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Bigfoot Sightings Have Never Been Found in Vietnam

Updated on May 30, 2017
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The Mysterious Beast

Bigfoot (also known as Sasquatch) is a simian-like creature of American folklore that is said to inhabit forests, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an Anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq'ets.

Scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax,[6] rather than a living animal. This conclusion is due to many reasons, including the lack of physical evidence after centuries of investigation despite the large numbers of creatures that would have to exist to maintain a breeding population. Occasional new reports of sightings sustain a small group of investigators. Many reports of sightings are attributed to being various animals, particularly black bears.

Big print of alleged Bigfoot  print or something that looked   close enough to be a bear track.
Big print of alleged Bigfoot print or something that looked close enough to be a bear track. | Source

A Refresher Course About Roger Patterson

The Patterson–Gimlin film (also known as the Patterson film or the PGF) is a famous short motion picture of an unidentified subject the filmmakers have said was a Bigfoot. The footage was shot in 1967, and has since been subjected to many attempts to authenticate or debunk it.

The footage was filmed alongside Bluff Creek, a tributary of the Klamath River, about 25 logging-road miles northwest of Orleans, California, in Humboldt County. The film site is roughly 38 miles south of Oregon and 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. For decades, the exact location of the site was lost, primarily because of re-growth of foliage in the streambed after the flood of 1964. It was rediscovered in 2011. It is just south of a north-running segment of the creek informally known as "the bowling alley."

The filmmakers were Roger Patterson (February 14, 1933 – January 15, 1972) and Robert "Bob" Gimlin (born October 18, 1931). Patterson died of cancer in 1972 and "maintained right to the end that the creature on the film was real." Patterson's friend, Gimlin, has always denied being involved in any part of a hoax with Patterson. Gimlin mostly avoided publicly discussing the subject from at least the early 1970s until about 2005 (except for three appearances), when he began giving interviews and appearing at Bigfoot conferences.

The film is 23.85 feet long (preceded by 76.15 feet of "horseback" footage), has 954 frames, and runs for 59.5 seconds at 16 frames per second. If the film was shot at 18 fps, as Grover Krantz believes, the event lasted 53 seconds. The date was October 20, 1967, according to the filmmakers, although some critics believe it was shot earlier.

(See video below).

From Oct. 10, 1967

and the breakthrough (if you will) film about Bigfoot being filmed in the Pacific Northwest, this area of the United States and then slowly like an oncoming range fire, the Bigfoot Phenomenon caught on and did not turn loose. From one sighting to the next, it was as if the local, state and (some) government agencies were scurrying and scrambling with a head-on frenzy about how to address the sightings and how to discern if they were hoax of fact.

Naturally, those of higher-intellect came to the rescue and with their proper training and research concerning Bigfoot and its ancestors and areas where such beasts were seen, the process of throwing out the hoaxes and keeping the few factual photos and evidence that might lead to what is Bigfoot and how this being came to the United States. The task was no walk in the park.

Some Common Questions

that have many fans and sceptics of Bigfoot have asked seemingly over and over and all without any satisfaction.

As far as Oct. 10, 1967, when Roger Patterson's 8 mm. film was released to the various news services, one question that is still being asked today in 2017 is: Why has there never been any corpses found by hikers, campers, or even the military who are always executing military exercises in the field?

Why has a big number of expert hunters and sharpshooters never got off a shot or wounding a Bigfoot?

Why has there never been any skeltal remains discovered by anyone in the United States or anywhere in the world?

Some Bigfoot hunters have alleged to have proof of having clumps of hair taken by an escaping Bigfoot, but even with the most sophisticated scientific equipment, there has never been any sign of conclusive proof that Bigfoot is real?

The Most Interesting Question

concerning the Bigfoot Phenomenon is a question that not even the most-educated Bigfoot hunters have asked.

"Why has there never been any Bigfoot sightings (caught on film or cellphone) in North or South Vietnam?"

North and South Vietnam.
North and South Vietnam. | Source

This is the Roger Patterson video that started the Bigfoot Phenomenon

15 Bigfoot Sightings or Hoaxes?

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      Kenneth Avery 3 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dear Marie,

      So sorry for being so slow in response. I am so sorry. I had a nasty fall last Saturday night and bruised two ribs and talk about sore and swelling. I am still sore.

      But Dear Friend, thank you for your highly-intelligent comment and I agree with your thinking. That fur would be extremely hot and since Nat'l Geographic ran some film about one or two being seen in coastal Mississippi and a group of Vietnam vets formed an Anti-Sasquatch Search Group to investigate such sightings. Again, the fur would have made me saturated with perspiration.

      Your information of Bigfoot only living in caves or underground makes lots of sense. And them being ultra crafty to able to elude humans for so long.

      But with all things being equal . . .one day a smarter, faster scientist-type WILL bring in one alive. That will take the No. 1 news story, photo op, of the century. And probably be voted the Ninth World Wonder, eh?

      Write me anytime, Marie.

      Love you.

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      Marie Flint 3 months ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA

      Kenneth, I have never seen this creature, but I have read explanations of them in spiritual studies. Apparently, this species was created by scientists of Atlantis. The scientists were masters of genetic engineering and created this ape-like man for slave labor.

      Channelings also tell us that the race is dwindling and are scheduled for extinction. Individuals are very frightened of humans and avoid us as much as possible. They predominantly live in caves and underground.

      Such is the information I've heard. I personally would not care to meet or see one in person. I would have to have much greater spiritual mastery before a happen-chance meeting!

      On a lighter note, I can only imagine those fur coat must get hot. (I wouldn't want to be one!)

      Good luck in fulfilling your goal about seeing one during your present lifetime.

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      Kenneth Avery 4 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Dearest Sakina :)

      Thank you so much for the nice comment about this (somewhat) humorous look at Bigfoot sightings in

      certain parts of the world, but Vietnam.

      You could watch your Discovery Channel or National

      Geographic, if you are interested in these documentaries.

      But if YOU should spot one, please take the photo and

      send it to ME.

      Thanks, and write soon.

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      Sakina Nasir 4 months ago from Kuwait

      Great hub Kenneth, my dear friend. I never knew about these "Bigfoot sightings". I got to learn some interesting facts. Keep writing such hubs. :)

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, whonunuwho,

      It was with great appreciation and interest that I read your comments and how with such disciplined writing you described the Bigfoot sightings and the red apes of Vietnam.

      But my good friend, YOUR comment is MY FIRST of knowing about the red apes for I have watched hours upon hours of Discovery; Nat'l Geo and History plus Mountain Monsters and no mentions of Vietnam.

      If you and I had plenty of wealth, do you think that we could go on a Bigfoot excursion? I am not joking. I need to see one of these creatures before my life has expired.

      And my friend, I have never been more serious.

      Write soon . . .

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      By the way, I've had my on encounters with "Big Foot" and on three occasions as I hunted and fished in the wild areas of the south. My wife and I sighted one on the way to work in South Georgia back in 1977. We told no one since teachers seeing such strange critters were frowned upon in those parts.

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      whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States

      There were many sightings of "Rock Apes" in Vietnam and by soldiers of the American infantry. About six feet tall, muscular and red hair all over, the apes could be very aggressive. There seemed to be many of these creatures and locals even described them as well. The Chinese have reported for years about huge ape-like creatures the called "Yeti". These creatures do seem to be all over the planet. Perhaps are our own ancestors, of sorts. They seem to lay claim to their own part of the earth and probably want to be just left alone. Blessings to you and family my friend.