For many years, Native American tribes told stories about Bigfoot. Early explorers knew about Bigfoot, as well. The first written report about a Bigfoot came from an explorer named David Thompson, who wrote about large footprints he found in Alberta, Canada, in 1811.
In 1924, a group of miners in Washington reported that they saw some hairy, apelike creatures. They shot at two of them. That night, the miners were trapped in their cabin by a group of creatures that threw rocks and pounded on the doors, walls, and roof. Many scientists say stories about Bigfoot are legends or lies, but many people say they saw something real.
A Bigfoot researcher named Tony Healy stands next to an 8-foot (2.4-m) statue of Bigfoot. The statue was carved from a redwood tree in Willow Creek, California.
Portions of this article is from the "Bigfoot (X Science)" book by Jacqueline Laks Gorman. You can purchase it here.