Sasquatch: the apes among us by John Willison Green
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
One of the famous ‘Four Horsemen of Sasquatchery’, he originally was a journalist looking into the situation in Bluff Creek when the first prints of a big foot gained media attention and soon became immersed in researching the existence of a upright-walking primate in North America. Sasquatch: the apes among us represents twenty years of research by John Green about the titular subject.
Green begins the book by reviewing how he got involved in investigating the premise of an upright-walking ape, his personal experiences throughout the years, and the evidence he was able to examine with his own eyes. Green then goes over all the reports throughout North America he has been given or found in old newspaper reports, some going back to the early 19th Century. The ends with Green going over trends in sightings and reports then in comparing sasquatches with humans and apes clearly pins them as animals and that one needs to be shot to confirm the species. The amount of evidence Green presents is both the best part and the one little negative, the later mostly because some of the reports blend into one another as the book goes on yet the sheer amount of the reports to even have the effect can be seen that this “phenomenon” is not isolated to one part of the continent.
Sasquatch: the apes among us has been reprinted multiple times since it’s original publication in 1978, even now 45 years later the amount of evidence John Green provided only after two decades at the time of research shows that there might be something up.