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January 13th, 2009 08:54 PM
ssm129 Most of the reports that I have read state that the witness thought the creature they saw was approximately 8 feet tall. Some people claim to have seen shorter Bigfoots (is that the correct term for more than one).

However, every now and then I will see a report where someone claimed they saw a 10 foot tall Sasquatch. This may sound like a dumb question, but HOW can a person estimate the height of a creature if it's out in the woods with nothing to compare it to for factual height?

Also, what is the tallest height anyone has claimed the Bigfoot they encountered to be?
January 14th, 2009 08:43 AM
minnesota dave24 i read a report its on the database but i forgot where its at. where three girls were walking and talking on a road by the cabin at the lake they were at. they saw one and said it was like thirteen ft tall. even i when i first read it was like they were just too scared and fear got the better of their estimating powers. but my friend steve when i shared this one with him had some wise words.

he said that if humans average about six ft. in height but we can still have our Yao Mings and Robert Wadlows then i guess it could be one of those. Not that it fits with the rules we know, but hey that is why it is called an exception to the rule.

if someone else know the report i am talking about feel free to help out. sorry i have read all of the reports in canada and alaska in the last two weeks, so any i read before that are kind of lost in the shuffle for the time being. i know it was in the states though.
January 14th, 2009 10:30 AM
Hall82321 Out of 433 class-A reports.

(9) were 4' or less
(26) were 5'-6'
(57) were 6'-7'
(118) were 7'-8'
(78) were 8'-9'
(9) were 9'-10'
(6) were 10'+
(2) were 10'-12'
(1) was 16' http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=3380

and (127) reported no height

**All these reports are from the east coast as far west as Ohio. I've not gotten to the middle of the country or the PNW yet**
(Edited by Hall82321)
January 14th, 2009 11:40 AM
ssm129 Holy cow, Hall82321. You have been a busy bee checking out these reports. Thank you for this information. I'm into statistics :)
January 14th, 2009 11:51 AM
ravellette 16' I would faint for sure if I saw anything that big!
January 14th, 2009 11:59 AM
Andy Hall! You are amazing...

But you know, that one sighting--the 16 footer--was by 2 teens who were scared out of their minds. I would consider their height estimate to be inflated.

The one I saw, looking in my window, was about 7 feet.
January 14th, 2009 12:35 PM
Hall82321 Thank you all.

ssm- I love numbers too! I'm going to get all the class A reports into a spreadsheet. I'll clean it up and then share with who ever wants it. I expect it to be done Spring of 2012 :)

Andy - I totally agree with the possible exaggeration of the report. If I had to guess I'd say 10' is an extra large Sas.
January 14th, 2009 01:13 PM
Hound I love numbers also. My concern here would be if they mis-judged height they quite possibly would mis-judge distance.
Marking exactly where the viewer is/was and where the target is/was and then having a person of known height take the place of the target would make things a lot more accurate. This however, on reports I've read, is rarely done.
Ask a bow hunter or tourney archer what the hardest for him/her is and they will say to judge distance accurately to the target. Takes lots of practice.
Compiling the numbers is a great idea. Perhaps a fudge factor could be implemented as most people just can't judge it well.
Not sure why no height is mentioned in the reports. Wouldn't it be asked when verified by investigator?
Not being a smart aleck here just trying to figure a way to make things as accurate as they can be.
January 14th, 2009 01:51 PM
bf_prop I'm an avid basketball player right at 6' and I have no problem guessing if something is 10' tall. As a simple guide, most house ceilings reach 8'; mine are actually 9'. Shaq O'Neil is 7'0" and is 325 (I'm assuming his frame could handle 400 lbs., if not all ready there). I don't think you can get an appreciation for how large that is until you stand very close to it. I'm with most of you and think that the 16' report is disproportionate to what others have seen...not that I discount what those boys said but I hear giant fish stories all the time. A good example are snake encounters. I've been to quite a few rattle snake round-ups in Oklahoma and have seen some damn large rattler's. I was told that the largest(longest) one captured was a hair over 6' and that most big(old ones) rarely exceed 4'. Now, I was a teenager in NC and told my grandma there was a 7' blacksnake in the garden(I was positive that it was that long!!). After she took a garden hoe to it's head we measured it to be 4 1/2 feet long...head included.
The other thing that is so perplexing in regards to to the reported size is that most of the reports indicate that not only are they Tall, but extremely well built and muscular. I find it absolutely amazing that something so large that is reliant on a high caloric intake to sustain that mass, can sneek around the woods without us knowing it's even around.
January 14th, 2009 04:20 PM
McGregor Look at the bell curve on the numbers
January 14th, 2009 07:05 PM
Bossburg
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Hound wrote:
Not sure why no height is mentioned in the reports. Wouldn't it be asked when verified by investigator?
Not being a smart aleck here just trying to figure a way to make things as accurate as they can be.


As you mention, most people are not good at heights or distance.
So much depends on the angle of sight and most sightings are very brief. If there is something to relate to (your truck hood, a road sign, etc) you can make a better guess. As far as measuring against a tree or rock, many reports happened years ago and the people just now are passing along the information - they may not have known what they saw, then heard an interview or saw a news article. It's an aHa! moment.

If you are reading this forum you have much more knowledge than most folks so yes, you may stop and mark the branch or take a picture of the tree for future reference - most people don't. But maybe not, if you are driving at 60 on a road along a river, come around a corner and glance to your right and there, down along the bank of the river stands Mrs. Squatch and child. You know what you saw but in the 2 seconds of clear visual it's more of a snap-shot in your mind. It's over, there's no place to pull off or turn around, but you have your snap-shot...in your mind.

Don't be too hard on people who might over estimate height or weight. And remember there have been sightings of skinny sasquatch. Not every one looks like Patty!

January 14th, 2009 10:25 PM
Hound I see your point regarding old reports, and drive by sightings.
I guess I always play the "what if" and have since forever.
What if this or that, what would I do, what should I look for etc etc.
Still eye witness accounts of size and distance is really not accurate.
Take a target dummy and place it in 10 foot increments out to say 100'
Then repeat with four other sizes and I'll bet most will be confusing a
small target with a larger target at a greater distance. I believe it's just
that we try to picture what we think we should be seeing.
i.e. bigfoot 7 or 8 feet so that would be the most common answer just as
6' for a male human....etc etc.
Bell curve may take some of this into consideration and is a great idea.
Just looking for a way to be accurate or also food for thought for future
sightings.
January 15th, 2009 07:54 AM
ssm129 It seems that the average height mentioned in reports is about 8 feet. That's big enough for me :)
January 15th, 2009 10:17 AM
Simplicity
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ssm129 wrote:
It seems that the average height mentioned in reports is about 8 feet. That's big enough for me :)


I think that'd be a little bit too big in my opinion, as an average anyway..

& if it was, it would probabaly be only the average Height for Adult Males..

Reports of " shorter " Bigfoot & the way people ( not you ssm ) seem to have little belief in those Reports ( it's just what i've read over the Years & the way it seems ot me after reading many Reports ) & sometimes question the validity of them because of that fact, has always baffled me..

Do people think that BF's are just born 7ft tall ??

Surely not, i'd hope not anyway..

Do people not think BF's go through a period of adolescency where they are shorter that what they'll be in Adulthood ??

Of course they must do, they're flesh & blood Animals so because of that, they're gonna come in all different sizes, at various stages of their Lives which should reflect in Sighting Descriptions of them..
January 15th, 2009 10:28 AM
Thompsy I agree that most people aren't the greatest at measurment estimation. I worked in the carpentry field for a while and you get used to estimating boards by looking at them, even down to fractions of an inch.

My wife and I were walking our dogs one day and I asked her how tall she thought the stop sign was on our corner. She, not having a lot of experience with guessing hieght said she thought it was 10 or 12 ft tall. It was actually 8 ft high.

I would think that many of the sighting reports over 7 or 8ft estimates are not 100% acurate give or take a foot. Unless there is some landmark to judge with.
January 15th, 2009 10:31 AM
ssm129 I actually had a weird dream right before I woke up this morning. I guess it was triggered by the fact that I watched MonsterQuest last night. Anyway, in my dream, I was walking around out in the woods and came to an open meadow. There were 3 "toddler" Bigfoot about 3 feet high walking and playing with one another. In my dream, I thought to myself, "Okay, where is Mommy or Daddy Bigfoot? I'd better high tail it out of here!"

I agree with you that people must think that Bigfoot is born 7 feet tall. LOL! My Mom cracks me up because I have told her about sightings all around the United States and she is amazed. I got the vibe that she was under the impression that there is just ONE Bigfoot and it somehow travels around the country popping up here and there. That too made me want to giggle!
January 15th, 2009 10:56 AM
Simplicity
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ssm129 wrote:
I actually had a weird dream right before I woke up this morning. I guess it was triggered by the fact that I watched MonsterQuest last night. Anyway, in my dream, I was walking around out in the woods and came to an open meadow. There were 3 "toddler" Bigfoot about 3 feet high walking and playing with one another. In my dream, I thought to myself, "Okay, where is Mommy or Daddy Bigfoot? I'd better high tail it out of here!"

I agree with you that people must think that Bigfoot is born 7 feet tall. LOL! My Mom cracks me up because I have told her about sightings all around the United States and she is amazed. I got the vibe that she was under the impression that there is just ONE Bigfoot and it somehow travels around the country popping up here and there. That too made me want to giggle!


Ewok's ?? ;)

My Mum is exactly the same about the solitary BF & i'm close to giving up with her on the subject... :)
January 15th, 2009 11:30 AM
ssm129 Ewoks-YES, that size!

I was watching MonsterQuest last night and my NON-Bigfoot-Believing Hubby walked in the room. The split second he saw what I was watching, the usual stuff came spewing from him such as, "There is NO such thing as Bigfoot. Where are the bones, why hasn't a body been found, etc."

That is why I hope a 10 foot tall Bigfoot scares the stuffing out of him someday! Then I will say, "So, you call THAT a man in a gorilla costume? I dare you to take its mask off. Go ahead and try."
January 15th, 2009 01:07 PM
Hall82321 ssm- we should start a support group for spouses of non-believers

The animal we are all searching for seems to have a wide range of looks (height, weight, color, body build), so it makes it pretty hard to categorize these attributes even if the witness is dead on with a description. Even if we had a body to examine, to come up with accurate height & weight ranges would still end up being only an educated guess.
January 15th, 2009 01:28 PM
Andy The one thing about the numbers Hall has kindly put together for us is that usually we haven't a clue as to whether people are mostly seeing males, or mostly females, or about 50-50, or some other percentages (due to natural history/behavior/lifespan/etc.).

If there is any really significant sexual dimorphism in height, it would be hard to pick "average height" for a Bigfoot apart based on sightings data.

The average height of a human (male) is maybe 5'6"...but then there is the Netherlands, where you will feel short if you are a six foot man, and India, where if you are a 5'6" woman, your grandmother will never find you a husband because you tower over most men .
There are geographic differences for sure (and they are not latitude-based, getting larger the farther you are from the equator, as has been proposed for Bigfoots).
January 15th, 2009 01:30 PM
Hall82321 Good point! I hadn't thought about height & sex.
January 15th, 2009 01:52 PM
ssm129 I would assume most of the taller Bigfoots that people have seen were most likely male.

Isn't there a report out of Maryland where some construction workers were working one night building a shopping mall? They spotted a 12 foot tall Bigfoot and it scared them so much that they ran into a nearby store for safety. Then a security guard went outside and I think he saw it too.
January 15th, 2009 04:46 PM
minnesota dave24 one thing i just wanted to mention. has anyone else ever noticed jugdement is different when driving? for instance the next time you are at a stop sign in the country(or anywhere i guess) if there are no cars waiting on you get out and go stand by it. sometimes we think that maybe they look kinda close/ and they do often from a vehicle.

but when you are next to it usually you will realize its way over six feet high. even those little mile markers on the side of the road if you ever see a broken down car by one look at how close in height they acctually are. i dont know maybe its just me but i always thought they might be 3-4 feet off the ground and i would have to say when next to one they are at least a foot higher. especially if its in a ditch, when you stand in the ditch yourself you will know what i am talking about.
January 15th, 2009 05:06 PM
Mufasa SSM:
That is why I hope a 10 foot tall Bigfoot scares the stuffing out of him someday! Then I will say, "So, you call THAT a man in a gorilla costume? I dare you to take its mask off. Go ahead and try."

LMAO, that quote made my day. I don't even discuss it with my fiance. We're just so different. Maybe someone could start a bigfoot believer dating service?
January 15th, 2009 11:16 PM
Simplicity
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ssm129 wrote:
I would assume most of the taller Bigfoots that people have seen were most likely male.

Isn't there a report out of Maryland where some construction workers were working one night building a shopping mall? They spotted a 12 foot tall Bigfoot and it scared them so much that they ran into a nearby store for safety. Then a security guard went outside and I think he saw it too.


Yep, the Arundel Mills Mall, Google it ssm & you'll find quite a bit on the Sighting.. ;)
January 16th, 2009 07:38 AM
ssm129 Thanks, Simplicity. I will Google it a little later. Getting my child ready for school right now, though.
January 17th, 2009 11:07 AM
ssm129 It's great when a sighting takes place along a roadway and there happens to be something like a street sign, etc. to compare the creature to. THEN you can get a fairly accurate idea of just how tall it is.
January 17th, 2009 01:09 PM
tburns234
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Hall82321 wrote:
Out of 433 class-A reports.

(9) were 4' or less
(26) were 5'-6'
(57) were 6'-7'
(118) were 7'-8'
(78) were 8'-9'
(9) were 9'-10'
(6) were 10'+
(2) were 10'-12'
(1) was 16' http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=3380

and (127) reported no height

**All these reports are from the east coast as far west as Ohio. I've not gotten to the middle of the country or the PNW yet**
(Edited by Hall82321)

Looks like a pretty decent bell curve to me.....
January 17th, 2009 09:55 PM
bestdefense ssm129, it took over a year, and several camping trips, before my wife admitted she believed. I actually never "asked" if she believed me. I think it was our (then) 9 and 12 year old sons telling her what kept happening that caused her to believe that I was telling her the truth. Although I consider it unfortunate, the most telling sign that she believes is her absolute refusal to go camping with us at our "site". She says "why do you want to intrude upon what is obviously the home turf of a group of human-ish apes?" Maybe yours will come around on his own terms too. I'm just lucky she'll still let me take the boys.
January 17th, 2009 11:05 PM
Armydude I love people with stats............ a Squatch 16 foot tall could easily pick up a full size truck and walk off into the woods with it.......now thats a scary thought.
I have seved behind the badge before and I still have trouble judging height smaller then myself if that makes any sense and I am over 6 foot and play basketball with guys up to 7foot 2in. so I know 7 foot when I have to look up to it. Anything above that I would probably be guessing as I ran like hell in the other direction. 16 feet I would probably just die on the spot with camera in hand of course.....
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