An excerpt from my horror story:
Big Foot Eureka
He rinsed the shovel and dried it off, refolded it. The creek water felt soft on his sweaty face, got the salt out from around his eyes. Bats took off over the creek, flying crookedly against the lapis sky.
Deke smiled, pulled off his damp T-shirt and rubbed the silky water down over his chest. Water dripped down his still-trim belly to his shorts. His body hair slicked in a trail. How would it be to be larger, heavier, and covered in hair? What exactly would Bigfoot think? Could he think, or did he run on an instinctive hum… forage, hunt, eat, rut, defecate, sleep… ? Did they have a sense of clan, or family? Did they live and travel in groups? Did they range widely, or settle in one territory?
He wrung out the T-shirt. In the film, the female Bigfoot turned her upper body to look back at the men with the camera.
If Bigfoot existed, she was a hominid, not an ape.
This video includes an analysis of the Patterson Gimlin film by Bill Munns, a film researcher with a background in making Hollywood monster costumes.