Bigfoot has been sighted thoughout North America, mainly in the United States and Canada. About a third of all sightings have been in the Pacific Northwest in the states of Washington, Oregon, Northern California, and British Columbia, Canada. It is said that its relatives can be found around the world with such names as the Yeti, the Yeren, the Almas, the Yowie and many more.
Thousands of people have reported seeing a creature with the discriptions of Bigfoot. Witnesses often report seeing the creature and discribe it with many similarities and in similar locations. Bigfoot reports are generally in areas with low human population and in places that have an annual rainfall in excess of 20 inches. Experts say that eyewitness reports are very unreliable and should be treated with caution. It is often thought that eyewitnesses could be mistaking a bear standing on its hind legs for Bigfoot. The majority of sightings occur where bears do exist. Experts say that 70 to 80 percent of Bigfoot sightings are not real and that most are either a hoax or a misidentified animal.
Forms of Shelter
Nest type structures have been found throughout many areas. These nests often consist of sticks and branches with a soft lining of moss. It is thought that these structure could have been built by Bigfoot as a place to sleep or rest.
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