|Is it possible that a
creature inhabits the remote areas of our planet? Why not ? Isn't it
of us to assume we know of all the species on this huge planet ?
will tell you that we don't. Just over a decade ago, a unknown
named the Okapi was discovered. More recently a new ape
species was found in Sumtra. What about creatures we know
of , but
thought to be extinct ? The coelacanth was thought to be extinct for 70
million years until they were discovered alive and well in 1938. So is
it really that hard to believe that a hair covered, man-like creature
exist on the verge of discovery ? In many remote areas of the world
have been sightings of just such a creature. Known by many names such
Sasquatch, Yeti, Almas and many more. Is this an unknown primate, the
link" or some other yet unknown species ? There is evidence to support
the existence of just such a creature in the Northwestern United States
as well as other remote areas.
There are still numerous
year. The descriptions of the creatures are very similar from sighting
to sighting. There are discrepancies in some of the details but the
does play tricks on us when frightened. Exaggeration and hoaxes do
for some of the discrepancies in the descriptions as well. The
is the most varied detail. Witnesses have reported the creatures to be
from 5'6" to 8' +. This is easily explained if you take into account
possible age difference of the particular creature. Did they see and
or juvenile ? There would be a noticeable size difference depending on
The footprints left by the creatures are, on average, considerably larger than that of a human. On the most part, the creatures have been shy and reclusive. They normally try to avoid contact with humans. Every now and then there are reports of sightings in populated areas. Perhaps the creatures are just as curious about us as we are about them.
The Full Patterson Video Footage
Over the years, rumors abounded that Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin hoaxed the whole incident. It even went further by saying that a special effects man named John Chambers, who designed the makeup in the Planet of the Apes movies, designed the suit. He has denied any involvement. Movie special effects people claim the film is just a man in a suit. Some scientists still cling to their belief that the film is authentic. Sadly, Roger Patterson died in 1972 of cancer. Did he go to his grave laughing? Or did he firmly believe at the time of his death that he had seen Bigfoot? In March of 1992, Bob Gimlin admitted that he might have been fooled. He gave thought to the possibility that Roger concocted the whole thing and Bob was an unknowing eyewitness to one of the most elaborate hoaxes in the world. - adamwolf@theshadowlands. net
Additional Notes: The creature that was filmed was a female, while you cannot see in this view, breast are clearly visible in in other frames of the film. Scientists who have studied the film have said that the estimated stride of the creature is larger than that of a man. They also say it would have been very difficult for a man for simulate this large stride. Footprints were also found later at the same location. The footprints were the same type as typically found at a Bigfoot sighting.
"No matter how convincing supposed Bigfoot photos or films may be, until the ultimate living proof is in, alleged Bigfoot photos and films must remain alleged. Only the true test of time will tell." - Cliff Crook The sighting report on this case
Photograph of an alleged Skunk Ape. Taken by David Shealy in Florida's Big Cypress Swamp.
Northern Minnesota deer hunters say they caught Bigfoot on camera - 2009
On August 26, 1957, William Roe provided a sworn statement about his encounter with a Bigfoot. Roe, who had worked as a hunter, trapper, and a road worker, was working in British Columbia in 1955. He had hiked five miles up Mica Mountain to explore a deserted mine.
When Roe stepped out of a
he saw what he thought was a grizzly bear. When the animal stood
up, he realized this was no grizzly bear! The animal, a female,
six feet tall, three feet wide, and weighed approximately 300
Her arms reached almost to her knees, and when she
Roe was hiding in some brush and was able to observe the creature from a distance of some 20 feet. He watched, fascinated, as she used her white, even teeth to eat leaves from a nearby bush. Her head was "higher at the back than at the front"; her nose was flat. Only the area around her mouth was bare - the rest of her body was covered in hair, none of which was longer than an inch. The ears looked very much like a human's. The eyes were small and dark, similar to a bear's.
At this point, the animal caught Roe's scent and walked back the way she had come, looking over her shoulder as she went. As she disappeared into the bush, Roe heard her make a sound he described as "a kind of a whinny".
Roe wanted to find out whether the animal was a vegetarian or whether she consumed meat as well. He searched for and found signs (feces) in several places. Upon examination, no hair or insect shells were found. Roe concluded this animal lived solely on vegetation.
While Roe could not be sure this creature was, in fact, a Bigfoot, the logical conclusion is that he was fortunate enough to be able to observe this elusive creature up close.
There is plenty of food in the
the Bigfoot frequents to sustain a large community of these
Here is just a general list of what they could survive on:
There have been numerous names given the bigfoot over the years. “Bad Idians", “Mountain Devils”, "Omaha Bushman”, "Sasquatch", "Yeren" and "Yeti" just to name a few.
A more scientific name shared by some scientists is the Gigantopithecus Blacki, an extinct primate that lived in Asia some 3000,000 years ago and could have found its way to other parts of the world via the land bridge before Asia broke off the mainland.
Dr. Grover Krantz a well known and respected Cyptozoologist, feels the Sasquatch is indeed Gigantopithecus. He has studied all aspects of the creature for many years. He is convinced of its existence and is one of the scientists who has studied the Patterson film footage and is certain it is genuine. In his book, Bigfoot Prints, Krantz shows a jawbone of what he believes a whole skull would have looked like and using it, was able to construct a skull of what he believes a whole skull would look like. There have only been a handful or teeth and jawbones of Gigantopithecus found throughout the world. The first tooth was found by in 1932 by a Dutch paleoanthropologist, G.H.R. Von Koeingswa1d in a Hong Kong apothecary shop. Since that time only a few jawbones and thousands of teeth have been found.
Is it possible this species
Asia some 300,000 years ago, did not die out, but survived well into
20th century? Perhaps. A species of fish, the coelacanth, thought to be
extinct for 70,000,000 years turned up in South Africa in 1938. Another
fish, completely unknown to the world, was discovered in 1976. It was
the megamouth shark. Other animals thought to be myth have turned up in
this century. The okapi, mountain gorilla, and the giant panda. If
is indeed Gigantopithecus Blacki, he may one day be rediscovered and
mystery will finally be solved. - adamwolf@theshadowlands. net
Bigfoot is far from being confined to North America. He is found in almost all parts of the world by many names. Here are just a few of the places he has been seen and his name given by the natives:
North America - Bigfoot,
- adamwolf@theshadowlands. net
This is a very delicate area. Most encounters are just “being in the right — at the right time” to see a Bigfoot and watch it disappear into the forest. However, there have been a few documented cases where a violent encounter with a Bigfoot has taken place. One of the most famous stories takes place in the mid 1850’s. Two hunters were camping in the woods. They were trappers. They made camp and headed upstream. Upon their return, they found their camp ransacked and large footprints could be found, but were ignored at the time. The men repaired their camp and got ready for supper.
Later, one of the men studied the tracks and thought they were bear tracks, a bear walking on hind legs. His partner laughed but agreed that it seemed to be that way. They concluded that no human made those tracks. After dark once the men were sound asleep, one of the was awakened by the sounds of an intruder. He saw a large figure at the entrance of their homemade lean to and he could smell a foul odor. He grabbed his rifle and fired. The thing ran back to the woods. The trappers stayed up for most of the night but there were no further visitations.
They continued setting out traps the next day, but stayed together. When they returned to camp. Again, it had been ransacked. More two legged footprints were found. The men made a large fire and took turns guarding camp. Well into the night the thing came back. They could hear it as it walked around the woods near the camp making strange growling noises but never came near their fire.
The next day the trappers decided to move on due to the events and little results from their hunting. All morning long they stayed together. But had the feeling something was watching them the whole time. They could hear twigs snapping in the woods beside them. One of the men, around noon, offered to finish getting the traps while his companion went back to camp and finish packing.
When the man returned in the late afternoon with the traps, he found a horrifying site. His friend lay dead. His neck was broken and there were four fang marks in the throat. More footprints were at the scene. That was it. The remaining trapper left everything behind except his grit He didn’t stop until he got back to civilization.
A 14-year old girl reported another encounter that happened in the Himalayas. The creature there, referred by the natives as a Yeti, viciously attacked the girl for no apparent reason. She was beaten into unconsciousness. Her brother found her soon after, wounded, but alive. Several nearby Yaks lay dead, half eaten. The Yeti’s footprints were all around them. No reason whatsoever could be found for the unprovoked attack
These kinds of attacks are
encounters are very brief and non- violent. They seem for the most part
gentle creatures, if you don’t include some instances of animal
contributed to the Bigfoot. No real evidence can support this,
But then again, it is an animal. Who knows?- adamwolf@theshadowlands.
By Cyndi Hall
With summer in full swing, people are outdoors more than ever: hiking, fishing, camping, swimming…and berry picking. It makes one wonder why there haven’t been a few Bigfoot sightings. Well, there has been…
Last week, two Ontario women say they saw what might have been the legendary creature in northwestern Ontario. Helen Pahpasay and her mother were picking blueberries last Tuesday, July 22, (2008) when they spotted a large, hulking figure from their truck at about 10 a.m. CT.
"It was black, about eight feet long and all black, and the way it walked was upright, human-like, but more — I don't know how to describe it — more of a husky walk, I guess," she told CBC News.
"It didn't look normal."
The Bigfoot apparently saw the women and ran into the woods, Pahpasay said. She and her mother seriously thought about going after the creature to try to get a better look, but were so shaken by the experience they finally decided to abandon their berry picking altogether and went home.
Once word got around, others returned to the area and found a large, six-toed footprint, Pahpasay said. "What do I think it was? Right now I'm not even sure what it was. But it really scared both of us," she said.
"There's been talk of Bigfoot, Sasquatch. And I'm still not sure what it was, but I've never seen anything like it."
Pahpasay also said that she and her mother aren't the only people in the area with a Bigfoot story. There were some men from their neighborhood that have said they too, have seen the creature a few years ago.
"I've never believed it before, no. I'm not even quite sure what it still is today, even after what I've seen," she said.
Many believe that Bigfoot could be roaming woods from California up the West Coast and across Canada.
In April 2005, a ferry operator in Norway house, Manitoba, videotaped three minutes of footage of what he said was a Bigfoot. However, the video, which was shown on an American television, was indistinct, failing to live up to its billing as "footage of the century."
In 2006, several people in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan reported seeing a Bigfoot-like figure in the woods around Flin Flon, Manitoba.
Of course, skeptics say it's ridiculous to think that a large mammal could have evaded detection in North America throughout history. Despite numerous alleged sightings, no one has ever produced concrete evidence such as skulls or bones. They also say that the footprints, film and photos can be easily faked.
Another interesting story that came out this summer is the alleged plug of hair that was retrieved after a Bigfoot sighting. University of Alberta professor David Coltman was recently sent the sample. (The actual sighting was July 25, 2005). He was told that a Bigfoot was
seen and apparently realized it was being observed. It jumped and took off running at a great speed, crashing through low hanging branches, leaving a large sample of hair. The hair is currently being analyzed.
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Manitoba Bigfoot, this is actual footage of the creature that was filmed in Manitoba Canada in 2005.
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