Also known as Sasquatch and the native American word, Skoocoom, Bigfoot are ape-like creatures that some believe inhabit forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Bigfoot are usually described as large, hairy, bipedal humanoid 6.6-9.8 ft tall, weighing in excess of 500 pounds, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. Bigfoot are commonly reported to have a strong, unpleasant smell and enormous footprints (for which they are named) that have been measured as large as 24 inches long … some with claw marks.
Regional native American legends abound with tales about the big, hairy, wild men (and wild women) who lived deep in the forests. Some of the tales were of mother’s warnings to misbehaving children, “Skoocoom comes and takes the naughty children!” Other natives regarded the creatures as more supernatural than material with the ability to appear and disappear at will (as trans-dimensional travelers would.) And many native legends describe shy, benevolent tribes of large hairy creatures who loved good food like salmon, clams and berries, and who might be befriended (occasionally) by good-hearted humans who sought out their company.
Wondering if Bigfoot is in your forest? Old-timers swear that if you hang an apple by a string from a high tree branch in the forest and leave it, and the apple is gone the next day it’s darned good proof that Bigfoot are around.
Bigfoot love apples but not as much as Marionberries (but berries are harder to hang on strings!)