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State Stumps Bigfoot Research
State Stumps Bigfoot Research
new study

State Stumps Bigfoot Research

Analysis ties sightings to bear population but can't explain Florida

(Newser) - The black bear has long been a potential suspect in Bigfoot sightings. The size fits, as a bear can go about 7 feet tall when standing on two legs. And researchers have pointed out before that sasquatch sightings have been heavy in areas with lots of black bears . This study...

Research Won't Please Believers in Bigfoot
'If Bigfoot
Is There, It
May Be
Many Bears'
new study

'If Bigfoot Is There, It May Be Many Bears'

Study sees a correlation in sightings with black bear populations

(Newser) - Either Bigfoot likes hanging around black bears or lots of people tend to mistake the latter for the former. A new study picks its side, suggesting that sightings of the legendary creature are almost surely cases of mistaken identity. In a paper published at the preprint stie bioRxiv , data scientist...

Affidavit: Fishing Trip Turned Deadly After Mention of Bigfoot

In bizarre Oklahoma crime, man allegedly killed friend due to fears of being fed to Sasquatch

(Newser) - A weekend fishing excursion on Oklahoma's South Canadian River turned deadly, and in a bizarre twist, Bigfoot comes into play in the case. According to an arrest affidavit from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Larry Sanders and his buddy Jimmy Knighten set out Saturday afternoon to catch some...

Lawmaker Trying to Create Bigfoot Hunting Season

Oklahoma lawmaker suggests $25K bounty

(Newser) - Unusually tall and hirsute people might want to stay out of the woods in Oklahoma in October. A state lawmaker has filed a bill directing the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Division to establish a Bigfoot hunting season, KFOR reports. Republican Rep. Justin Humphrey, who comes from a district in southeast Oklahoma...

Don't Blame Bigfoot, Flyer Says
Bigfoot Denial Puzzles Town 

Bigfoot Denial Puzzles Town

Sasquatch isn't the reason for bridge closure, sign says

(Newser) - An anonymous flyer denying that Bigfoot is behind the prolonged closure of a bridge in a Vermont town has got locals talking about the mythical forest creatures. The flyer first spotted at the Bradford post office said the prolonged closure of the Creamery Bridge over the Waits River was not...

Shots Fired at 'Bigfoot' in National Park

'There was absolutely nothing there,' camper says

(Newser) - Kentucky is more famous for bourbon than Bigfoot sightings, which may explain a strange series of events on Saturday. Western Kentucky University students Madelyn Durand and Brad Ginn say they were awoken at a campsite in Mammoth Cave National Park when they heard noises and found a man who claimed...

FBI Tested 'Bigfoot' Hairs, Has Released the Results

Determined Oregon man sent 15 hairs to agency in 1976

(Newser) - An Oregon man has spent his life on a mission—and there are newly released FBI files to prove it. Peter Byrne is now 93, and he's decades into an obsession to find creatures of lore like Bigfoot and the yeti, a fascination born from stories he'd heard...

Shots Fired in Apparent Confusion Over Bigfoot

Man complains that hunter nearly killed him in case of mistaken identity

(Newser) - Just your everyday sheriff's message: "It is of great concern that this individual might think it’s OK to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot." The warning comes out of Montana, from Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, reports McClatchy . A 27-year-old man told deputies...

Positive She Saw Bigfoot, She's Suing California
Positive She Saw Bigfoot,
She's Suing California
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Positive She Saw Bigfoot, She's Suing California

Claudia Ackley says state is endangering people by not recognizing that Sasquatch exists

(Newser) - Claudia Ackley is positive that she and her two daughters came across Bigfoot in a tree in southern California last year, but when she called different state authorities to report the sighting, she got the same response. Nope, they told her, you saw a bear. As a result, the 46-year-old...

Woman Blames Car Crash on Bigfoot
Woman Blames Car
Crash on Sasquatch

Woman Blames Car Crash on Sasquatch

She says she saw Bigfoot chasing deer along Idaho highway

(Newser) - A 50-year-old Idaho woman swears a car accident Wednesday night wasn't her fault; she was distracted by Bigfoot. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the woman was driving along US Highway 95 north of Potlatch around 11:30pm when she says she saw a Sasquatch chasing deer along the side...

Guy Who Shot the Most Famous 'Bigfoot' Footage: 'It Ruined Me'

40 years later, Bob Gimlin helps fuel the legend

(Newser) - Bob Gimlin still remembers the dark hair, swinging arms, and that glance over the shoulder. Of course, he had a lot of time to consider the encounter that changed his life during his more than 30 years of silence. In a lengthy piece for Outside , Leah Sottile delves into the...

Police Not Amused by This Bigfoot Sighting

Maine man charged with criminal mischief over graffiti

(Newser) - A pint-sized version of Bigfoot has been popping up all over Kennebunk, Maine, in the form of graffiti, but police say the local run is over for Sasquatch. They've charged 36-year-old Freeman Hatch with criminal mischief, accusing him of defacing public property with the drawings, reports the Bangor Daily ...

Bigfoot Hunter Plans Stock Offering
 Next for Bigfoot Hunter: IPO 

Next for Bigfoot Hunter: IPO

Profits could be elusive or nonexistent, analysts warn

(Newser) - If you trust the business sense of a guy who thought a rubber gorilla suit was a Bigfoot carcass, the Wall Street Journal may have uncovered an exciting investment opportunity for you. Tom Biscardi, the self-proclaimed "leading expert" on Bigfoot, has founded a firm called Bigfoot Project Investments and...

Researcher: I Found Proof of Bigfoot in Russia

The latest supposed evidence is a piece of bark

(Newser) - People in the US have long been on the hunt for Bigfoot, just like those in Canada are in search of Sasquatch and the Himalayas lay claim to the Yeti. But did you know Russians have their own version of an extra large and hairy primate, the Almas? And now...

DNA Tests Find No Bigfoot, Possible Yeti

Most hair samples were from bears, cows, raccoons

(Newser) - If there are mysterious, hairy humanoids roaming the wilds of North America, they don't seem to be leaving any DNA behind, according to researchers who have carried out the first-ever comprehensive genetic review of hair samples supposedly from Bigfoot, the Sasquatch, or the Yeti. The alleged Bigfoot samples turned...

Bigfoot Hunter Admits Hoax
 Bigfoot Hunter Admits Hoax 

Bigfoot Hunter Admits Hoax

Corpse was made by a toy shop

(Newser) - You might want to sit down: It turns out that the guy who said he killed Bigfoot after luring it with Walmart pork ribs was lying. Again. Rick Dyer's money-making hoax fell apart when his own spokesman learned the sad truth that the supposed corpse was fake and decided...

Bigfoot's Corpse? Hunter Says He's Got It

Rick Dyer claims to have body of legendary creature

(Newser) - This time hunter Rick Dyer has really captured Bigfoot—like really for real. And he's released an image of a creature that he says will ensure his place in history, the Huffington Post reports. "Bigfoot is not a tooth fairy—Bigfoot is real," he told KSAT . "...

Oklahoma Bigfoot Hunt Ends Very Badly

1 shot, 3 arrested, 0 Sasquatches

(Newser) - If Bigfoot is lurking in the woods of Rogers County, Oklahoma, this sounds like the wrong group to send to hunt the creature down: Three people were arrested and one was hospitalized after a hunting trip, supposedly to find Sasquatch, went incredibly wrong, News9 reports. After Omar Pinera, 21, was...

Scientist 'Solves' Yeti Mystery
 Scientist 'Solves' Yeti Mystery 

Scientist 'Solves' Yeti Mystery

Geneticist suspects it's a polar bear-brown bear hybrid

(Newser) - Whether you call it the Abominable Snowman or yeti, the mythical creature may have just jumped from the pages of fiction to the world of fact. Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes performed DNA testing on 27 suspected yeti samples that had been sent to him from around the world, and got...

Man Killed While Posing as Bigfoot

Cars strike Montanan hoping to be mistaken for Sasquatch

(Newser) - A Montana man dressed up as what he hoped would be taken for Bigfoot was struck by two cars and killed. Randy Lee Tenley, 44, was wearing a hard-to-see military-type "Ghille" camouflage suit and was standing along a highway near Kalispell as the light was fading when he was...

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