Cryptozoologists have put forth numerous hypotheses as to what type of creature sasquatch could be; following is a list of the most popular theories.
Coon examined the question from several angles, stating that he is confident only in ruling out a relict Neanderthal population as a viable candidate for Sasquatch reports.
In 1978, the University of British Columbia hosted a symposium, entitled Anthropology of the Unknown: Sasquatch and Similar Phenomena, a Conference on Humanoid Monsters (abstracts collected in Wasson's 1979 volume).
The 16mm film footage shows an apparent female sasquatch (large breasts are easily noticeable in the film) walking slowly away from the camera.
The name "sasquatch," apparently is the anglicization of the word sesqec, which occurs in the mainland dialects of the Halkomelem language, according to Wayne Suttlesm.
All took it seriously, and while few, if any, accepted the existence of Sasquatch outright, they jointly concluded 'that there are not reasonable grounds to dismiss all the evidence as misinterpretation or hoax'."
Nearly every tribe of Native Americans to have populated the areas of sasquatch sightings have legends and traditions regarding "wild men" of the forest.
Sasquatches were at the least something to be cautious of, at the most evil and an omen of death.