31 Facts About Bigfoot


Bigfoot, commonly referred to as Sasquatch, is a purported ape-like creature said to inhabit the forests of North America.

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Many dubious articles have been offered in attempts to prove the existence of Bigfoot, including anecdotal claims of visual observations as well as alleged video and audio recordings, photographs, and casts of large footprints.

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Bigfoot is an icon within the fringe subculture of cryptozoology, and an enduring element of popular culture.

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The majority of mainstream scientists have historically discounted the existence of Bigfoot, considering it to be the result of a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal.

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Bigfoot is most often described as a large, muscular, and bipedal ape-like creature covered in black, dark brown, or dark reddish hair.

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The first grizzly bear called "Bigfoot" was reportedly killed near Fresno, California in 1895 after killing sheep for 15 years; his weight was estimated at 2,000 pounds.

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About one-third of all claims of Bigfoot sightings are located in the Pacific Northwest, with the remaining reports spread throughout the rest of North America.

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The debate over the legitimacy of Bigfoot sightings reached a peak in the 1970s, and Bigfoot has been regarded as the first widely popularized example of pseudoscience in American culture.

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In Washington state, a team of amateur Bigfoot researchers called the Olympic Project claimed to have discovered a collection of nests, and they had primatologists study them, with the conclusion being that they appear to have been created by a primate.

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Bigfoot 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".

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The majority of mainstream scientists maintain that the source of the sounds often attributed to Bigfoot are either hoaxes, anthropomorphization, or likely misidentified and produced by known animals such as owl, wolf, coyote, and fox.

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Bigfoot previously reported to law enforcement that his dog was killed recently when it was thrown over his fence.

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Bigfoot appeared on Coast to Coast AM again a few days later to announce that there was no captive Bigfoot.

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Bigfoot blamed an unnamed woman for misleading him, and said that the show's audience was gullible.

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In January 2014, Rick Dyer, perpetrator of a previous Bigfoot hoax, said that he had killed a Bigfoot in September 2012 outside San Antonio.

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Bigfoot released photos of the body and a video showing a few individuals' reactions to seeing it, but never released any of the tests or scans.

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Bigfoot refused to disclose the test results or to provide biological samples.

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Bigfoot said that the DNA results were done by an undisclosed lab and could not be matched to identify any known animal.

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Bigfoot had paid Chris Russel of "Twisted Toybox" to manufacture the prop from latex, foam, and camel hair, which he nicknamed "Hank".

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Bigfoot stated that he did kill a Bigfoot, but did not take the real body on tour for fear that it would be stolen.

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Bigfoot is alleged to live in regions unusual for a large, nonhuman primate, i e, temperate latitudes in the northern hemisphere; all recognized nonhuman apes are found in the tropics of Africa and Asia.

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Paleontologist and author Darren Naish states in a 2016 article for Scientific American that if "Bigfoot" existed, an abundance of evidence would exist that cannot be found anywhere today, making the existence of such a creature exceedingly unlikely.

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Body print taken in the year 2000 from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington state dubbed the Skookum cast is believed by some to have been made by a Bigfoot that sat down in the mud to eat fruit left out by researchers during the filming of an episode of the Animal X television show.

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In 2005, Matt Crowley obtained a copy of an alleged Bigfoot footprint cast, called the "Onion Mountain Cast", and was able to painstakingly recreate the dermal ridges.

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Additionally, claims regarding Bigfoot have been associated with conspiracy theories including a government cover-up.

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Bigfoot has a demonstrable impact in popular culture, and has been compared to Michael Jordan as a cultural icon.

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In 2022, A Bigfoot named "Legend" was selected as the official mascot for the World Athletics Championships being held in Eugene, Oregon.

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Justin Humphrey, in an effort to bolster tourism, proposed an official Bigfoot hunting season in Oklahoma, indicating that the Wildlife Conservation Commission would regulate permits and the state would offer a $3 million bounty if such a creature was captured alive and unharmed.

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In 2015, World Champion taxidermist Ken Walker completed what he believes to be a lifelike Bigfoot model based on the subject in the Patterson–Gimlin film.

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Some have been critical of Bigfoot's rise to fame, arguing that the appearance of the creatures in cartoons, reality shows, and advertisements further reduces the potential validity of serious scientific research.

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Bigfoot has been used in official government environmental protection campaigns, albeit comedically, by entities such as the US Forest Service in 2015.

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