It’s been a big year in Bigfootery. Let’s face it, DNA results or not, the mystery and mayhem of Sasquatch isn’t going away (but hopefully Finding Bigfoot will…)
The insider scoop was dominated by the Ketchum project and the ongoing saga of “Is there a paper, where is it, when will it be published and what will it say?”
Well, Dr. Melba Ketchum, with the help of her rather unhelpful colleagues Igor and Robin Lynne, created an unplanned circus with the news that the paper does indeed exist and was not welcomed in the main science publication routes. So, it appears that the work may have emigrated to Russia. What we will get from this? We can’t tell yet. But, consistent with Bigfoot history and my nature, I’m not getting my hopes high. We wait to see what 2013 brings.
We’ve had a year full of really awful videos and pictures of the big guy, tons of speculation, ridiculous rumor mongering and too many promises.
It’s interesting that the news of Bigfoot is dominated by disappointment and what DOESN’T appear. I get quite a bit of bashing from both sides of the fence – the skeptics and believers – for following the topic at all. We had a little blowup at the website mid-year thanks to some rather off-putting Bigfoot commentators. So many people not only believe this could be the real deal but invest serious and considerable effort into finding it and “proving to the world”. That’s not my job so I won’t be out in the woods call blasting anytime soon. I’m just trying to make sense of the flow of info and advising what to be wary of. There is currently not sufficient evidence that anything mysterious is out there. But there has been PLENTY of evidence that the mystery was birthed and has grown in the fertile soil of our minds and culture. Real or not, the belief and the believer’s pursuit is endlessly interesting.
Here is some of the BIG Bigfoot stories on DN this year:
Bigfoot trailcam photo released; shows back of head and shoulders. (This was from a movie critter.)
Keep squatching. More ‘Finding Bigfoot’ on the way. (The ratings are still good for this program but I don’t think people watch it for the “science”, maybe for the comedy.)
The case of the acrobatic bear (or juvenile Sasquatch). (Monster Talk does a fantastic expose on the Pennsylvania Jacobs photo)
I blame Finding Bigfoot for this recklessness (Removed). (Here is where Doubtful News just gave up on the ridiculousness of Bigfoot stories, at least for a while.)
Trailcam photo from Alberta: What is the brown furry thing?. (This one was pretty funny.)
The danger of pretending to be Bigfoot: You can get hit by a car. And die. (A shocking story of a man killed in Montana trying to spark reports of a Bigfoot sighting.)
The Falcon Project: A high-tech research investigation to track Bigfoot. (Searching for Bigfoot with a blimp.)
Bigfoot the hooligan! (Reports of an attack of Bigfoot on a Pennsylvania Winnebago.)
Finding Bigfoot just got REALLY serious! (UPDATED: Prize money) (10 million dollars up for grabs. Not really.)
Viral blobsquatch (There were a lot of these this year. None were worth anything of value.)
And then it all hits the fan in November…
Where do we go in 2013? Can it get any weirder? Stay tuned as the Sasquatchery continues…