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Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is an alleged apelike animal said to inhabit remote forests in North America, with many of the sightings occurring in the Pacific northwest of the United States and British Columbia, Canada. Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid, and many believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found around the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal.

Former Yakima resident tells bigfoot story on "MonsterQuest"

Yakima Herald-Republic - ‎Jul 8, 2009‎
Jim Hebert, a longtime insurance agent in Wenatchee who grew up in Yakima, waited three or four years before he told anyone about his bigfoot sighting while ...

Bigfoot: Why do we believe in you?

Los Angeles Times - ‎Jul 2, 2009‎
The cover of this book reminds me of the thousands of pairs of Ugg boots I see girls wearing around LA Perhaps Bigfoot -- since we can never seem to pin ...

CT Bigfoot Turns out to Be Hoax

KARK - ‎Jul 2, 2009‎
A Connecticut woman's alleged encounter with Bigfoot turned out to be nothing more than a big hoax. An unidentified woman told police she almost ran over ...
Conn. 'Sasquatch' a costumed teen United Press International

Big Foot is big fake in Fairfield Greenwich Time

Bigfoot's favorite haunts revealed

SINDH TODAY - ‎Jul 6, 2009‎
London, July 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has applied ecological niche modelling to predict the mythical Bigfoot's favorite haunts in the United States. ...

 

 

Bigfoot tricksters blame hoax on promoter - Middleman has filed theft complaint against the men -- AJC.com

 

Bigfoot Hoaxers Say It Was a 'Big Joke' - In an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate WSB, the two hoaxers -- car salesman Rick Dyer and now-fired police officer Matt Whitton -- said the whole situation began as a joke and then got out of hand. "Well, we told 10 different stories," he said. "Everyone knew we were lying." --CNN

Bigfoot hoaxers Rick Dyer and Matthew Whitton are back in the limelight — and they're blaming Tom Biscardi, the California promoter who trotted them out for a nationally televised press conference last Friday. Bigfoot a Joke Video here - It got legs and ran! -- wstb2

The Hunt For The Bigfoot Hunters

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer or on the run, the Georgia men who claimed to have found a Bigfoot body, were being sought by Tom Biscardi, whose money they absconded with once the frozen "corpse" was revealed to be a hoax.

 

Ghost hunters set sights on Theodores' tavern in Springfield - Paranormal investigators from the popular SciFi Channel TV series "Ghost Hunters" spent the past two evenings looking into what goes bump in the night at Theodores' and Smith Billiards at 201 Worthington St. -- The Republican - MassLive.com

Bigfoot Finding A Fraud, Whitton Terminated - Clayton County Files Termination Papers. As soon as he learned it was a hoax, Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner moved to have Whitton fired. He's been an embarrassment. This is basically a disgrace to be in law enforcement. You must have integrity. He has none,” said Turner. -- cbs46

 

Bigfoot Tracker Hoax Revealed on Indianapolis Fox 59

 

Bigfoot Body Revealed to Be Halloween Costume - In a long statement on SearchingforBigfoot.com, Kulls reveals what he found early Sunday morning Eastern time as the body thawed out. "I extracted some [hair] from the alleged corpse and examined it and had some concerns," Kulls writes. "We burned said sample and said hair sample melted into a ball uncharacteristic of hair." --Fox news

NW Bigfoot hunter: Georgia find is a hoax - A Northwest Bigfoot researcher is adding his voice to the growing chorus denouncing this week's claim by two Georgia men that they have found an actual Bigfoot corpse and stuffed it in a freezer. Cliff Barackman of Portland, who started researching Bigfoot 15 years ago, says the pair's claims and "evidence" are nothing more than an elaborate hoax. -- katu.com

Bigfoot hoax causes a stir on YouTube - Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, who coincidentally run a bigfoot website, had earlier posted a video on YouTube, complete with lingering shots of, well, something covered by black bin bags, in which Dr Paul Van Buren, a primate expert, confirmed the scientific validity of the find. They were later forced to admit that Mr Van Buren was, in fact, Matthew Whitton's brother, Martin, though they still maintained: "We have the (bigfoot) body." -- The Herald

The Bigfoot press conference and the art of selling a website -- CNET News


Bigfoot's jaw or a tortilla, reporter asks -- San Francisco Chronicle


We've got Bigfoot. Trust us. Chicago Tribune


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California: Bigfoot Remains a Myth -- New York Times

Big claims, bigger skepticism surrounding Bigfoot discovery -- San Jose Mercury News

"Bigfoot" fails DNA test

One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis. --news.yahoo.com/

Despite the dubious photo and the commercial interests of the alleged discoverers, the Bigfoot claim drew interest from Australia to Europe and even The New York Times.

Biscardi said the DNA samples may not have been taken correctly and may have been contaminated, and that he would proceed with an autopsy of the alleged Bigfoot remains, currently in a freezer at an undisclosed location.

Bigfoot Slide show -- yahoonews

‘Bigfoot’ press conference reveals possum DNA --Atlanta Journal Constitution

Currently, Tom Biscardi and his Searching for Bigfoot Team, in conjunction with Bigfoot Global LLC., are preparing to capture another of these creatures alive.

'Bigfoot' Press Video

Raw: Men claim they've found Bigfoot On Demand Press Conference August 15, 2008 Video -- king5.com --- Almost full video here

 

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Watch video footage of today's 'Bigfoot' Press Conference in which Matt Whitton recounts how he and Rick Dyer supposedly found the elusive ape-man in a remote forest in northern Georgia. Tom Biscardi also makes a brief appearance.

BigFoot Press Conference (Part 1 - 4)

 

 

 

 

Bigfoot Press Conference Promises 'DNA Evidence' - Bigfoot Caught? Hunters' Site Crashes As Thousands Attempt To View Pix- -InformationWeek, NY

Men claim they have bigfoot's body
Aug. 15: Two men from Georgia say they have bigfoot's body. MSNBC's Contessa Brewer has the details. --MSNBC

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BREAKING NEWS: Legend of Bigfoot: Discovery? Try Hoax-

Even the Bigfoot believers aren't buying it.

Three men have scheduled a press conference this afternoon in Palo Alto, Calif., to share the details surrounding what they claim is their "discovery" of a Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, in northern Georgia two months ago.

Matthew Whitton, a police officer, and Rick Dyer, a former correctional officer, maintained they happened upon the corpse of a half-human, half-ape creature while hiking in the woods. They also said they saw three other live creatures while carting the corpse away. Along with Tom Biscardi, an old hand at bigfoot hunting, the men intend to substantiate their bold claims with DNA evidence and photographs.

But long-time Bigfoot experts and trackers are almost certain the trio is taking the public for a ride.

"Discovery? It's a hoax. It's a Halloween costume in a box," said Matt Moneymaker, president and founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

Created in 1995, the group maintains a database of Bigfoot sighting reports and organizes tracking expeditions for interested members of the public.

Jeff Meldrum, a leading Sasquatch researcher and Idaho State University professor of anatomy and anthropology, is equally skeptical.

"There's a whole number of things that raise red flags, in my opinion," he said.

The most glaring red flag: Whitton and Dyer's appeal to Biscardi.

"He does not carry a reputation of credibility," Meldrum said of Biscardi.

--ABC News

 

Bigfoot body found in Georgia, Press Conference today

Is this the Biggest Hoax of The Century?

Or the real truth is here at last?

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Bigfoottracker.com Official Web Site of The Bigfoot body - Mathew Whitton and Rick Dyer

Veteran Bigfoot Bounty Hunter Claims Big Find But Even Believers ... But long-time Bigfoot experts and trackers are almost certain the trio is taking the public for a ride.

"Discovery? It's a hoax. It's a Halloween costume in a box," said Matt Moneymaker, president and founder of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Created in 1995, the group maintains a database of Bigfoot sighting reports and organizes tracking expeditions for interested members of the public. Jeff Meldrum, a leading Sasquatch researcher and Idaho State University professor of anatomy and anthropology, is equally skeptical. -- ABC News

PHOTO  OF A REAL BIGFOOT GLOBAL

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"I really want to believe that Bigfoot Body is real." "Everyone knowns Already, I do beleieve in Ghosts." "I don't think this will turn out to be a fraud or a hoax." "If it is how far behind the Lie is the real Truth."

... Lisa Lee Harp Waugh, The Great American Necromancer

 

Cop’s Bigfoot sighting has roots in Georgia lore -- AJC.COM

Two Georgians Bigfoottracker.com Say They Have Bigfoot’s Body -- New York Times

Big Foot in Freezer Left photo: Mathew Whitton, Tom Biscardi, and Rick Dyer Right Photo:  BIGFOOTGLOBAL

Big Foot in Freezer Left photo: Mathew Whitton, Tom Biscardi, and Rick Dyer Right Photo:

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Hoax interview puts Bigfoot discovery in doubt

The two men who claim to have found Bigfoot have admitted to filming a hoax video with a fake scientist, but they still claim they have a real Bigfoot corpse in the freezer and will reveal all at a press conference. Two US hunters, Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, last month said they had discovered the body of Bigfoot in a forest in northern Georgia, a south-east US state.

The hunters have promised to reveal all about the find, including DNA evidence and photo evidence of the creature, at a press conference in California. However, it's been revealed that a video filmed by the pair, featuring an interview with a scientist, was a hoax.

The video, uploaded to You Tube by Dyer, shows a Dr Paul Van Buren after he had flown from Texas to Georgia to view the Bigfoot body. After seeing the corpse, Dr Van Buren said, It's obviously a male, we looked at a very, very large primate male, it doesn't fit into any of the taxonomic groups I can think of. Unbelievable, I'm still shaking. I've never seen anything like this before, he had added. However, Dr Van Buren was later outed as being Whitton's brother, Martin, and the pair was forced to concede in a subsequent video that the interview was a hoax. -- smashhits.com

"I can take the truth if this Bigfoot story is True or False!"

"I will still believe what I believed in the first place."

" But the suspence is intense!"

... Gina Lanier Paranormal Investigator

Friday at a hotel in Palo Alto, Calif., a pair of Bigfoot hunters say they will present what they contend is the most definitive proof yet of an animal that science says does not exist: DNA evidence and photographs of a dead specimen they say they found in a remote swath of woods in northern Georgia.

“It was very frightening at first,” said Rick Dyer, 31, a former corrections officer who — coincidentally — runs a business that offers Bigfoot tours. “And it got even more frightening when you saw the others.”

Indeed, Mr. Dyer said he and his partner, Matthew Whitton, saw three more of the beasts nearby as they dragged the body of said creature out of the woods. Moreover, Mr. Dyer says he has video clips and photographs to prove it.

One photograph provided to the news media showed what resembled a gorilla — or maybe an old sheepskin rug — lying twisted in a freezer, with a dollop of intestines protruding from its belly.

“There’s a lot of comment being made that it looks fake, or it looks like a suit,” Mr. Dyer said. “But these people wasn’t there when I was sweating, pulling this thing through the woods.”

Tom Biscardi, (The biggest Bigfoot stories of the Decade) a longtime Bigfoot booster from the Bay Area, who traveled to Georgia to see the animal, said he was “150 percent” sure that the carcass was a Bigfoot, an American Indian legend whose modern fame dates to an elaborate “footprint” hoax perpetrated at a Northern California logging camp in 1958.

“This is ‘Eureka!’ man,” said Mr. Biscardi, whose operations include a Bigfoot Web site, a Bigfoot merchandise line and a Bigfoot Internet radio show. “I touched it.”

Both Mr. Biscardi and Mr. Dyer said they expected skeptics to discount the find, which is being kept in a freezer in an undisclosed location outside Atlanta. But they promised even more proof, including video, a DNA test and, of course, a mission to capture one of the big guys. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/15/us/15bigfoot.html?ref=us

Bigfoot sceptics believe they smell a hoax in Georgia --Melbourne Herald Sun

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Evidence That Bigfoot is real? Georgia Gorilla: Bigfoot Body’s First Photo! -

The Searching for Bigfoot website offered the following "vital statistics" on the body:

HOW BIG IS BIGFOOT

It is said to weigh more than 500 pounds
The creature appears to be part human and part ape
It is male
It has reddish hair and blackish-gray eyes
It has two arms, two legs, five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot
The feet are flat and similar to human feet
Its footprint is 16 ¾ inches long and 5 ¾ inches wide at the heel
From the palm of the hand to the tip of the middle finger, its hands are 11 and ¾ inches long and 6 and ¼ inches wide
The creatures walk upright (several are said to have been sighted on the day the body was found)
The teeth are more human-like than ape-like

 

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Whitton, a Clayton County, Georgia police officer and Dyer, a former corrections officer, will hold a press conference Friday August 15th in conjunction with renowned Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi. The pair will announce preliminary results of DNA testing on the Bigfoot body at the press conference. An initial picture of the Bigfoot body can be seen here. This photograph has not been authenticated by the Whitton team but more photographs will be released Friday.

Has a real Bigfoot finally been caught? - A Clayton County Police officer says he and a friend have the body of a Bigfoot.
--Fayette Daily News

Yowie Man 'excited' by Bigfoot claim - Adelaidenow, Australia

Bigfoot is alive and well.... and living in Birmingham
Sunday Mercury, UK

Bigfoot almost made me lose my baby - Police chiefs have hit out at the dangers posed by the spoof ‘Bigfoot’ craze after a teenager almost lost her baby when a joker clad in a gorilla suit jumped in front of her car. -- Sunday Mercury, UK

100% Definitive Proof Bigfoot Lives - World's second most important question: What does Bigfoot taste like? Yet to be answered, but soon people. Soon. --Jawa Report, TX

I’m excited about Bigfoot - Philadelphia citypaper.net, PA

Doubt thrown on Bigfoot discovery - Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

UPDATE: Georgia Gorilla, Skeptically Yours - Of course, we all will see this unfold or unravel some more on Fox TV News at 10:45 am/7:45 am this Wednesday morning, August 13, 2008. And then on Friday, if it gets that far. I will continue to update Cryptomundo with new postings or any visuals obtained. -- Cryptomundo

A Real Bighoot Photo?

 

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August 12, 2008 BIGFOOT BODY FOUND DNA evidence and photo evidence to be presented at a PRESS CONFERENCE to be held on Date: Friday, August 15, 2008 Time: From 12Noon-1:00pm
Place: Cabana Hotel-Palo Alto (A Crown Plaza Resort) 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California 94306 -- cryptomundo.com

Bigfoots and yetis and Champ, oh my !- Probably the most famous Bigfoot sighting in New Hampshire occurred in Hollis in May 1977. A Massachusetts man and his two young sons were sleeping in a camper on the side of the road when he awoke around 11 p.m. to find his vehicle rocking from side to side. When he stepped outside, he found himself face to face with a hairy, bipedal, brownish-blond beast that stood at least seven feet tall and smelled like rotting fish. The man quickly retreated to his truck and sped off with his children yelling. -- Wire, NH

Sasquatch Sighting - " Looked 8 Feet Tall" A large footprint with six toes was seen in the sighting area.

A large footprint with six toes was seen in the sighting area.

On July 22, Helen Pahpasay and her mother left the Ontario First Nation, located about 80 km northeast of Kenora, to go berry picking. While driving in their truck to a spot about 25 km north of Grassy Narrows, It looked about eight feet tall and it was upright," she said. -- Winnipeg Sun.

Bigfoot: New Evidence - Hairs found in Indian jungle are of 'no known species' say scientists. It is right up there with the Loch Ness monster: the subject of claimed sightings, passionately promoted by believers, dismissed by the scientific community. But now experts say they have found the best evidence to date that the yeti might – just conceivably – be real. --The Independent

Yeti hairs' examined -

Hair strands thought to be from a yeti-like creature in India have been tested by scientists. --Oxford Mail

Hair strands thought to be from a yeti-like creature in India have been tested by scientists. --Oxford Mail

Tracking Bigfoot no small feat for local detective -

Los Gatos resident David Paulides is photographed at his home holding a plaster impression of what is believed to be a footprint of a 'bigfoot'' on July 13, 2008 in Los Gatos, California. Paulides just finished writing a book on his research of people that have encountered '"Bigfoot" in Northern California. (By John Medina/For Cupertino Courier)

To longtime private investigator David Paulides, the legendary creature is yet another case to solve. --Cupertino Courier

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The Patterson Gimlin Bigfoot Encounter
As Patterson and Gimlin were allegedly the only human witnesses to their brief encounter with a Sasquatch, theirs are the only testimonies available in studying the account. Their statements agree in general, but Long notes a number of inconsistencies. In an article in Argosy magazine, Ivan T. Sanderson gave the time of the encounter as 3:30 p.m., which differed from 1:30 p.m. time in other articles and in interviews by Patterson and Gimlin. They offered somewhat different sequences in describing how they and the horses reacted upon seeing the creature. Patterson in particular increased his estimates of the creature’s size in subsequent retellings of encounter (Long, 162 - 165). In a different context, Long notes, these discrepancies would probably be considered minor, but given the extraordinary claims made by Patterson and Gimlin, any apparent disagreements in perception or memory are worth noting. (On the other hand, if it was a hoax, much effort was invested in it and a great reward was in the offing; it wasn't a spur-of-the-moment affair. Thus, it could be argued, with so much at stake and so much time to prepare, hoaxers would have "gotten their stories straight" on such basic details.)

In the early afternoon of October 20, Patterson and Gimlin were at Bluff Creek. Both were on horseback when they "came to an overturned tree with a large root system at a turn in the creek, almost as high as a room" (Gimlin, quoted in Perez, 9). When they rounded it they spotted the figure behind it nearly simultaneously, while it was “crouching beside the creek to their left” (Krantz, 85). Gimlin later described himself as in a mild state of shock after first seeing the figure.

Patterson estimated he was about 25 feet away from the creature at his closest. Patterson said that his horse reared upon seeing (or perhaps smelling) the figure, and he spent about twenty seconds extricating himself from the saddle and getting his camera from a saddlebag before he could run toward the figure while operating his camera. He yelled "Cover me" to Gimlin, who thereupon crossed the creek on horseback, rode forward awhile, and, rifle in hand, dismounted. (Presumably because his horse might have panicked if the creature charged, spoiling his shot.)

The figure had walked away from them to a distance of about 120 feet before Patterson began to run after it. The resulting film (about 53 seconds long) is initially quite shaky until Patterson gets about 80 feet from the figure. At that point the figure glanced over its right shoulder at the men and Patterson fell to his knees; on Krantz's map this corresponds to frame 264 (Perez, 12). To researcher John Green, Patterson would later characterize the creature’s expression as one of “contempt and disgust ... you know how it is when the umpire tells you ‘one more word and you’re out of the game.’ That’s the way it felt”.

Now the steady middle portion of the film begins, containing the famous frame 352,(see above at the very top for picture of frame). Patterson said "it turned a total of I think three times" (Wasson, 69), the first time therefore being before the filming began. Shortly after glancing over its shoulder, the creature walks behind a grove of trees, reappears for awhile after Patterson moved ten feet to a better vantage point, then fades into the trees again and is lost to view as the reel of film ran out. Gimlin remounted and followed it on horseback, keeping his distance, until it disappeared around a bend in the road three hundred yards away. Patterson called him back at that point, feeling vulnerable on foot without a rifle, because he feared the creature's mate might approach.

Next, Gimlin rounded up Patterson's horses, which had run off before the filming began, and “the men then tracked it for three miles, but lost it in the heavy undergrowth” (Coleman and Clark, 198). They returned to the initial site, measured the creature’s stride, made two plaster casts (of the best-quality right and left prints), and covered the other prints to protect them. The entire encounter had lasted less than two minutes.

A few hours after the encounter, Patterson telephoned Donald Abbott, whom Krantz decribed as “the only scientist of any stature to have demonstrated any serious interest in the (Bigfoot) subject,” hoping he would help them search for the creature (possibly with tracking dogs). Abbott declined, and Krantz argued this call to authorities the same day of the encounter is evidence against a hoax, at least on Patterson’s part.

Forestry worker Lyle Loverty happened upon the site a day later and photographed the tracks. Taxidermist and outdoorsman Robert Titmus went to the site with his brother-in-law nine days later. Titmus made casts of the creature’s prints and, as best he could, plotted Patterson’s and the creature’s movements on a map.

Patterson initially estimated its height at six and one-half to seven feet (Patterson & Murphy, 195), and later raised his estimate to about seven and one-half feet. (Some later analyses, anthropologist Grover Krantz’s among them, have suggested Patterson’s later estimate was about a foot too tall.) The film shows a large, hairy bipedal apelike figure with short black hair covering most of its body, including the figure's prominent breasts. The figure's head is somewhat pointed; some have argued this feature is a sagittal crest, a type of ridge also found on gorillas. The figure depicted in the Patterson-Gimlin film generally matches the descriptions of Bigfoot offered by others who claim to have seen the creatures.

Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film

The Patterson-Gimlin film is a short motion picture of an unidentified subject filmed on October 20, 1967 by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin who claimed the film was a genuine recording of a Bigfoot. It has been hailed by some as genuine evidence for such a creature but by others to be a hoax.

The film has been subjected to many attempts to both debunk and authenticate. Some experts declared the film a hoax, showing a man in an ape suit. But some, such as physical anthropologist Grover Krantz, say the film depicts a genuine unknown creature. Others, such as ecologist Robert Michael Pyle, refuse to endorse the film as genuine, but Pyle also admitted that it "has never been convincingly debunked." (Pyle, 208)

Critics say that a stabilized enhancement of the film[1], released in late 2005, clearly shows the subject in the film to have human-like rather than ape-like movement, though it is worth noting that the creator of the stabilized film argues just the contrary.[citation needed] Many skeptics also turn to the testimony of one Bob Heironimus (see below), who recently claimed to have been the person inside the suit. Supporters counter that ) neither Heironimus nor anyone else has ever found the suit that Heironimus claims to have worn and ) Heironimus is not the only one to claim to have worn the suit. Supporters of the film (and even some skeptics like the Skeptical Inquirer's Michael Dennett) also state that Hieronimus' story, described in Greg Long's 2004 book The Making of Bigfoot, relies too heavily upon often-contradictory anecdotal evidence to provide conclusive proof that the film was faked.

Patterson died in 1972 of cancer. Gimlin is alive and has recently begun making appearances at Bigfoot conferences. Previously he kept out of the public eye and had little contact with those who believe that Bigfoot is a real entity. Both men dismissed allegations that they had faked the film, and Patterson was firm in his insistence that they had encountered and filmed an animal unknown to science. Gimlin too maintains he did not falsify the film, but in a 1999 telephone interview with television producer Chris Packham, he said that for some time, “I was totally convinced no one could fool me. And of course I’m an older man now ... and I think there could have been the possibility [of a hoax]. But it would have to be really well planned by Roger [Patterson].” (Long, 166)

Although most scientists find current evidence of Bigfoot unpersuasive, a number of prominent experts have offered sympathetic opinions on the subject. In a 2002 interview on National Public Radio, Jane Goodall first publicly expressed her views on Bigfoot, by remarking, "Well, I'm a romantic, so I always wanted them to exist. . . . Of course, the big, the big criticism of all this is, 'Where is the body?' You know, why isn't there a body? I can't answer that, and maybe they don't exist, but I want them to!

North American Science Institute
The North American Science Institute was founded in Hood River, Oregon in the late 1990s to study the Sasquatch phenomenon. As of 2006 the group is apparently defunct, but in 1998 the organization undertook a $75,000 study, employing computer analysis, of the Patterson-Gimlin film. Here are some of the authenticating details it noted:

Arm length (measured to the fingertips) as a percent of height: The percent for the human mean is 44%; the creature's percent is 49%, which is 5.5 standard deviations from the human mean and is present in only .00019% of humans. Finger and hand flexion is observed in the film, which implies that [any arm-extending] prosthesis must support flexion.
Leg length (measured to the sole) as a percent of height: The percent for the human mean is 53%; the creature's percent is 46%, which is present in only .1% of humans.
Foot morphology: Figure 13 shows the foot undergoing flexion, which demonstrates that the foot is not a solid, inflexible prosthesis. Separate toes are visible. "Key features of the foot ... resemble the plaster cast taken by Titmus."
Face morphology: The jaw of the subject is below the shoulder line, as in a gorilla.
Body morphology: Unlike inexpensive costumes, the subject has non-uniform hair texture, non-uniform coloration and non-uniform hair length.
Kinematics: "The knee theta of the film subject shows a more gradual transfer of weight rather than a [human-type] separate phase" combined with the absence of the bobbing head typical of human locomotion.
Moving muscle groups: Groups of muscle in motion can be seen, in the arms, back and legs. "Also seen is a structure similar to a knee cap, the shape of which changes like a human knee."
It concluded, "If only a single dimension of similarity was shown in the P-G film it could be easily dismissed as a forgery [but it] is remarkable in the simultaneous presence of all of the dimensions listed above."

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BIGGOOT'S SOUTHERN COUSIN THE HONEY ISLAND SWAMP MONSTER!

Honey Island Swamp Monster

Bigfoot is one of the more famous examples of cryptozoology, a subject that tends to be dismissed as pseudoscience by mainstream researchers, because of unreliable eyewitness accounts and a lack of solid physical evidence. Most theorists consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of unsubstantiated folklore and hoaxes.

 

According to most eyewitness accounts, Bigfoot is a large, powerfully built bipedal apelike creature between 7 and 9 feet tall, and covered in dark brown or dark reddish hair. The head seems to sit directly on the shoulders, with no apparent neck. Witnesses have described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla. It has adapted a nickname in the Deep South over the recent years -- "Tarkington" -- sightings are rare but local general stores in Tennessee and Georgia are able to inform any wayfarers about the legendary creature.

 

Almas - Mongolia's Bigfoot
Barmanou - Afghanistan and Pakistan
Dzonokwa - British Columbia Coast, Canada
Ebu Gogo - Flores Island, Indonesia
Fear liath - Scotland
Fouke Monster - Fouke, Arkansas.
Honey Island Swamp Monster
Hibagon - Japan's Bigfoot
Kapre - Philippines.
Momo the Monster - Missouri.
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B.C. man posts YouTube video of what could be sasquatch sighting

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/070325/K032504AU.html

VANCOUVER (CP) - Was it a bear? Or was it a sasquatch, the legendary primate long rumoured to inhabit Vancouver Island?

A B.C. man is reporting he may have spotted the mythical ape-like creature in the Enchanted Forest near Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

"My brother and I had a strange encounter with a large, dark humanoid in the forests of Tofino," the unidentified man says in the introduction to a video posted recently on www.youtube.com.

'Strange Humanoid Encounter' has been viewed more than 15,000 times.

The pair - who say they live five hours from Tofino - were on a walk in the forest, using a camera to shoot wildlife.

What they saw caught them off guard.

 

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