Bigfoot is described as a hairy, bipedal ape-like man that roams the dense forests of the United States. They are often characterized by their sheer size, strong odor, large footprints, and striking resemblance to our own kind. How can we know that they exist? What clues has nature given us that many scientists choose to ignore? In this post, we will take a look at the evidence nature has provided us with, that signals a strong correlation between Bigfoot sightings and prime habitat conditions.
A rainforest can be described as a luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall. Most often, one may relate the term “rainforest” to South America, Asia and Africa. However the seemingly secret dense, tropic-like areas of the Pacific Northwestern United States are unknown to many. The Olympic Rainforest lies within Washington State, and soaks up an average annual rainfall of 170 inches, making it the wettest place in the U.S. Imagine a creature 3 times the size of a large Chimpanzee. What might they be thriving on in a Pacific Northwestern rainforest? The answer lies in the diet of known rainforest apes. Primates are omnivorous, however while most of their diet consists of fruits, leaves and other plants, most apes will also eat insects, spiders, bird’s eggs and occasionally rodents. Chimpanzees have actually been seen hunting full-grown colobus monkeys. The Olympic National Park is not so different from your average Asian or African rainforest. However, for a large hominin like Bigfoot, the prey must be larger for an animal of such size to thrive. Species that dwell in these forests include plenty of deer, moose, grizzly bears, river otters, pine martens, and an abundance of edible plants and insects. If Bigfoot is an intelligent hominin, perhaps its species creates tooling to assist in hunting large prey. However, if Bigfoot is classified as a Great Ape, (Click Read More)
their sheer size and strength may be enough to catch large game like deer.
If it is possible for such a creature to be dwelling in these types of forests, how can we discover other areas that it may roam? The answer seems to lie in the average annual precipitation of the United States. In fact, there is a great correlation between areas with the largest amount of rainfall and the densest clusters of Bigfoot sightings and encounters. This correlation only helps us prove even further that Bigfoot sightings have a specific pattern and that these mysterious creatures may just have an agenda. Their habitat not only supports the likeliness of their existence, but it supports the reason why we do not discover any remains of these creatures. According to Daniel J. Wescott, director of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University during an interview with Weather.com, in the case of a human body, wet weather could potentially rehydrate the corpse, which would speed up what would have been an extremely slow decay process. This would explain the limited Chimpanzee remains found by science. The forest consumes such corpses very quickly. Could this be the case with Bigfoots in the Olympic rainforest? Take a look at the maps above to see the clear correlation between Bigfoot sightings and annual rainfall. This connection can lead us to conquer that Bigfoot’s general habitat is within areas that provide luscious plant life and large game. Perhaps in the future, this discovery can aid us in predicting the migration patterns, living situations, and specific dietary needs of this creature.
Thousands of sightings occur in the Pacific Northwestern United States, and more generally, in areas with heavy rainfall. In such areas, large footprints have been discovered. These prints have been determined to have been created by a creature with an anatomy much like our own. However, the location of the mid-tarsal break shown in Bigfoot prints can clearly divide them from our own kind. Such anatomy can be explained by the need for their foot to hold such a massive weight. These mysterious footprints have been discovered in the thousands, and by people all over the country. If these prints are being found in areas with the heaviest rainfall-rainfall which normally washes away everything in sight-then we may conclude that there are more of these creatures walking around more frequently than we may think. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
“Native Plants & Animals in the Northwest Pacific Biome.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, traveltips.usatoday.com/native-plants-animals-northwest-pacific-biome-62827.html.
“From Flesh to Bone: The Role of Weather in Body Decomposition.” The Weather Channel, weather.com/science/news/flesh-bone-what-role-weather-plays-body-decomposition-20131031
“Weather.” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/weather.htm.