Saturday, August 23, 2008
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August 1958. Northern California, in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties. A road building crew, contracted by the Wallace brothers (Ray, Roy and Wilbur) and owned by Thomas Sourwine, experiences unusual activity as they attempt to build roads through forest land. Strange and large footprints are found in and around road building sites, as well as camps, and occasionally sightings of large, hairy, manlike creatures are made as well. Catskinner (one who drives a bulldozer) Jerry Crew has seen tracks around his bulldozer for over a month and is very puzzled by these events, and decides to share this with the world, so his friend, taxidermist Bob Titmus encourages him to buy some Plaster of Paris and shows him how to cast with it, and Jerry casts one large 17 1/2-inch track, 7 1/2 inches across the ball of the foot and takes it to the local newspaper, the Humboldt Times, where editor Andrew Genzoli writes up an article about the strange footprint and also displays a photo of Crew holding the cast. The creature needed a name, however, and that name was provided by Rocky Bemis' Mom-Big Foot. The actual headline read "New Sasquatch Found-It's Called Big Foot," and it became a household word. Before this, the creature was known in the Pacific Northwest as Sasquatch, a phrase coined by former teacher J.W. Burns, and know variously as booger, wildman, gorilla, haints and a variety of other names nationwide. Before the name Big Foot came along, the most famous hominid was the Himalayan Mountains-dwelling Abominable Snowman, or Yeti. Of course, there were reports for thousands of years of giant hairy bipeds, including the Ape Canyon, Ostman and William Roe accounts which were all pre-1958, but finally in October of '58, there was a name, a marketable name, to go along with the creatures themselves. Sometime later (not sure when, possibly in the 1970's) the creature's nickname was shortened to Bigfoot, which is all one word and much more recognizable. Of course, the most famous sighting and recording of a Bigfoot is the Patterson/Gimlin Movie, but it is still today in dispute, over 40 years after it was taken. It is in dispute because of a certain Bob Heironimus who claims to have been in the suit. The original 1958 tracks are also in question because of the death of Ray Wallace in late-2002 in which his family "'fessed up" to Ray's hoaxing of tracks in the Bluff Creek area and the media ran with it and believed that Wallace's death destroyed Bigfoot once and for all. Well, maybe the one-two punch of the Wallace "confession" and the allegations from Bob Heironimus regarding the P/G Movie told the general public that Sasquatch is nothing but a myth, but it did NOT destroy the reports or the popularity of America's favorite hairy biped. Bigfoot is seen in many advertisements, such as the popular Jack Link's beef jerky franchise, as well as being used in various commercials such as Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Parlor, Ask.com ads, a Canadian courier company and various other advertising campaigns. Bigfoot is seen practically all over TV and the Internet, sometimes in a humorous context, other times in serious scientific studies. Even if the creature itself does not exist (but I know differently, having seen one ten years ago today), it is still a great cultural phenomenon and a truly recognizable icon worldwide. Hail to Bigfoot-50 years and it still remains elusive.
Editorial: Looks like Bigfoot's a bust
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
And the two good ol' boys who found the supposed Sasquatch cadaver made Larry the Cable Guy look like Stephen Jay Gould. And so, to almost no one's surprise ...
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Bigfoot searchers carry on
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina,CA,USA
By Troy Anderson, Staff Writer Palmdale resident Richard Hucklebridge, was frustrated when news of a Sasquatch discovery earlier this month turned out to be ...
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NPR - USA
Cryptozoologists, people who study unknown animal species, are no strangers to a good Sasquatch hoodwinking. But Jeffrey Meldrum, a professor of anatomy and ...
By Gerry Matthews
The famed sasquatch chronicler weighs in on debunkers, the media, the best evidence to date, and the need for a bigfoot body (or not).
Please join your hosts Bob Coyne and Mike Killen for a special one hour show this Saturday night 8/23 at 9PM. Mike will be at the Delaware County, NY property where he is currently conducting an investigation and he will be calling in with a live on scene report to update us all on his progress. As always, we hope many of you will join us in our show chat room. It's always a lot of fun and we love to interact live with our listeners.
When: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Time: 9:00 P.M. EST/8:00 Central
Duration: 60 minutes
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Friday, August 22, 2008
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Let's just suppose that we wake up tomorrow morning and it is announced on CNN or Fox News or MSNBC that a Sasquatch corpse has been found and is in a safehouse somewhere where it is being examined by credible scientists and credible Bigfoot Researchers. Who would be the most credible organizations and scientists for one to let examine the corpse? Well, if the corpse is found in the south, I would contact the Alabama Bigfoot, Stocking Homind Research, the TBRC and the nearest credible scientist in the South, such as Dr. Roy Wagner and Dr. Wilson Wheatcroft. If found in the Midwest/east/Northeast, contact NESRA, PBS, EOBIC, Sasquatch Watch of Virginia and Dr. Esteban Sarmiento. In the west and Pacific Northwest, most assuredly contact The American Anthropological Research Foundation, the BFRO, the AIBR, Bobbie Short, Autumn Williams, Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Dr. John Bindernagel and Dr. Henner Fahrenbach. In Canada, contact John Green, Chris Murphy, Thomas Steenburg and Gerry Matthews, along with Dr. Bindernagel. The events of the last week showed what NOT to do with a Bigfoot corpse, even though it turned out to be a huge hoax. I think it is important to know who to trust and who not to trust, and I hope this has helped.
Sasquatch Watch of Virginia
Dr. John Bindernagel
Bigfoot Field Researchers' Organization
Stocking Hominid Research, Inc.
Bobbie Short's Bigfoot Encounters
Alliance of Independent Bigfoot Researchers
Eastern Ohio Bigfoot Investigation Center
Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy
Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society
West Coast Sasquatch
Official Website of the American Anthropological Research Foundation (AARF) and the one and only Robert W. Morgan
Crosscut - Seattle,WA,USA
I'm sure tucked in their somewhere is a copy of the book that has all the Sasquatch answers. I am referring, of course, to The Pyschic Sasquatch and their ...
Of Bigfoot and big cats – is the truth out there?
Evening Sun (subscription) - Norwich,NY,USA
I was fishing in the North Country when all the Georgia Bigfoot hoopla was occurring, but when I heard about it, I couldn't help but crack a wry smile (it ...
Thursday, August 21, 2008