Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
SW WA... SAS... I get it now haha
That's basically my thinking, structures would rot there. Maybe it's the same story in much of Florida. I can't think of examples of structures from either place, and both are BF hotspots. However, regarding Eastern WA I definitely remember watching somebody's vids in the panhandle of Idaho that was really get out there and finding some incredible stuff, let me see if I can find him again - nope no luck darn. But so I wonder if the situation changes as you go East?
Just because many here are like minded does not guarantee we interpret the data the same. I personally think that’s a benefit to the field. Approaching the subject from different angles will be crucial to discovery.
Moneymaker is the founder of the BFRO and was featured on the Animal Planet program, Finding Bigfoot.
He claimed that this was a photo of a real sasquatch.
His claim has subsequently been debunked by many.
The controversy lies in whether the third image can be tied to the first two which are definitely a costume.
Yes it is in SW WA. Northern California is much drier than the PNW by a significant amount. West of the Cascades in Washington is basically a rain forest only topped by places in the tropics for annual rainfall. The big change in climate happens as you go inland. 100 miles from the coast only gets a fraction of the rain in the west and native plants are grasslands with forests limited to mountainous areas in the Eastern part of Oregon and Washington. Wood looses bark mostly because of rot in the PNW.
I have wondered if the structures are BF artwork intended to mimic human tents since they seem to have no real function but have that tent form. In the human world, form without function is art. Perhaps stick structures are the best BF can do creating anything. As with humans perhaps some BF have interest in creating art and some do not. Some suggest the structures are like cribs to corral small juveniles but most do not seem sturdy enough for that. Bears would be their most dangerous predator and would go right through most of the structures I have seen in photos. I think juveniles are encouraged to climb trees to escape predators like bears do.