Bigfoot Legend, Fact, Myth or Hoax
Sightings of Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch have been reported for more than 400 years and in all 50 of the United States, with the heaviest concentration in the Pacific Northwest. Bigfoot sightings have also been reported in Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. Most experts relate the North American Bigfoot to the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas.
Though an actual body of Bigfoot has yet to be produced to prove his existence, hair, tracks, photographs and videos abound. Bigfoot sightings all seem to describe the creature in a similar manner. Agreed upon attributes of Bigfoot are his height, 7 to 10 feet, weight, up to 500 pounds, hairy body, casual upright stride, and foul smell.
Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti
The name Bigfoot has been used only since the mid-60's, and started from a sighting in a California mining camp. The name varies throughout the North American continent and around the world.
North America - Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Wildman, Man Bear, Wicca, Bukwas, Wooley Booger, Skunk Ape, Chickas, Yowie, Hill Ghost, Monster of the Mountain
Europe - Kaptar, Biabin-guli, Grendae, Ferla Mohir, Brenin Ilwyd
Africa - Ngoloko, Kikomba, Waterbobbejan
Asia - Gin-sung, Yeti, Yeren, Mirygdy, Mecheny, Chinese Wildman, Nguoi Rung
The Roger Patterson footage
Roger Patterson Photo
Ivan Marx Bigfoot Hoax
Whitton, Dyer Bigfoot Hoax
Famous Bigfoot Sightings
1924: Four miners claim they were attacked while asleep in their cabin, by rock throwing "apemen". Believing they were being attacked by some type of mountain gorillas, the men shot at the beasts, scaring them away. The following morning they found large footprints. The story has been challenged, by placing blame for the attack on a hikers faking the footprints and harassing the miners.
1941: British Columbia resident, Jeannie Chapman, claims she and her children were scared from their home when a 7 1/2 foot Sasquatch approached.
1958: Jerry Crew took a cast of footprints to the local newspaper office, claiming that he and his workers found the prints at their work sight at Bluff Creek, California. The validity of the footprints was supported by overseer Wilbur L. Wallace and his brother Raymond. After his death, Raymond's children revealed a set of 16 inch wooden feet, claiming they had been used to make the prints.
1967: Another reported sighting from Bluff Creek came from Roger Patterson and Roger Gimlin. They produced taped footage of Bigfoot. The film dubbed the Patterson-Grimin film was touted as the best evidence of the existence of Bigfoot. Bob Heironimus later revealed he had worn an ape suit for friend, Paterson's film.
2008: Mathew Whitton, Rick Dyer claimed to find the body of Bigfoot in Northern Georgia. Producing pictures of the body in a freezer, their story aired on several major news networks. The thawed body was soon found to be fake, and Dyer and Whitton, admitted the hoax.
Bigfoot's Cousin - The Abominable Snowman
A myth closely related to the Bigfoot legend is the Abominable Snowman. Also known as Yeti, the snowman is thought to live in the Himalayas. With the face of a gorilla and a body covered in fur, the Yeti walks upright, and is over 7 feet tall. The first recorded sightings date back to 1832. Sightings have also been recorded in Nepal, China, Siberia, Canada and the United States.
Abominable Snowman Found!!!
Posted Aug 21st 2008 6:49PM
Vegas showman Jeff Beacher captured an Abominable Snowman in the 102 degree desert surrounding Las Vegas. In order to protect the rest of the desert based snowmen, Beacher refused to reveal the exact location of the capture. DNA reports are pending.
Bigfoot sightings in Hollywood
Bikers go on a rescue mission after their women are captured by Bigfoot.
Harry and the Hendersons 1987
When the Henderson family accidentally hits Bigfoot with their car, they take the body home hoping to cash in on it. But Harry turns out to be alive and now the family has to protect him from the authorities and a notorious Bigfoot hunter.
Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter 1994
An eleven-year-old boy befriends Bigfoot.
The Unknown 2005
Teen-agers save Sasquatch from poachers bent on revenge.
Sasquatch Mountain 2006
A truck driver, joins forces with bank robbers, the cops and a beautiful women in a fight against an Arizona based Sasquatch.
After an attack from school bullies, teen Percy Caldwell awakens in the forest and encounters Bigfoot. When his story isn't believed, Percy takes it on himself to take care of the gentle monster and protect him from the bullies who want exploit him.
Harry and the Hendersons
The truth is out there
- Sasquatch Stories, Some Unbelievable Bigfoot Stories, Sightings, Encounters, & Letters
- The Shadowlands Bigfoot Page
Is it possible that a reclusive man-like creature inhabits the remote areas of our planet? Why not ? Isn't it arrogant of us to assume we know of all the species on this huge planet ?
- Bigfoot Encounters
This website attempts to provide the interested reader or research student with a general overview of the biology of the sasquatch to the same degree that one would expect from, say, a bear website.
- Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization
Founded in 1995 -- The only scientific research organization exploring the bigfoot/sasquatch mystery.
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