“I Saw a Sasquatch!” 5 People Share Their Incredible Bigfoot Sightings


Cryptozoology is known as a pseudoscience. While scientists identify new species using scientific methodology, cryptozoologists use folk tales and stories that surface regarding these alleged animals. According to mainstream researchers, Bigfoot or Sasquatch are said to be cryptids, animals that cryptozoologists believe might exist but do not yet have proof that they do exist. Others believe they are “hairy men” of the woods or interdimensional beings.

What Are Cryptids?

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Cryptids are a big part of popular culture since these fanciful creatures fascinate many people. The exotic nature of man-like beasts like the Yeti, the winged Jersey Devil, and the vampiric chupacabras fires certain people’s imaginations.

Some of these tales have a basis in the legends of the Indigenous peoples of different countries. Petroglyphs painted by the Yokut tribe showed hairy humanoid figures that could have mutated into the Bigfoot legend. The Lenape believed in a creature called M’Sing, which might have become the Jersey Devil.

The Wild Man of the Woods

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There is also the legend of the “Wild Man In The Woods” that has existed in Europe for centuries. At Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England, from the 12th Century, there are images of a wild man, woodwose, or woodwose, a word from Middle English. It has similarities to the classical mythology of Greece and Rome with their mythological figures of the satyr and the faun, and Silvanus, the Roman god of woodlands.

Have You Seen a Bigfoot?

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Members of an inquisitive Internet forum responded when asked if they believed in Bigfoot, Sasquatch, or the Yowie and had ever encountered such a creature. There were quite a few answers to the affirmative.

What do you believe? Is Bigfoot real? Here are five of those stories.

1. I Saw a Sasquatch Camping in the Redwoods

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David said he saw a Sasquatch camping in Humboldt Redwoods State Park when he was only four. He added that, at the time, he had no idea what Sasquatch was and thought he was observing an “ugly man.” The Sasquatch was covered with grey hair and grey skin and had a head shaped slightly different from an average human skull. It looked at him intently and curiously.

2. Hunting in Upstate New York

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Lisa told the story of how her cousin, Ty, saw a Bigfoot in the rural area of Upstate New York. While out hunting and hiking, Ty had a terrible feeling that made him stop to look around for danger. He saw a huge man leaning against a tree and slowly realized that “the man” was covered with dark fur. Ty started running as fast as he could to escape, losing his hunting vest while trying to get away.

3. It Stood up on Two Legs

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Anthony stated that he had seen Sasquatch twice, once with his brother in the woods. At first, he thought it was a wild pig, and after he and his brother approached the animal, it stood up on its hind legs. Horrified, the two brothers left, but neither remembered how they got home.

In particular, his brother seemed to have blocked out all memory of what happened because he was frightened so badly. His skeptical father became a believer after encountering the Sasquatch in the woods while walking a neighbor’s home.

4. Playing in the Woods

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Michael said he was playing in the forest with his sister chasing him. He suddenly heard a twig snap, looked to the left, and saw something black that stood up. He was so terrified that Michael thought he had blacked out and didn’t remember anything until his sisters found him.

While they picked him up, they complained about an “awful smell” and thought he had soiled his trousers. He thinks his sisters’ arrival and their yells of surprise might have scared the Bigfoot away.

5. Peeking Through the Window

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Joey saw a Bigfoot in the campground where he stayed with his extended family in 1979. He had caught a bad cold, and his mother thought it might be best to separate him from the rest of the family to keep the cold from spreading. His mother set up a bed in the back of the family station wagon for Joey. He noticed the ambient light nearby was gone while he curled up, trying to sleep.

When he looked through the window, a dirty grey and reddish brown creature stared at him. The Bigfoot was huge and muscular, and he watched in horror as it walked through the campground and approached his family’s tent. It seemed like an eternity to the child, but the muscular intruder left peacefully.

Have you ever seen a Bigfoot? We want to hear about it.

10 True UFO Sightings From Around the World That Still Haunt Witnesses

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The fascination around UFO sightings is universal. While some events can be explained away as “man-made” objects, such as secret military weaponry, some UFO sightings pose mysteries that are hard to demystify. Here are ten real-life UFO events from around the world that continue to haunt witnesses today.

10 True UFO Sightings From Around the World That Still Haunt Witnesses

The 10 Legendary Cryptids That Turned Out To Be Real

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Cryptids are a strange phenomenon. We would all love there to be a Bigfoot, Chupacabra, or Loch Ness Monster. However, it appears we may have to wait — or will we? Did you know that many “cryptids” in the past turned out to be real-life creatures? Here are ten that turned out to be real.

The 10 Legendary Cryptids That Turned Out To Be Real

Beyond the Veil: 10 Real Ghost Stories From People Who Work Around Death

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When you work in healthcare and other institutions that experience death, you witness some of the most intense and emotional moments in people’s lives.

In these work environments, employees sometimes encounter something else entirely- unexplainable events that leave them feeling shaken and confused. Recently, someone asked workers to share ghost stories in an online supernatural forum. You’ll be surprised at what people shared.

Beyond the Veil: 10 Real Ghost Stories From People Who Work Around Death

Restless Spirits Revealed: Journey to the 12 Most Haunted Places on Earth

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Have you ever stopped to think, what makes a place haunted? Or better yet, have you experienced an eerie destination yourself?

We’ve compiled a list of the 12 most haunted places on Earth. The only question is, would you brave these locations? Daring travelers and fans of the paranormal – this one’s for you!

Restless Spirits Revealed: Journey to the 12 Most Haunted Places on Earth

12 Frightening Urban Legends That Will Creep You Out Forever

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Most of us have grown up hearing terrifying urban legends from elders. While some are silly, others stick with you in your mind. Do you have any to tell? A popular online community shared these urban legends that have haunted them forever.

12 Frightening Urban Legends That Will Creep You Out Forever

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Dolores Quintana

Dolores Quintana is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles. She has bylines at Fangoria, Alternative Press, Nightmarish Conjurings, Grammy.com/The Recording Academy, The Advocate, Buddyhead, Pocho.com, The Theatre @ Boston Court, The Mirror Media Group, What Now Media, We Like LA, and The Shudder Blog. She has a successful YouTube channel and podcast called Burnt Orange Dreams, where she interviews actors, writers, and directors.
She works as an actor in independent film and both immersive and traditional theatre with Alone: an Existential Haunting, Screenshot Productions, and Native Voices at The Autry.

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