Why Government Officials Want to Keep Bigfoot/Sasquatch a Secret


I was browsing around, catching up on my reading, when I came across a couple of questions that were asked by CJ Sledgehammer. Does Bigfoot exist? Why would the government officials want to keep the discovery of Bigfoot a secret? This got me to 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 my theory of “Does Bigfoot exist? Why do I think it is such a secret?”. I dusted off my folders, notes, and dug around the net, looking for evidence of the possibility of Bigfoot existing. The Bigfoot evidence was there, but it was only a matter if one wanted to believe it or not.

I thought I would begin with accounts of Bigfoot stories.

Pitt Lake British Columbia in Canada

A markerPitt Lake British Columbia -
Pitt Lake, British Columbia, Canada
[get directions]

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 their 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 people 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 and studied a story of a hominoid named Zana. Zana was a wild woman (Bigfoot) that was captured in Russia. (She died sometime in 1880's or 1890's 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, 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, two females-- that lived. The villagers took the infants to raise them 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.

Everything you know is wrong.

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. (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? Well, we may soon find out once Melba Ketchum finishes her DNA paper she is currently writing on Bigfoot DNA, gathered from 2 bodies and other specimens.)

In his book called, “Everything You Know is Wrong”, Lloyd Pye states that he believes there are four types of Bigfoot. The Bigfoot/Sasquatch, Abominable Snowman/Yeti, Alma/Kaptar, and the Agogwe/Sedapa. He gives examples how Bigfoot could be the Neanderthal man, not just by the shape of the skull, but the position of the limbs and its walk. He claims that they are more suited for this planet than humans. Humans on the other hand are a very fragile creatures. Our bones are thin, eye sockets small-which makes it hard for humans to see in the dark, and the humans walk unbalanced in uneven terrain. According to Lloyd 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, or deep woods? This would explain the stories of the upright, hairy, walking humanoids...aka Bigfoot.

Remember the stories I posted above? One begs to 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 an 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 human genome. Scientists such as Melba Ketchum, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, and the late Dr. Grover Krantz 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).

Battle Mountain

A markerbattle mountain nevada -
Battle Mountain, NV 89820, USA
[get directions]

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 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 personal. The Bigfoot was tranquilized and treated 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 who has control over the bodies and where they are hid. 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 were 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 on 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 up since 1968.

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

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

911 call on a man that spotted Bigfoot

It would also have an impact on people that 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 ski, snowmobiling, and snowboarding will be effected. 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?

Comments 27 comments

momster profile image

momster 4 years ago

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

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

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

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

homesteadbound profile image

homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

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!

CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

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

mljdgulley354 profile image

mljdgulley354 4 years ago

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.

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

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

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

Alastar Packer profile image

Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

$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.

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

Gypsy Flower profile image

Gypsy Flower 4 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A

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!

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 4 years ago from USA Author

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.

Looshmal 3 years ago

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

CJ Sledgehammer 3 years ago

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

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 3 years ago from USA Author

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!

ziyena profile image

ziyena 3 years ago from Southern Colorado

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?

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 2 years ago from USA Author

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!

Allanswers guy 2 years ago

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

Allanswers guy 2 years ago

(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.

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 2 years ago from USA Author

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?

ElijaWeb 2 years ago

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?

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 2 years ago from USA Author

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.

AndrewDJohnson profile image

AndrewDJohnson 14 months ago

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

tlpoague profile image

tlpoague 6 months ago from USA Author

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.

Mr Kaputer 2 months ago

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.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article