What’s Lurking in the Woods?

Break out the blueberry bagels! It’s a Bigfoot romance.
Well, not a romance with a Bigfoot or between two Bigfoots, but a romance in which a Bigfoot may play a role in getting the couple together.
I signed a contract last week for my manuscript For the Love of Bigfoots and Butterflies (working title).
In the writing of this book, I have probably done way too much research into Bigfoot. I have watched so many blurry YouTube videos. I would watch the trees for a Bigfoot on my trail runs if I wasn’t in danger of tripping and falling on my face -though that could also be counted as research for this novel. One time I did think I had found some scat, but then I saw some horse hoof prints, so that was probably the culprit.
In this research I have discovered a variety of names for Bigfoot: Sasquatch, Yowie, Skunk Ape, Wood Booger, Yeti, Wildmen, Alookgaru (not sure of the spelling of this one), Skukum, and Windago.
I really kinda like Skunk-Ape, but haven’t thought to look for evidence while on vacation in Florida.
Which name goes with your location?

About Joselyn

SAHM writing romance with at a case of the giggles. Former librarian. Avid reader. Runner.
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12 Responses to What’s Lurking in the Woods?

  1. Congratulations on signing the contract! I look forward to being able to read this.

    Sasquatch, Big Foot, and Windago are all names I have heard around here. I always thought a Yeti was related to Sasquatch, sort of like a cousin. I didn’t know it referred to the sender creature.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    First of all, congratulations again on your contract!
    Secondly, down in southeast Louisiana, we had our own version, which was called (I believe) the Honey Island Swamp Monster.
    There was another which was popularly sited in southern Arkansas at the time I lived in Shreveport, but (momentarily) I’ve forgotten its name.
    Thirdly, I’ve been fascinated by the Bigfoot — and all his multi-named cousins — since the mid 1960s when I read several articles and some books about “strange phenomena.” Since then, I’ve acquired quite a collection of paperbacks which discuss (at length) bigfoot. Unfortunately some were written before one of the biggest hoaxes was finally revealed and they (sadly) rely considerably on that footage as part of their proof.
    My conclusion: just because “we” have not yet found it with clear photographic, multi-witnessed proof… does not mean the Bigfoot species does not exist. There are quite a few living creatures we know today which — for centuries — were thought to be merely myths.
    Finally, if and when “they” finally locate a living example of this species, I hope they do not kill it or harm it by trying to capture. True, it should be studied, but that should be done as remotely and humanely as possible. Sort of how they study some of the rare species already — post cameras, watch from a distance, and do NOT interact.

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  3. Again, Congratulations on the contract! I have been waiting for this story to come to fruition for some time!
    Although few know it, there are laws on the books in many places where it is illegal to harm any creature that is is described in the way Bigfoot is described. Surely there were enough sightings by enough woodsmen/Indians, what-have-you to warrant belief.
    They are “Kentucky Wildmen” here. There is a general belief in certain areas with many sightings of very hairy, docile ape-like humans (or vice versa),out in the wilds. When I was in Idaho they called them Sasquatchn elsewhere, Bigfoot. (To my knowledge, “Yeti” is the name of those in the Himalayas, smaller and mostly white, I believe.)
    I never heard of “Windigo”, but what I have heard of “Wendigo” is that they are,(in Indian lore), an ancient , cannibalistic evil which lurks in dark places. SHUDDER! I’d have no trouble encountering a Bigfoot, but not one of these!

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Congrats! I noticed a tv special on the Travel Channel called Hunt for the Yeti, but I wasn’t able to watch it. I’ll have to catch it and then read your book!

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  5. Lucy Kubash says:

    A little late chiming in here. Back in the early 1970s there were sightings, near where I live in Michigan, of “something” that came to be known as the Sister Lakes Monster, because the area where it was seen was near two lakes called, appropriately enough, Sister Lakes. I seem to remember the description being similar to a Bigfoot. Haven’t been any reports in many years but I’ve always wondered if it was a hoax or the real thing. Good luck with your book!

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