I used to be very interested in the North American tales of Bigfoot. I read literally hundreds of accounts of encounters from a single source, the Bigfoot Researchers Organization.
I have several books on the subject and even planned to schedule the 800 dollar BFRO outing when they came somewhere near Colorado around 15 years ago or so. Unfortunately, I would have needed to drive to a secret location after the fee and provide for my own shelter, food, and equipment. Being newlywed at the time, I was unfortunately unable to attend the prestigious Bigfoot search.
I do believe that like the mammoth, a species like the Gigantopithecus blacki may have existed more recently than thought and passed into legend.
In my ongoing story about the Land of La Longi, I speak about a Beast named Jeptha Berengar. He is called a yenaldooshi by the Heron and a bigfoot by the Ruetoohto. He is neither. He is a diseased man bitten by a horrible creature at a young age. He is a man with an unfortunate condition.
When I made him a character in the story, I did not think for a second about the legends and storys about this elusive cryptozoology. While this had nothing to do with where I am going, I wanted to share, so there.
While skeptical of a giant primate in North America,I will throw a bone as to bigfoot’s existence without the books or BFRO.
Before I was a Correctional Professional, I stocked magazines for a while and made aquaintance with a Safeway employee who identified as a Flathead Indian from Idaho. He told me that he hunted and fished with his grandfather on a regular basis. He recalled as a child seeing sasquatch families on a regular basis. He told me he never shot one because he was told their family would be vengful and could kill you before you could get away safely.
As much as I wanted to believe the man, I was skeptical. He informed me that he could care less what I thought.
Days passed and I asked him again about it.
He was offended by our prior conversation and asked me if I had seen a mountain lion in the wild before. I told him that while I had not seen one, I tracked one in the snow and got so close it snarled but I could not see where it was.
He stated simply, “I don’t believe you” and pulled out a road map from a shelf. On it, he pointed these locations out and I noted them. He said, If you ever want to see sasquatch, these are the places to look.
Whether there be a squatch in these woods or no will be for you to decide.
One thing is certain now.
I had a paranormal experience yesterday.
While talking with a friend, a creature got out of a vehicle and handed a package to a neighbor. I have the footage and made vocalizations that the creature responded to. Was it a bigfoot? You tell me.