The most well known creature and likely the most sought after one in and out of crypto zoological circles has to be Bigfoot also well known as ‘Sasquatch”. Bigfoot has become a historical legend dating back centuries and is one of the most debated creatures as to its existence.
What does this have to do with horror you say? Well, most field researchers that study Bigfoot admit that the mystery surrounding the alleged animal is not only rooted in folklore and the challenge to find the truth but in because of the horror genre itself. Films like the Legend of Boggey Creek and others have perked an interest that have set thousands upon thousands of people into the woods to not just find the creature but to explore the feelings that "things that go bump in the night" provide.
The Sasquatch is alleged to be an ape-like creature inhabiting forest and woodlands, often described as a large and hairy bipedal man like ape. There have been accounts and ghting of this mysterious creature from area’s around the world especially the Pacific Northwestern region of the US and Canada. The name Sasquatch meaning “wild’ comes from an Indian dialect thought to be from the Coast Salish Indian tribe of British Columbia. The more common name for the creature “Bigfoot”a journalistic term that was generated by the media in the last century and was used because of large foot prints found thought to be linked to the creature.
Bigfoot has been described in many varying accounts from many different area’s with some ght variance in exact details. Bigfoot is usually described as an ape like creature standing between 6 and 15 feet tall and weighing in the area of 400-600 pounds covered in brown to reddish tinted hair. The creature is often said to large eyes with a low set forehead and brow ridge , often a common human like facial description is mentioned. The creature is also commonly reported to have a strong and rather unpleasant smell by those who have claimed to get close enough. There have also been tracks linked to the creature of zes in the range of 24 inches long and 8 inches wide, hence the nickname ‘bigfoot”.
So the question is, do you believe? Take the poll and lets see what the horror community thinks. Is it myth created by man to peek the interest of future generations or does the lore hold something much more horrific? Like a true, unexplored beast that roams the woods? We want to hear your thoughts.BELOW: The famous Robert Patterson footage taken in 1967.