Sightings of Bigfoot have been occurring in North America for well over 200 years. The creature has been dubbed America’s quintessential monster but we know little more about the beast today than we did during the “Bigfoot craze” of the 1970′s. If there was one constant among the lore of the Sasquatch, it would be that there is a certain, typical profile associated with a Bigfoot sighting.
This is not to say that there is a universal manner in which all Bigfoot sightings adhere to. Rather, this just means that there are certain components common with seeing the creature since the behavior of the creature in its natural habitat are constant. As most animals in the wild behavior is a constant, unless threatened in some form or fashion.
The Common Traits To A Prototypical Bigfoot sighting Are:
A significant number of Bigfoot sightings occur at night. While it is not the case that all Bigfoot sightings are nighttime events, the vast majority of sightings are nighttime affairs. The reason for this is that Bigfoot is considered a nocturnal creature. As such, it will not search for food or traverse around during the day. At night the creature will likely move around more which increase the odds of it being seen. However, the cover of darkness reduces the chances of it being seen too far less than what would be the case during the day.
Almost all Bigfoot sightings are by accident. Other than the infamous Patterson/Gimlin Film, it is extremely rare sightings occur when on an actual hunt for the creature. One would have to assume the creature becomes “spooked” when humans are chasing it, making it less likely the creature will move around out in the open.
Bigfoot sightings are common on roads and by streams. The reason for this is that it is much easier to actually see the creature in the open than it is in the brush. If the creature needs to cross a road or wishes to drink from a stream, it must leave the brush and opens itself to exposure. It is essentially leaving behind its natural camouflage anytime it leaves the brush/woodlands exposing itself to possible human intervention.
Bigfoot creatures are extremely docile and likely to avoid humans. They do seem to be used to humans and do not become startled when meeting humans. These creatures do, however, wish to avoid humans and will immediately wander off as soon as they come across a human traveler. It is thankfully exceptionally rare that instances of aggression are reported when discussing human interactions with Bigfoot.
Bigfoot sightings are often preceded by the noticing of a foul stench in the air. This is why Bigfoot has been given such names as “Skunk Ape” in places such as Florida. In a way, it is unfair to dub Bigfoot as “smelly” as all wild animals smell. Even a stray cat will likely smell when left in the great outdoors.
While Bigfoot sightings are certainly random, there are certain common traits common to such sightings. Since Bigfoot remains a mysterious and elusive creature, its actions are difficult to predict. We do know, however, how the creature commonly acts based on recorded sightings of the beast.