BIGFOOT Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is a figure in North American folklore alleged   
to inhabit remote forests, mainly in the Pacific northwest region of the United     
States and the Canadian province of British Columbia. In northern Wisconsin,       
Lakota Indians know the creature by the name Chiye-tanka, a Lakota name for "Big   
Elder Brother". Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, hairy bipedal           
hominoid, and some believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be         
found around the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet   
and Nepal, the Yeren of mainland China, and the Yowie of Australia.                 
Bigfoot is one of the more famous examples of cryptozoology, a subject that the     
scientific community classifies as pseudoscience because of unreliable             
eyewitness accounts, lack of scientific and physical evidence, and over-reliance   
on confirmation rather than refutation. Most scientific experts on the matter       
consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes. Despite     
that status, Bigfoot is nevertheless a popular symbol, included as "Quatchi,"       
one of the mascots of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and used to name       
both a provincial park and the annual Sasquatch Daze event in Harrison Hot         
Springs, British Columbia.