Is Bigfoot Real? Books about Bigfoot for Curious Kids
Books About Bigfoot
Is Bigfoot real? The legend of Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, has been around for a long time. There have been numerous sightings, some videos, some hoaxes, and lots of different opinions.
Read on and see what YOU think!
Whether you believe Bigfoot is real or not, children are attracted to information on Bigfoot. Some kids like serious Bigfoot books and some want to to read something a little more light-hearted.
Bigfoot is firmly in the realm of "mysterious monster", so books about Bigfoot are very popular. I recommend them for adults that want some basic information as well. I read two of the three featured books and I enjoyed them both very much!
The Facts about Bigfoot
Is Bigfoot Real
Well, there really aren't many "facts". If there were, Bigfoot would not be a subject of controversy. What is known for sure is that cultures all over the world have reported the existence of a "wild man", "boss of the woods", or other such description in their lands.
Some of the names may be familiar to you: Sasquatch, Yeti, Yowie, Skunk Ape, Windigo, and the Bardin Booger. That last one is a personal favorite. Some of these reports have been documented for hundreds of years. Even Teddy Roosevelt, a US president, claimed to have seen a Bigfoot creature.
Bigfoot is generally described as being 7-9 feet tall, hairy, stinky, and bipedal. Bipedal means it walks upright on two legs. There are reports of the creatures using basic tools, showing intelligence, and that they use rudimentary speech.
Is Bigfoot Real
There are two main types of people that do Bigfoot research. The first are scientists that follow strict scientific principles and objectively study evidence. There is even a branch of science called Cryptozoology that is the study of creatures like Bigfoot, known as cryptids, that have not yet been proven to exist. Other examples of cryptids are the Loch Ness Monster, El Chupacabras, and the Kraken.
The second type are Bigfoot enthusiasts. They may, or may not, have scientific credentials. Their approach to Bigfoot study does not always follow strict guidelines, but their willingness to explore different ideas helps with researching Bigfoot. They also tend to be more passionate about the subject!
Both groups interview witnesses, go on expeditions, take and review plaster casts, and study any physical evidence, including photographs and videos. One of the biggest parts of Bigfoot research is to expose deliberate Bigfoot hoaxes. There have been many doctored photographs, false eyewitness accounts, and faked footprints. Weeding out this false information is important so that research is concentrated on solid evidence. There is little enough as it is, so it is important that false information is revealed.
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Books with Bigfoot as a Character
These books about Bigfoot are more fantasy and fun for children that are after something more adventurous.
Analysis of the Patterson Gimlin Film - Clip from National Geographic
This is a 12 minute clip of an analysis of the Patterson Gimlin film by National Geographic. This film is the best known and most credible video of Bigfoot ever taken. The team goes through the differences in human strides, body ratio, and other data to determine whether not this could possibly be a guy in a gorilla suit. It is VERY interesting!
Bigfoot Poll - Is Bigfoot Real or Not?
Is Bigfoot real, or just a hoax or mistaken identity? Vote here!
Do you think Bigfoot and similar creatures such as the Yeti really do exist?
Bigfoot Ate My Homework T-Shirt
A must have for the Bigfoot loving kid!
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