Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch or Skunk Ape) earned its name from the gigantic footprints it is

Bigfoot as seen in Lost Tapes

said to leave behind. Thousands of sightings of this large, hairy, ape-like humanoid creature have been reported in forested areas in many parts of North America, with most occuring in the wilderness areas of northern California as well as other parts of the Pacific Northwest and Canada.


According to the Lost Tapes site, Bigfoot is described as "completely covered in dark brown or reddish hair and ranging in height from 6 to 10 feet tall, they are said to weigh between 500 pounds and half a ton." And according to some, the behemoth creature stinks; some witnesses report an overwhelming stench when they supposedly encounter a Bigfoot. Others attribute mournful wailing sounds and other unusual vocalizations to the monster — many of these sounds have supposedly been recorded...the creature is hardly ever described as a ferocious predator. The beast is said to be an omnivore who feeds on plants as well as fish and small animals. In fact, Bigfoot is largely believed to be shy and peaceful.


  • So far, it is the only cryptid that actually helped a person.