Cryptozoologist Loren Coleman says the past year has launched Bigfoot into the spotlight and brought back interest for the hairy creature in America after some very credible stateside sightings.
For instance, the red-haired skunk ape lurking around in Florida suggested that a relative of Bigfoot may be living in the Sunshine State.
Thanks to the Sci-Fi Channels mythbusting show, Destination Truth, the Yeti got some play in 2007 with a November episode which showed the film crew discovering a footprint they believed to be a Yetis in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
2007 was the 40th anniversary of the infamous Patterson- Gimlin 1967 Bigfoot footage, which shows a female Sasquatch running in the woods in Bluff Creek, California, and remains the best piece of evidence for Bigfoot to this day.
The Jacobs Creature in Florida also created a Bigfoot buzz, and although the picture is believed to be a mangy bear, Coleman says the photos still helped get people talking about the possibilities of Bigfoot.
Finally, the 2010 Winter Olympics mascots were announced this year and once of the icons includes a Sasquatch named Quatchi.
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