Bigfoot - the name used for any large, hairy biped reported in every state of the United States and every Canadian province - has long baffled casual tourists and experienced scientists. Now readers can examine the evidence for this elusive creature and take a journey into the realm of crytozoology, or hidden animals, with the number one authority in the field. Readers will travel with Coleman through his forty years of studying, examining, and fieldwork on these incredible beasts. From ancient native traditions to today's Internet databases that record sightings almost the instant they occur, learn how these creatures can exist in our midst, when there have been sightings, and what kind of controversies have arisen. As the popularity steadily grows for creatures and phenomena of the unknown, Coleman's timely work is a seminal piece.