Big Foot : is the name given to a creature or creatures,
thought to exist in wild and remote parts of North America. These
creatures are commonly referred to as Big Foot, but are known also as: Sasquach,
Skunk Apes and Swamp Apes. Apparently the first sighting of a Sasquatch
by a white man happened in 1811 near what now is the town of
Jasper, Alberta Canada. A trader called David Thompson found strange
footprints, fourteen inches long and eight inches wide, with four toes, in
the snow. To date scientists continue to be defied
by this creature and it has still not been positively identified by
scientific authorities. The animal is generally described as being large,
hairy, around seven to nine feet tall, weighing between 600 and 900 pounds
and ape-like in appearance, yet walking upright like a man.
In Canada the bigfoot is more often referred to as the Sasquach, which is
Indian for "hairy giant" and the term is mentioned in several
native American legends.
There is some evidence in the form of film footage, photographs, and casts of footprints
to suggest that Big Foot or Sasquach exists. However skeptics
insist these are simply clever hoaxes.
In 1967 Roger Patterson took film footage of a
large hairy creature reported to be a Sasquatch. However, there
has been much speculation that it may have only been Mr. Patterson's tall associate Jerry
Romney wearing a fur suit. See also the abominable
snowman or yeti.