Well, this post's title included enough keywords for a myth search related to the mighty Bigfoot; ha! Anyway, Bigfoot (also referred to as a Sasquatch) is one of the more popular cryptids in the field of cryptozoology, and is still an enduring legend of today. To cut it short, most scientists dismiss the concept of Bigfoot and simply deem it as fantasy folklore, a mere misidentification, and a humorous hoax that continues to provoke fictional tales, eye-witness reports, and creative imagination. However, there are some scientists out there that remain highly interested in this Sasquatch and believe that its existence is possible. Personally, this is one of those "creature mysteries" that I could never mentally ingest. The Bigfoot myth was always a bit much for me, and I think it is just plain hooey. I mean really, for a race of Sasquatches or Bigfoots to survive out in the wild, they would have to breed fairly regular to build up a decent population. And if so, I'd say there would be more than the occasional lone eye-witness with a story that can't be proven, if ya know what I mean. All that underwater stuff is different, when it comes to cryptozoology, as we don't really know what all in the hell could be going on in deep waters, etc. At any rate, this type of stuff makes for excellent mystery DVDs and humorous flicks like "Harry and the Hendersons," and so on. I'll provide a couple links for DVDs, in a moment...
Bigfoot Sightings - Locations in North America: As you can see, out of all the sightings, about 1/3rd of them come from the Pacific Northwest region, with most of the other remaining reports & sightings spread out throughout North America...
Description per Wikipedia (except for the words within parenthesis):
"Bigfoot is described in reports as a large hairy ape-like creature, ranging between 6–10 feet (well, at least the height is within reason) tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds (in today's world, that isn't so uncommon - ha!), and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. Alleged witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla (maybe there are still some Neanderthals left, after all...).
Bigfoot is commonly reported to have a strong, unpleasant smell by those who claim to have encountered it (sounds like some of the people at my local Walmart). The enormous footprints for which it is named have been as large as 24 inches (okay, that's a pretty damn big foot!) long and 8 inches wide. While most casts have five toes—like all known apes—some casts of alleged Bigfoot tracks have had numbers ranging from two to six. Some have also contained claw marks, making it likely that a portion came from known animals such as bears, which have five toes and claws. Some proponents have also claimed that Bigfoot is omnivorous and mainly nocturnal (throwing in that "nocturnal" trait, would make it harder to prove and does create gaps for a slight possibility, but still... where are they ALL hiding at?)."
All in all, when it comes to this Sasquatch myth of hairy madness and big feet, I think that we are seeing a bunch of scared, curious, imaginative people who claim they seen Bigfoot, when they just misidentified some other hairy animal, such as a bear or whatever. There is no telling how many overly large people over the years have tried to run around in the woods with a gorilla suit on, just to try and scare the crap out of people and cause even more false rumors, etc. I must say, that would be stupid, since some of these crazy bastards would probably shoot you upon site. So really, I don't know how far people would go to play a hoax on others, but with the right amount of drugs and/or alcohol, who knows... Ha-ha!
In all seriousness, it would be very interesting to think that some ancient, giant caveman, hairy beast or mighty Neanderthal was still out there roaming around. I just don't see how they could pull it off with such a small population that can go without ever being proven to exist for sure. If we really get desperate, one could always say that the aliens dropped them off from the spaceship... Ta-da! Ha!
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---Harry and the Hendersons - DVD Description & Movie Review from Amazon:
"This cute movie by William Dear stars John Lithgow as a family man who befriends a Sasquatch (a.k.a. Bigfoot) and brings the friendly monster's oversized, hairy self into his Seattle home. Mayhem and comedy ensue, but things take a heavier turn when a hunter (David Suchet) gets on the creature's trail. Everything hinges on the relationship between Lithgow's character and Harry (the Sasquatch), and that relationship is really quite effective and touching. Don Ameche is a hoot as an old guy who has dreamed of meeting Bigfoot all his life and finally gets the glorious chance." --Tom Keogh
John Lithgow takes adventure to new heights in this big-laughs, big-hearted, big-footed comedy for the whole family! A chance car accident introduces the Hendersons to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster and quickly becomes a true friend to the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry" to his natural environment before the authorities capture him. The fur will fly in this feel-good romp - an Oscar winner for Best Makeup - the whole family will enjoy again and again!
I haven't seen this movie in years. Back when I watched it, they had it on VHS. A few years ago, they finally released it on DVD. I need to order a copy as well...
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