Are some Bigfoot sightings sightings of a Tulpa? Kind of a moot point, because, if witnesses see a Bigfoot, then, well, you have a Bigfoot. But the reason, in some cases, for the creature's existence is what's interesting.
In an article on Tulpas by Joshua P. Warren, he has this to say in context of Bigfoot:
This phenomenon of living, conscious humans creating apparitions through mental focus is what the Tibetans have long called tulpas. The extent to which these tulpas are actually alive and free, versus trapped in the initial mold which created them, is a blurry and complex subject. No one knows for sure. However, their existence might explain why strange creatures like bigfoot are clearly observed, but are fleeting visions, obviously not part of the normal, biological chain of creatures on this planet. In other words, if I buy a piece of property and say there is a bigfoot living there, after enough years, people will actually begin to see him. But GOOD LUCK capturing him! He would be a psychic impression, an extension and projection of the mental picture, somehow externalized and burned into the conscious-sensitive medium of the environment. (Warren,
Warren's article is about Tulpas and how to create them. Interesting read. I would suggest that if you are going to try to do this, you protect yourself, spiritually, and be very clear on your intent.