Is a Bigfoot different than a Sasquatch?
The name "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch" are used to describe the same creature. In 1924, a man
named John W. Burns was appointed teacher for the Chehalis Indian Reserve which is situated
along the Harrison River in British Columbia. Burns had soon learned from the Chehalis people
about a tribe that the elders called Saskehehavis. It was Burns who then coined the name
"Sasquatch" in an article he had written in 1929 - all because he did not know how the native name
was spelled. The name "Sasquatch" was used among the white people ever since.
In 1958, a story was run on "Big Foot Prints" being discovered in Del Norte County, California in the
U.S. Bulldozer operator Gerry Crew made a cast of the foot print and brought it to the Humboldt
Times columnist Andrew Genzoli who shortened the words Big Foot to one word in his story. Thus
the name "Bigfoot" was born in the Associated Press release of the story.
Are Sasquatch real?
The one thing that can be said for certain is that the foot print evidence attributed to the Sasquatch
is in fact real. Whether that evidence is man made or caused by a living Sasquatch seems to be
the question that plagues so many people. To those who have carefully examined such evidence,
they are faced with the realization that a living unclassified creature had indeed left the tracks. In
cases where hoaxes are carried out, forensic study has most always exposed it as such. In other
instances where no reasonable alternative other than a living unknown creature left behind the
evidence, then the scale tips considerably towards the existence of the Sasquatch.
For those who have actually seen the creature, the Sasquatch has certainly been proven real to
What is a Sasquatch?
The definition of a Sasquatch is as follows: a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in wilderness areas of the United States and Canada. There is a school of
thought that the Sasquatch is connected to a thought to be extinct animal called Gigatopithecus-blacki.
Why haven't any Sasquatch been found?
By definition the Sasquatch has been found. There are thousands of eye witness reports where the creature had been spotted. There is also a record of a young
Sasquatch being captured near the town of "Yale" BC in 1884. At least two press sources, the 'Daily Colonist' and the 'Manitoba Press', ran the story. In 1958, a
journalist and researcher named John Green found and interviewed a man named August Castle who remembered the Jacko incident. Gigantopithecus-blacki
was a large bi-pedal ape that did exist as early as 100,000 years ago. If the Sasquatch is a descendent of the Gigantopithecus, then the fossil record as of 1935
supports the creature's existence.
Where do the Sasquatch live?
The general consensus of most researchers is that the Sasquatch lives in the dense forest of the PNW with other animals such as deer, bear, and etc,.
Are Sasquatch dangerous?
Sasquatch reports do not reflect the animal as being any more dangerous than that of an encounter with an ape. In almost every
case, the Sasquatch is a creature that does not seem to desire contact with man.
What is a 'hoax'?
A hoax is defined as an act intended to deceive or trick.
What do I do if I see a Sasquatch or find some signs of a Sasquatch?
Our advice is to observe the animal and take notice to as much detail as possible. If one is carrying a camera, then document the
event with as many photos as possible. The next step would be to contact an organization that is willing to investigate the
encounter. For the lower Fraser Valley, we would ask that the witness contact 'Sasquatch Research' at
(604) 826-6150 or go to our Field Research page.