Bigfoot - Sasquatch: 2024 Updates, Facts and Analysis  

Is Bigfoot Real? 

That's up to you to decide and find some answers on the Bigfoot/Sasquatch legend. Reports of the elusive creature continue to pour in to this day. Is it just fantasy or is the legendary beast the real deal?

According to some forensic experts Bigfoot is real. We take a closer look here.

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Known facts about the Bigfoot or Sasquatch: 

  • For more than 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness areas of Michigan, the Pacific Northwest and across North America.
  • Sightings of these animals continue today. Real or not, these reports are often made by people of unquestionable character.
  • For over seventy years, people have been finding, photographing, and casting sets of very large human-shaped tracks. Most are discovered by chance in remote areas. These tracks continue to be found to this day.
  • Bigfoot was put on the endangered species list in Russia back in 1965. France and Germany did the same in 1967.
  • Cultural histories of many Native American and First Nation peoples include stories and beliefs about non-human "peoples" of the wild. Many of these descriptions bear a striking resemblance to the hairy man-like creatures reported today.
  • These are just some of the facts. There is, however, much disagreement as to what these facts mean in the modern day.

To many, these facts, taken together, suggest the presence of a living animal, possibly a primate, that exists today in very low population densities.

If true, this species, having likely evolved alongside humans, became astonishingly adept at avoiding human contact through a process of natural selection.

Some researchers believe Bigfoot is very closely related to man while others think the beast is a giant ape, long thought to be extinct.

To others, these same facts point to a cultural phenomenon kept alive today through a combination of the misidentification of known animals, Michigan Dogman legends, wishful thinking, and the deliberate fabrication of evidence.

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The common name Sasquatch comes from the Salish Sasquits, while the Algonquin of the 

North-Central and Great Lakes regions of the continent refer to a Witiko or Wendigo. 

Other tribes tell of a large creature much like a man but imbued with special powers and characteristics. The Ojibwa of the Northern Plains believed the Sabe or bagawajanini appeared in times of danger and other tribes agreed that the hairy apparition was a messenger or warning, telling man to change his ways.

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North American settlers started reporting sightings during the late 1800's and into the 1900's with the occasional finding of footprints, sporadic attacks and even a few old photos and videos adding to the mystery.

Those who claim to have seen Bigfoot have described everything from a large, upright ape to an actual hairy human, sometimes standing over eight feet tall and described as massive and powerfully built.

The debate and research continue in 2024. Entire organizations exist to study and document Bigfoot and prove it's existence and groups regularly search the backcountry of America, hunting for that ultimate proof.


Meldrum reports on the work of a team of experts from a wide variety of fields who were assembled to examine the evidence for a large, yet undiscovered, North American primate. 

He reviews the long history of the Sasquatch mystery which long predates the Bigfoot flap of the late fifties and explains all the scientific pros and cons in a clear and accessible style, amplified by over 150 illustrations.

Anyone who has pondered the mysteries of human evolution will be fascinated and eager to join Dr. Meldrum in drawing their own conclusion.

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Northern Michigan Bigfoot Encounter - Updated 1/26/2024 

It was a cold and foggy night on October 31, 2023. I was driving back home from a Halloween party with my friends. We decided to take a shortcut through the woods of Manistee county, hoping to avoid the traffic on the main road. 

As we were driving, we noticed a strange smell in the air. It was like a mix of rotten eggs and wet fur. We rolled up the windows and turned on the radio, trying to ignore it. 

But then we heard a loud thud on the roof of the car. We all screamed and looked up, but we couldn't see anything. 

We sped up, hoping to get out of the woods as soon as possible. But then we saw something in the headlights. It was a huge, hairy creature, standing on two legs. It had long arms, a massive chest, and a face that looked half-human, half-animal. It was a Bigfoot. 

It roared and ran towards us, swinging its arms. We swerved to avoid it, but it was too fast. It grabbed the front bumper and lifted the car off the ground a little. We felt the car tilt and shake, as the creature tried to flip it over. We were terrified. 

We grabbed our phones and tried to call for help, but there was no signal. We honked the horn and flashed the lights, hoping to scare it off. But it didn't work. It seemed to be angry and curious at the same time. It peered into the windshield, showing its yellow teeth and red eyes. 

We didn't know what to do. We thought we were going to die. But then, we heard a gunshot. It came from behind the creature. We saw a flash of light and a puff of smoke. The creature let go of the car and fell to the ground, clutching its chest. We saw a man with a rifle, standing on the side of the road. He had a hat, a beard, and a camouflage jacket. He looked like a hunter. 

He waved at us and shouted, "Are you guys okay? Get out of the car and follow me!" We didn't hesitate. We got out of the car and ran towards him. He led us to his truck, which was parked nearby. He told us to get in and drove away. 

As we drove, he explained that he was a Bigfoot or Sasquatch hunter. He had been tracking the creature for months, and finally found it. He said he had been waiting for the right moment to shoot it, and we were lucky that he was there. He said he was going to take the body to his cabin and study it. He said he had proof that these things are real, and he was going to share it with the world. 

We were shocked and amazed. We couldn't believe what had happened. We thanked him for saving us, and asked him his name. He said it was Bob. He smiled and kind of winked at us. He said he had a lot of stories to tell, and he invited us to his cabin. We agreed, curious and excited. We wanted to see the creature for ourselves. 

We arrived at his cabin, which was way out in the woods. He opened the door and showed us inside. There, on a large table, was the Bigfoot. It was dead, but still looked terrifying. Bob told us to take a look, and handed us a camera. He said we could take pictures, and he would give us copies. He said he wanted us to spread the word, and help him expose the truth. 

We approached the table, and looked at the monster. It was huge, hairy, and smelly. It had a bullet wound in its chest, and blood on its fur. It looked like a monster. But it also looked like a human. It had hands, feet, and a face. It had emotions, intelligence, and a soul. It was a living being. 

We felt a pang of guilt and sadness. We wondered if it had a family, a home, even a name. We wondered if it had feelings, dreams, and hopes. We wondered if it deserved to die. We all wondered if we were doing the right thing. 

We looked at each other, and then at Bob. He was smiling, holding his hunting rifle. He looked proud, happy, and satisfied. He looked like a hero. But he also looked like a killer. He had shot a Michigan Sasquatch. He had killed a mystery. He had seemingly bagged a legend. 

We didn't know what to think. We didn't know what to feel. We didn't know what to do at that time. We just took the pictures, and followed Bob. He said he had more to show us. He said he had more to tell us. He said he had more to teach us. 

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