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Bigfoot Hunting



Cryptozoology is the search for and study of strange and unkown creatures whose existence has not yet been proven.  These creatures are also known as "cryptids."



Welcome to HGLL!

The faculty and staff of the Henrietta G. Lewis Library welcome you! The library  houses over 90,000 volumes and over 300 print periodical subscriptions. We have desktop computers for your use, along with laptops and Kindles that you may check out.  We subscribe to over 100 databases for finding articles, which then gives you access to over 25,000 journals and newspapers, most in full text on the screen. Study rooms are available for group study, and there are tables and booths on the upper two floors where you can study.

 This guide has been developed to give you an idea of the sources and services available for you in a college library.   Follow along as we search for Bigfoot, and try to decide whether or not he or she is real!


This LibGuide is based on a LibGuide from Columbus State Community College Library.

Bigfoot Hunting

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Have You Seen Bigfoot?


  • Giant, hairy apeman
  • Bipedal, walks upright
  • Between 7-9 feet tall, if not taller
  • Footprint is 16-20 inches in length
  • Blackish or reddish hair, rare albino Bigfoots
  • Omnivore
  • Nocturnal
  • Typically sighted in the Pacific Northwest

Information from Simpson, Philip L. "Bigfoot." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, 2nd ed. . Ed. Thomas Riggs. Vol. 1. Detroit: St. James Press, 2013. 296-297.

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Jeanne Tuohey
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