History of Sasquatch

Season 6 | Episode 105
1h 33m | Sep 27, 2023

Bigfoot, as a term and concept, wouldn’t be used until the 1950’s. Sasquatch, as a term and concept, wouldn’t be used until the 1920’s. But long before these terms were ever scooped up by popular culture - newspaper articles of the 1800’s, early indigenous folklore and art, literature and architecture of Medieval Europe all describe a figure…that sounds oddly similar.

Throughout the history of this phenomenon, folks were describing a creature they did not yet know couldn’t possibly exist. Today, we explore it’s consistent descriptions and follow a trail of massive footprints from ancient to modern times.

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Sources & References:

A Field Guide to Woodwoses: 

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WildMan; Wikipedia: 

1851 Wild Man article Arkansas: 

The Lake Minnewanka Wildman:

Albert Ostman Interview:

Ruby Creek Incident; The Bigfoot Classics:

Yeti Footprints in the Menlung Basin; Photos:

William Roe Signed Affidavit:

Hairy Monsters or Little Green Men? (newspaper clipping from the Rutland Daily Herald:

Freeman Footage (stabilized):

Unlocking the Abair Incident; Small Town Monsters: 

Jacob’s Photos:

Evidence for Bigfoot? An Investigation of the Mill Creek ‘Sasquatch Prints’:

50 Years With Bigfoot; Janice Carter Coy:

Gray’s Harbor County Tracks:

The Abair/Whitehall Incident:

Cripple Foot Tracks/ Bossburg, WA; Wikipedia:,_Washington

Laird Meadow Road Footprint 1964:

The Sasquatch Genome Project:

Sasquatch; Legend Meets Science; Jeff Meldrum:

Big Foot-Prints; Grover Krantz:;+Grover+Krantz&qid=1695755705&s=books&sr=1-1

Finding Bigfoot, Everything you need to know:,+Everything+you+need+to+know&qid=1695755736&s=books&sprefix=finding+bigfoot,+everything+you+need+to+know,stripbooks,424&sr=1-1

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