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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Bigfoots ARE The Locals. They live here. They were here before we humans showed up on the continent and they will likely outlast us. This is a bigfoot book yet it probes much deeper than a simple treatment of the hackneyed question of Does Bigfoot Exist? This book delves into such questions as why bigfoots exist, why they behave as they do, and why they have not yet been, ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published October 3rd 2003 by Hancock House Publishers
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Marie Silk
Mar 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought I had read all of the bigfoot stories out there, I found this book. The sightings and eyewitness accounts are fantastic and the reading is easy. I have about a dozen books on bigfoot and this might be my favorite as far as content and writing style. Not written sensationally, but rather thoughtfully with down-to-earth approach.
Sharon A.
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
A good guide to all the issues involved in cryptozoology in general. The author is a science teacher but woefully misunderstands Occam's Razor that he misuses throughout. Too loaded with anecdotes that are not helpful for this problematic subject of Sasquatch. Fairly well written but slightly padded with unnecessary personal opinions, speculation, and tangents about astronomy and physics. The author gives a huge amount of agency to Sasquatch which is unwarranted as there is not enough evidence ...more
Nicholas A. Haile
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-age, nonfiction
Interesting points and examination of the big foot phenomenon. Interesting read for sure.
Sarah
Apr 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I heard Thom Powell speak recently at a conference, and as I had heard good things about his books, picked this one up there. The Locals is a wide-ranging overview of Bigfoot phenomena, including some of the "high strangeness" aspects which surround it -- UFOs, government coverups, cloaking, etc. Powell avoids the trap of including all those well-known historical bigfoot accounts in this book (really, Bigfoot authors, how many times do you have to tell us that T. Roosevelt story?), but does ...more
John
Dec 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thom walks the reader through the common misconceptions and offers alternative ways to think about Sasquatch. The end result of his presentation is it is very hard to deny the existence of Sasquatch. He logically describes why not every reported sighting is a lie and not every footprint is a hoax. He has a finely tuned sense of who is lying and who is not. He also answers the questions "why no bigfoot bones?" or "why hasn't somebody shot one yet?". Well worth reading!
Christiane
Jul 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I couldn't resist picking this up at a used bookstore on Orcas Island. Mr. Powell is a science teacher and by no means a stupid man; he is also a firm believer in the existence of bigfoot/sasquatch and this book shares numerous accounts of other believers as well as attempting to answer questions like why we have never actually captured a bigfoot. The answers start to get just a little far out there for me...but still, an interesting read.
Skye
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Powell provides a wealth of information in this short book. There are a lot of great stories about sightings and habitations and a ton of tips for newcomers to the field of Bigfoot research. Powell's background cannot be understated and his firsthand investigations and accounts make for a compelling read. I highly recommend this book for anyone new or seasoned in the bigfoot field.
Sheila K
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best bigfoot books available. The author has spent years, studying the bigfoot and is very knowledgable and sincere about the subject, he recounts his own encounters and detailed sightings by others. If you are curious about bigfoot, and would like to learn more make this book the first you buy.
Kathleen
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Thom is as interesting in his writing as he is in person. A wonderful book to start any budding Bigfoot library. I learned a lot from this book.
Desiree Smelcer
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Interesting book on habituation.
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