While it would be great fun to stroll through the woods and happen upon a bigfoot napping in a glade of ferns, that’s not exactly likely to happen. Think of yourself as a detective hunting for clues big and small. What to Look For:
Footprints: The best footprints can be found in muddy areas, so keep your eyes peeled. A study of more than seven-hundred prints by Dr. W. Henner Fahrenbach, PhD, showed the average length is just over fifteen inches.
Nests: Large primates such as gorillas make nests, and Bigfoot is believed to do the same. Look for sticks and branches that have been twisted off and arranged into clumps. Some believe bigfoots dig holes and conceal them with branches, as well. The nests are said to be smelly.
Hair samples: Bigfoot sheds, and these hairs are some of the best evidence a field researcher can gather, because scientists who study genetics can test them. Bobo Fay says utility poles are a great place to look for evidence because animals use them as scratching posts.
Scat: Not only are bigfoot droppings super-sized, they can potentially be full of all sorts of interesting things, including plants, hair, eggs, and larvae. Although there are no scat samples tied to Bigfoot with 100 percent certainty, sasquatch hunters leave no stone unturned when it comes to the pursuit.
Broken branches: Sasquatches are said to twist branches off, perhaps as trail markers. If you see twisted-off branches, particularly big ones out of reach of human hands, you might have just found a bigfoot path.
Eye shine: At night, bigfoot’s eyes are said to reflect light. Look for the shine to be much brighter than human eyes.