you believe 14 researchers working for the past week in Gifford Pinchot (or
Frank Bronson, if you're on the up and up) national forest, the existence of
the sasquatch has been all but confirmed.
These researchers apparently found the
body imprint of a bigfoot somewhere deep in the forest, where they had been
tracking the creature. They apparently also found some hair, which is
being DNA tested, and recorded the being's very scary noises, which is also
being tested, though what exactly they're testing for remains to be revealed.
You can see a poorly set-up shot of the
imprint above, and a fuzzy, streaming video of the cable news report here.
We really can't say much about this,
either to refute it or support it, because most of the information we have
comes in form of the investigators saying "this is definitely real"
and similar statements. There is nothing really to look at, nothing
really to examine, etc.
Some details are definitely interesting,
such as the alleged thermal imaging imprint they discovered at the location in
question. Thermal imaging is very difficult to fake, and the equipment
is also very expensive. If the tape of the imprint really does
show the afterimage of a large, 7-8 foot, 800-1000 lb creature resting on its
side, then the evidence is compelling. Ditto for the results of
the DNA test.
As we've said before, bigfoot is one
area of Fortean nonsense that makes slightly more sense than most of the rest
of it. I, for one, am interested to see what comes of all this.
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