Apr 03, 2010 I Micah Hanks

Larger Than Life: True (Hairy) Giants!

Bigfoot (otherwise known as Sasquatch, Yowie, Yeti, and various other indigenous names around the world) is larger than life in every way; according to reports of the alleged creatures, their stature when posed alongside the average Joe is gigantic, with typical reports detailing monsters anywhere from six to nine feet in height.

Putting size aside, however, the very existence of such purported man-monsters is a bit larger than life, also. And yet, for those willing to suspend their disbelief long enough to consider the possibility alone that such creatures may exist in the remote wilds of this lonely Earth, occasionally there are even bigger things to contend with than either the credulity of such reports, or even the size of the average Sasquatch.

A new book by Fortean cryptozoologists extraordinaire Loren Coleman and Mark A. Hall, titled True Giants: Myth, Legend, Folklore, and Fact, is soon to be released by my friends over at Anomalist Books. This book, I can guarantee, will be unlike anything most people have ever read about Bigfoot-type creatures, as it deals with reports of entities larger than typical Sasquatches, cited by researchers such as John Green and, of course, the authors, as being close to twenty feet tall!

According to Coleman, another researcher from days past who acknowledged the existence of such creatures was none other than Roger Patterson, famous for having made the controversial film in 1967 that purportedly showed a female Sasquatch making a hasty retreat at Bluff Creek, California. Patterson, like John Green, both "acknowledged there were creatures taller than Sasquatch/Bigfoot out there," Coleman said at Cryptomundo. "They called those giants the 'Big Hairy Apes'."

Could there actually be monsters of even larger proportions than Sasquatches at large around the world, particularly throughout the Pacific Northwestern United States and Canada?

Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.

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