Bigfoot. Do you believe?

by: Hannah Colvin


Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, is the name given to an ape-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The termsasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets.[2][3]

Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population. A few scientists, such as Jane Goodall,[7] Grover Krantz, and Jeffrey Meldrum, have expressed interest and some measure of belief in the creature.

Most Recent Reports For  

  • May 2012, Lee County (Class B) - Woman sees a tall figure at night outside her home in a subdivision south of Leesburg
  • May 2012, Troup County (Class B) - Fisherman sees tall dark figure on Yellow Jacket Creek near Hogansville

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