The best books to believe in Bigfoot

Who am I?

I have been fascinated by the subject of Bigfoot ever since I was a child when my father drove through West Virginia and told me to search the woods for the elusive creature. From that point forward I wanted to spend as much time in the forest as I could. Over the years I have developed a fondness for the wild, the trees, and nature. For the past ten years, I’ve traveled around the country searching for Bigfoot in Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The searches may have been hit or miss, but more importantly, I was able to experience the wonders and beauty of the wild forest.

I wrote...

Spirit of Sasquatch

By Ernest Solar,

Book cover of Spirit of Sasquatch

What is my book about?

Trevor Blackwood lost his wife to the mythical creature known as Bigfoot and never came to terms with her disappearance. It’s been over a decade since she vanished, but time hasn’t stopped Trevor and his sons Darius and Brock from searching for her and the creatures responsible for her disappearance. In fact, their adamant hunting has given the Blackwood trio a reputation – one that’s caught the attention of government forces with ulterior motives.

After the youngest Blackwood goes missing, the line between myth and reality is quickly blurred. Brock soon discovers the secrets that shroud the feared beast. Hunted by the government and sought by his father, the young boy discovers the truth behind his mother’s disappearance at the hands of a menacing Sasquatch.

The books I picked & why

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Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America

By Loren Coleman,

Book cover of Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America

Why this book?

Loren Coleman is one of the original researchers from the ’60s & ’70s. His knowledge of the subject is unparalleled, which makes Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America, one of the best books written on the subject. With his extensive experience, Coleman takes a historical, scientific, and personal approach in developing a valid argument for the existence of Bigfoot in North America.

Voices in the Wilderness: A True Story

By Ronald Morehead,

Book cover of Voices in the Wilderness: A True Story

Why this book?

Ron Morehead is a true explorer in the field of Bigfoot research. He could easily stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Clive Cussler in the category of author, explorer, and adventurer. Voices in the Wilderness chronicles Morehead’s four-decade journey of trying to understand what he heard in the Sierra Nevada woods back in the early 1970s. Toward the end of the book, Moorehead explores ideas and theories on the origins of Bigfoot and what researchers are searching for in the forest.

The Search for Big Foot: Monster, Myth or Man?

By Peter Byrne,

Book cover of The Search for Big Foot: Monster, Myth or Man?

Why this book?

For me, the ’60s & ’70s were the hay day of Bigfoot research. Along with Coleman, Moorehead, Green, and Dahinden, Peter Byrne was deep in the woods searching for the elusive creature. What I love about Byrne’s, The Search for Big Foot, is the authenticity of his quest. As I turned each page, I felt as if I was sitting by the campfire with Byrne as he shared his thoughts and compelling evidence for the elusive creature.

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

By John Zada,

Book cover of In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch

Why this book?

John Zada’s writing style is equal to Jon Krakauer and David Grann, in his ability to pull the reader into the narrative of the story with the precision of his words. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch, Zada does an excellent job of providing historical context related to Bigfoot lore without retelling all of the classic stories. But what captured my heart the most, was the stunning imagery of the British Columbia coast and Great Bear Rainforest that Zada captured with his words.


By Frank E. Peretti,

Book cover of Monster

Why this book?

Based on my own experiences, choosing a fictional novel about Bigfoot is difficult because most writers portray the creature in the most bizarre way. However, Monster by Peretti is a rare example of an engaging story where Bigfoot is portrayed based on authentic and believable research. I thoroughly enjoyed the intricate web of mystery that was woven throughout the plot.

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