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).
You have to think the western BFs had to come to grips with their new reality in that time frame. I read that their eastern cousins came to that conclusion 100 years earlier after seeing the results of the Revolutionary wars.
Tell that to your local ant population and the very dead Mastodons. Just an engineer, but I bet a with a few hours of effort I could create a graph with a really nice correlation between size and population.
Several of us were on the P-G filmsite just recently and among the many things we did was: 1) pull more measurements from stump to stump (seen in the film) and stump to tree. 2) pull measurements of trees seen in the last section of the movie. 3) Using a man of 6 feet 2 inches as our "Patty" to do several recreation FILMS using Kodachrome film using my FIXED lens Kodak K-100 16mm movie camera. Both the 15 millimeter (mm) and the 25 mm lens was used. I was told by Rowdy Kelley there still are a few places that will develop Kodak film but the movie has yet to be developed. 4) Revisit sight lines as seen in the original movie. 5) Look for fixed artifacts that can still be seen today. This was a very productive outing and several of us spearheaded the project: Rowdy Kelley; Kipp Morrill; Robert Leiterman; Michael Wyman; myself (Daniel Perez, Bigfoot Times) and several others. I have attached a composite image created by Chris Murphy of the image of Robert Leiterman's backside with him pointing to a dead branch seen in the original movie film from October 1967. Using our "sight line" that branch proved to be in exactly the right spot. We were told by a man by the name of Mike Meraz, who attended our gathering that he was with the late René Dahinden in October 1985 and that René showed him the filmsite and that he explained the big log seen prominently in the P-G film never went anywhere, it just dissolved into the ground. In closing out this brief submission we were delighted to be greeted with excellent weather for this outing.