Birthplace: North America
Best known as: Big, elusive humanoid beast of North America.
Sightings of Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, Yeti, and the abominable snowman were first reported in parts of the United States and Canada in the early 1800s. Since then there have been hundreds of reports of a large, hairy hominid or ape, with the distinguishing characteristic of a 15″-21″ footprint. There have also been many obvious forgeries and hoaxes, wild guesses about UFOs or supernatural connections. Some suggest the beast is a relative of Gigantopithecus, an extinct primate of China, but no hard, factual evidence of a Bigfoot has ever been produced.
A famous grainy home movie from 1967 by Roger Patterson still stands as one of the most significant, and controversial — pieces of visual evidence of Bigfoot’s existence.
In 2008 two men, Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer, held a press conference to claim they had found a Bigfoot body in the forests of Georgia. The “body” was later revealed to be a rubber gorilla suit. (it is said the government did a cover-up on that body so it would not alarm the public)