Forty Percent of Washingtonians Believe Sasquatch Might Exist

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 4th, 2011

Is Sasquatch out there?

About 40 percent of Washington residents think he could be, according to a poll from insurance company PEMCO.

The slightly-opportunistic poll comes on the heels of a Bigfoot sighting in Eastern Washington. And given that one of PEMCO’s beloved “Northwest profiles” features a Sasquatch hunter — hey, why not?

PEMCO surveyed users online and found out many are open to the idea that Bigfoot is lumbering through the woods somewhere.

Nearly four out of 10 surveyed responded — rather vaguely –that they think it’s possible Sasquatch exists. Maybe more importantly, about 13 percent said they’ve seen a Sasquatch or know someone who has.

OK, so what about other strange phenomena? PEMCO asked customers if they believe in UFO sightings — spacecraft that can’t be identified by anyone. And 55 percent responded in the affirmative.

“I guess it’s appropriate that ‘The X-Files’ was shot on location in the Northwest, in Vancouver, B.C.,” said PEMCO spokesman Jon Osterberg.

Check out the poll at

Desperately Seeking Sasquatch

The PEMCO profile that inspired the poll.Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The PEMCO radio spot for the Sasquatch hunter profile.

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

4 Responses to “Forty Percent of Washingtonians Believe Sasquatch Might Exist”

  1. flame821 responds:

    Meh, sounds like Geico’s rip off of the twilight zone’s Rod Serling. Cute enough but nothing “WOW” about it.

  2. flame821 responds:

    Although, on second thought. I am a bit surprised that more people believe in UFO’s than Bigfoot. Granted, UFOs have a broader definition – basically anything you can’t easily/quickly identify gets thrown under the UFO category and even after it has been proven what it was and were it came from, masses of people never seem to ‘get’ that part of the information.

    Truthfully? I think deep in our hearts, we all love a good conspiracy theory and what could be more juicy than saying “Fox Mulder was right. The truth is out there, THEY are out there and our governments are working hand in hand with them.” Plus the basic and growing mistrust of large governments isn’t really helping.

  3. Kopite responds:

    Well I live in England and more often than not whenever I have broached the issue of bigfoot/sasquatch to folks the reaction is usually open minded and “hmmmmm maybe”.

    Only rarely have I encountered people who flat out reject the idea of bigfoot completely.

  4. DWA responds:

    I believe in UFOs.

    Actually, I don’t. I only go on evidence, and the evidence is unequivocal.

    UFOs are REAL.

    What does “UFO” mean?

    It means “unidientified flying object.” The evidence is tantamount to proof that people see things in the sky that they can’t identify.

    (My only UFO sighting might have been a turkey vulture but I wasn’t sure. It *was* a bird. And odd, in that it’s the only sighting of a bird that big and that close – pretty close – that totally stumped me. All other birds I could not identify don’t count. OK, they’re UFBs. I believe in those, big time.)

    (No, it was NOT a thunderbird.)

    (And one can’t ID a UFO as a “spacecraft.” Just sayin’.)

    13 percent have seen a sasquatch or know a sighter? You’d think sooner or later more scientists would at least get interested, eh?

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