A TERRIFIC map has revealed the five states where you’re most likely to spot Bigfoot after a series of supposed ‘sightings’.
Sasquatch fans are most likely to see the mythical creature in Washington, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois, according to dedicated researchers.
But there have been about 100 sightings of the beast in North Carolina, Greensboro news outlet WGHP reported.
The Big Foot Field Organization, founded in 1995 and led by sasquatch researcher Matt Moneymaker, is dedicated to tracking and listing these supposed sightings.
Moneymaker starred in nine seasons and 100 episodes of Animal Planet’s popular show “Finding Bigfoot.”
He says his fascination with the creature began in the 70s when he saw documentaries about it.
“For me, when we talk about big-foot, there are two types of people, those who believe it exists and those who dismiss it as folklore,” he added.
“A lot of people think there’s no evidence to prove big foot can exist, but that’s just not true.
“Scientists generally fall into two categories.
“There are those who have seen or looked at the evidence and say there is a possibility and there are those who simply say there is not enough evidence.”
Dr. Jeff Meldrum, professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, however, is convinced that Bigfoot exists.
“I’ve studied footprints in Hawaii, in Africa, and all over the world,” he said in a recent podcast on the Brigham Young University website.
“I looked at the fossilized foot skeleton of our earliest hominid ancestors as well as our close ancestors the great apes,” he said.
In his 22 years of research, Dr. Meldrum says he is convinced – based on the reported evidence he has reviewed – that Bigfoot exists.
Although it is common to believe that Bigfoot is just a singular animal, researchers believe that there are many Bigfoot or Sasquatches.
They are believed to be relatives of the Gigantopithecus, a species of Southeast Asian monkey that somehow made its way to the United States.
“Given the scientific evidence that I have reviewed, I am convinced that there is a creature that has yet to be identified,” Professor Meldrum said on his podcast.
“I have studied fossilized footprints in Hawaii, Africa and all over the world.
“I looked at the fossilized foot skeleton of our earliest hominid ancestors as well as our close ancestors the great apes and so with that background I was faced with very fresh tracks 14 to 15 inches long.”
“These tracks were so fresh that when I knelt down next to them, you could still see the detail of the skin ridge under the foot.”
While other scholars aren’t sure, others are convinced, National Geographic reported – but there’s no hard evidence.
In 2014, researchers from the University of Oxford said the 4,000-year-old animal never existed, based on hair samples from an ‘abnormal primate’ from the United States, Russia , Indonesia, India, Bhutan and Nepal.
The researchers found that the hairs actually came from bears, wolves, raccoons, porcupines, deer, sheep, a cow and even a human, Time reported.