Regional

 

These bigfoot books focus on one particular region, whether it is a state, a country, continent, or part thereof.  They are largely compilations of encounter information gathered by local researchers native to that region.

Bigfoot Encounters in New York
By Robert and Paul Bartholomew

This book is an excellent overview of the bigfoot evidence and sightings that have come out of eastern New York and the New England areas.  The sighting reports are well-written and organized chronologically.  I met one of the authors, Paul Bartholomew, while on expedition in Whitehall, NY.  He continues his research in the area.

The Oregon Bigfoot Highway
By Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson

Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson are two veterans of bigfoot research in Oregon who have accumulated a tremendous amount of bigfoot-related data over the years.  Much of this information centers around Highway 224 which winds its way from Estacada to Detroit along the Clackamas River deep in the Oregon Cascades.  There are sighting accounts, footprint finds, noises, and narratives of the authors’ own experiences.  This book presents the information in a geographic fashion that is accompanied by excellent hand-drawn maps of the area showing the locations of the various cases.   There are plenty of photographs taken during the authors’ field research to feast one’s eyes on.

The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster
By Lyle Blackburn

For any fan of the 1972 classic movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek, this book is a must-have.   It gives context to the sightings seen in the movie, all of which were based on real eyewitness encounters.  Many of these witnesses are interviewed in the book with the entirety of their accounts written down for the first time.  Lyle Blackburn shows that these sightings and encounters were not isolated events, but just some of a steady stream of sightings have always been occurring in the area up to this day.

The Lake Worth monster [of Greer Island, Ft. Worth, Texas]
By Sallie Ann Clarke

This is a survey of the events surrounding and leading up to the highly publicized events of the Lake Worth Monster. The book is very difficult to find, but the link above has several outlets listed.  Ebay might be another good source for this rare tome.

Asian Wild Man: The Yeti Yeren & Almasty Cultural Aspects & Evidence of Reality
By Jean-Paul Debenat, PhD

Translated into English by Paul LeBlond, this book details the historical and cultural background of sasquatch-like creatures from various parts of Asia.  Wild man stories, some as ancient as writing itself, give a cultural glimpse into the minds of the indigenous people that live in far-flung corners of the world.  Excellent photographs, many in color, show historical sites, artifacts, and the people involved in their story.

Bigfoot in New Jersey: The Garden (State) Variety Sasquatch
By WR Matts

After an overview of bigfoot habitat and behaviors, the author lists a chronological account of bigfoot sightings and encounters from New Jersey.  Dates, locations, and descriptions of the events are all given.

Sasquatch in British Columbia: A Chronology of Incidents & Important Events
By Chris Murphy in association with Thomas Steenburg

Veteran bigfooters Chris Murphy and Thomas Steenburg put their heads together to flesh out this volume.  The book is an encyclopedia of sasquatch sighting reports in British Columbia with details dating back to long before white-contact.  The book is brimming over with excellent full-color photographs from the researchers’ files.  

Bigfoot of the Blues
By Vance Orchard

This book, along with The Walla Walla Bigfoot (see below) are compilations of Vance Orchard’s newspaper articles written about the bigfoot encounters in and around the Blue Mountains outside of Walla Walla, WA.  These reports are interesting in that they give journalistic details to many of the sightings and footprint finds in the region by Paul Freeman, Wes Sumerlin, and the other bigfooters active in the Blues at the time.

The Walla Walla Bigfoot
By Vance Orchard

This book, along with Bigfoot of the Blues (see below) are compilations of Vance Orchard’s newspaper articles written about the bigfoot encounters in and around the Blue Mountains outside of Walla Walla, WA.  These reports are interesting in that they give journalistic details to many of the sightings and footprint finds in the region by Paul Freeman, Wes Sumerlin, and the other bigfooters active in the Blues at the time.

Tracking the Stone Man: West Virginia’s Bigfoot
By Dr. Russell Jones

This book focuses on Dr. Jones’ research in the state of West Virginia.  West Virginia is probably the squatchiest state on the eastern side of the country, with thousands of square miles of excellent habitat.  Dr. Jones has researched bigfoot for the BFRO for decades and has compiled his findings in this excellent book.

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