Already largely synonymous with the legendary Bigfoot, one politician in  Washington state is looking to take that association one giant step  further.

State senator Ann Rivers has introduced a bill in the Washington  legislature that would name Sasquatch as the state's "official cryptid."

According to the proposal, the reasoning for the rather odd honor is  because "Sasquatch has made immeasurable contributions to Washington  state's cultural heritage and ecosystem."

While one might suspect that the idea for the bill came lobbyists  looking to strengthen the creature's grasp on the Washington tourism  industry, it is actually not the handiwork of a proverbial 'Big  Bigfoot.'

Learn the surprising inspiration for the proposed bill and why it just may set off a Sasquatch turf war in the Pacific Northwest at the Coast to Coast AM website.