Bigfoot – Sasquatch
Bigfoot is a creature of folklore that is said to inhabit the forested areas of The Pacific Northwest.
His existence has been discounted by many reputable scientists. However there are thousands of people who have sworn to have seen him.
He has been described as a man-like creature, standing nine feet tall with very big feet and covered in hair.
It is said that he has long arms and enormous feet, as big as 24 inches long.
Others have described a foul odor coming from the creature. The smell is said to resemble that of rotten eggs.
My what big feet you have!
In 1958, Jerry Crew was working as a bulldozer operator for a logging company.
He first reported finding a large set of footprints embedded in the mud.
He told his coworkers about his finding and much to his surprise they too had similar stories. They too said that they saw large footprints embedded in the mud.
The term “bigfoot” was used when relating their stories because of the large footprints they had found.
Fear and panic set in when they also discovered a 450 pound oil drum had been moved. There were no signs of the use of machinery in that area. How else could it have moved. Of course it must be whoever is making those huge footprints!
They contacted a reporter for the local newspaper, the Humboldt Times and told their story. The story was published and soon word of a strange creature lurking in the woods spread rapidly.
As a result of the newspaper stories, the creature was quickly referred to as Bigfoot. Soon others in the are also reported seeing it or seeing its footprints.
Sightings are predominantly in the Pacific Northwest, Northwestern United States and western Canada.
In Canada he is also known as Sasquatch which originates from a Salish word meaning “wild man”.
Its features have an eerie similarity to its Himalayan counterpart, the Abominable Snowman.
A Soviet scientist suggested that the creatures could be traced back to the Neanderthals. However, most scientists have rejected that theory. In fact they have rejected the very existence of the creature.
Bigfoot – Real or Hoax
There has never been concrete evidence of its existence. No bone or body fragments have ever been found. This is strange, considering that thousands of people have claimed to have seen it over the years.
While many have taken pictures of large footprints and vague pictures of the figure, nothing to this day has ever been verified. Most of these sightings and pictures are alleged to be a hoax.
So how do we explain over 10,000 eyewitness accounts? Some people even claiming to have heard it make deep guttural sounds like howling, growling and screaming.
Is it just a trick of the mind when you are out alone in the woods. Suddenly we hear a twig break or a tree falls for no apparent reason? We then quickly turn around and think that we see a large Sasquatch lurking behind us. Does our imagination turn into fact and he really is behind us?
No one has ever claimed to have been harmed by them. Maybe they are just trying to live peacefully on their own. Endlessly walking the woods? What do they eat? Where do they sleep?
Is he a freak of nature or a figment of our imaginations?