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Friday, January 29, 2016

Over the last few days, I have been thinking about the varied colors of Bigfoot. It seems if you read sighting reports, you can find many color descriptions when it comes to Bigfoot. When thinking about the different colors of bigfoot, I think it is safe to assume that the hair color of bigfoot changes over time.

Not only do us human experience hair color changes, but it also occurs in some of our pets. Take for instants, my old dog, his hair color has changed over the years. His hair around his eyes and noes has faded out and is more white than when he was young.

Could an aging bigfoot experience a hair color change? I think it is a very good possibility, that as they get older, hair would turn grey or white, just like some of us. There could also possibly be some hair thinning. Hair thinning does happen in human and animals. Sometimes these changes occur naturally as creatures age but there can be other reasons for hair color change or loss. Sometimes diet, over or under exposure to sunlight, and sickness can cause a change in hair.

Concerning Bigfoot, there was an article published by Dr. W.H. Fahrenbach in Cryptozoology, vol. 13, that dealt with the color of bigfoot and many other aspects of bigfoot.

Fahrenbach used John Green's data base of  623 sighting reports to gather hair color information. Here was his findings:

"Slightly over 60% are listed as "Dark" or "Black", including such variants as brown-black, red-black, and dark brown. About 30% are described as "Brown", including dark-brown, light brown and red-brown. The "Grey" category (8%) includes dark and light grey, grey-brown, silver-grey, silver and silver tipped. "Light", off-white, white, and blond account for about 7%. The excess beyond 100% results from slight overlap in the categories."

So, I thought I would look over some of my reports of bigfoot sightings and see how my colors would match up.

Here are some of my results:

Black = 24 reports described bigfoot as black or dark.
Brownish/Reddish -  14 described bigfoot as reddish brown, brownish red, or brownish grey.
Brown - 11 of my reports described the bigfoot they saw as only brown.
White - 4 people described the bigfoot they saw as white.
Grey - 2 reports of grey bigfoot.
Red - 1 report of the color red.
Blonde - 1 report.

It seems that black is also my most reported color for bigfoot sightings. I should also note some of my reports did not give a clear answer to the color of the bigfoot, so I left those reports out. In some instants, the witness described the bigfoot they saw as multi-colored, not settling on a clear color combination, I left those out as well.

Now, I know that in my area of Kentucky, the most commonly reported color and the color I have seen, is black. But there has also been some brown and a couple white bigfoot reports here in my area.

Another interesting aspect to the reports I have taken in, is that it seems the majority of reports are of bigfoot crossing a highway. The next block of reports were of people out in the woods, either hunting, hiking or fishing.  

So, I guess bigfoot is not much different than humans or some other animals when it comes to hair color. Us humans have many different hair colors, why not bigfoot. Still, I wonder if there is a predominant color of bigfoot based on region? I guess that is a study for another day.

I probably should have taken a little more time on this study of bigfoot color, but it still gives us a little data about bigfoot hair colors. Of course, it would seem a darker bigfoot would have an easier time blending into shadows, making it harder to spot. Lots to think about I guess.

(Source for Dr. Fahrebach date - Bigfoot encounters )


This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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