Naming Bigfoot

Posted by: Nick Redfern on May 12th, 2012

One I missed: Two weeks ago, CFZ-Canada published a new blog post that began as follows:

“Reports of the humanoid/hominid we call Sasquatch here in Canada come in from all over the world. In the US most think of him as Bigfoot, whereas in the Far East he is known as a Yeti. In fact, there are dozens of names associated with this big hairy beast.”

Yes, there are!

And the team publishes a huge list of the many and varied monikers that have been applied to such creatures, and which you can find right here. Of course, no list like this can ever be considered 100 percent definitive, and as CFZ-Canada notes, too, of the names offered:

“To be fair, some of these names are not necessarily associated with Bigfoot creatures exactly. There is some discussion among researchers that beings like Lizard Man and Windigo are not at all like him, but rather creatures of their own kind, or even hoax and fictional creatures.”

Nevertheless, this is still an interesting list demonstrating that while names like Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti are certainly the most well known, they are definitely very far from being alone. Names – just like the creatures themselves, it seems – abound!

Nick Redfern About Nick Redfern
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.

5 Responses to “Naming Bigfoot”

  1. AreWeThereYeti responds:

    Ok, so they came up with “Zoobie” and “Splintercat” but there’s no mention of Wood Ape or Orang Pendek?

    Also, I’d like to know when/where “Catamounts” became a synonym for Bigfoot? As far as I’ve ever heard/seen it used, the term has been applied solely to Cougars (Puma concolor). You’d think the two species would be difficult to confuse.

    Just sayin’…

  2. David-Australia responds:

    Outrageous! Where are the yowies?

  3. mandors responds:

    Catamounts are cougars. So much for the accuracy of the list.

    Still interesting though.

  4. Desertdweller responds:

    I thought this thread would be about how one would address a Bigfoot if you came upon one.

    “Your Bigfootedness?”

  5. Weezy responds:

    I only call them Bigfoot or Sasquatch, as in “I’ll tell you who took those lunches, that damn Sasquatch.”

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