Is Alaskan Killer Bigfoot real? The creature’s history detailed

Alaskan Killer Bigfoot

Alaskan Killer Bigfoot is a Discover+ series that seeks to solve one of Alaska’s biggest mysteries: did a killer Bigfoot native to Alaska cause the desertion of Portlock, Alaska? The show’s synopsis on IMDb reads:

“Alaskan natives were driven from their village 70 years ago by a creature they believed to be Bigfoot. No one has been back. Because of dwindling resources, they have sent a scouting party to see if it’s safe.”

Like most supernatural investigative shows, Alaskan Killer Bigfoot doesn’t conclude whether the mysterious creature exists. 

Alaskan Killer Bigfoot allegedly prowls Portlock killing humans and its prey

After the British Navy docked in Southcentral Alaska in 1787, Captain Nathanial Portlock named the fish-rich area Portlock. Portlock grew steadily, with its economy fueled by fishing and the nearby chromium mine. However, residents routinely reported that the area felt haunted. 

In the early 20th century, workers left their jobs due to unexplained events. As the years rolled by, people started disappearing. In 1931, authorities discovered a murdered man whose death resulted from an otherworldy injury. 

A hunting party tracking moose then discovered giant footprints stalking the same prey. The creature caught the moose before the hunters and escaped with its prize into the mountains. Locals named the mysterious creature a ‘nantiinaq,’ meaning half-man, half beast.

One man reportedly saw the beast destroying fishing wheels along the beach. He returned with his gun, ready to slay the creature but couldn’t muster the courage to do so. The massive, hairy man reportedly stared at the resident and walked away. 

How we wish cameras were as common back then as they are today. Tension in Portlock increased after the bodies with strange wounds started washing down the rivers. The grim and mysterious discoveries motivated people to start leaving. 

The largest exodus from Portlock happened in 1949; residents left their belongings to find a safer settlement. The postmaster remained until 1950, leaving the town completely deserted. 

There’s no confirmed sighting of the Alaskan Killer Bigfoot, but visitors allege a mysterious presence patrols Portlock. For instance, fishermen who took refuge from a storm in Portlock in the 1970s left hurriedly after allegedly spotting a strange creature in their camp. 

Despite no confirmation that a murderous Bigfoot exists in Portlock, someone or something killed the residents of Portlock in the early 20th century, forcing the survivors to leave. It may be Bigfoot or an undiscovered creature.