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MINOT, N.D. — Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt once wrote about Bigfoot? He did. Or, at least, he wrote about a story that sure sounds like a sasquatch attack.

In his 19th-century memoir, “The Wilderness Hunter,” Roosevelt wrote about “a grisled, weather-beaten old mountain hunter, named Bauman” who survived a deadly attack by a bipedal creature with a terrible stench and a penchant for screaming all night.

Of course, neither Teddy nor this Bauman character used the terms “sasquatch” or “Bigfoot,” but the anecdote is part of the cryptid’s lore anyway.

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