The History of Bigfoot

There is a mysterious hairy bipedal creature that roams the forests of this world. Known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, Old Red Eyes, Skunk Ape, Wildman, Wodewose, Otang, Basajaun, Yowie, and undoubtedly many more.

Early depictions of this creature can be found dating back to the 14th century. These include paintings, carvings, tapestries and manuscripts. Curiously it seems that the Green Man was not a symbol of the Pagan god Pan, but of the Wildman of the woods, or Woodwose.

In some depictions they present crests and coats of arms which leads one to the conclusion that they were considered as part of society at the time, some are even portrayed as saints and nobility.

Wodewoses appear to live in diverse parts of the world. In the late 14th century romance poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we hear how Gawain encounters Wodewoses in the Wirral Peninsula in northwest England (line 721). But apparently they also live in Africa. In John Trevisa’s 14th century Middle English translation of a zoological text called De Poprietatibus Rerum (On the Nature of Things) by the Franciscan monk and scholar of the 13th century, Bartholomaeus, there is a warning that in Africa one might find ‘satyrs, woodwoses, tigers and other horrible beasts’.

From A Field Guide of Wodewoses

Curiously there are many depictions of Saint Mary where she is covered in thick body hair, and as time passed these images slowly changed to very long head hair and eventually to those of Mary we find today. This remains a mystery and there are a few explanations for it, for one it is believed that after the ascension of Jesus, Mary Magdalene lived in the desert praying and fasting for so long that she grew a thick skin and fur for protection.

In the United States alone there are hundreds of sightings reported every year. Most people who have had sightings are ridiculed and that’s how this being has managed to stay an enigma. Those that believe are seen as crazy and unfortunately stories are seldom taken seriously by friends and family members. Authorities seem to sweep incidents under the rug and few stories make it to the public. Some people have even come forward with stories of unidentified agents threatening witnesses to stay silent on incidents that happen in State Parks and remote areas.

In 1889, Theodore Roosevelt wrote a book called “The Wilderness Hunter”. In his book, Roosevelt tells the story of a trapper by the name of Bauman who had a very close encounter with a Sasquatch. To this day there are rumors that it was based on true events.

Many indigenous tribes have stories of these hairy bipedal beings, from the Navajo to the Aborigines and even the Bushmen. Europe and Asia are also rich with stories of the Yeti and Abominable Snowman. In some legends they are friendly and guardians of the forest, and in others they are feared and avoided.

Some may wonder why the powers that be could possibly want to hide this from us, and the answer is simple. The fact that a hairy bipedal being walks the earth alongside homo sapiens would completely unravel the theory of evolution and all that is entangled within its vast web.

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