Native American Roots
The Sasquatch myth has roots in Native American mythology. This culture told stories and drew pictures of a species of creatures that were human-like, yet not entirely human.
Tales of a large man-like creature that lives a reclusive existence are prominent. Sasquatch is said to be hairy, tall and incredibly strong.
The Sasquatch myth does not refer to a solitary creature, but instead refers to a species of beings that have been sighted in a wide variety of locations.
The term "Sasquatch" is also synonymous with the terms "Bigfoot" and "Yeti." A term for a young Sasquatch is "Jacob's Creature," named after a photographer.
Although the Sasquatch myth has been around for many years, it wasn't until 1967 that interest in the creature exploded. A few years prior, footprints were found that purportedly belonged to Sasquatch, but in 1967 Sasquatch was supposedly caught on film.
If you have seen a grainy film rendering of Sasquatch, there is a very good chance that you have seen the famous 1967 Patterson film. This short film was a public sensation, and it's still referred to in present day as some of the best possible proof of Sasquatch's existence.
The Supernatural Sasquatch Myth
While many people believe in the existence of Sasquatch, they do not all agree what Sasquatch actually is. Many different claims are made:
- Sasquatch belongs to the family of primates.
- Sasquatch comes from another planet.
- Sasquatch is a supernatural being, originating from another dimension.
While most scientists do not support the idea of the existence of Sasquatch, it is important to remember that scientists seek tangible proof. So far, there has been no evidence to prove without a doubt that Sasquatch exists.
On the other hand, there is a small group of scientists who either believe Sasquatch exists or say there is at least a probability of Sasquatch existing.
A Pervasive Myth
The Sasquatch myth has stood the test of time as an intriguing story, and it remains a favorite myth despite numerous hoaxes coming to light.
Even if the existence of Sasquatch is never proven, there is an excellent chance this myth, along with other myths like The Loch Ness Monster, will be retold again and again.