It goes by many names, but some more common are Yeti, Sasquatch, and Bigfoot. No other cryptid or mythical monster has stood out to Americans like Bigfoot, scientifically known as Gigantopithecus.

The stories of Bigfoot go way back beyond recorded history and have covered the world. As far as North America goes, specifically the Northwest, you can hear tales of tall, hairy, huge creatures roaming about usually scaring campers and startling hikers.

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But, that's the Northwest. What about Texas? Could there really be a bigfoot walking around the Texas hill country? Believe it or not, Texas has had its share of Bigfoot sightings. In fact, there's the Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO). They have a website that keeps track of all the Bigfoot sightings in Texas. It's arranged by county with some sightings in Texas being as recent as last year.

Photo: Texas Bigfoot Research Center
Photo: Texas Bigfoot Research Center
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There's also the Texas Bigfoot Research Center whose members are in search of validation, the truth, and maybe even a glimpse of a sasquatch.


 

Bigfoot Sightings in Texas

The above photo was taken in Kaufman Texas in 1985.


Bigfoot Sightings in Texas

This mysterious figure was captured near the Trinity River in Palestine, Texas.


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Bigfoot Sightings in Texas

Bigfoot print captured in Texas. Is it a fact or faked by hoaxers? You be the judge.


 

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What do you believe? Do you think it's possible for families, even clans of Bigfoot to exist? In my research, I've come to find out that too many people from too many places in the world have had sightings for there not to be something to this.

Other names for Bigfoot from around the world include:

Skunk Ape
Skookum
Fouke Monster
Momo
Mogollon Monster
Yowie
Ban-Manush
Grassman

There are plenty of tales being told still today. In fact, the state of Texas has plenty of tales to tell. Keep scrolling and check out some Texas towns with bizarre names and how they came to be.

6 Bizarre Town Names in Texas and the Stories Behind Them

There's no shortage of bizarre town names in Texas. Ding Dong, Kermit, Oatmeal, Reklaw, Pflugerville, and Zephyr: that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the oddest town monikers.

Have you ever wondered how on earth these names got on a city sign? Keep scrolling to see the history behind some of the weirdest town names in Texas.

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