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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book Review: Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us by John Green

"Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us is the preeminent classic and indispensable work on the Bigfoot."

Or so says Matt Moneymaker of the BFRO on the back of that book. Well Matt, I have to agree with you!
My copy of Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us

Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us is a book by veteran Bigfoot researcher John Green(for those of you who don't know who I'm talking about, this IS NOT the John Green who wrote The Fault in Our Stars) who has investigated and researched Bigfoot/Sasquatch since before the Bluff Creek track finds of 1958. This is one of his many books, others of which include Year of the Sasquatch, The Best of Sasquatch Bigfoot, etc.) See the full list of his books here. 
John Green in 2004

The Apes Among Us came out in 1978 published by Cheam Publishing but the copy I have is from 2006 published by Hancock House. I've heard quite a few people who have said that this is one of the best Bigfoot books out there, and it is. It is last the longest Bigfoot book I've read,(which is why some of you may have noticed I've only posted one book review since Werewolves: Myths and Legends) at 267 pages(497 with bibliography and such.) So, if you are going to read this book it will probably take you awhile, but its well worth it.

Green starts off with some older reports of Sasquatches, like indian legends, the Albert Ostman and William Roe encounters, etc. Of course he talks about the bluff Creek "Bigfoot" of 1958 and the Patterson-Gimlin film of 1967, and most of the rest of the book is all sightings of hairy, bipedal, man-like creatures from all across North America, and the world. One chapter is even about swimming Sasquatches, which would make them unique if they are normal primates, because they would be the only series besides man that can swim.

This book was very, very good, and if you like cryptozoology/Bigfoot books lie me you need to have it in your collection. 5/5 stars.