What is a Bigfoot, or Sasquatch?
See the links at the bottom of this page for categorized knowledge (anatomy, behavior, etc.) about these animals.
Regarding the origins of the words "sasquatch" and "bigfoot":
The term "sasquatch" is an anglicized derivative of the word "Sésquac", meaning "wild man". The original word, in the Stó:lõ dialect of the Halkomelem language, is used by the Coast Salish Indians of the Fraser Valley and parts of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Indian tribes across North America have a total of more than sixty different terms for the sasquatch.
"Bigfoot" was a journalistic term generated in the middle of the last century during a rash of sightings in Northern California. The word has come to be recognized widely.
Many different terms have been used by pioneers and later non-native inhabitants of North America, including "skookums" and "mountain devils".
The description given here is derived from a compilation of thousands of eye witness reports from the entire continent, some of astounding length, detail, and corroborative evidence; the Patterson movie, taken in 1967, and a recent computer-based image analysis of it; and statistical analysis of a large database accumulated over the last fifty years, primarily by John Green.
W. H. Fahrenbach, 2002