Posted by: Craig Woolheater on January 18th, 2017
“The author takes an anthropologist’s approach, studying many different aspects of the creature known as “Bigfoot”…Wilson presents us with a plethora of statistical evidence…a nice, organized analysis of this elusive cryptid…intellectual rather than sensational.” -San Francisco Book Review
In this unparalleled analysis, T.A. Wilson replaces idle speculation with data and interdisciplinary truths to reveal the hidden life of bigfoot, North America’s indigenous hominin, by putting the species into evolutionary context. Drawing upon his field experience and databases that now contain thousands of sightings events, Wilson analyzes the data statistically to develop an anatomical profile of bigfoot. For the first time, hoaxing and myth can be separated from reality and all manner of questions can be reasonably answered, foremost among them being what exactly is bigfoot? How fast can it run? How strong is it? What is the mating structure of the species? How can a hominin so large be so defined by the smallest of anatomical details—the alignment of its great toe? What is its cranial capacity? What are the implications of its hand anatomy? Could it be capable of proto-gestures, even protolanguage? What are Pacific Coast population estimates? How could it escape scientific recognition? Now bigfoot is a mystery no more…or at least not quite the seemingly unsolvable mystery that it was.
About the Author
T.A. Wilson is also the author of In Pursuit of a Legend: 72 Days in California Bigfoot Country. He was featured in the short documentary Bigfoot and the Rebel. He has advanced degrees in writing and information science, and works in multiple fields, including academia, often independently.
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.