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Monday, November 3, 2014

Raincoast Sasquatch Reviewed

Today I finished J. Robert Alley's book Raincoast Sasquatch: The Bigfoot/Sasquatch Records of Southeasts Alaska, Coastal British Columbia, & Northwest Washington from Puget Sound to Yakutat. As it says in the title, this book is about Bigfoot encounters in the Pacific northwest, but mainly in Alaska.

Most of the book just discusses actual sightings of bigfoot, and all of the sightings, tracks, etc are on maps on the last few pages. Some chapters discuss footprint finds, and others discuss vocalizations(like howls and wood knocks) and some discuss Sasquatch "nests" and other structures made of forest material. One chapter even discusses 'Squatches swimming, which there are actually a lot of reports of. It is very interesting that Sasquatches can swim, because they would be the only apes able to do so except for humans. Loren Coleman discusses an ape in his book Mysterious America they drowned in a moat at a zoo, in only a few feet of water.

One chapter in the book discusses Native American stories and legends of the sasquatch, called names like kushtakaa, ba'oosh, and Gah-Geet, and other names.

I don't want to give away too much of the book so I'll leave the description at that. I got this book because Doug waller of the group SOSBI recommended it and said it was one of the best ones out there. Doug has read many, many more books on Bigfoot than I have, and he does know how to pick out good ones! his book Standing in the Shadows: Bigfoot Stories from Southeastern Ohio is very good as well, and hopefully his next one is, too.

Going back to Raincoast Sasquatch, I'd have to say that I definitely give it a 5/5.

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