A footprint and a reported sighting from Ohio – neither is, as usual, very impressive. But the media just laps it up.
An abnormally large footprint — which some believe belongs to Bigfoot — has been discovered in a northern Ohio backyard.
Ashtabula County resident Wendy – she asked to have her last name withheld because she’s not sure she wants to be involved with Bigfoot stories – was doing yard work on Aug. 11 when she noticed a 7.5 inch wide footprint that was an inch and a half deep into the mud.
“I took a picture to show my mother’s husband, who’s a hunter, and he said it wasn’t a human’s,” she said. “I’m not claiming that footprint to be anything. I don’t know what that is.”
“I didn’t believe in the sasquatch before,” Wendy said. “And in fact I’m still fighting it. But I can’t make sense of that large footprint.”
She also reports hearing growls and knocks and recalls seeing a black figure running across railroad tracks some five years ago. Honestly, this is really dubious “evidence”. Bigfoot is not a likely explanation. No other explanations have even been explored. But then… ABC goes and interviews…wait for it… MELBA KETCHUM – a known Bigfoot believer who has told wild stories about Bigfoot encounters and is the author of the discredited Bigfoot DNA project.
“They’re not monsters; they’re a type of people,” she said. “The DNA shows that. The paternal side is novel, but the female side is 100 percent modern human (as in 13,000-15,000 years ago).”
Melba’s conclusions remain completely unsupported and the study was judged to be, I’ll be kind, not credible. Journalists really can’t seem to get a rational take on these stories can they. Or, they just don’t want to, and that is a public disservice.
Here is a report of a Bigfoot sighting in Ashtabula from early this week.
Debbie Sherman was driving home early Monday morning after a night of playing cards with friends when she saw something moving across the field.
“I thought it was a dirt bike,” she said. “Then I saw it was massive in size, standing on two feet .. and it was standing tall, really tall.”
Sherman said she saw a Bigfoot, also known as sasquatch, an ape-like creature that some people believe live in the forests of North America.
Bigfoot investigators found this track. Wait… track? Of what? What has a foot like that?
Color me VERY unimpressed. Blob prints. We are really reaching here folks.