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"Apers" versus "Woo": What does it all mean?

"Aper" versus "Woo": what does it all mean? Here at Sasquatch The Legend, we've gotten a few questions about what we mean by "Aper" vs. "Woo", so we thought we'd explain what it's all about.

As with nearly any fascinating subject, the topic of Bigfoot or Sasquatch elicits strong opinions among enthusiasts. Essentially, the "Ape" or "Aper" perspective refers to the viewpoint that Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, is a type of undiscovered great ape living secretly in the dense forests of the Pacific Northwest and in many other areas.

The "Woo" side of things opines that Bigfoot is much more than a primate. Woo proponents point to the vast number of stories coming in from Bigfoot/Sasquatch witnesses who report such oddities as orbs floating in the air near Bigfoot and UFOs being seen in conjunction with Bigfoot sightings as well as other anomalies that might be classified as paranormal or supernatural, including such phenomenon as mindspeak, or the idea that Bigfoot or Sasquatch can communicate with people through their minds.

As you might imagine, there are dedicated proponents of both of these perspectives, as well as those whose opinion falls somewhere in the middle. At Sasquatch The Legend, we aren't taking a side on this controversy. We enjoy hearing from and reading the stories of all who have experienced Bigfoot or Sasquatch.

Our Forks Sasquatch Days event, coming up May 26-28, will feature an exciting debate between two individuals with different perspectives on Bigfoot/Sasquatch: Tom Sewid, who tends to favor an "Aper" perspective, (read more about Tom here) and Rich Germeau, who theorizes that there may be more to Bigfoot than many people realize (reach more about Rich here). We can't wait to hear what these two have to say! Verbal 'fireworks' may well be flying back and forth. We hope you can join us for this great debate.

In the meantime, to learn more about the Ape perspective, try reading John Green's Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us, John Green's The Best of Sasquatch Bigfoot or Jeff Meldrum's Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science.

To understand the Woo perspective, try reading Ron Morehead's The Quantum Bigfoot: Bringing Science and Spirituality Together, Tobe Johnson's The Owl Moon Lab: A Paranormal Experiment or Mike Quast's Sasquatch Central: High Strangeness at a Northern Minnesota Homestead.


By Christina Hebert

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