Bigfoot is a phenomenon that is usually associated with forest or deep woods, and mountainous regions. Most sightings occur when people are camping, or hunting. Male and female bigfoots have been reported for hundreds of years.
The name Bigfoot was born
The term Bigfoot was a nick-name that loggers in northern California gave to the beast. In 1958, they discovered his footprints, and the name “Bigfoot” was born. The term “Bigfoot” was publicized when Andrew Genzoli, a journalist for the Humboldt Times reported on the footprints.
At the time he thought this “made a good Sunday morning story.”
Because the article was so popular, Genzoli and fellow Humboldt Times journalist Betty Allen published follow-up articles about the footprints, reporting the name loggers had given to the so-called creature who left the tracks—“Big Foot.” And so a legend was born.
It was reported that this was so popular that the TV show Truth or Consequences offered $1,000 to anyone who could prove the existence of Bigfoot.
Bigfoot has been spotted on all 7 continents
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
However, these creatures have been spotted way before they became known as “Bigfoot.” He has many different names such as Sasquatch, Yeti, geek, or the big hairy guy.
Bigfoot in Asia
Monday, June 30th, 2003: CNN reporting that Chinese authorities are investigating several apparent sightings of a legendary ‘ape-like’ beast at a nature reserve in the central Hubei province, in East-Central China.
This was reported by six people, one of them being a journalist. It happened as 6 people were riding together in a vehicle while going around the corner, they saw the beast run across the road. By the time they exited the vehicle, the hairy guy was gone. Several footprints were found, plus they could still smell the beast.
Bigfoot, also known as Yeti, or better known as the Abominable Snowman, is a mysterious bipedal creature said to live in the mountains of Asia. He has been spotted many times in the region of the Himalayan mountains. The creature is estimated to be about 300 pounds, and only about 6 feet tall, much smaller than the American bigfoot.
Bigfoot in Africa
In Knysna, South Africa, the indigenous forest people refer to bigfoot as Otang. Otang has been spotted many times in the forest and these people understand him to be real, not just a folktale story. Even scientists such as Dr. Jane Goodall, Dr. George Schaller, and Professor Jeff Meldrum say they are open-minded about the Otang stories, that it could be a creature living in the forest. A creature that has not yet been classified.
Bigfoot in North America
Bigfoot in the United States and Canada have been the subject of many books, and news articles. Forbes Magazine has an article stating that a Televised Expedition, known as “In Search Of Bigfoot” may prove the elusive beast is real.
Bigfoot is more popular in the United States than anywhere else on earth. Several thousand sightings have been reported over the past 60 years, with the majority of them coming from the pacific northwest area. Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.
In the mid-1970s’ a man named Peter Byrne made a name for himself as one of the world’s most prominent researchers of Bigfoot. Peter was given a sample of hair that was thought to be from Bigfoot. He filed an official request for the FBI to analyze the hair. They accepted the request and conducted a laboratory analysis, but they never released the results.
Finally, after more than 40 years, the FBI released the findings as “Deer Family Origin.” So why did it take the FBI more than 40 years to release its findings? Is the same FBI that told us that the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash in 1947 was a “Weather balloon”? I think by now you can admit that the FBI is not the most trusted agency in America.
A series of howls and shrieks recorded in the Canadian wilderness have left a hunter and government biologists searching for explanations. Gino Meekis was out hunting with his wife and grandson in the forests of north-western Ontario. They heard and recorded a series of eerie noises in the distance.
This was no animal that Gino has ever encountered before, and he had hunted all of his life in this area. When he heard the first scream, he thought it was a moose, but quickly changed his mind after a second scream. It sounded like it was moving toward him, so he got his family back into the safety of their car. This is when he pulled out his cell phone and made a video recording.
I copied the video’s audio and amplified the sound using special software. To save time, I removed the part where people were talking, but at one point, you can hear them running back to their car, and some of their small children were crying. It was very scary.
(NOTE: Listen to the podcast for an enhanced audio of this video, the sounds of the Bigfoot are much louder)
Here is the actual video:
Bigfoot Spotted in South America
In 1925, Explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett reported enormous hairy savages using bows and arrows. They fired upon his men. These creatures are called Maricoxi they are reported as ape-man creatures ranging from dwarfs up to 12 tall, and they spoke to each other using just grunting sounds. Soon after this report, Colonel Fawcett disappeared and was never found.
Bigfoot On the Amazon River:
Amazonian Mapinguari (mopin-gwary) is said to be related to our North American Bigfoot
These beast are described, having the body of a giant bear, backward-turned-clawed feet like those of a giant armadillo. The face appears monkey or even human-like.
It’s been reported that this creature has a thunderous yell, and where ever he goes, a cloud of flying beetles follows Some reports the Mapinguari has two eyes, and other people claim he only has one, a cyclops.
Some versions mention a gaping, stinking mouth in the monster’s belly through which it consumes humans unfortunate enough to cross its path.
The folklore here is full of tales of close encounters with this Bigfoot of the Amazon, stories so widespread and so consistent in their details that in recent years a few scientists have organized expeditions to try to find it.
David Oren, a Harvard and Yale-trained biologist, thinks this beast is not only real but actually a living species of giant ground sloth believed extinct for 8,000 years.
Bigfoot in Antarctica
2005 Nexus Magazine article draws attention to “Polar Men” encountered in 1945, This was before the term “Bigfoot” was ever used to describe a human-like beast, standing 8 to 10 feet tall. They were known as “polar Men.” These monsters had all of the hallmarks of the typical bigfoot, with the hairy body, and the strong bad smell.
It was reported that one of this beast was actually killed and analyzed and determined to be human, with an excess of hair, and an oversized body. This was at the end of the Second World War, and the only people on Antarctica were military personnel from several countries. Most of this information was covered up or classified as top secret.
Bigfoot in Europe
January 2013: Watch as two Russian kids were following a set of bigfoot prints in the snow, then they come face to face with the hairy monster. Watch as the bigfoot runs away. This was a National Geographic feature, and the images were caught on a cellphone video, see below:
Bigfoot in Australia
There are several books available on Amazon about the Australian Yowie, one such book is “THE YOWIE: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot” This is available on Kindle. This book includes a complete catalog of cases from 1789 to 2006.
The yowie is described as a big 7 to 12-foot hairy creature. He is reported to have a flat looking nose and of course very large feet. Witnesses in Australia say that the beast is extremely shy, while others claim he is very aggressive and dangerous.