So, where did the name Sasquatch come from? Well, that is an answer that comes from the natives of the Pacific Northwest as you will see…
The name Sasquatch was coined in the 1920’s by J. W. Burns, though…what is believed to be… a mis-pronunciation of an Indian word, and for the most part is used primarily to describe our Canadian cryptid.
Many indigenous peoples have varying terms for the wild ones and the forest fathers. But it was through J. W. Burns’s writings and articles about the creature that this particular name has become known world-wide.
The name Bigfoot first appeared in the October 5, 1958 copy of the Humboldt Times, as a headline to an article written by the paper’s editor Andrew Genzoli on a local man named Jerry Crew who had shown up at the paper’s office with a plaster cast of a footprint found in Bluff Creek Valley.