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Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest

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Needing no introduction, the ape-like creature known in North America as Bigfoot has been seen and reported in Canada and the United States for over two centuries, being called a “gorilla” or “wildman” in nineteenth century newspapers and historical accounts until 1958, when the name “Bigfoot” became famous worldwide thanks to the discovery of large footprints in northern California. The species, also collectively known as Sasquatch in addition to different regional names such as Momo or the Ohio Grassman, are typically described as being anywhere from seven to ten feet tall, covered with dark hair except for their faces and palms, with long, sloping arms and huge five toed feet. They often display behavior characteristic of apes, such as tree knocking or carrying their young on their backs, and seem shy and even reluctant in most cases to interact with human beings, preferring to keep their distance from people.

Although the animal has been seen in every state in the continental United States and in parts of Canada, the Pacific Northwest, encompassing northern California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, is the primary habitat of the species. It was there, at Bluff Creek in California, that the famous Patterson film was taken by Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson on October 20th, 1967, a film that depicts what many believe to be a female Bigfoot walking quickly away from the area and disappearing in the forest, but not before turning sideways to seemingly stare straight into the camera. The film has been subjected to extensive scrutiny since then, with many skeptics and debunkers attempting to prove that the film is a hoax while many Bigfoot researchers contend that the film is for real and shows a genuine unknown animal. Whatever the truth about the Patterson film may be, the Pacific Northwest remains the epicenter for Bigfoot reports, containing enough forest and woodland area to easily support a population of as of yet undiscovered primates living in the wilderness of America.

Written by  Brian Gaugler.

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Hunting Bigfoot in Los Angeles

You make think Bigfoots are only a Northwoods beast, but Los Angeles has 3 distinct breeds of city ape. The first is your standard bigfoot, 6-11 ft tall shaggy gigantopithecus. The first sighting came in 1973 when a full sized Macho Sasquatcho chased down a pick up truck out in San Fernando Valley. The beast got close enough to the vehicle that they could smell its breath, which they later told reporters was "stinky." In 1974 a bigfoot was actually seen in the city, between 45th st and 47th st on Quartz Hill.

Best places to go bigfoot hunting: Big Rock Canyon in San Fernando Valley, Quartz Hill in the San Gabriel Mountains, Azusa at the San Gabriel Mountain Foothills, Campgrounds in Santa Clarita, Elizabeth Lake, Lancaster.

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