In the remote forests of North America lives a large bipedal creature commonly referred to as Bigfoot, he is also known by many other names including Sasquatch. This creature is between 6 and 10 feet tall, is totally covered in fur and weighs over 500 pounds. It has a low forehead with large eyes, and is often said to have a distinct unpleasant smell. Casts of footprints taken in places where the creatures have been sighted measure over 16 inches.
Tales of this animal have been found throughout native cultures in North America. Since 1900 alone, there have been well over 400 accounts of people having seen this animal or that have found evidence of its presence. One of the most famous sightings of this creature occurred in 1967. Robert Gimlin and Roger Patterson captured on film a large ape like animal walking through the woods. This film is still said to be some of the most credible pieces of evidence of the creature’s existence in the world today.
There are many theories as to what this creature actually is. One theory suggests that it is a gigantopithecus that has managed to adapt and survive. Gigantopithecus, the largest species of ape, lived more than a million years ago. Fossils of this large ape have been found all over the Asian continent. The belief is that the gigantopithecus migrated across the Bering Strait along with many other animals of the period. [Read More …]