners claimed that their cabin had been assaulted by a group of stone throwing “gorilla men.” The attack apparently continued throughout the night, with the creatures hurling rocks and slamming into the cabin walls and door as the terrified men shot at them with their rifles, and while the story has been subject to much skepticism the name “Ape Canyon” sort of stuck. It was here that a very strange disappearance would occur, which has been managed to become woven into the mysteries of Ape Canyon and which has never been solved.

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