In my studies of the Bigfoot, it did not take long to realize that there was not just one, but there were many. Sightings all across the world show there are many primate/man like cryptids on every continent. However, science tells us that North America is void of any such beings. But the evidence continues to pile up showing this preconceived notion needs to be readdressed, reclassified, and corrected.
I have been in many states of the U.S. researching Bigfoot. Again, it did not take long to realize there are more than one type of Bigfoot. There are large lumbering giants, approximate man-sized types, dog-faced Bigfoots and even pygmies. What I found interesting is they can coexist in the same areas. This became very evident to me as I concentrated my efforts on the Mogollon Monster, Arizona's Bigfoot.
I chose Arizona for a couple of reasons. The first is Arizona is home, and I know it and its forests about as well as any native Arizonan. I also grew up listening to the campfire stories as it related to the Mogollon Monster. Some of these stories were passed down from my early pioneer settler relatives who insisted the creature was real. However, during those early days, it was referred to as the Wild Man, Hairy Man, but was finally dubbed the Mogollon Monster by the Boy Scouts of American after a camp raid by the hairy creature at Camp Geronimo in the mid 1940s. The third and most important reason I chose Arizona was due to the geography and topography of the forests. The forests were more unique than those of the rest of the United States.
Arizona has the largest free standing Ponderosa Pine tree forest in the world. it slices down the middle of the state from east to west. It extends from east of Flagstaff, all the way to the New Mexico border near Springerville. It is bound on the north by the Colorado Plateau which consists of mostly high desert waste lands, and on the south by the Sonoran Desert. The room for Bigfoot to roam and migrate is limited in Arizona.
Speaking of migration, if you will look at a topography map of the United States and Canada, you will see the mountain ranges mostly align themselves north to south separated by grass planes or canyons. This is mostly true from the northern border of Arizona almost to Canada. Therefore any east/west migration would mean the Sasquatch would have to cross in the open between tree islands. Of course, they could go to Canada or down to Arizona to go east/west while under cover.
To Be Continued...