Tales of Bigfoot sightings are reported globally but the Alaskan version is the most extreme, standing over 14 feet. Is this massive, aggressive creature targeting people in the Alaska Triangle?
It’s easy enough to scoff at the primitive fears of our ancestors—safe and secure in our modern world, where electric lights keep the darkness at bay and help is only as far away as the nearest telephone, usually right in your pocket, and the dialing of a three-digit number. We don’t believe in monsters anymore. Not as long as we’re ensconced in our vaunted civilization, wrapped in the folds of its high-tech, postmodern safety blanket. But how quickly the old fears return when that civilization is stripped away. Put a human being in the wilderness, and the monsters return. Turns out they were there all along, waiting for us.
I think this is the primary reason why Alaska, of all the American states, has so many frightening stories associated with it. It remains the most wild; there are parts of Alaska that can only be accessed by airplane. Help is NOT just a 911 call away. Civilization can’t reach you out in the bush. As on the old seafaring maps, with the warning HERE BE MONSTERS written in the areas of terra incognita, the monsters may retreat to the areas beyond civilization’s reach, but they aren’t afraid. They know that, sooner or later, we will stray from the light. And they can be patient.