BigFoot History

What are the undisputed facts about the bigfoot / sasquatch mystery? It's a fact that for more than 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of North America.

It is a fact that sightings of these animals continue today. Real or not, these reports are often made by people of unimpeachable character. It is a fact that, for over seventy years, people have been finding, photographing, and casting sets of very large human-shaped tracks. Most are discovered by chance in remote areas. These tracks continue to be found to this day.It is a fact that the cultural histories of many Native American and First Nation peoples include stories and beliefs about non-human "peoples" of the wild. Many of these descriptions bear a striking resemblance to the hairy man-like creatures reported today.

These are some of the facts. There is, however, much disagreement as to what these facts mean. To many, these facts, taken together, suggest the presence of an animal, probably a primate, that exists today in very low population densities. If true, this species, having likely evolved alongside humans, became astonishingly adept at avoiding human contact through a process of natural selection. To others, these same facts point to a cultural phenomenon kept alive today through a combination of the misidentification of known animals, wishful thinking, and the deliberate fabrication of evidence.

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BigFoot Fun Facts:

1) As long as people have been spotting Bigfoot animals, just as many or more have been faking evidence of the same. From producing Bigfoot costumes, fake tracks, to manufacturing Bigfoot evidence, hoaxsters have duped friends and family into believing they had an experience with Bigfoot. Today, Bigfoot sightings still occur, whether real or not, it is up to you to decide.

2) Since the mid-19th century similar to Asia's abominable snowman, Bigfoot is variously described as standing 7–10 ft tall and weighing over 500 lb, with footprints 17 inches long.

3) The British explorer David Thompson is sometimes credited with the first discovery (in 1811) of a set of Sasquatch footprints, and hundreds of alleged prints have been adduced since then. Visual sightings and even alleged photographs and filmings (notably by Roger Patterson at Bluff Creek, Calif., in 1967) have also contributed to the legend, though none of the purported evidence has been verified.

4) Many movies and such have been created about Bigfoot, creating a kind of Bigfoot-mania made up almost entirely of hoaxes. Serious Sasquatch researchers were pushed aside during this time, much to their dismay. However, after a few years it ended, and sightings went down to the occasional stories people were used to.

5) A Soviet scientist, Boris Porshnev, suggested that Sasquatch and his Siberian counterpart, the Almas, could be a remnant of Neanderthal man, but most scientists do not recognize the creature's existence.

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