One of the most popular stories in the United States is that of a giant, hairy, manlike creature known as Bigfoot.
It has several names from various parts of the country but is most mainly known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Skunk Ape. It reportedly can reach heights of up to 12ft tall and weigh close to 800lbs. It is fast, shrewd, cunning, and very intelligent. It also is known for emitting a stench like that of rotten eggs and garbage.
This creature’s description isn’t anything new. Stories go back well over a thousand years, mostly from Native Americans but the first European accounts came from the Viking sailors who reported exactly the same creatures we discuss today.
That alone plus the immense amount of forensic evidence should prove that the creatures exist, but the United States Government and the mainstream media refuse to address the issue to the American public who have been clamoring for answers for as long as the country has been in existence.
In the early years of the United States, the creature was encountered a lot by farmers and explorers. One such notable explorer was none other than the legendary frontiersman, Daniel Boone who recorded that he had shot one of these creatures while out on one of his hunting excursions. Boone referred to it as a “yahoo”, as that was the popular name of these creatures at the time because they would be noted as making such a noise.
During the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and expansion into the frontiers and West, encounters with these creatures increased but to this day no bodies have been recovered. They are shy and seem to have an uncanny sense of our presence. They travel as far south as Florida and as far north through Canada. In Central and South America they’re known, and in other parts of the world from Asia to Africa, they’ve been reported.
Since the dawn of recorded history these creatures have been part of legend and history with just about every major culture reporting them. Where they come from, where they go is a mystery but the theories go from the prosaic to the absurd.
One thing to note though, close encounters with these creatures can be deadly. If they’re primates of that size, twice the size and mass of a gorilla, then it is easy for them to render a man into shreds with little effort, and there are stories of such things.
The only acknowledgment of their existence by the United States Government is in a few pamphlets to their employees in the Dept. of the Interior. Some states like Washing State have similar notices showing where sightings have occurred.
What we do have are footprints, hand prints, body prints, hair samples, tissue samples, feces samples, and finally a qualitative and quantitative bit of DNA analysis that shows that these creatures are a cross between human beings and some unknown primate of the past.
It may be that they didn’t exist until 50-100,000 years ago. Modern humans didn’t appear until about 200,000 years ago and the various races didn’t emerge until between 25,000-50,000 years ago. That’s a lot of time for things to happen and it’s up to the anthropologists to do more digging. Even today anthropologists are making discoveries that call for rewriting the history books. This field of study isn’t definitive and it’s a sure bet that someone other than the U.S., will solve this mystery and embarrass the U.S., again.
At present, the Chinese Government is looking into the matter as reports from Asia of the Yeti aka The Abominable Snowman, still come from the mountains of Tibet and the Himilayas. As the country of China expands their communication systems, smartphones, cameras, drones, it’s a matter of time before investigators there find something.
Rewards for the capture of a live or dead creature have circulated for years. There have been solid reports of preserved bodies that at one time were carried around the U.S., in carnivals but suddenly disappeared when the popularity of the creature Bigfoot became mainstream. In Russia, not only was one captured, a female, but she was inducted into a village, married, and had offspring. Her children and grandchildren, alive today, have been tested for DNA and there are anomalies. Her body, buried is in a location the locals can’t remember, but it is there. A well written account of her existence is recorded in the village where she lived.
That gives us a clue that the Bigfoot creatures can at one end of the spectrum look similar to humans. Some more apelike. Their rarity can be attributed to the encroachment of modern humans who occupy the various landscapes except for the most dense of forests and jungles as well as treacherous mountain ranges, all locations for where these Bigfoot creatures are now said to be sighted.
Is Bigfoot dangerous? So far the physical encounters would say yes if they are provoked. Know to hurl heavy rocks, tree branches, the creature is very accurate with its aim but tends to try to warn off than attack. Physical encounters only a few have lived to tell of.
There are many, many reports throughout the U.S., of these creatures causing traffic accidents. Some being hit by cars, trucks, and the officials and authorities covering things up. Old stories of these creatures stealing livestock as well as people and children still go on, although the kidnapping of people seems to have stopped sometime in the early 1800s, most likely due to the introduction of the gun into their territories.
Will we ever catch a real Bigfoot?
It is inevitable that we will, however, there are some who speculate that their population is very low. Possibly with less than 1,500 left in both North and South America. That being the case, it’s a good bet the governments have already gathered up as many as they can and have them corralled somewhere, tagged, and under constant guard.
Why doesn’t the government admit Bigfoot exists?
There are two good reasons for why the government is silent regarding Bigfoot. First of all, the creatures are rare and if the pulbic knew where they lived you would have deranged people trying to hunt and kill them. On the social end, Bigfoot existence would cause an uproars as did the proof of gorillas did in the early 1900s. Many religious groups in the U.S., do not believe that large apes as such can exist because it’s not mentioned in the Bible. These people are influential in commerce and politics and are the kind of people who would go to no lengths to keep their illusions alive.
In the meantime, with the amount of smartphones, drones, cameras, someone soon is going to capture a Bigfoot with great clarity and then we’ll see the fur fly.