After figuring out around 8.7 million species of plants and animals on earth, there are still a lot of species that are unknown to us. Generally, there are a lot of creatures that seem postulated to some while some assume that they are real. These can include mermaids, Loch ness monster, Yeti, and the bigfoot. There are a lot more other than these. Different people have different notions about these hypothetical or maybe real species. One of the most discussed and infamous among them is the Bigfoot.
Sightings of Bigfoot
Bigfoot Footage of 1967
‘Patterson- Gimlin film’ this is the first short clip of the Bigfoot shot in 1967. Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin recorded it. Note, that it was one of the closest and the most compelling pieces of evidence of the bigfoot. It was shot in Northern California and is still fascinating for the viewers. It leaves no other options rather than believing it. Still, a lot of people believe that it is a hoax and nothing else.
Movies and Cartoons on Bigfoot
There are numerous movies, shows, and cartoons that exist on the legend of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Some of them are as follows:
The Son of bigfoot
“The son of bigfoot” is an animated movie that released in 2017. This one is a comedy–drama film, directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson. The movie revolves around a boy ‘Adam’ who goes through a lot of adventures before meeting his father who was not in the frame for a long time.
When Adam met his father he found out that he was a Bigfoot. The movie is emotional and amazing. You can stream this movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
The film received 76% rotten tomato and got a 6.2 out of 10 IMDb rating. More than 71% of Google users liked the film.
‘Exists’ is a horror fictional film, directed by Eduardo Sánchez. The movie revolves around five friends Brian, Matt, Dora, Todd, and Elizabeth. When they set out on a camping trip in the woods of east texas, they got to know that a bigfoot was stalking them. The movie released in 2017.
Almost 77% of Google users find this movie interesting and it received 33% rotten tomatoes. The movie received 5.2 out of 10 IMDb ratings. You can stream this amazing film on Amazon Prime or Netflix.
TThe cast of the movie includes Denise Williamson, Dora Madison Burge, Brian Steele, Chris Osborn, Roger Edwards, and Samuel Davis.
Bigfoot (2012) was a horror scientific film, directed by Bruce Davison. The film’s iconic story revolves around concert promoter Harley Henderson. He traces down the legendary Bigfoot who messes in the middle of his concert.
About 61% of Google users liked the film. The movie got 2.6 out of 10 IMDb ratings. The film casts Danny Bonaduce, Brucy Davson, and Barry William.
Bigfoot Family released in 2020 and is another animation the film, directed by Jeremy Degruson and Ben Stassen. This movie is the sequel of the animated movie ‘The son of Bigfoot’.
It is an amazing movie and about 73% of the google users like film. It got ratings of 5.8 of 10 from IMDb. The story of the movie revolves around Adam and his father.
His father, Bigfoot wanted to use his prestige for a good cause. But suddenly he disappeared one day. The bigfoot family then starts the search to find him.
Few other Cryptids like Bigfoot
The term ‘Cryptids’ referred to the animals and species whose existence is unsubstantiated. Examples of Cryptids include Yeti or Bbigfoot, Mothman, Platypus, etc.
Cryptologists are the people who study cryptids. We are going to mention several croptions other than bigfoot.
Mothman is a flying humanoid-like a creature that was seen in West Virginia Folklore. In November of 1966, two couples from point reported the hat they saw a huge creature with red eyes and wings. They reported it to the police and claimed that they saw this weird creature while driving outside the town.
In the next few days, some other people also claimed to see the same human-like bird with red eyes. A city in West Virginia, Point pleasant celebrates an annual fun ion which is dedicated to the legend Mothman. It is commenced on the third week of September every year.
A 12-foot long metallic statue was also built by Bob Roach, a sculpture artist in the city in 2003. Mothman(2010), The Mothman prophecies(2002), The Mothman curse(2014), The Mothman Of Point Pleasant(2017), are some of the movies and documentaries which are based on the legend of Mothman.
The Noch Less Monster
Popularly known as Nessy, the Noch Less monster is a sea monster that is said to be found in Loch ness in Scottish Highlands. Many described it as a huge sea monster protruding from the water surface. There is very little evidence such as photographs and sonar readings.
However, scientists did not believe this evidence and often regard these as hoaxes. They regarded the sightings as ‘Wishful Thinking’ and the evidence as fake evidence. Here Wishful Thinking refers to the potential of the eye to glimpse what it wishes to see and what it expects to see.
The Water Horse(2007), The secret of the Loch(1934), Scooby-doo! And the Noch Less Monster(2004), Beneath Noch Less(2002) are some fictional movies based on this mythical creature Nessie.
The Chupacabra is another mythical legendary creature which is claimed to see in some parts of America around 1995. The legend says that this creature sucks the blood of livestock such as goats and kills them.
The first sightings of the Chupacabra have been reported in Puerto Rico around the 1970s. Since then this creature has been reported in different cities like Maine, Chile, and even outside America. However, the sightings were regarded as Anecdotal and not a lot of people believe them.
Even, the appearance of the creature is not defined as different people claimed to see some different morphologies. Some claimed that the creature is more like a reptile while some regarded it as a wild breed of dog.
Indigenous(2014), Chupacabra vs. the Alamo(2013), Chupacabra: dark seas(2005), Blood of the Chupacabras(2005) are some of the movies and shows based on the mythical creature Chupacabra.
The mermaids are another famous mythical creature that is claimed to be seen many times in different places around the globe. Mermaids have the upper body of a female human and the lower body is of a fish.
Various people reported the sightings of the mermaids in 1493, 1608, the 1880s, and around the 1960s. The sailors and pirates who reported the sightings claimed that seeing mermaids bring bad luck.
This mythical creature became quite famous and a lot of movies, shows are made which are based upon mermaids. The mermaid(2016), The little Mermaid(1989), Mermaid down(2019), Splash(1984), Mermaid in Paris(2020) are some of the movies among them.
The jersey devil is another legendary creature which is also known as the Leeds Devil. It is said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern Jersey, United States. Many people claimed to see the Jersey devil in the years 1820, 1840, 1925 and in the 1930s. According to legends a commodore named Stephen sighted a flying creature and shot it directly but nothing happened.Afterward in the 1850s, the creature, jersey devil was accused of killing some livestocks.
However scientists and a lot of people believed that the sightings are nothing more than misidentification of known animals. 13th child(2002), The last broadcast(1998), Satan’s playground(2006) are some of the movies that are based on the legendary creature the jersey devil.
Ogopogo is a giant lake monster that is claimed to inhabit the Okanagan Lake in British Columbia which is the westernmost province of Canada. There are few reports of the sightings of this mythical creature.
In 1872, the first sighting of the Ogopogo monster was reported by a nonnative woman of the region. In 1968, a person named Art Folden reported the sighting of a moving creature in the lake and filmed the weird creature.
Greenpeace, which is a global campaigning network, regarded the Ogopogo monster as an endangered species. The last recent sightings of the monster was reported in 2018 where the monster was described as a huge snake.
Is Bigfoot Real or a Myth?
Now, different people have different opinion on this one question. Well, whether bigfoot has real existence or it is just a story and myth is a debatable question amongst top scientists and locals as well. Well till now, we cannot have any strong evidence which can justify the existence of bigfoot. Neither do we have any traces of his existence. Still, it is believed that bigfoots usually are seen or heard in the forests of North America.
If we go by evidences to define their existence then only eye witnesses are present. Many people till date have claimed that they have seen bigfoot but there is no other record as such. Eye witnesses cannot be counted as records because they are generally based on memory and memories cannot be reliable for longer periods. Also, the eye witnesses may have had some misunderstanding of the figure of bigfoot. There is huge possibility that they have misinterpreted some other normal animal as a bigfoot. Moreover, the prevalent stories about the bigfoot have possibly given more fire to the misunderstandings.
How Does a Bigfoot Look Like?
Well, there are few alleged observations of Bigfoot which describe the creature in varying ways. Some of which include the creature as a large, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 1.8–2.7 metres (6–9 ft), and covered in black, dark brown, or dark reddish hair. On the other hand some descriptions have the creatures standing as tall as 3.0–4.6 metres (10–15 ft). Also, some alleged observations describe Bigfoot as more “man-like”.
There are so few common descriptions which include broad shoulders, no visible neck, and long arms. But the experts describe all this as likely a misidentification of a bear standing upright. One more alleged sighting stated the eyes of the creature to “glow” yellow or red at night. However, eyeshine is not present in humans or any other known great ape However, none of these have been scientifically verified till date and researches are still going on.
Weirdest marine creatures that exist on Earth !
Our planet Earth is some 4.5 billion years old. Since it formation it have witnessed several types of creatures emerging and dying. There are more than 8.7 million species in the world. All are different in their shapes, sizes, place of residence and their immediate environment. Although this is a recorded data but still the actual number may be different. There is huge possibility that many of the creatures may or may not exist. We cannot guarantee true possibility of existence of any of them. Still, if we decide to go by the facts then listed below are few of the eight most weirdest marine inhabitants that exist on earth.
The latin name of Wolf fish is Anarhichas lupus. It posses a very Scary feature which is its large teeths that stick out from the mouth. Wolf fish usually resides in North Atlantic Ocean. It has an approximate size up to 5 feet (1.5 m) in length and it weighs around 10 to 40 pounds (4.5 to 18.1 kg). It Usuall diet includes green crabs, sea urchins, whelks, starfish, sea clams and large hermit crabs.
Now it is though even more weird that contrary to their appearance, they are kind of “friendly” with strangers. Most soecifically the Pacific wolffish (or wolf eel), actually approaches divers and eats out of their hand.
Frilled Shark’s latin name is Chlamydoselachus anguineus. The
Scary feature it posses is that it has 300 needle-like teeth which are enough to rip anyone apart into pieces. One can find it in Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It’s length is up to 6.6 feet (2 m) and it’s diet include Squid, bony fishes and smaller sharks. A frilled shark is a long, eel-like creature with rows and rows of needle-like teeth (300 in all) plus dental spines. We address these sharks their six pairs of gill slits that form a “frilly” appearance. One can find these sharks very rarely. It attacks its prey like a snake by bending its body and lunging forward to strike. Also, few people believe that this fearsome shark was the inspiration for all those tales of sea serpents and monsters. However, fortunately for us these creatures live deep in the ocean.
Goliath Tigerfish’s latin name is Hydrocynus goliath. Its scary feature is its humongous size, dagger-like teeth and it is a fierce hunter. You can usually find Goliath tigerfish in Congo River Basin and Lake Tanganyika in Africa. Its length is Up to 4.9 feet (1.5 m); Weight: 110 pounds (50 kg)
And its regular diet includes Fish. We call it is as Goliath because it’s a huge, muscular fish that can grow more than four feet long and weigh over a hundred pounds. It also has a gaping mouth full of dagger-like teeth. It’s undoubtedly a fierce predator just like a tiger . It usually hunts alone and stealthily stalks its prey in calm eddies only to chase it into turbulent waters for the kill.
Hagfish’s latin name is Myxini. This one is surely the weirdest till now. Its scary feature is that it secretes a sticky slime for it defence against its enemies. Moreover, one can find it worldwide. Its length is 19.7 inches (0.5 m) and its diet includes shrimps, hermit crabs, squid, bony fishes, sharks, whale flesh. Well, hagfishes are really creepy but unique creatures that resemble eels. They don’t have jaws, but they have two horned teeth.They’re the animals who have a skull without a spine (vertebrae).
Needlefish’s latin name is Belonidae. Its scary feature as its name already suggests is its long, needle-like jaws. One can find Needlefish in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, Red Sea and the Persian Gulf
Their length is around 1.2 to 37.4 inches (3.0 to 95 cm) and their diet includes small fish, krill, crustaceans, small squid. As already listed, Needlefish got its name from its really long jaws that pack many sharp teeth. Needlefish usually travels in schools near the surface of the water where they like the artificial light and can leap out from the water at a speed of 38 mph. This little creature creates a dangerous situation for night fishermen because needlefish can seriously wound people and even kill a few.
Vampire squid’s latin name is Vampyroteuthis infernalis and its scary feature include its red eyes and “cloak”. One can find it in oceans all over the world. Its overall length is up to 1 foot; Body Length: 6 inches and its diet is organic debris and dead animal bodies that fall from the surface. Vampire squid looks like it’s related to Count Dracula. It resembles a dark cloak due to its red eyes and eight webbed arms. However, this deep-sea squid is really just a cool illusionist. Interestingly, if threatened in anyway, it immediately turns its “cloak” inside out to display spiny protrusions. Moreover, if this trick doesn’t work, then it ejects a glowing, blue substance (bioluminescent mucus) to confuse its predator and escapes with its victory.
Marine Hatchfish’s latin name is Sternoptychinae. It has scary features which include its Shape which is like that of a hatchet.
One can usually find it in Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Its length is 1.1 to 6 inches (2.8 to 12 cm) and its diet include Plankton and small fish. Now, can you imagine seeing a hatchet blade swimming toward you? This is how the marine hatchetfish looks like. Marine Hatchetfish have special organs that light up their bodies similar to fireflies. This unique light-producing ability protects them from their predators and play an important role in courtship.
Ninja Lantern Shark
Ninja Latern Shark’s latin name is Etmopterus benchleyi. It posses the scary feature in which it has a stealthy hunting behavior. One can usually find it in Pacific Coast of Central America. The length of Ninja lantern shark is up to 20 inches. Ninja Lantern Shark’s diet includes Shrimp and small fish. This sleek, black ninja lantern shark is one of the ocean’s scariest animals because it lurks through the deep, dark water sneaking up on its prey. It basically produces a faint glow which can deceive its prey into thinking it to be light penetrating the water. One more cool thing about this shark is that its scientific name, Etmopterus benchleyi, is after the Jaws novelist, Peter Benchley.
Ninja Lantern shark
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Frequently Asked Questions
1- Is Sasquatch real?
Sasquatch is real or not, that is a hotly debatable fact. Few people claim that they have themselves eye witnessed Sasquatch whereas other simply deny their existence and ridicule the theories associated with Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Hence, we cannot achieve a solid conclusion.
2- How do you describe a Sasquatch?
Most people describe a Sasquatch as a man-like, large, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature.
3- Who saw the Sasquatch first ?
Well, there is such belief that the animals generally and the horses particularly saw the Sasquatch for the first time, even before humans.
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