There have been quite a number of television programs, movies, and tabloid articles wondering is Bigfoot real. It is truly tough to accurately answer this question at the moment. What can be said is that there have been hundreds of sightings of a proposed Bigfoot or Sasquatch in every single continent on earth with the exception of Antarctica. It makes you wonder whether or not there is such a thing as Bigfoot, and if so, why is the ape-like creature so elusive? Not only do you have to wonder why has it been so elusive but in fact how it has been able to remain unscathed from humans all this time if Bigfoot’s are truly in fact real. Depending who you ask Bigfoot is either a supernatural being or a flesh and blood animal relic.
Bigfoot also known as the hairy man has been spotted all over the globe, and there have been tales of a supposed Bigfoot for hundreds of years. While the name “bigfoot” is fairly recent (1958), the tales of the giant hairy creature have been the stuff of legends for centuries. Many of the early bigfoot stories were told to entertain children, but with almost every single population in the world having some sort of bigfoot tale, it makes one wonder whether or not there is an entire race of wild men which we are not completely aware of.
The majority of Bigfoot sightings in the United States have happened in the Pacific Northwest. Washington State has had more Bigfoot sightings in their Mount Saint Helens area than any other region of the United States. Still, there have been numerous sightings all across the United States, mostly contained to wooded, rocky areas of the country where there is less likelihood for human habitation and intervention.
While many scientists don’t put much stock in the idea of a Bigfoot, others are not quite as skeptical of the existence of such a large primate. While the climates of the Pacific Northwest are not conducive to many primates’ habitat needs, who is to say whether or not there is a species of primate which has adapted to the conditions throughout not only the Pacific Northwest, but also the rest of the world?
There has been considerable evidence of Bigfoot throughout history. There have been numerous photographs taken of a large, hairy primate. These sightings and photographs put Bigfoot anywhere from 6-10 feet tall. Large footprints have also been found in areas where there have been Bigfoot sightings. The most notable Sasquatch tracks were discovered by construction worker Gerald Crew in California in 1958. When he discussed the tracks with others, they were uninterested, so Crew took plaster casts of the footprints and sent them to a friend to be analyzed. Pictures of Crew holding the casts then hit the local paper, and locals started calling the unknown creature Bigfoot. Since then, Bigfoot is a commonly accepted name for this mysterious species of ape.
When it comes to the question, “do bigfoots exist”? It is difficult to give a definitive answer. Even though absolutely no remains have ever been discovered of such a massive primate according to mainstream scientists, it does not necessarily mean they don’t exist. Researcher Jane Goodall was infamously unconvinced that there was no such thing as Bigfoot, making more people wonder about the probability of a giant, apelike beast roaming the earth’s woodlands. What we can say presently is that there have been photos, video clips, footprints of supposedly “real” Bigfoots, but scientists typically shrug off the photographic and video evidence, proclaiming an outright hoax or misidentification of another animal species such as a black bear. Nevertheless, with hundreds of sightings of Bigfoots throughout the world each year, it is difficult to entirely write off the notion that such a monster can really exist.