I don't know if your above statements are even correct though.
I'll use the same arguement I have before. How much of the total fossil record do you believe we have dug up? With more then 99.9999% of North America never examined/dug up for fossils? Isn't it possible that that 99% still hides exotic animals we've not classified yet? If you say no, isn't that really just Arrogance?
There is usually some sort of evidence for things that can be observed. except for bigfoot. the only thing in this world that is observed, yet not in evidence.
Aside from that rant... yeah, there is no good evidence for an ape creature. But, there is evidence that people see things. Are you going to denigh that these people aren't even seeing hallucinations, or the homeless, or just bears???
I'm not one of those, "Eat their dead", guys by the way. I'd say it was idiotic, or naive. How would they possibly find each other. Finding another bigfoot for breeding purposes using communicion vocalizations or scents or at some breeding ground is hard enough to support, but that another bigfoot Beams Down and eats each and every dead bigfoot is really beyond what even I would defend as minutely possible.