In Newaygo County, Michigan, Robin Lynn Pfeifer is stocking up on blueberry bagels from the local store. But the sweet treats aren’t intended for her own family of five. Instead, she plans on handing them out to the mysterious, hairy hominids that allegedly roam the woods around her rural home. Pfeifer, you see, apparently shares the land with a family of Bigfoots – and they’re not quite as frightening as you might think.
The roots of the Bigfoot legend date back to pre-Columbian times, when Native American tribes told stories of the wild men who inhabited the forests of North America. Back then, the fabled creature had a number of different names, including the British Columbian term Sesquac – which would later become the word Sasquatch that is still in use today.
Interestingly, reports of mysterious hominids can be found all around the world, from the Yeti or Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas to the Almas that reputedly stalk the peaks of Central Asia. It wasn’t until 1958, however, that North America’s own version of the legend became firmly cemented in the public consciousness.