Looking for Bigfoot (Step into Reading)Is Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch) a descendent of the extinct giant ape Gigantopithecus? Or is it a myth turned pop-culture phenom that we want to believe is real? In this objectively written graded reader, author Bonnie Worth examines the evidence for and against the existence of the alleged ape, including its role in native North American folklore, famous sightings and notorious hoaxes, Dr. Grover Kranz’s work with dermal ridges, the Gigantopithecus theory, the Patterson-Gimlin film, and much, much more. Illustrated with photographs and full-color illustrations, this high-concept easy reader will satisfy both skeptics and true believers.
Robert Michael Pyle trekked into the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe that had not fully evolved into humans; and attended the convocation in British Columbia called Sasquatch Daze, where he realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot-they want to be Bigfoot." Ultimately Pyle discovers a few things about Bigfoot - and a lot about the human need for something to believe in and the need for wilderness in our lives.
Sasquatch Rising 2013: Dead Giants Tell No Tales: How DNA Breakthroughs and Backyard Visits Reveal the Greatest Story of Our Time
Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA study has found that Sasquatch arose long ago through crossbreeding between female Homo sapiens and males of another primate species, now extinct. Though the latter remains unidentified, it was almost certainly a fellow member of our Homo family tree. The uncanny humanness of Sasquatch has never been in doubt at “habituation sites,” places with which they have become familiar, returning regularly to homes and properties, often for years on end. Throughout North America, certain people have interacted with these curious, wily visitors and—in the humane, inquisitive spirit of Jane Goodall—sought to foster (so to speak) an ongoing family reunion. Meanwhile, hunters are active in our forests, each hoping to become wealthy and famous by “harvesting” a specimen and hauling that first giant corpse before the public. This event will certainly change the world but will also mark a low point in the history of human ego. While feeding our hunger for material proof, it will leave us at a loss for deeper understanding. Therefore, ahead of that dark day, we must welcome an immediate flowering of vivid accounts showing all that peacefully occurs between our two species. I hope that the detailed testimonials presented in this and other books will help to establish legal protection by assembling a rich, highly textured infrastructure of knowledge and compassion—the best barrier standing between Sasquatch and its would-be trophy hunters. SASQUATCH RISING 2013 is the only available source to not only delve into the scientific revolution unfolding before us today but also to fill in the rest of the story, conducting readers behind the scenes at multiple habituation sites—in Iowa, New York State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Vermont—to reveal the subtle, surprising ways of our ancient living kin.
An introduction to animal creatures shrouded in mystery and controversy, including Bigfoot, the Kraken, and the Loch Ness monster.