SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Sasquatch attends "The Awesomes" VIP After-Party sponsored by Hulu and Xbox at Andaz on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Hulu)

Solar eclipse of a Sasquatch may sound like a remix of the 1983 hit, but it’s happening in real life.

Well, it’s kind of happening. For those who are unaware, there is a total eclipse of the sun is happening on Monday, August 21st.  According to the official website of the eclipse, if you are in the path of totality you’ll be able to see the once-in-a-lifetime sight.


During this event, the “moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen” says Eclipse 2017. People who want to view the rare event can catch a glimpse from Oregon all the way to North Carolina.

The eclipse is not the only sight people are hunting to find. As reported by WTOL 11, Joshua Stevens, who is a cartographer for NASA, figured out when people can both see Big Foot and the eclipse. Yes, if you play your cards right, you’ll be able to catch two rarities in one day. Stevens’ reported the sightings of the large, furry creature and matched them up with the path of totality. This map, which is now being called “Sunsquatch”, was made from data from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

Since 2013, there have been around 3,000 Bigfoot sightings. As soon as Stevens posted his findings to Twitter, the Internet went insane. He told the Huffington Post that he “created the map as a way to poke fun on Twitter with something goofy” and “didn’t expect much response.”

This is not the only hilarious map that was born from this upcoming event. Some other users have created maps for the path of totality Waffle Houses, places with the name ‘Eclipse’, as well as UFO sightings.

No matter what you’re trying to hunt, you’re going to catch at least two events for the price of one.


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp 

Sign me up for the 101 WRIF Cybercrew email newsletter!

Join the 101 WRIF Cybercrew to get everything that rocks sent right to your inbox from The Riff! You’ll get updates on concerts and your favorite bands, along with exclusive chances to win. Plus news and stories from all around metro Detroit!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.