The Colors of Sasquatch
We currently lack widely-accepted scientific evidence of Sasquatch’s existence and our information regarding the colors of Sasquatch including hair, skin, and eye are backed by eyewitness accounts only. Which means that we aren’t 100% sure what the colors of Sasquatch skin, hair and eyes really are.
If you’re a true crime podcast aficionado like yours truly, you probably know that eyewitness evidence is the most unreliable type you can get your hands on. But since most reports of Sasquatch sightings tell of a similar appearance, we have gathered a decent amount of information about what we suspect they look like.
When it comes to determining Sasquatch skin color, reports vary. Considering the massive amounts of hair that witnesses describe, it should be no surprise that gaging the color of the skin underneath can be a bit of a challenge. Especially if you’re viewing it from a distance as most sightings are reported.
That said, based on what witnesses have said Sasquatch skin is most likely a shade of deep brown or black, grey, or, in some cases, even a sunburned red. The palms and soles of their feet tend to be a lighter shade than the rest of the body, and some have also reported an oily-looking black nose.
While this describes the majority of the Sasquatch sightings that have been reported, some witnesses have also seen albino Sasquatches. Instead of a dark tone, they are said to have pink colored skin.
When you’re not hearing about Sasquatch's horrendous odor, one of the most popular topics up for discussion is the massive amounts of hair that they are seen with. And we mean hair.
While scientifically speaking the components that make up hair and fur are said to be virtually indistinguishable, the major difference between the two is the growth speed. Hair grows at a much slower rate than fur, which likely explains why your dog sheds at a much higher volume than you. Most sightings report that Sasquatch hair is dark brown, black or has a reddish tinge. But, like most humans, you’ll find variations of different tones and patches in Sasquatch hair. There have also been reports of white or grey-haired creatures.
Much like human adults, it’s suspected that elder members of the Sasquatch species can have graying hair. But it’s not believed that Sasquatch hair changes from child to adulthood. Sasquatch hair is also often described as being dirty, matted and unkempt but some have reported that it appears glossy, clean and shiny hair. Some even share that females tend to have cleaner more cared-for locks than males do.
We should mention that sometime in 1976, the FBI did conduct a suspected Sasquatch hair analysis that was found by searcher Peter Byrne.
However, the FBI concluded that the Sasquatch hair DNA sent in actually came from the deer family.
While this is always frustrating to researchers, you have to ask yourself, without a baseline sample of a species yet to be known and potentially NOT a variant of any other known species, what are the possibilities that a sample could be correctly identified in the first place.?
But just like any other creature we know they come in various colors, and of course various skin tones.
However, one thing that is unique to many reports is a commonality not known to many species in Glowing Eyes.
The other big topic of discussion on their appearance is their supposedly glowing Sasquatch eyes. Often reported as shining amber, blue, green, but most often red, which could leave witnesses with an uneasy feeling. While we have no confirmations on whether or not Sasquatch eyes do, in fact, glow, we shouldn’t be surprised if they do. Many animals have what is called a tapetum lucidum behind their retinas. Tapetum lucidum is essentially a mirror-like membrane that helps them to see in the dark, which as we all know humans cannot—though we do have components in our eyes that allow us to see in low light. These mirror-like structures reflect lights like camera flashes, which is why your cat has creepy soul-penetrating eyes in every photo.
From the sightings that have been reported we can most likely conclude that the colors of Sasquatch, like so many other species out there, vary. You might encounter a black-haired, reddish-skinned Sasquatch in Colorado, a brown-haired, black skinned Sasquatch in Ohio and grey-haired, black-skinned in Louisiana.
So how many variations are there? Well like us humans perhaps quite a few, take a peak at our FACES compilation and you'll get the picture - literally.....
By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.