Is Bigfoot real? This is a question that is often debated among people interested in strange phenomena, cryptozoology and other similar topics.
Many people have spent years of their lives searching for evidence that Bigfoot exists. If they do exist, do they migrate? Do they build shelters? What do they eat?
Bigfoot sightings have taken place as well as been documented, for hundreds of years over a large number of regions of the world.
There are so many unanswered questions about Bigfoot that many people do not believe they really exist. When people pull hoaxes, it doesn’t help find these answers. Cryptozoologists and Bigfoot hunters continue to look for positive evidence of its existence.
There are reports of people seeing a creature we now call Bigfoot for centuries. Bigfoot sightings have taken place all over the world. In Asia, this creature is known as Yeti. In North America, it is known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Native Americans have tales of Bigfoot that go back many generations. In 1811, a man in Canada reported a creature whose description fit Bigfoot.
In 1924, the first Bigfoot attack was reported in Washington State when rocks were thrown at a miner’s cabin. In the 1950s, the name Bigfoot was coined when people discovered footprints of the creature and made casts of them. It is estimated by cryptozoologists that 4000 to 6000 Bigfoot’s roam North America today. Bigfoot, even though seemingly curious about humans, in most cases avoids human contact.
Every so often, someone has a camera ready when they spot Bigfoot. Of course, Bigfoot isn’t one to sit for his portrait; most of these photos are blurry and Bigfoot is hard to see clearly. Nonetheless, these photos exist. Something was there in the trees.
The most famous film clip of Bigfoot is the 1967 footage shot in northern California by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin. It has been studied repeatedly over the years, with mixed reactions. Several more videos have surfaced over the years, but none of them are as clear as the Patterson-Gimlin footage. Video evidence is still very controversial.
Footprint evidence has been discovered in many parts of the world over the past seventy years. Photographs of the footprints have been taken, and plaster has been put into the prints to make casts. Some casts are clear enough to show dermal ridges on the skin. Footprints have been found in Washington, Oregon, Canada, Ohio and many other places. While some footprints have been faked, these forgeries are fairly easy to discern due to the lack of differences between prints.
While a body of a Bigfoot has never been found, some people have found tufts of coarse hair in the bushes of areas where they have been seen. Some people also claim to have found Bigfoot feces, remains of meals and other evidence. Scientific examination of these findings has been inconclusive.
Some people have reported hearing haunting screams and growls when out in the forests. A few of these sounds have been recorded. It is thought that there are different calls to warn of danger or send other messages, though it is hard to analyze these recordings without knowing more about the animal itself.
- Adult males, females, children as well as elderly Bigfoot’s have been reportedly identified, by Bigfoot researchers.
- Descriptions of Bigfoot have varied in height, bodyweight, and also coloration.