Does Bigfoot really exist, or is it just an elaborate hoax or mass hallucination? Bigfoot is considered a cryptid, an animal whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically.
The North American folklore of Bigfoot or Sasquatch tells of an ape-like creature said to inhabit the wilderness and forests of the Pacific Northwest region. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets.
Bigfoot is known in North America commonly as sasquatch, a word of unknown origin. The name was taken from the Halkomelem word for “wild man” or “wild beast.”
Some researchers have classified it as a hoax that has been exaggerated by folklore. Other researchers describe it as an unknown primate. Many who believe in sasquatch consider it as an existing species, which is not yet fully understood.
Bigfoot and the related species are similar in some ways to the Yeti of Asia. You’ll know you’ve had a Bigfoot sighting by the smell, the sound, and the sense of something being “wrong” when it happens.
What Is The Evidence That Bigfoot exists?
The mystery of Bigfoot is one of the biggest mysteries around the world. The reason behind this speculation is that if you go to an out-of-the-way place in North America, you can find traces of Sasquatch sightings and encounters.
You can have a Bigfoot sighting all over North America from Canada to Mexico.
So-called “Bigfoot scientist” Grover Krantz has collected numerous purported Bigfoot hair samples and alleged a collection of footprints that he claimed conclusively proved the creature’s existence.
He made plaster casts of prints he claimed were from a Bigfoot. Some Bigfoot researchers have rejected Krantz’s findings, labeling them as “mixed and fake.”
In 1958, a Canadian prospector named J.W. Burns found huge footprints in the snow on an island off the coast of British Columbia. The tracks measured 16 inches (41 centimeters) in length and 7 inches (18 centimeters) across.
Surveying equipment failed to locate the source despite three days of surveying.
Burns took a cast of the footprints, which remains in the keeping of the Royal British Columbia Museum.
In 1963, two Texas hunters came forward with their own Bigfoot stories. After killing a bear, they found substantial human-like tracks at the site and took casts of them.
In 1995, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin took another famous film known as “Patterson–Gimlin film,” which depicts an unidentified subject covered in hair walking alongside Bluff Creek.
Some recorded sounds of Bigfoot from the 1970s were analyzed.
Nelson analyzed audio recordings from the early 1970s said to be recorded in the Sierra Nevada mountains dubbed the “Sierra Sounds” and stated, “It is definitely a language, it is definitely not human in origin, and it could not have been faked” (en.wikipedia.org)
These are some of the pieces of evidence that prove that Bigfoot exists. There are also DNA samples that, unfortunately, only have inconclusive data.
Is Bigfoot Just A Hoax?
While many Bigfoot enthusiasts consider the evidence sufficient to prove Bigfoot’s existence, some other researchers say that it is all just a “hoax,” which has been exaggerated by folklore.
However, there have been reports of eyewitnesses who claim to have seen the creature in the woods, including children and parents alike. These sightings are not just based on folklore or simply urban legends.
It remains inconclusive as to whether or not Bigfoot exists as either a living species or a cryptid.
However, a North American biologist claims that a captured Bigfoot specimen from Canada is being held in a laboratory. This specimen was reportedly caught in Campbell River, British Columbia.
Other similar creatures are living on Mount Saint Helens and Mount Rainier.
Some people believe that the legends of Bigfoot are based on fact. Certainly, a lot of evidence has been collected, but not enough to prove that Bigfoot definitely exists.
A former U.S. Marine has claimed to have seen a Bigfoot creature run across a field near San Diego in the late 1960s.
The man, who asked only to be known as Davis, said he was hunting for wild pigs when he saw what he took to be a bear covered in gray fur run by him.
I Believe That Bigfoot Is Real
It is my personal belief that Bigfoot is real and very much alive. The animal has been spotted in Canada, Wisconsin, Montana, Oregon, Washington State, and Northern California. There have just been too many sightings for it to be fake.
I can definitely say that Bigfoot is real because I have personally seen it when I was camping with my family. We were in the forest one night when we saw something that looked like a bear running through the woods. But, unlike a bear, it ran on two legs instead of four. It was huge and had long hair – an animal like no other I’ve ever seen.
It was a very scary situation, but we did not see it again. I don’t know why, but the animal didn’t seem to want to cause us harm. I hope that this Bigfoot creature is still out there somewhere so I can see it again.