What Cryptid Makes a Three Toed Footprint?
To give you some back story, I grew up on ~640 acres in North Idaho. and wandered the woods and roads through it all the time. So I was used to all the normal footprints, creatures and so on.
But one day on my travel between the houses that were about a mile apart, I found in the middle of the road in the soft dirt between the tire tracks a perfectly stamped three toed footprint. The outline was clean and smooth, each toe came to a sharp point and the heel was perfectly rounded. The whole of it was ~10 inches long. In short, it was nothing like I had ever seen, and I was unable to find any more of them in the area.
If I had been anywhere else, I would have assumed someone was messing with me, but out there, there was no one to do it, and no one would have known that I would walk by that exact spot.
A few months later I found a second print with the same exact shape, but smaller in the mud of the driveway near the house. Again, I could only find one, seemingly as if someone had dropped down, set one foot on the ground and left again.
To this date I have found no reports of anything like it. A few pictures have come close, but nothing has been an exact match to what I saw.
More Reports Of Three Toed Footprints
After going through the comments, there are some that really need to be seen. It looks like more people are seeing three toed footprints than you would suspect.
Chris – Sandia Mountains
I seen a three toed paw print but it was more like a dog paw print than anything else back in 2011 up in the Sandia mountains in New Mexico that was a day after my friends two small dogs vanished
John – Location Undislosed
We had something in our back yard 2 days ago that ran after hitting a metal wagon, it made sounds similar to what ancient dinosaurs, Raptors, would have made. It left 4 prints in the yard that were three toes and had a fairly small heel. The stride was around 4′ long and it appeared to have an arch or was moving fast, two of us heard it.
Cris – West Virginia
Two years ago, just a month after becoming the only one living up on the mountain of our family farm in eastern West Virgina, I was hiking down the road after s snow and found what looked like a human footprint in the snow. Only it had 3 toes, like folks are describing here. In the days prior to this, I had been watching animal prints that seemed to be tracking me home (was parking my car down the dirt road towards the highway and hiking home so I didn’t get snowed in. Looked like some large animals had been around the car (we have large packs of coyotes, bears and mountain lions here…and in the past two years they have started coming into the yard/animal pens and attacking my animals). It was while following animal tracks, I noticed a print probably 20 ft from my door, right in the middle of the road (I had walked right by there the day before and it was not there then. There was only one print though. Never seen one before or since (& now I look). A bit freaky when living alone and away from others.
My lady and I had recently lost everything (you know what I mean) in a fire that also consumed our A Frame Cabin. A buddy lent us a 1978 GMC Vanguard to stay in up on the hill not more that 100 feet from that charred cabin. one morning I went out to look for my newly stained palette I had left drying on a box just outside the main passenger side window just beyond the walkthrough door of the 78′ GMC . I had put it there specifically to help lessen any dust getting kicked up onto it by a passing deer or whatever. It was summer and it was dry…. when I went to retrieve it , it was exactly where I left it, on a sturdy and packed lil cardboard box about a foot high and tucked just under the body of the GMC so that it would be flush the vehicle. not an inch in or out from the side wall that was not but a half foot above it which lead up to the window. the most unnerving feeling I could imagine as I tried to comprehend what kind of animal would step up onto that box onto my new and perfectly shiny dark wood surfaced palette?! right in the middle a 3 toed almost triangular shaped print . like a goose at a park would have with those very thick feet , not the webbing type the really thick toed type… solid with out breaks or tarsal lines just a solid dusty distinct print. that meant it couldn’t be a wayward goose , because the forward weighted body would not allow it to step up onto that box and stand against the Vanguard on one foot. it had to be like a human or … I still don’t like thinking about it. getting the chills now. I took no pictures and I made no attempt to maintain it… it was too surreal so soon after our loss. I will tell you I have had less nights asleep than I have had awake (far less). it left its print while it was looking through our window, pressed against our rv… it was trying to see us while we were sitting laughing sharing a drink or two, playing games, trying to forget the world for a night… we were only inches away separated by a thin pane of glass and a linen curtain. I must know. what it is .. but to be honest , I don’t want to…. do I?
Brian – Canterbury, NH
I recently went walking at night on a trail that goes around a pond in Canterbury, New Hampshire.
At this same location I had heard a extremely loud howl that was definitely not a human.
Last night with my light in the woods I saw a very distinct 3 towed print in the snow, the heel was foot shaped, they were small human like prints that i followed that paralleled the trail..I had seen these small 3 towed prints before on Mt. Kearsarge in NH…I’ll go back and see.if I can get some photos..
Jay – Kansas
I was fishing just the other day Sept 20th 2014 on the banks of the Missouri River next to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas In the mud were the same three toed footprints.I t actually startled me because I have been tracking wildlife all my life it was about 4 inches wide and 6 inches long three toes the middle on just slightly longer but uniformed l and it had a heal print just like the pictures. Now it looked like it came out of the water walked up about 5 feet and turned around and went back in. i have never in my life seen anything like this. In My estimation this bipedal animal only had its prints about 1 foot apart from each other and sunk into the mud about 1 inch estimating its weight around 40 to 50 pounds compared to my footprint sinking deeper in the same mud. It has me a little nervous and extremely curious.
Tori – Vermont
To be completely honest, we found a 3 “toed” footprint in the snow in Vermont, it looks a lot like the one that you have posted. This thing appears to have 2 legs by the way it was walking and the prints are spaced far apart….. we are so frickin curious and creeped out to what this could be. AHHHHH!!!! I don’t know how to post the pictures. And this was not a bird, its the dead middle of winter. I mean it could be but we don’t think so, it was about the size of a human footprint but with 3 “toes”, clawed like. Weird man… we would love if someone could tell us what it is haha seriously
Have You Seen Three Toed Footprints?
If you have seen these types of footprints, please leave me a comment or send us an email and tell us about them. Something is out there with 3 toes and I would like to know what it is!