16 Stories

Positive She Saw Bigfoot, She's Suing California

Claudia Ackley says state is endangering people by not recognizing that Sasquatch exists

(Newser) - Claudia Ackley is positive that she and her two daughters came across Bigfoot in a tree in southern California last year, but when she called different state authorities to report the sighting, she got the same response. Nope, they told her, you saw a bear. As a result, the 46-year-old... More »

Woman Blames Car Crash on Sasquatch

She says she saw Bigfoot chasing deer along Idaho highway

(Newser) - A 50-year-old Idaho woman swears a car accident Wednesday night wasn't her fault; she was distracted by Bigfoot. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the woman was driving along US Highway 95 north of Potlatch around 11:30pm when she says she saw a Sasquatch chasing deer along the side... More »

Police Not Amused by This Bigfoot Sighting

Maine man charged with criminal mischief over graffiti

(Newser) - A pint-sized version of Bigfoot has been popping up all over Kennebunk, Maine, in the form of graffiti, but police say the local run is over for Sasquatch. They've charged 36-year-old Freeman Hatch with criminal mischief, accusing him of defacing public property with the drawings, reports the Bangor Daily ... More »

Researcher: I Found Proof of Bigfoot in Russia

The latest supposed evidence is a piece of bark

(Newser) - People in the US have long been on the hunt for Bigfoot, just like those in Canada are in search of Sasquatch and the Himalayas lay claim to the Yeti. But did you know Russians have their own version of an extra large and hairy primate, the Almas? And now... More »

DNA Tests Find No Bigfoot, Possible Yeti

Most hair samples were from bears, cows, raccoons

(Newser) - If there are mysterious, hairy humanoids roaming the wilds of North America, they don't seem to be leaving any DNA behind, according to researchers who have carried out the first-ever comprehensive genetic review of hair samples supposedly from Bigfoot, the Sasquatch, or the Yeti. The alleged Bigfoot samples turned... More »

Scientist 'Solves' Yeti Mystery

Geneticist suspects it's a polar bear-brown bear hybrid

(Newser) - Whether you call it the Abominable Snowman or yeti, the mythical creature may have just jumped from the pages of fiction to the world of fact. Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes performed DNA testing on 27 suspected yeti samples that had been sent to him from around the world, and got... More »

Man Killed While Posing as Bigfoot

Cars strike Montanan hoping to be mistaken for Sasquatch

(Newser) - A Montana man dressed up as what he hoped would be taken for Bigfoot was struck by two cars and killed. Randy Lee Tenley, 44, was wearing a hard-to-see military-type "Ghille" camouflage suit and was standing along a highway near Kalispell as the light was fading when he was... More »

Bigfoot Search Requires Permit: Park Rangers

31 Sasquatch seekers stopped in Arkansas

(Newser) - The National Parks Service doesn't allow just anyone to conduct a search for Bigfoot. A man conducting a group mission to track down Sasquatch was halted by park rangers who told him he needed a permit, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. That's because the leader of the search around... More »

'Bigfoot' Files Free Speech Suit

Costumed filmmaker says NH stomped on his rights

(Newser) - An amateur filmmaker kicked out of a state park while impersonating Bigfoot says his rights have been stomped on. Jonathan Doyle dressed up as the mythical creature, ran around New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock, then shed the disguise and interviewed hikers about what they'd seen. Park rangers barred him from filming... More »

NC Man Spots 'Bigfoot'

'You get out of here,' mountain man told 'beast'

(Newser) - A North Carolina man who chased a hairy, six-fingered creature off his property, says he's sure he was dealing with Bigfoot. Tim Peeler says he saw the 10-foot-tall bearded creature after hearing grunts and screeches outside his mountain home. "I rough-talked him and said, ‘You get away from... More »

Men Admit Bigfoot Hoax

(Newser) - Bigfoot hunters will just have to keep looking. Two Georgia men’s story about finding Sasquatch has—surprise!—turned out to be a hoax, Cox News Service reports. Their ruse fell apart when a block of ice containing the “body” melted—leaving behind a rubber monkey suit. The... More »

'Bigfoot' DNA Actually Human, Opossum

Sasquatch expert blames contamination, will perform autopsy

(Newser) - DNA from an alleged Bigfoot carcass is actually part human, part opossum, a scientist said today. A University of Minnesota expert debunked the DNA at a Palo Alto, Calif. press conference before the two men who allegedly found the corpse—and who sell Bigfoot merchandise. The head of a group... More »

Ga. Men Claim to Have Found Bigfoot

Body, photos, DNA among 'proof' to be presented tomorrow

(Newser) - Two Georgia men claim to have found a Bigfoot, and say they'll release evidence tomorrow at a press conference, LiveScience reports. Whether they'll display the alleged carcass or simply photographs is unknown, but a well-known Bigfoot hoaxer speaking on their behalf said the body will be studied in a secure,... More »

'Bigfoot' Reported in Canada

'Sasquatch-like creature' startles berrypickers in woods

(Newser) - A family out picking berries in northern Ontario claims they caught sight of a creature they believe was the mythical man-like ape "Bigfoot," the Ottawa Citizen reports. The 8-foot tall furry black creature disappeared into the woods when it spotted them, they recounted. The Canadians searched the area... More »

'Yeti' Hairs Sent for DNA Tests

Hairs found in jungle may belong to unknown species of primate

(Newser) - Scientists hope DNA tests will clear up the mystery of hairs claimed to be from a "yeti," or giant ape-like creature, the BBC reports. The hairs, found in dense jungle in India, are not from any known animal in the area. They also bear a strong resemblance to... More »

Bigfoot Sighting Revealed to be Big Mistake

Bad case of mange made bear look like legendary Sasquatch

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania hunter's footage of a "juvenile Sasquatch" has been discredited after officials said the star of the show was actually an unhealthy bear. Same deal for a Texas rancher who claimed to have captured a chupacabra, the legendary Mexican goat-killer, but had in fact only bagged a coyote.... More »

16 Stories