Humanity has always believed in monsters. Monsters helped us explain the things that we couldn’t understand. Things like plagues of diseases, natural disasters, and general luck that we could not control.
Making these problems into bigger-than-life beings removed some of our own everyday lives and put that fear out into the wilderness. We stopped being afraid of our own homes and stayed fearful of leaving them.
Even after science showed the proof behind each monster, people still believed in them out of wild fascination.
They invented new ones, new myths and legends for the New World they settled in. Monsters have become popular again in a new way.
Ghosts, demons, ancient monsters, and the elusive Cryptids are not officially documented or categorized by science.
North America has the highest count of Cryptids, the new monsters of the new era of human history, and the most famous one is Bigfoot.
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The name Bigfoot gained modern prominence when the phenomena of its everyday existence were first pointed out. In the 50s, loggers in the Pacific Northwest of the United States noticed odd happenings around their camp.
Huge barrels that took multiple men to move would be relocated overnight, and giant footprints were discovered pressed deep into the mud along the river.
More significant than any of the men or anyone nearby. Given that this happened in 1950s America, they stuck with the name “Bigfoot” as the most noticeable characteristic of the supposed vandal.
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Since its first sighting as either an upright walking ape or a hair-covered humanoid, Bigfoot has been described consistently.
These legends stretched back to Native American tribes. Many of them had similar stories of a fabled “wild man” that was hairy and strong and indestructible living in the woods.
The other name for it is “Sasquatch,” a mispronunciation of a Native word used to describe the creature.