Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Skunk Ape. They’re all the same! We're talking about that reclusive ape-like creature that is said to roam the forests of the Pacific Northwest, not to mention many other parts of the world.
Our obsession with Bigfoot has lead us to do a lot of studying and wondering. Here's one of our favorite bits of trivia on the beloved, bipedal man beast. Read this and you’ll be ready to identify your fave Bigfoot T-shirt in no time. Happy hunting.
Fact: the oldest account of Bigfoot was recorded in 986 AD by Leif Ericson and his army
Leif Ericson was an Icelandic explorer said to have discovered North America before Christopher Columbus. According to ancient sagas of his people, Ericson established a settlement in Vinland which later became the country we know today as Canada.
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Leif Sees the Squatch
Leif and his men were on their very first expedition in the New World when he recorded this description: “Horrible ugly, hairy, swarthy and with great black eyes.” It is believed that this segment from his records describes a terrifying encounter with Bigfoot. But that was just the first sighting! Leif later recorded “seeing huge hairy men who towered over my men and me.” Also stated in his journal: “ the beast lived in the woods and had a rank odor and a deafening shriek.”
Skellring aka Bigfoot
Back in 986 AD, Leif and his men called the creature Skellring. Today, the creature is most commonly known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch or Yeti. According to Sasquatch Chronicles, “the Norse word Skellring is a term of contempt and means, roughly, a ‘barbarian.’” History has shown that the Norsemen had particularly hairy beards and matted hair. Did they call Bigfoot Skellring because the strange creatures were hairier than the Norsemen? Hipsters and their facial hair!
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Revealed: Popular Bigfoot T-Shirts
The adult Bigfoot t-shirt is available for $24.95 and is the perfect option for anyone who is looking to let the world know they believe. It comes in a variety of sizes and is navy blue with a bright-yellow image of Bigfoot.Do you believe? Does your baby believe? Start your baby off early on by giving them a onesie that shows their support for Bigfoot. This comes in a variety of sizes and is available in navy blue and yellow. Plus, it’s only $22.95.