Recently in the news was that they discovered that Bigfoot’s DNA is part human. A genetic researcher claims to have sequenced Bigfoot DNA. The researcher has made the claim that the DNA is part human and part Bigfoot..But could Bigfoot be a human/Bigfoot hybrid. Most unlikely according to the Bible. Is Bigfoot a hoax or fake. Not according to the evidence found of this creature. There has been a lot of evidence found of Bigfoot, such as hair, footprints, and even photographic evidence. But does this prove that Bigfoot exists. What could Bigfoot be? Lets weigh the evidence.
Bigfoot is a creature that is called by many names. According to naturalist Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, Native American legends call it by several exotic names including Sasquatch, Sokqueatl or Sesquac (names giving to Bigfoot by several tribes of the Pacific Northwestern Native Americans). No matter how it’s pronounced, the name means “wild man“.
According to most who claim to have seen the creature, Bigfoot is a massive ape-like, bipedal creature that stands between 7 and 10 feet tall, and is covered in dark brown or dark red hair. Estimates on weight range from 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds. Witnesses have described Bigfoot as having no apparent neck, large eyes, a noticeable brow ridge, a large forehead and a large chest. There has been some photographic evidence of Bigfoot, but the best photographic evidence of Bigfoot’s existence is a 58 second video taken on October 20, 1967 with a 16mm Kodak camera. Roger Patterson and Bob Grimlin were searching on horseback for Bigfoot evidence at Bluff Creek in northern California. The creature was enormous. It was a least 7 feet tall and walked upright like a man. But it was not a man. In fact, it was like nothing the outdoorsmen had seen before.
Some scientists think Bigfoot might be relative of the extinct ape called Gigantopithecus blacki. It was discovered in China from some fossilized teeth and jawbones of it. Other researchers argue that there is not enough physical evidence of Gigantopithecus to conclude that it had the ability to walk upright.
I believe Bigfoot is mentioned in the Bible (Isaiah 34:14). It goes by the name of satyr. The word “satyr” means “hairy one“. I believe Bigfoot is a creature that exists but is not human. The Greeks believed they existed and considered satyrs as gods of the woods and mountains. In the book, Biblical Cryptozoology : Revealed Cryptids of the Bible (ISBN : 978-1-4415-2267-2) I have a chapter that talks about Bigfoot. The chapter, “Satyrs : Wild Men of the Woods”, p. 31-34, gives evidence of what Bigfoot might be.
In Pennsylvania, there has been many sightings of Bigfoot over the years. Most of them describe the same type of creature that they see in the Pacific Northwest. One sighting was north of Pittsburgh near the junction of Interstate 79 and Interstate 80. The PA Bigfoot Society investigates sightings in Pennsylvania.