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The Legends of Bigfoot, Sasquatch & the Yeti

The Legends of Bigfoot, Sasquatch & the Yeti - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

There have been sightings of the hairy creatures for hundreds of years, so Kidzworld is taking a look at the legend of Bigfoot, the Sasquatch and the Yeti.

He's tall, he's hairy and you don't want to run into him at night. No, it's not your dad going for a midnight snack. He's known by many unique names, with the ones used most often being Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti. This creature has been a mystery of the woods for hundreds of years. But does he really exist?

Though the name of the beast has changed from place to place, it is clear that all the legends share the same fundamental characteristics. It's known as the Yeti or Abominable Snowman in the Asian mountain range of the Himalayas, Bigfoot in the American Northwest and the Sasquatch in Canada. There have been recorded sightings of this creature all over the world for hundreds of years.

It is said to forage for food at night and sleep during the day. This nocturnal beast stands between seven and eight feet tall and can weigh over 450 lbs. (200 kg.) Most people who have encountered Bigfoot or his counterparts have described the creature as being half-man/half-ape, with dark, long fur all over its body. Of course, no one is ruling out a female Bigfoot. Many people have reported seeing whole Sasquatch families. There have also been Bigfoot and Sasquatch encounters where the hairy creature is described as being all white, and the Himalayan species of Yeti is often said to be white.

The legend of Bigfoot is so popular around the world that there have been several Bigfoot-inspired characters in Hollywood films:

  • Sully from Disney's Monster's Inc. isn't your typical Bigfoot, but he could surely be a distant cousin!
  • Harry from Harry and the Hendersons, a 1987 movie starring Third Rock from the Sun star, John Lithgow.
  • The Fouke Monster of the 1972 documentary-style thriller, The Legend of Boggy Creek.
  • Who could forget the Abominable Snowman from the animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

1 Frist of all, I think that Bigfoot is real. Why else would they know what Bigfoot looked like? I think that Bigfoot is 100% REAL.

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: bratgirl
Age: 12

1 Of course the "Yeti" is real. Why? Because there is evidence that proves it is real. But I'm confirmed there are different species of Yeti all over the world. And it just might be one of our ancestors, since it's half ape/half human!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: Smartest_gurl
Age: 10

1 I don't believe in the legend of Bigfoot. I'm 100% behind my feelings. I mean, do you really think that a big hairy monster is out there? Please!

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: upbeatbubble8806
Age: 14

1 I so think Big foot is real. I mean there's lots of things that people believe in and they have never seen it/person. So, why is there no such thing as a big foot? Also, how would any one know what big foot looks like? I think big foot is 100% real.

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: skittles1233
Age: 14

1 I think there is a bigfoot! Hey, there is evidence that bigfoot exists! Evidence like pictures, testimonies and even videos! And you can't say that there's no such thing as a bigfoot because we have not discovered all the creatures here on this big Earth! Am I right or am I right?

Kidz Submit by:

Nickname: earlvincentsombilon
Age: 16

So what do you think? Are there hulking, hairy creatures lurking around our forests late at night? Let us know what you think below!

1Last week's Believe it or Not was about Lake Monsters. No one has ever captured a lake monster, but there have been tons of sightings and even some pics (though they're usually pretty blurry!) Check out what other people though about the lake monster legend.

Do you Believe in Lake Monsters?

Yeah! I even have pics! 37%
No way. There's no such thing as lake monsters 6%
Maybe Nessie is real, but not the others. 31%
No, but I'll be on the lookout for 'em, just in case. 25%

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Believe in Bigfoot or Not?

  • Yeah! I'm sure there's a Bigfoot out there.
  • No way. There are definitely no Sasquatches.
  • Well, maybe in Asia, but not in North America.
  • I don't know. I haven't seen one.

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Humans are creatures of habit, and I was no exception. Every Wednesday before classes started, I drove to my favorite coffee shop and ordered a cappuccino. I would sit in the same booth, and drink my coffee for the few minutes I had while the world rushed by. It was the same every time, and I never expected it to be different, until one day I saw a new face appear: an older man of unclear age, who sat in the booth across from me. I thought nothing of it. Why would I? It was merely another person I would probably never see again, or if I did, never remember. But I did see him again, next Wednesday. I still didn’t think much of it. Maybe he was just… a new regular. He didn’t matter to my life. Several weeks passed, and I increasingly began to notice the man in the booth across from me. He wore old clothes that looked well cared for throughout the years, and a hat with a faded emblem that I couldn’t read. The daily paper was always with him, except for the times when he brought a tattered journal, reading and sometimes writing in it. The thing that began to stick out the most over those weeks, though, was that he was always alone. No one ever talked to him except the barista to ask what he wanted (it was always a small, black coffee with two spoonful’s of sugar). After all those weeks, I finally worked up the courage to sit with him and introduce myself. I liked him from the moment he opened his mouth. I eventually learned he was a WW2 veteran, with several medals from various battles. We exchanged stories, I from college, and he from the war. After an hour, I finally realized how much time had passed and had to dart away, but we met again the next Wednesday. We became good friends, but our friendship was limited to phone calls and coffee shop visits. I didn’t know much of his personal life other than stories of his school days. I didn’t really wonder at all, until one day, a familiar face didn’t come. I was worried, though not too much. I simply had my coffee then went to classes. As the day went on, I was increasingly uneasy. He never, not even once, had been MIA. Then I got the phone call. It was a voice I had never heard, a doctor: my friend had suffered a heart attack and had given the nurse this number. He wanted me to come. I immediately left campus without a second thought, and when I arrived at the hospital, his doctor greeted me in front of my friend’s room. “Your father is certainly lucky to survive.” “Oh, I’m not his son.” I waved off the notion. “Really? Oh… You were the only number he gave us. Odd.” This stuck with me. I was the… only one. I was finally let in, and he was barely awake. Sitting down, I took his hand. “Are you sure there’s no one else you want here? Don’t you have any family?” He coughed out a chuckle. “No, kiddo. They’ve all been gone a while. I hope you don’t mind me pulling you away from your classes…” “No! I… I want to be here for you…” “By the way, the coffee here’s terrible. Would you mind going to pick up my usual?” “Small… black coffee with two spoonful’s of sugar.” And we both softly chuckled while I blinked away tears.     Befriend a veteran today.  
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