Eoin O'Carroll, writing in the Christian Science Monitor, offers a cogent analysis of why sasquatch, real or not, matters in a world fearful of environmental degradation and the loss of connection to nature. I can't resist quoting his last paragraph:'
"Perhaps our desire to find the Bigfoots of the world represents an ancient longing for the wild twin who helped bring us into the world, whom we then abandoned along the way to creating a civilization. As for me, I’m now firmly in the skeptics’ camp. But I hope that others will keep up the hunt. After all, there aren’t too many wild places left, and it would be a shame if the poor beast – on the off chance that he exists – were to become extinct before we could thank him."