Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, and other unknown apes and hominids sightings have been reported in the United States for nearly 200 years. Bigfoot believers theorize that the primate is the offspring or some type of close relative of an ape (Gigantopithecus) from Asia that wandered to North America during the Ice Age.
Bigfoot advocates say the main reason no one has found a Bigfoot body is that the creature decomposes quickly and completely and Bigfoot’s are intelligent enough to hide away before dying. Besides that they also insist that bones in general are very difficult to find deep in the forest coupled with the fact they are scavengers all around. Bigfoot enthusiasts have developed into a relatively small but energetic group of believers over the last 15 years.
Verbal communication, vocalizations and sounds of Bigfoot’s often fall into several common categories, such as howls, screams, growls, chatter, whoops, knocks and other similar sounds. There is also a group of Bigfoot researchers who believe that the creatures can also mimic certain sounds of human beings commonly children. Bigfoot believer’s state positively that the creatures making these sounds are definitely not bears or any other known animal, of course, no one can say for sure that these sounds were actually made by a Bigfoot creature, until one is captured dead or alive!
However, Bigfoot skeptics state, that common animals can from time to time make sounds that are not within the norm of what you would expect from that particular animal, often causing confusion and fear among people hearing them. Skeptics also say Bigfoot investigators will hear what they want to hear, their imagination overpowers them.
It is reported among Bigfoot circles, a random person’s chances of getting clear Bigfoot sounds are far greater than getting a clear daylight bigfoot video or pic. It is said by some Bigfoot skeptics that common owls can be confused with reported Bigfoot sounds, in particular the Saw Whet Owl.
In conclusion, people from very different backgrounds and from different parts of the world have described very similar creatures behaving in similar ways and uttering some strikingly similar sounds, but is it Bigfoot? Will the Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti ever become fully accepted in the eyes of science or will it forever stay in the realm of cryptozoology?
- Cryptozoology is the scientific study of hidden, rumored, or unknown animals