Bigfoot Revival Continues With Proposed Washington State License Plate

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Has the recent mention of Bigfoot in The X-Files sparked a new era of Bigfoot love? First, we got news of a new In Search Of series (Bigfoot being one of its most iconic subjects). Now Washington State Senator Ann Rivers has proposed putting the creature on an official license plate.

Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is described as a large, hairy creature that seems almost half-ape, half-human. Legends of a “wild man” have been going on in North America for a very long time, though the name “Bigfoot” has only been used since the late 19th century.

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The 1970s was a golden age for Bigfoot research and lore, and the archetype found its way into pop-culture with Chewbacca from the “Star Wars” movies, the protagonist of the 1987 movie Harry And The Hendersons, and of course, the character Bigfoot from The Six Million Dollar Man.

As Sasquatch/Bigfoot has had a particularly large amount of sightings in, and lore surrounding, the Pacific Northwest, the Squatch license plate for Washington seems like a natural. It would also raise money for the state’s parks, as $28 of every $40 plate would go to that cause.