About Bigfoot – Is it a Myth Or Reality?

About Bigfoot, the imaginary creature, famous in both Canadian and American folklore and urban legend as the’man who haunted woods’ or ‘forest monster’. In early North American accounts of these wild tales, Bigfoot was called either Saucy Jack or the ‘Sauk Men’ – a name he adopted after his death in 18 53. In British folklore, he is called either Blobber or Smudger. In fact, according to some Canadian and American sources, the source of the first descriptions of Bigfoot was not much different from other local tales of hairy, gigantic footprints found in the woods: the story told some settlers that they had seen these tracks in the evening, some in the daytime.
|about bigfoot About Bigfoot – Is it a Myth Or Reality?

About Bigfoot, the imaginary creature, famous in both Canadian and American folklore and urban legend as the’man who haunted woods’ or ‘forest monster’. In early North American accounts of these wild tales, Bigfoot was called either Saucy Jack or the ‘Sauk Men’ – a name he adopted after his death in 18 53. In British folklore, he is called either Blobber or Smudger. In fact, according to some Canadian and American sources, the source of the first descriptions of Bigfoot was not much different from other local tales of hairy, gigantic footprints found in the woods: the story told some settlers that they had seen these tracks in the evening, some in the daytime.

Believing that they had come across strange animals, they called the sheriff – but the sheriff thought the story sounded too fanciful and refused to investigate. Then two men came to town, claiming to have found what the settlers described, and one of them had a photograph of what they said was Bigfoot. When the printers failed to start a printing job because no one could get any type for the new monster, a printer from St. Ignatius, Massachusetts, set up a printing shop on the site of the supposed sighting, claiming to have found it under rocks some thirty miles from the town. The printers were put to work creating a large fake fur piece that Bigfoot was believed to have been based on.

Then there is the famous photograph of what was supposed to be the ‘woods’ monster’, taken by witnesses on the grounds of what was then Brushy Creek Lake, near San Francisco, California. This photograph has never been disproved, despite an attempt on behalf of the photographer, and even today many people believe it to be real (there are no trees in the picture) although most likely it was staged. And another high profile photograph, this time taken in Hawaii of what was claimed to be the biggest whale of its time, with the bow and stern of a warship in the background. Again, these pictures were never published, and no boats were ever used to search for the ‘woods’ monster’. Even the alleged location of the ‘woods’ monster’ was never verified.

One of the more famous encounters with a ‘woods’ monster’ involved a man who had been camping in British Columbia at the time and went into a tent in a forest on his own, expecting a monster to appear. Instead he saw a very tall white-colored man in a suit, who he thought was about thirty years old. He described the strange man as having small black eyes, and a very strong odor.

The strange encounter earned Patterson a reputation as a great skeptic, and in his book, Monster Shockey, he tried to prove that the creatures were a myth, or, at least, a myth that had not yet been properly explained. He claimed that he had spent many hours listening to reports from British Columbians and Oregon Indians concerning Bigfoot. He wrote that many of the stories had similar details; including a strange odor, descriptions of strange colors and a great white light. He claimed that the Bigfoot stories shared similarities with other natural stories that he had heard about, including tales from Coast Salish tribes and later Indian tribes. He concluded that the creature was, in fact, a hoax.

There are several people who firmly believe that there is truth behind the stories of Bigfoot. They have hired investigators and look for evidence to support their beliefs. There are even a few bigfoot hunters who follow the mystery with enthusiasm. Although not all of these people believe that Bigfoot exists today, some of them do. Believing in the presence of this mysterious animal may be one of the reasons that has kept this old story alive. It is believed that Bigfoot is still out there somewhere, and that many more will be discovered.

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