The Legend of Bigfoot
Leaving His Mark on the World
Published by: Red Lightning Books
Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Skunk Ape. He's everywhere. The most well-known cryptid in American history, Bigfoot is as feared as he is loved. The subject of thousands of stories, this creature has been pegged as a monster terrorizing the woods, a supernatural entity stealthily living among us with an otherworldly agenda, or simply an animal trying to live a life of seclusion. With various theories and beliefs abounding, research and discussion have become a hobby for many, and even an occupation for some. In The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark on the World, T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre reveal the myths, personal stories, and pop culture surrounding the legendary icon. Featuring more than 80 images recreating the Bigfoot's appearance from firsthand accounts and folktales, The Legend of Bigfoot showcases the many faces of the creature. Included are the Boston Bahumagosh, which is said to weigh up to 400 pounds, stand up to 10 feet tall, and terrorize the Boston area; the Honey Island Swamp Monster—also known as the Louisiana Wookie—who roams the Louisiana swamps with yellow or red eyes; and the Wendigo, placed between 7 and 15 feet tall with long, yellow fangs and yellow-tinted skin. Half phantom, half beast, the Wendigo lives in the forest and dates back to the earliest Native American legends. Featuring legends, culture, and history from across the globe, The Legend of Bigfoot brings the famed cryptid to life in this entertaining and accessible guide.
1. What Is Bigfoot?
2. Who's Who Among Bigfoot
3. History and Legends
4. Bigfoot Culture
5. Facts of Fiction
6. Bigfoot around the World
Bigfoot Culture Timeline
Chronological List of References
"The Legend of Bigfoot is the definitive starter book for all the Bigfoot Enthusiasts who aspire to make the leap to Bigfoot Expert. Through this narrative, we learn how closely Bigfoot is tied to our own cultural identity and how the mystery of this great cryptid could help us uncover the secrets of humankind. Through the history of Bigfoot, we learn what it means to be human."~Devin Shepherd, Director, Wild Obscura Films and Cryptids Podcast
"A tour-de-foot, er, force! If you want to delve into the history, science, lore, and culture of Bigfoot, this book is for you. Mart and Cabre walk us through the world of Sasquatch, from Native American legends, to storied Bigfoot hunters, to modern-day pop culture fascination. This book will keep the mystery and fun of Bigfoot alive and leave readers wondering, "Maybe?""~Laura Krantz, host of the Wild Thing podcast
"A "cryptid" is a mythological beast with an origin in folklore, but no real basis in scientific fact. However, for those who believe, these creatures are all too real. In "The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark On the World", by mother and daughter authors T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre, the most storied cryptid of all is given a well-researched overview—complete with illustrations by author Mel Cabre. Bigfoot—or call him Sasquatch, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, or any of his various other names—has been sighted in many different settings and iconized in numerous cultures around the world. Whether looked at as an animal, a supernatural being, or a paranormal entity, his is a fabled presence—one not so easy to dismiss due to its prevalence. The authors themselves state that the legendary lore of Bigfoot "evolved over decades amid a variety of unusual factors—personal encounters, hoaxes and cover-ups, a deep enjoyment of the idea, and curiosity". I found "The Legend of Bigfoot" to be a detailed, fascinating, and enjoyable read."~Virginia Campbell, Booked Solid With Virginia C