Bigfoot Ancestry Theories

Adrianne, Ohio Bigfoot Research Manager 

If Bigfoot, Sasquatches, Skunk Apes, and all their relatives from around the world do exist, they have been here for a very long time. How they got here and what exactly are they is difficult to answer without actual proof. There are however a few theories that could possibly be the answer to these questions and more.

The most popular theory among Bigfoot Researchers is that they are descendants of the Gigantopithecus Blacki. The Gigantopithecus Blacki was assumed to have become extinct up to 30,000 years ago. This would have placed them in the same time frame and geographical areas as other hominid species such as Homo sapiens and Homo erectus.

 Several animal and fish species that were thought to of become extinct thousands of years ago have been newly rediscovered in recent years.

Gigantopithecus Blacki is the largest primate known to exist. Evidence of its existence is jawbones and teeth that were found in China and India. It is believed that they may have crossed the Bering Land Bridge that once connected Asia to North America and have managed to survive until present day.

Another possible but not so popular theory is that they may have evolved from Neanderthal man. That the Neanderthal cave man did not die out or get absorbed into the modern human race. They have been surviving in caves and remote mountain regions, becoming nocturnal and surfacing in the darkness to forage for food.

A small percentage of Bigfoot Researchers believe the ancient giants may be a possible theory resulting in Bigfoot existence. There are many stories of giants in the Bible and many claims of their ancient existence from around the world.

When the first European settlers came to the Ohio and Mississippi valleys they had little or no regard for the ancient Indian burial mounds, forts, and villages. They excavated and destroyed many of these areas to level their farmland. Some probably did it out of curiosity. Less than one-twentieth of the original mounds exist today in Ohio.

A man named Aaron Wright discovered the “Conneaut giants” in Ashtabula County, Ohio in the early 1800s. Other Numerous accounts of thousands of giant skeletons have come from the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys before it became illegal to disturb these mounds. In these accounts the skeletons were of gigantic proportions, and the skulls were said to fit easily over a normal man’s head and to have had more teeth than modern man.

Some say that the Smithsonian has been suppressing archaeological evidence of giants since the late 1800’s. If the truth were to be released, history as we know it would have to be re-written.  Modern day Archaeologists and Anthropologists have shut the door to the true history of America. It is the reason we accept that the Native Americans were the original mound builders. Contents of these discoveries have been sealed off and its secrets known only to an elite few. But one can dig through old newspapers, documents, and diaries to form some idea about the past.

Another possible theory that a few researchers believe is that Bigfoot type creatures are actually Inter-dimensional beings. Some claim to have seen them disappear before their very eyes into these dimensions. Some consider them to be of extraterrestrial origin. In some reports of Bigfoot sightings UFOs activity also occurs in the same area. They say it is the reason they are so difficult to capture.

There are big debates amongst the Bigfoot researchers as to which theory is correct. Only time and the proven existence of Bigfoot will tell.