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P.O. Box 1575 MC 060
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Phone: 719-385-7325
Fax: 719-684-0942
Email: pikespeakinfo@spri. . .
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm





City of Colorado Springs / Pikes Peak - America's Mountain / History / Fact or Fiction?

Fact or Fiction About the Mountain?

Tales of a large, hairy, manlike creature (known as Bigfoot in the USA and Sasquatch in Canada) living in remote areas of the North American continent have been reported for many years.

Eyewitnesses describe the creature as being 6 to 8 feet tall, walking upright on two legs, weighing 500-800 pounds and being covered with hair.

Although a few individual scientists are studying this phenomenon, the possible existence of this creature has largely been ignored by mainstream science. Most of the serious investigators are laymen, who check sighting reports and gather data, hoping to prove that Bigfoot is real.

Several thousand people have claimed encounters with Bigfoot; huge unexplained footprints have been found in the forests. Could such a creature exist in modern day, hi-tech North American or even on Pikes Peak? You be the judge!

Sgt. O'Keefe told of rats being so abundant on the summit they completely covered the rocks at night. Fact or Fiction?? (Fiction)

One cold January night he and his wife and two month old daughter Erin were getting ready to eat when they were attacked by the rats. Mrs. O'Keefe got into a roll of roofing and the sergeant jumped into two joins of stove pipe. They tried clubbing the rats off but the rats were overcoming them when Mrs. O'Keefe made a loop of electric wire into a lariat. She twirled it around herself and her husband, causing it to spark. It scared the rats away, but not before they had eaten their baby daughter. O'Keefe carved a suitable grave marker and placed it inside a small fenced area on the summit where his little daughter was supposedly buried. Fact or Fiction?? (Fiction)