The Shadowlands presents:

Is it possible that a reclusive man-like creature inhabits the remote areas of our planet? Why not ? Isn't it arrogant of us to assume we know of all the species on this huge planet ? Scientists will tell you that we don't. Just over a decade  ago, a unknown animal now named the Okapi was discovered.   More recently a new ape species was found in Sumtra.   What about creatures we know of , but are 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 could exist on the verge of discovery ? In many remote areas of the world there have been sightings of just such a creature. Known by many names such as Sasquatch, Yeti, Almas and many more. Is this an unknown primate, the "missing 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 sightings every year. The descriptions of the creatures are very similar from sighting to sighting. There are discrepancies in some of the details but the mind does play tricks on us when frightened. Exaggeration and hoaxes do account for some of the discrepancies in the descriptions as well.  The height 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 the possible age difference of the particular creature. Did they see and adult or juvenile ? There would be a noticeable size difference depending on the age. 


Then there are the foot prints..... 

    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

The photograph shown here was taken from a still frame of a 16mm film camera. On October 20, 1967, two men on horseback, Roger Patterson, who shot the film and Bob Gimlin, a friend,  took to the northern Californian woods of Bluff Creek in the hopes of photographing one of these elusive creatures.  They were not disappointed.  In the late afternoon, Patterson and Gimlin encountered the creature.  Patterson’s horse reared and knocked him to the ground. He quickly jumped up and ran toward the creature.  It responded by simply walking away. Gimlin kept his friend covered with a rifle in case it attacked. It walked into the trees and vanished.  The two men decided against following the creature thinking there maybe a confrontation with either it -or more of its kind that could be in the area.  After it was filmed, many scientists dissected the footage. Some claim the film was indeed that of an unknown animal. Others claim it was merely a man in an obvious monkey suit.  
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. 


This photo is one of several taken July 11, 1995 by an off-duty forest patrol officer in the Wild Creek area near Mt. Rainier. It is one of 7 other photos purchased from the officer by Bigfoot investigator Cliff Crook. The ranger was following up a lead on bear poachers in the area when he heard loud splashing sounds below him. He peeked over the ridge to investigate with camera in hand. Some of the photos are shaded and others are of excellent clarity. 
"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 

10-21-72 - Alan Berry, a journalist in Sacramento, CA.,  recorded what he believed to be the voice of Bigfoot in High Sierra Mountains.  What he recorded sounded like human like whistle noises.  He was 8 miles away from the nearest trail and 2000 ft above the nearest road.   The tape he made was tested and the results showed it was not prerecorded sounds and what ever made it had a larger vocal tract than a human being.  When comparing a man's voice compared to the voice on the tape, scientists were able to estimate the size of the creature making the sounds, 7'4" to 8'2" tall. 

This is a picture of a white Bigfoot like creature sighted often in Fort Worth, Texas in 1969. 
Photo of an apparent Bigfoot like creature taken in an unknown location. 
This photo was taken in 1997 by a fire fighter captain on the edge of the Florida Everglades.  This bigfoot relative is known as the Skunkape in the Florida area.  The Skunkape has been sighted numerous times and there have also been footprints found and cast.  It gets it's nickname from the power stench that often accompanies it.    Reported sightings of this creature go back 30 years.

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

Encounter with a Sasquatch  9-1-03

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 clearing, 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, was six feet tall, three feet wide, and weighed approximately 300 lbs.  Her arms reached almost to her knees, and when she 
walked she put the heel of her foot down first. 

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. 



Bigfoot and Food

There is plenty of food in the areas the Bigfoot frequents to sustain a large community of these animals.  Here is just a general list of what they could survive on: 

  • Plants - there are many wild plants, flowers and roots that are edible such as mushrooms, berries wild onions
  • Nuts - there are acorns, pine cones and a few other edible nuts
  • Fish - salmon and trout
  • Insects - snails, grubbs, grasshoppers are just a few examples
  • Red Meat - deer, small mammals and rodents.
  • White Meat - various fowl


Theories on Bigfoot's Identity 

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 that walked Asia some 300,000 years ago, did not die out, but survived well into the 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 called the megamouth shark. Other animals thought to be myth have turned up in this century. The okapi, mountain gorilla, and the giant panda. If Bigfoot is indeed Gigantopithecus Blacki, he may one day be rediscovered and the mystery will finally be solved.  - adamwolf@theshadowlands. net 


Bigfoot's  Names

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, Sasquatch  
Europe - Kaptar, Biabin-guli, Grendel, Ferla Mohir, Brenin Ilwyd 
Africa - Ngoloko,Kikomba.  
Asia - Gin-sung, Yeti, Mirygdy ,Mecheny, Chinese Wildman, Nguoi Rung 

- adamwolf@theshadowlands. net


Are they dangerous?

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 rare. Most encounters are very brief and non- violent. They seem for the most part gentle creatures, if you don’t include some instances of animal mutilations contributed to the Bigfoot. No real evidence can support this, though.  But then again, it is an animal. Who knows?- adamwolf@theshadowlands. net 


Summer Sightings

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.

Radio Interviews

Dave has a weekly radio show on ParaX radio called Paranoraml Straight Talk and they cover all types of topics including cryptozoology.

Interview with Eric Altman of Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society

Bigfoot Videos

Bigfoot Field Guide Informational Video-Memorial Day Footage
The famous Memorial Day footage that has a purported Bigfoot running across a hillside.

The Bigfoot Field Guide-The Freeman Footage

Paul Freeman Footage

Manitoba Bigfoot, this is actual footage of the creature that was filmed in Manitoba Canada in 2005.

This footage was shot in the Florda Everglades and is purportedly of the Florida Bigfoot or Skunk Ape

Bigfoot from Helo, Middle Tennessee 4/27/07
More footage due to interest. This thing ran into swamp SE of sighting.

Texas Report on N.W. Bigfoot

Hunter Spots Bigfoot In Pennsylvania Woods
A man hunting north of Pittsburgh said his camera captured images of bigfoot.

Fouke Monster- The Encounter with a Bigfoot

South Idaho bigfoot sighting

Documented Bigfoot sighting

Monster Quest:  Review Patterson Film - Saying its Real

National Geographic American Paranormal reviews Patterson Footage - Its Real


Want More Info ?



Central Ohio Bigfoot Research







BIGFOOT    More BF Info 



Sasquatch: North America's Great Ape 

Bigfoot - Fact or Fantasy? 

Bigfoot's Hid-Away 

Blue North Investigations  

Chattahoochee BigFoot Organization 

Texas Bigfoot Research Center  

Oregon Bigfoot

The American Bigfoot Society  

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society    

North East Sasquatch Researchers Association    

Sasquatch Watch of Virginia 


Back to The Shadowlands 

Xmarks Top Site in Bigfoot
The Shadowlands Bigfoot Page is a Top Site in Bigfoot
Rated 5 Stars
Review This Site

Key Resource 
Links2Go Key Resource 
Cryptozoology Topic

COPYRIGHT: Photographs 2, 4, and 5, are the copyright material of Rene Dahinden and are not to be reproduced without permission. For information on copyright provisions and available Bigfoot products (books, posters, casts etc.,), email .

Wild Creek photo © 1998 Cliff Crook

(c)Cliff Crook/Fortean Pic Lib. 2000

The  other images on this page were obtained from publicly available sources, and to the best of our knowledge, the images are in the public domain. If you own the copyright on any image on this page, and you would like us to remove it, please identify yourself and the image, and we will. If you own the copyright and you are willing to give us permission to use the image, we would like to know that also, thank you.

© 2009