Bigfoot has been spotted throughout the United States, particularly in states such as Utah and Washington. The range of areas in which Bigfoot has been seen covers a large portion of the country, especially the Western United States.
Bigfoot is a cryptid, an animal that many people believe or infer exists, but that has not been documented firmly by the scientific community. Descriptions of Bigfoot remain consistent across sightings. Bigfoot is typically described as very tall and ape-like. People have suggested that other creatures, such as the Yeti and the Skunk Ape, are related to Bigfoot. The largest difference between Bigfoot and his suggested relatives are the geographical parts of the world in which they reside, with the Skunk Ape largely restricted to Florida and the Yeti reported in the Himalayan Mountains.
A prominent sighting of Bigfoot is documented in the Patterson-Gimlin film, which was recorded in Bluff Creek, Colorado. This film, which runs for just under a minute, seems to capture a large, simian creature as it strolls through an open section of a forested area. Since the making of the film, various disputes have arisen as to its authenticity. To date, there have been no scientifically authenticated sightings of Bigfoot.