Malaysian Authorities on the Bigfoot Trail Malaysian scientists are on the hunt for Bigfoot. That's the story that has dominated newspaper headlines in the Southeast Asian nation. Several people claim to have seen a hairy, gorilla-like creature in the country's southern forests. One man claims it's 10 feet tall. The government has taken the news reports seriously enough to check them out. State authorities say they've decided to send teams of scientists to try to track the creature.