Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, in Canadian folklore and American folklore, is an ape-like creature that lives in the forests of North America. A number of witnesses have videos, photographs, visual sightings, and casts of large footprints to prove it exists.
Mainstream scientists have historically discounted the existence of Bigfoot, considering it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal. People who have claimed to have seen Bigfoot describe it as a large, hairy, muscular, bipedal ape-like creature, roughly 6–9 feet (1.8–2.7 m), covered in hair described as black, dark brown, or dark reddish.
The enormous footprints for which the creature is named are claimed to be as large as 24 inches (60 cm) long and 8 inches (20 cm) wide. Some footprint casts have also contained claw marks, which scientists say it is likely that they came from known animals such as bears, which have five toes and claws.