Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to a creature that some people believe roams freely and swiftly through the forests. It is believed that Bigfoot lives mainly in the Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is most commonly described as an ape-like creature that walks on its two hind legs much like that of a human. Reports show that Bigfoot is from six to ten feet tall and in excess of 500 pounds.
Rick Jacobs Photo
There are several organizations dedicated to the research and investigation of Bigfoot sightings in the United States. The oldest and largest is the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO). Their internet website includes reports from across North America that have been investigated by researchers to determine credibility of Bigfoot. BFRO believes that Bigfoot could be a later ancestor to the Gigantopithecu a animal that’s remains are mainly found in China but a select few have been found in the Bigfoot inhabited regions of North America. It has been documented that the Gigantopithecus could of crossed over on the Bering land bridge and still exist today.
Sightings are on record starting in the 1840’s yet the real evidence was not found until 1958 when Eric Shipton photographed Bigfoot foot prints in Del Norte County, California. This caused more people to present their evidence and was a turning point for the evidence of sasquatch. The most recent was on September 16, 2007 when a Hunter named Rick Jacobs captured a image of Bigfoot with a automatic camera he had mounted in a tree.
Today there is a Bigfoot museum in Felton CA. not more than thirty minutes from San Jose State University. The museum holds events to educate and share information about the wonderful creature of Bigfoot.
Bigfoot Discovery Museum