For many, many years the public has been told that the phenomena known as Bigfoot in Western Hemisphere countries and known as Yeti in Asian nations is some type of unclassified giant ape or a missing link ape like man species.
Yet, throughout those many, many years there never were any bones found of such creatures and hair samples allegedly from such creatures revealed they came from common; highly known animals, mainly from bears, as well as from bison, buffalo, and deer.
In many ape like human stories, there has been proven fraud, as time uncovered. Hoaxers have worn gorilla costumes and walked around upright on two legs while people have either filmed them or took snap shot photographs of them. Other people have faked large footprints that look partly human like and partly animal like in soft soil, took photographs of the footprints, and gave made-up stories of seeing from a far or even meeting face to face a bigfoot or a yeti. Other people have falsely claimed to have seen a bigfoot or yeti in the forests without any type of photographs, film, or footprints left behind.
Yet, various people have claimed to see bigfoot, yeti and sounded credible, telling about a strange, ape like animal with a human like face walking upright.
In looking at Canada and the USA, there are a group of mountain men who live in the mountains within very large forests. There also backwoodsmen who lived on flat lands of very large forests. These types of men were much, much prevalent in the 1800’s or early 1900’s than they are today. Such men eschewed society, developed survival skills and at times carry weapons as large knives or even guns; other times they carried nothing, and made some type of home deep in the forest; may be a very small log cabin or lived in a cave they made animal vacant and developed a blocked; concealed entrance to the cave that could be moved away, yet allowing sufficient air to get through; These men would be excellent hunters and eat animals they killed. Such wilderness men were often hermits or lived in very small groups.
In cold weather, whether snow or just plain cold air; especially up in the mountains, these woodsmen would be bundled up in furs from the animals they hunted. These frontier men wore gloves that they had brought with them from civilization, and wore beards.
People looking at these forest men, especially at a far distance, can falsely think they are seeing furry apes with human faces. This false notion is especially reinforced when some of the forest men may have sore backs from lifting very heavy objects, as a log or large animals, which causes the forest men to, at times, stoop down somewhat, walking in a bent-like position with the arms down and close to the ground.
Also, frontier men often went for very long periods of time without bathing and stories of so called ape men often tell of the ape men having a terrible stench.
In regards to large, human like footprints found with various ape men sightings; there are two types of footprints; those made in snow and those made in either soil or sand. When footprints are made in snow the footprints will become very much elongated and become somewhat distorted in detail as the snow gets thinner and temperatures begin to considerably rise. Even human footprints in the snow can, even days later; if the snow is still there, be changed to look quite different than their original appearance.
Human footprints in soil or sand, in very warm weather; realize that there are people who walk around, for short distances, without shoes, especially when their feet are hot, sweaty, and smelling bad. Sometimes, these shoe-less individuals stub their big toe accidentally against some heavy object. The toe becomes reddish and enlarged(swollen).Such footprints can be left in soil or sand that show a human foot with the big toe enlarged. Under the right conditions, these footprints can be preserved for a long amount of time, depending upon the pressure of the foot, the type of soil or sand, the amount of rain or lack of rain, sunlight, warmth, and through erosion the human like footprints, with the stubbed big toe impression, can grow considerably bigger and look like a certain style of foot prints of bigfoot or the yeti that show a very large footprint, human like-from distortion- with a strangely enlarged or deformed big toe that once were a highly publicized footprint allegedly from a bigfoot or a yeti.