(Investigator 88, 2003
according to The Advertiser
of December 7, 2002, is dead. As with many rumoured but unproven
a common-sense approach gave the correct conclusion all along. With
in mind the following is reprinted from Investigator No. 8.]
Over 1,000 reported
sightings by 1980!
In all but four of the states of the USA! Numerous plaster casts of
Photographs of the creature! A motion picture film! Even women claiming
to have been hugged by him! Nevertheless he successfully keeps on
skeptics, scientists, biologists and sensible people in general!
"Bigfoot", also called
America's equivalent of the mythical Himalayan Yeti. Bigfoot is
to be 7 to 9 feet tall, weigh 600 to 1,000 pound, and is hairy and
and walks upright. He's been shot at by hunters at point-blank range
but doesn't seem to mind bullets. He and his kind roam the USA from
to New York and from Alaska to Texas.
Even new insect species
are hard to find
in North America –
so thoroughly have biologists
done their job.
biologists can't, however, track down and capture, or even photograph,
just one specimen among hundreds of furry giants who roam the land from
coast to coast!
The first newspaper report
is from the EXETER WATCHMAN, 1818, September 22:
Sacket's Harbor (N.Y.)
The book THE
(1982) by J
C Bord lists a further forty reported sightings for the 19th century.
1900 to 1949 fifty sightings are recorded. Approximately another fifty
in the 1950s. Then the numbers really exploded. Over 260 in the 1960s
60 in 1969. About 550 in the 1970s. This increase coincides with the
of Japanese King Kong movies – but maybe that's not significant.
the vicinity of
was seen on the 30th Ult. by a gentleman of unquestionable veracity, an
animal resembling the Wild Man of the Woods. It is stated that he came
from the woods and then took his flight in a direction which gave a
view of him for some time. He is described as bending forward when
– hairy, and the heel of the foot narrow, spreading at the toes.
of persons have been in pursuit for several days, but nothing further
heard or seen of him.The frequent and positive
manner in which
this story comes, induces us to believe it. We wish not to impeach the
veracity of this highly favored gentleman – yet, it is proper that such
improbable accounts should be established by the mouth, of at least two
direct eyewitnesses to entitle them to credit.
With so many Bigfoots
about and so many
whizzing around simultaneously the two sorts were bound to meet up.
THE BIGFOOT CASEBOOK (p.
man who encountered Bigfoot and who also: "had since 1965 had a dozen
or so UFO sightings, and on one occasion had exchanged flashed signals
with a UFO." And near Greensburg in Pennsylvania in 1973, October 25,
ten-year-old twins and a 22-year-old farmer reported seeing two
who came from a landed Flying Saucer.
The motion film
was taken by
Patterson in California in 1967, October 20. The gait of the creature
a human dressed in a furry costume.
A lot of
books have been
to convince the reader of Bigfoot's existence. Sensationalistic
accounts also number thousands. This doubtless influences naive people
into believing and even into "seeing" something they couldn't have seen.
were genuine –
a hoaxer dressed in a monkey costume tried to scare impressionable
or campers or trespassers.
should plug the
by sticking their own foot in their mouth.
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