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Why Government Officials Want to Keep Bigfoot/Sasquatch a Secret

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TLPoague is a writer, crafter, and traveler. Her online activity is at a minimum since retiring from online writing to fulfill other dreams.

I was browsing around and catching up on my reading when I came across a couple of questions that were asked by CJ Sledgehammer. Does Bigfoot exist? Why would government officials want to keep the discovery of Bigfoot a secret? This got me thinking . . .

I broke out my bag of sunflower seeds, snagged a cup of coffee laced with a heavy dose of cream and sugar, and set about working on the question: “Does Bigfoot exist? If so, why is this a secret?” I dusted off my folders and notes and dug around the 'net looking for evidence of the possibility of Bigfoot's existence. The Bigfoot evidence was there, but it was only a matter of whether I wanted to believe it or not.

I thought I would begin with accounts of Bigfoot stories.

A Man Claimed to Be Kidnapped by Bigfoot

In 1924, a trapper by the name of Albert Ostman claimed to have been kidnapped by a large male Bigfoot. He was then taken back to a camp and held for a week before he could escape. He believed he was taken as an unwilling bridegroom for the Bigfoot's daughter.

This is just one of many stories where some believed people were kidnapped to be bred with Bigfoot. It is claimed that there is an area in British Columbia where 21 people have disappeared. (The Pitt Lake area in South Western BC is one such area.) No one knows for sure if Bigfoot is behind it, but many outdoorsmen avoid the area.

A Female Bigfoot Was Used as a Sex Slave

In 1962, a zoologist named Boris Porshnev heard of and studied a story of a hominoid named Zana. Zana was a wild woman (Bigfoot) that was captured in Russia. (She died sometime in the 1880s or 1890s and was believed to be buried outside the village of Tkhina in Russia.)

She was taken to a village where she was held captive until she became tame enough to do simple chores like a slave. She never learned to talk, only making inarticulate sounds and mutterings. She was described as 6.6 feet tall and having black skin with her body being covered in reddish-black hair.

After being mated with many of the village men, she gave birth to four children—two males and two females—that lived. The villagers took the infants to raise when they realized that her previous children died because she washed them in the ice-cold water from the stream.

Since her remains couldn't be found, permission was given to exhume the remains of Zana's youngest son, Khwit, which were dug up and studied by Igor Bourtsev. Reports of the study were published in 1987. More information on this story will be provided in the links below.

The Theory of Lloy Pye

Lloyd Pye has been doing research for years to prove that Bigfoot is part of a hominoid family and that humans are a genetic mutation. He believes this is a result of alien DNA being spliced together with Bigfoot DNA. Is it a possibility? Yes, there are some that think so. Do we know that to be fact?

In his book Everything You Know is Wrong, Lloyd Pye states that he believes there are four types of Bigfoot. The Bigfoot/Sasquatch, the Abominable Snowman/Yeti, the Alma/Kaptar, and the Agogwe/Sedapa. He gives examples of how Bigfoot could be the Neanderthal man, not just by the shape of the skull, but by the position of the limbs and its walk.

He claims that these individuals are more suited for this planet than humans. Humans, on the other hand, are very fragile creatures. Our bones are thin, our eye sockets are small (which makes it hard for humans to see in the dark), and our walk is unbalanced on uneven terrain. According to Pye, there is not a single human bone in the so-called pre-human fossil record. More information on this subject is provided in the links below.

What If?

What if the Neanderthal man didn't go extinct as predicted 30,000 years ago, but was simply shoved to live in areas that were unappealing to humans, such as jungles, swamps, and deep woods? This would explain the stories of the upright, hairy, walking humanoids . . . aka Bigfoot.

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Remember the stories I posted above? One begs the question: how is it possible for a Bigfoot to mate with a human? Take a look at the genetics of a mule. A mule is produced when a female horse mates with a male donkey. All male mules are born sterile, but occasionally a female mule will have estrus cycles and therefore can produce offspring.

But nothing can be established with certainty until it is understood how the genes are lined up. The same applies to Bigfoot females mating with male humans or vice versa. More evidence is needed on the hominoid genome to compare them with the human genome. Scientists such as Melba Ketchum, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and the late Dr. Grover Krantz have been and still are doing extensive groundbreaking research into this, along with other groups such as the Erickson Project, the Olympian Project, the BFRO, and NABS (North American Bigfoot Search).

Bigfoot Deaths

A story that stuck in my mind was about a claim of an elaborate cover-up dealing with a Bigfoot that was caught in a fire. It was in 1999, at Battle Mountain, Nevada, that one of the largest fires at that time broke out. An anonymous government employee witnessed an injured Bigfoot being captured by the firefighters. Officials were called along with medical personnel. The Bigfoot was tranquilized and treated and then transported to an unknown location believed to be in Northern Idaho. All parties involved were told not to talk about the incident and the story was covered up. The government employee passed on the information to Bigfoot investigators, while a science teacher and acclaimed author, Thom Powell, came forward to state that he believed the story to be true.

Anyone following the Bigfoot news recently, has been watching to see what will become of the two Bigfoot that were killed by a well-known big game hunter. Speculations have been made about who has control over the bodies and where they are hidden. There was even a claim as to how much the Bigfoot steaks would be worth. In one report, I saw a sale price of $10,000.00, although Melba Ketchum was given one for her DNA analysis. (To say that I was a bit floored would be an understatement.) There have been rumors circulating that the parties involved will be coming out with undisputed physical proof that Bigfoot exists, along with a documentary of a habituation site where clear footage of Bigfoot was taken. I will post more information on this in the following month or so.


This brings me back to the haunting question . . . why the cover-up?

To admit that Bigfoot was real would be admitting that Science was wrong. There would be a lot of time and money invested in re-writing history books, documentaries, and other historical documents. Documents—such as newspaper reports, field reports, police reports-—that have been published, then pulled from the public about Bigfoot, will need to be re-submitted as evidence, as a further admittance of Bigfoot's existence. The Battle Mountain fire would be one of many cases that had a noticeable coverup where evidence was hid from the public.

If the evidence of Bigfoot was miss categorized, there would be a need to go back and restudy that evidence to be properly categorized, reports re-written, and a new placement in the system. That alone would be a financial strain on all parties involved, which may result in a further cover-up to avoid the time-consuming and expensive task.

To show and admit proof of Bigfoot would involve re-programming the way society thinks and reacts to this species. There are states that are passing laws to protect anyone from harming or shooting a Bigfoot. Many in society do not realize how often and how many species of Bigfoot are killed since this information isn't publicized. I will post a link below for further proof of these killings. One report states that as many as 32 Bigfoot have been killed over the last 125 years. It is believed that there has been a possible government cover-up on some of these incidences since 1968.

What, if any, industries would be affected by the publicity and physical proof of Bigfoot?

The logging industry would feel threatened because they may face the possibility of being shut down to further protect the Bigfoot environment. This would create a loss of jobs, resources, and revenue from those resources.

It would also have an impact on people who hunt, fish, and camp in Bigfoot's environment. This may become a new challenge for those parties that enjoy big game hunting and see this as another trophy to mount. Others will feel the need to place Bigfoot on an endangered species list. Parties camping or fishing with young children may feel threatened by the idea of Bigfoot kidnapping them.

Lastly, outdoor sports such as skiing, snowmobiling, and snowboarding will be affected. The loss of revenue alone from shutting down such games would leave a huge impact on society's wallet.

In a nutshell, it boils down to this: The cost and impact of Bigfoot being alive and living next to us is enormous. Who wants to foot that bill?

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


frederick n rayner on April 16, 2019:

650000 people missing in one year in usa alone. i wonder what a 900 pound monster would eat? This idea fits veey well into data we are getting.Now im not believing it myself but i e seen the government close areas of missing people and not let searchers search specidic areas for the missing. Now lets play devil advocate for a moment and think what our government would do if they had proof we were being eaten a couple here or there with no proof beinh found out its happening. Just admitting the existence of tbem would create more problems all over, hunting parties too kill them, areas protected from people, areas marked for a species that needed protected, and finally tree industry shut down or slowed down due too environments being studied and protected were ever one was found or moved, now being a hunter gatherer their range would be rathdr large? way large who would pay for any of this? or lets pretend its not happening at all and if a few people go missing ? who cares ? certainly not our asshole government. So could we or would se be told? hell no! and if they dont exist ? qhy do we have laws againzt killing them now? kinda like why is there laws about aliens on our law books if they dont exist? but get too close too one and you will be locked away , federally for a very long time! just food for thought

wilde313 on August 27, 2018:

one single word WHY the government covers these things up . ABOMINATION .

these thing are TOO big and TOO stupid to survive by themselves.meaning , they CAN NOT farm their own food,they can not raise their own cattle,they can not store their own food . ask yourself why ? why with MILLIONS of square miles of forest would they ALWAYS be so close to people ? these ABOMINATIONS are DEPENDENT on people to LIVE.especially when you consider they live in groups 3-5 abominations per group, there IS NOT enough food in ANY area for 5 900 pound monsters to eat . they would HAVE to constantly walk while hunting new food, thus walking themselves to death searching for food.100% DEPENDENT on people to survive .there IS NOT enough food in woods for 5 these things ANYWHERE .whether eating peoples dog food or their dogs other pets , killing livestock raiding farming areas and in MANY cases just plain EATING PEOPLE they are ABOMINATIONS is WHY the government hides them in YOUR BACKYARD .if was "NORMAL" problem rite ? but when it is ABOMINATION , created by MAN at some point. it makes sense to alien crap they will not admit to either , because alien IS NOT "NORMAL" .

Michelle Dee from Charlotte, NC on August 04, 2017:

Very interesting and insightful article. It's okay with me that the government claims there is no such thing as Bigfoot. I do not want to see thousands of people with their high-powered rifles storming the forests trying to kill a Bigfoot.

Cryptozoologyguy from Eastern Kentucky on July 03, 2017:


I HAVE had a incounter with a Kentucky bigfoot .

The creature is as real as you or I.

The hills of Kentucky are home to this creature.

He is know as the kentucky Wildman..

There are 4 class of this creature across the globe one or first being a humanoid approx 7 to 10 feet tall 3 to 4 ft wide long. Armed to mid leg .. color range from brown to black to Gray in this area .

The 4th is a more human size 5 to 7 ft tall more human like less wide more our size yet still a primate with one Jean or cromazone being different from human. A 2 an 3 are more ape like creature none more as a skunk ape ... I HAVE CAST tracks sound tracks of the,creature .....

They are very intelligent

They camunacate in MANY ways ...

Very vocal CREATURE different from a human with pitch we can not reach.

This animal is know to mimic us . Fact....

The creature is a very curious SORT a rock thrower an full of mischief.

Scary you bet most are harmless there are some that are very dangerous .

Cover-up yes ...

They are family orientated CREATURES stay out of the way to be seen more by accident then found. Most have no idea what is right there by you when in the FOREST only see what they want to see .





Mr Kaputer on August 06, 2016:

It might be that unusual life forms that are sometimes seen could be being sent here through space portals from another universe and planet by highly advanced ETs. They might be using other universe planets life that has evolved to a certain stage and introduced slowly into Earth's ecology. This might be an effort of ETs to colonize a species on Earth that ET's think is an important life form in evolution that Earth needs to be more in balance. That way they would rebalancing Earth that is suffering from being out of balance.

Tammy (author) on April 26, 2016:

Thanks, AndrewDJohnson, for your tip on the Minnesota Iceman. I can only imagine how many interesting conversations you have had about bigfoot, with Lloyd Pye as a personal friend. Thanks again for stopping by.

AndrewDJohnson on August 11, 2015:

A refreshing read! For the record, Lloyd Pye was a personal friend and I think he contributed a great deal to our understanding of Bigfoot. Also check out the Minnesota Iceman - as analysed by Ivan T Sanderson

Tammy (author) on September 01, 2014:

Thanks ElijaWeb, Since writing this my eyes have been opened to more interesting theories but I haven't had time to post them yet. There will always be people that will cover things up for various reasons, good or not. Most of the time it boils down to profit. How can they profit from it? Now that my eyes have been opened to other theories, I am doing more research on the subject before I post anymore thoughts about it. Thanks again for stopping by.

ElijaWeb on August 30, 2014:

I have read & learned so much from all of you very insightful! A lot to think about. Whenever people or governments cover up or "hide" things, they must think they're doing something wrong. If everything is all good then why cover it up?

Tammy (author) on April 16, 2014:

Sorry it took so long to respond back. I haven't been on here much lately. I agree with most of your thoughts here. I haven't read the books you mentioned but have heard good things about them. Where do you think Jeff Meldrom fits in this picture?

Allanswers guy on March 30, 2014:

(more about reality shows, rednecks, and stupidity of these people)

On monsterquest, and all of those shows really, they teach you to put up camera traps, HA no one will ever catch one in a food trap, camera, or Arial view. In thoms book, he noted how people have seen them purposely avoid cameras, and one where someone put food across a mud pond, to get tracks, well, the Bigfoot literally stretched out to grab instead of walk! That means they are more human, they are way smarter when It comes to survival, more than I can care to type. Another case in Vancouver Island, where a Bigfoot was spotted running under a rotting log to avoid and close by helicopter, that explains why those stupid thermal rc copters never catch anything! So guys, word to the wise, don't bother taking up valuable space on your dvr to tape anything about cryptozoology, aliens, or conspiracy theories because they'reall just idiots and shills . Those morons over at Bfro and monsterquest are just jokers. You might as well send duck dynasty out there. After reading soul snatchers, it's clear that the indians are much smarter than anyone when it comes to Bigfoot, they've had a couple thousand years to figure things out, science has had 200 years if that. They teach you that these homonids are just as wise as us but in different ways, they utilize their surroundings in ways we still can't comprehend. I have no patience for people who still think Bigfoot is just another dumb ape, go in with that mentality makes you the only dumb thing in the woods. My personal belief combines Lloyd pye theory, Terrence McKenna's stoned ape theory, and robert Morgan's findings.

Allanswers guy on March 30, 2014:

All these theories may add on to their reasons, but it's clear to me that the main reason for the cover up is an ocams razor thing:it will cause panic, severe panic, think about it, admitting Bigfoot existed would literally mean admitting to the world that there are actual GIANTS living in the forests and jungles of the world. Further more, since science and the government can't stop them as a whole like other animals, they can't be controlled, the government probably only rarely gets to capture one, but only if they were killed bya pperson, they'll silence the person and sieze the body, this type of thing was reported by roadworkers after the mount St Helens eruption, they saw a dead body, but national guard covered it up and they were told to say nothing. But anyway, that means they would have to admit that no one can be garenteed safe from harm, because they are simply uncontrollable. Governments never let the public know about something out of their hands, whenever some crisis is on the news, don't take it seriously, look for things that aren't being brought to light . Half the people wouldn't go to the woods anymore, the other half would be a bunch of dumb rednecks trampling through the woods hootin and blasting shotguns causing all kinds of chaos and damage, in turn, that would cause all the other problems listed here, everything would change so drastically that it could just ruin everything. National Parks would go out of business, loggers, science would look like a joke,and there could be Hippie sized violent riots because everyone will be pissed about the cover up,also Take into account David paulides research into missing persons in the woods that can't be explained..... Haha ya, you know where that leads... I mean the point is that they will never allow the truth out until they absolutely can't hold it down anymore, which I think is just a matter of when because sightings increase every year, and there is no shortage of new evidence. Peoplehave to rrealize that if a government wants this covered up, they can't just let groups research them without being sabotaged . They are called shills, whenever there's another stupid reality show that's more about the ratings of Bigfoot than finding it, monsterquest, finding Bigfoot, or anything else, that's disinformation designed to discredit a subject by making the people in charge of finding it look like retards. Bfro, nabs, Ketchum, Sykes, Erickson project, Rick Dyer, justin smeja, etc, all just agents in place who look like dumb Hicks,make wild accusations of faked manner, and then do something so stupid that it ruins them and everyone aroundthem , includin anyone who believes in a subject. Just like our favorite neighborhood zionist shill alex Jones. But one day It will be inevitable since the movement is growing rapidly and more and more independent scientists are supporting it, eventually it will be too large to contain. There are 2 men I truly trust in this field, only 2.thom Powell, and especially robert Morgan. Thom Powells book is called the locals, but more importantly, roberts book is:soul snatchers, a quest for true human beings, and his small booklet called Bigfoot observers field manual, follow it and your sure to have an encounter

Tammy (author) on January 01, 2014:

Hi Ziyena, sorry it took so long to answer you comment. This year has been pretty busy for me. That is a good question you asked. I have often teased my hubby claiming Bigfoot was an alien, but never really gave it a serious thought. It wouldn't surprise me if government denied it because of that reason. I haven't had much time this year to focus on these topics, hopefully this year will be different. I plan to do more research on it. Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year!

ziyena from the Somewhere Out There on October 24, 2013:

Great Article ... but now I'm gonna add one more theory here.

I have family that hail from the deep dark mountain woods of West Virginia, and everyone there knows about the legend of the Flatwoods monster, describled as a Sasquatch type creature with red glowing eyes seen boarding an unidentified flying object ... perhaps the Government doesn't want to to recognize this species due to its alien origin intermixed with human DNA via breeding?

Tammy (author) on April 24, 2013:

Thanks Looshmal for stopping by. Like CJ, I think every government has its own cover-up for their own reasoning.

Glad to see you again CJ! Life is keeping me pretty busy lately. Hopefully when things slow down again soon I can indulge once again in my HP fix. Take care!

CJ Sledgehammer on April 21, 2013:

Impressive, Looshmal. You just joined Hubpages 100 minutes ago and made your first official post on Tlpoague's Bigfoot Cover-up hub 3 minutes later...I LOVE IT!!!

My friend, I think you make an interesting observation about clear-cutting in other countries. I personally think each respective government has its own plan of cover-up...just like they all have their own approach to foreign policy and ideas on the environment.

Be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

Looshmal on April 21, 2013:

This would make complete sense for the U.S. govt., but what about China/Russia? These countries have no problem clear cutting and deforesting whole swaths of their countries, especially China. The benefits of capturing one and proviong it's existence far outweigh anything that a cover-up would produce in that country

Tammy (author) on April 04, 2012:

Thank you Gypsy, he did have some interesting things to say. I don't agree with all of them, but it left me with enough to say...hmmm, I wonder.

Gypsy Flower from Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A on April 03, 2012:

I find Lloyd Pye's theory to be intriguing--certainly original in my experience. Bigfoot is one entity that I've not bothered to find out much about, either in legend or in terms of proof, but Mr. Pye raises some valid questions. Worth thinking about!

Tammy (author) on April 02, 2012:

Thanks Alastar, I had to laugh when I read about the pricey steak. The picture posted with it looked like a thick porterhouse steak. Check out what Robert Lindsay had to say about it. I found it all interesting. Have you read the other hub yet about the existence of Bigfoot? I would like to hear your thoughts on that too.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on April 02, 2012:

$10,000 for a Bigfoot steak? Big game hunter? Sounds like something rotten in Denmark but we'll see. Won't be the first time "undisputed proof" has been bandied about. On the other hand the Battle Mountain occurrence has the ring of truth to it. Why the cover-up? You bring up some good possibilities tipoague and will only add that if 'anything' supernormal is connected with the BF that would definitely be another reason for the closed season.

Tammy (author) on April 02, 2012:

Thanks CJ for stopping by again. Those are some interesting questions. I will have to give it some thought, and pick my hubby's brain.

CJ Sledgehammer on April 01, 2012:

Good afternoon ladies:

Love the feedback ladies, I love how you think...keep it coming. :0)

I just want to add a little fuel to the fire in hopes of sparking more discussion.

Big Foots have been heard talking in an unknown, gutteral language. They are highly intelligent creatures and are the masters of their domain. This is one reason why it is so hard to capture one.

Now, please allow me to posit a couple thoughts: If it is true that the Sasquatch have an audible language, what do you think our scientists would want to learn from them?

Is it possible the Sasquatch are being hidden from the public, because the shadow government is trying to milk the Sasquatch for its knowledge? If so, what could it possibly know that is of any value to humans?

Better run for now.

Peace be with you all - C.J. Sledgehammer

Tammy (author) on April 01, 2012:

Thank you Homestead, it was a challenge that I looked forward to as time allowed. I will find it interesting to see how society reacts when more information of its existence finally becomes indisputable. I can't help but wonder how many other cases like Zana's are out there that aren't reported. That will probably be one of the first laws to be put into place. Unless they are captured and treated like zoo animals. Then only time will tell what path that leads to. It will be a shame for sure. Thanks again!

Thank you CJ, Homesteadbound got me to thinking that one immoral hidden agenda would be the reproduction between humans and Bigfoot. To me that sounds like something science is always looking into. Next would be how to use Bigfoot as a weapon, with its size and strength, it would make for the ultimate soldier. Which is probably a good thing it hasn't decided that it should dominate humans. I will have to give it more thought to other reasons than this, but those were what came to mind first. Definitely food for thought. Thanks again for stopping by. I will be thinking more on this.

Thanks Mom, How true, how true! I think greed should be labeled a disease so they could find a treatment for it.

mljdgulley354 on April 01, 2012:

Great information and interesting. Governmental cover-up is probably due to the fact interested parties haven't figured out how to line their pockets with their information.

CJ Sledgehammer on March 31, 2012:

Without saying too much, I would just like to add that my personal belief is that the government cover-up is not for the benefit of man or Bigfoot, but probably has an immoral hidden agenda behind it. If my theory is correct, can you think of a few self-serving agendas that they may have?

Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

Cindy Murdoch from Texas on March 31, 2012:

This was really an interesting article. There are so many things we have to wonder about and whether our government is covering them up and why. It is a shame that if they do exist that they become exploited as Zana was. Can't wait to read the next one!

Tammy (author) on March 30, 2012:

Thanks you sir, I am honored. I just posted my second hub on if Bigfoot is even real. I hope you will find it just as interesting. For now, I am off to cool a few brain cells. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your next thoughts on this subject.

CJ Sledgehammer on March 30, 2012:

Well done, tlpoague, well done!

You found some info that I didn't even know about. :0)

So, why the cover up? Why haven't the "authorities" released their findings to the public? Why do they continue to pretend that the Sasquatch do not exist?

You posed some very likely reasons...some I hadn't considered.

Indeed, the logging industry could be heavily effected and so could game and sport fishing - knowing that these creatures often rely on fish as a staple to their diet.

Public fear and paranoia are also possible, which could lead to the unnecessary deaths of more of these creatures, not to mention extinction.

Excellent research, tlpoague, and I look foreward to your next entry.

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer

Tammy (author) on March 29, 2012:

Thanks sis! I am currently working on my next one which I hope I will have time to post before we head back to work this weekend.

momster on March 29, 2012:

Really good hub. Great information. Will be waiting to hear more of other bigfoots that have been found.

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