Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is the name given to a cryptic ape – or hominid-like creature that some people believe inhabits forests wilderness areas of the US, In particular the the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
He has also been seen in other wilderness and hard to get to places like the Florida Everglades and Texas.
Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. The term sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets.
Most scientists discount the existence of Bigfoot and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax. The lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population is the main reason.
However other scientists Grover Krantz and Jeffrey Meldrum and forensic detective Jimmy Chilcutt, to name a few, believe otherwise.
There are many Bigfoot websites links to some of them are here.
In the Meantime here are the Animal X stories about Bigfoot as well as other stuff from our archive. We have also included other reports and sightings here.
Animal X series 1 Episode 5 US Bigfoot.
For centuries large primates of up to eight feet tall have been spotted across the United States. Although ‘Bigfoot’, as the beast has become known, has been sighted in every state, sightings are concentrated in the remote mountainous parts of the country.
In October 1958 a group of loggers came across several human-like footprints in a remote part of the Northern Californian woods. The footprints ranged in length from 12 to 17 inches long and about 7 inches wide. Bigfoot was spotted by several other road construction workers as they hacked a ribbon of civilisation further into the dense bush.
Since then the animal that the Indians call Sasquatch has fascinated adventurers.
One team of experts went into the remote Siskiyou Mountains in Northern California and stayed there for 3 weeks looking for some answers.
The group consisted of Secretary of the International Society of Cryptozoology, Richard Greenwell, his son Darwin, Primatologist Jeffrey Meldrum and their mountain guide Mark Slack found no proof of the existence of Big Foot.
But their experiences added up to a strong case in favour of the creature’s presence. The group found several sets of human-like tracks, measuring up to 16 inches in length. They heard howls and their camp was visited by animals that they couldn’t explain away as bears.
Animal X obtained exclusive material from the team’s expedition into the wilderness. Richard Greenwell suggests Big Foot may be related to the Gigantopithecus that roamed China 300,000 years ago.
He suggests that it may have crossed the Bering land bridge from Asia and into North America and remained in the forests, leading a largely reclusive life.
Here’s the story.
Series 1 Episode 11 Russian Alma or Wildman
The Russian Alma or wild-man as he is locally known stands a towering seven feet tall, it’s man-like body is covered in fur and its eyes are said to have an eerie glow.
It is believed to have telepathic powers and encounters have led to sickness or death. Usually seen in remote areas, eyewitnesses report having seen it as close as 70 kilometres about 50 miles from St. Petersburg. Cryptozoologist, Professor Valentin Sapunov embarked on an expedition to track down the wild-man.
Animal X went with him to investigate…
Series 1 Episode 12 the Australian Yowie
The Yowie is said to be a towering two and a half metre ape-like creature. More powerfully built than a human, the Yowie has a dark mane, glowing yellow eyes and an overpowering stench.
Whilst mainstream science spurns the Yowie’s existence, high profile politicians such as former Senator Bill O’Chee speaks candidly about his Yowie encounter.
A Blue Mountain’ community claims to have been plagued by a resident Yowie for several years. Animal X goes Infra-red to investigate…