Does the state of Maine support a breeding population of Bigfoot? Loren Coleman thinks it's quite possible. The state is 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, and has a total area of approximately 33,215 square miles. It has 436,064 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway in northern Maine. There's enough land, but what about food sources? Well, we all know that Bigfoots like berries, and it so happens that Maine is also one of America's largest blueberry growing states, raising 90% of the low-bush blueberries in North America.
In an interview with The Portland Daily Sun giving his thoughts on a Maine Ghost Hunters camping trip, Loren stated that although there doesn't seem to be a "viable" living population in northern Maine, however there have been "outbursts of sightings":
Loren Coleman, curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, which features exhibits on "hidden animals" such as Bigfoot, said he prefers to view the question of an upright, hairy mammal roaming the woods from a scientific perspective.
"I think we have to look at it in terms of cryptotourism, it's not related to the ghost or paranormal area but it's related to biology and zoology," Coleman said of the Bigfoot legend.
"What's happened with Bigfoot is it's become a modern eco-tourism, we call it cryptotourism, people used to go out and go camping and do birdwatching or orient toward mountains, now people actually go out and look for Bigfoot," Coleman said.
"I think the possibility for Bigfoot in northern Maine is slight," he added, assessing the chances of success. "If there are reports up there, and there are some sightings, that's probably some interlopers from the boreal forests, the mountain range forests of Quebec and New Brunswick. There doesn't seem to be a viable living population in northern Maine. ... You get those kind of outbursts of sightings and then they disappear so it doesn't seem as if there's any routine, breeding population of Bigfoot in Maine right now."