Here, again, I consider the eternal question, that being what happens to all the bigfoot bodies that should by all rights be lying around in their forest or other habitat? They certainly don’t leave them where we can find them.
Logically, there is a limited number of alternatives. Either they bury them, burn them, eat them, or . . . . what else is there? I have considered the question of whether bigfoot eat their dead here . Dead post.
It is possible they cremate their remains. If they do, they would probably burn them at night to conceal the smoke plume and do so in a place hidden from ordinary view, such as partway into a cave or mine, or a very low and remote spot. We don’t know that they use fire, but they are smart enough to do so. Absence of proof isn’t proof of absence, as they say. Ashes would be easy to dispose of, say to dump into a river or scatter, leaving us clueless as ever.
If they eat them, they may smash and consume even the bone. And in fact, this would fit perfectly into their lifestyle of extreme, compulsive secrecy. We would never know.
If they bury bodies, they probably don’t just dig a hole on a pretty spot and plant their loved one. Their need for secrecy would probably compel them to put large rocks on top of a grave, put graves under very large trees, put bodies in caverns, or otherwise effectively hide corpses. I have heard it suggested that they may put the dead in hollows in trees, but that seems too likely to be discovered, as does putting a body underwater somewhere or in a body of water.
It’s possible that they simply dig a hole that is much deeper than we would expect. Yet, we dig around too much ourselves for such a thing to escape our notice.
One other method of disposing of the dead is practiced by some humans–natural defleshing followed by burial of bones. In Tibet, for example, the dead are disposed of via “sky burial.” Bodies are left for the birds to clean the flesh from, and, after that is accomplished, the bones are buried. It may be that instead of burying them, bones could be smashed to render them unrecognizable.
Comanche Indians used a platform for a version of a sky burial, so this practice is not as foreign as it might at first sound.
Finally and most creepily, the Maori of the Chatham Islands strap some dead to a young tree and over time the tree grows to envelop the body. Bigfoot does not do so that we know of, but it seems like something that would appeal to them, somehow.
It’s my guess that the sasquatches do a little bit of sky burial with an added tree element. I think they put the dead up on platforms built high in trees to be defleshed, up where we won’t see them and higher than we can climb. Then they place the disarticulated bones up among the topmost tree branches. Just a theory, of course.
Now that we have drones, at least some of that will now be easier to investigate.