There is an elusive creature known to Native Americans for what seems like an eternity. This creature has been ingrained in Indian folklore for countless years. And within the last 60 years or so has truly become a part of mainstream culture across our country. You can even say it has become a true icon within our pop culture. Within the cryptozoology world there is no animal, creature or being more widely known around the world then the legendary Bigfoot. Very few cryptids on record can arouse the general public’s interest like Bigfoot can. In fact, the list is quite small, creatures such as the Chupacabra, the Loch Ness monster, the Yowie and the Yeti come close.
The fact of the matter is Bigfoot is the reigning King of cryptozoology and will probably be so for the foreseeable future. Having said that, there are many questions about the creature by bigfoot researchers/investigators and the mainstream public alike. Questions such as; is bigfoot real, what is the evidence, where are the dead bodies and where are the bones. Regardless of the evidence, one thing is for sure the bigfoot sightings have increased dramatically over the last few years. The sightings keep being reported year after year with absolutely no end in sight! And lets fully understand this point, these reported sightings are not from just one particular area but from around the world. Across the globe, from the United States to Russia and everywhere in between. It almost seems like any large mass of land with thick woodlands has had sasquatch sightings.
One big question about these sightings across the world is; are they all the same creature/animal or are they similar but biologically different. Of course, this question only matters to people who believe the creature even exist in the first place. As of this posting Bigfoot is still considered a hoax, a figment of the imagination by mainstream scientists and the general public alike. According to Bigfoot researchers and maverick scientists around the world, for the most part they are all very similar type of animals adjusting to their own unique environments. A good example of this would be here in America with Bigfoot sightings across the country and skunk ape sightings within the Florida’s swamps. In this case the skunk ape is very much like Bigfoot except it’s significantly shorter in height, weighs much less and resides exclusively within the swamps. Most Bigfoot investigators consider them the same type of animal more or less which through evolution have acclimated to their unique environments.
Speaking of Sasquatch sightings there have been countless reports from around the world throughout the years obviously. However, there is still a handful of sightings which are considered the gold standard in terms of Bigfoot evidence. These are considered the gold standard because of the available data, the evidence found and the overall believability of these incidents according to the researchers. For example, the The Patterson–Gimlin film (also known as the Patterson film or the PGF) is considered the absolute gold standard of Bigfoot evidence ever found by most Bigfoot investigators. The footage was filmed alongside Bluff Creek, a tributary of the Klamath River, about 25 logging-road miles northwest of Orleans, California, in Del Norte County. The film site is roughly 38 miles south of Oregon and 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. It is just south of a north-running segment of the creek informally known as “the bowling alley”. Generally speaking, every reported sighting or alleged Bigfoot video recording is always compared to the Patterson Gimlin film for authenticity. Frankly speaking, to most researchers the PGF film is the holy grail of Bigfoot evidence.
Having said that, there are various other sightings worth mentioning as well besides the PGF.