'Bigfoot' - A Legend in Our Own Backyard

   I’m sure that most of us have heard of a creature called Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, and I’m sure each of us has our own ideas as to whether this legendary beast actually exists or not.

   Is this large ape-like animal phenomenon just a figment of human imagination or does it actually secretly roam our forests?  Bigfoot is described by witnesses as being a large hairy ape-like creature, ranging between 6 - 10 feet tall, and weighing in the range of 500 pounds.  It is said to be covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. People encountering this creature have described large eyes, a deep brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head as being rounded and crested, similar to that of a male gorilla.

   Bigfoot is also described as having a strong, putrid, skunk-like smell by those who claim to have encountered it.

   The enormous footprints by which it gets it’s name have been recorded as large as two feet long and 8 inches wide. The word “sasquatch” is a form of the word “sésquac” which means “wild man” in some Native American languages.  The legends of “wild-men” in Native American Cultures existed long before the “white-man” set foot in the Americas.

   Most scientists and researchers pooh-pooh the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of myth, folklore, mi ...

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