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“The Hand of Unknown Origin”

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 19th, 2006

Comparing the skeletal structure of a bear paw to "The Hand of Unknown Origin"…Some people just wish it was waving goodbye…

Bear Human Comparison

The above illustration comes from this article that was pointed out to me by Cryptomundo reader ilexoak. 

This article is about a case where a foot and a hand were found in Utah last year. At first, they were thought to be of human origin. Two doctors, a pathologist, the death investigator and the police chief all thought that they were human. Sounds all too familiar…

It wasn’t until the state medical examiner’s office X-rayed the foot that it was discovered that it was a bear paw, not a human foot.

An interesting comparison with the "The Hand of Unknown Origin" if you ask me.

Black Bear Paw

The Hand of Unknown Origin X-Ray

X-ray of "The Hand of Unknown Origin"

Photo courtesy of Steve Kulls of SquatchDetective.com.

Coming tomorrow, more developments regarding "The Hand of Unknown Origin."

Stay tuned… 

Craig Woolheater – has written 2523 posts on this site.
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.


6 Responses to ““The Hand of Unknown Origin””

  1. shumway10973 responds:

    definitely bear paw. since this and the new york pics I have no respect for biscardi. He needs to actually meet big foot one day and have it show him what a real homid hand looks like close up, in a fist.

  2. Fisheslayer_84 responds:

    When I seen the first pictures of the “hand” I told myself it was a bear paw. This Biscardi dude needs a swift kick in the a**, I almost bet he got the hand from a taxidermist’s trash can. And after reading about how he is backing the New York pics, one should really start to wonder about his credibilty in the field of crypto research!

  3. jayman responds:

    While an illustration comparing a human hand, not foot, with a bear paw would have been more helpful, I think there is no longer any question that the mystery “hand” is not primate.

    Notice in the bear, the fifth digit is the most robust, the first the smallest, opposite the human situation. But they are close enough that it’s easy to see how people could be fooled.

    Whether Mr. Biscardi was the fooled or the fooler is another question. ;-)

  4. Jeremy_Wells responds:

    Is there any ‘credibility’ to wonder about?

    I know the good book says judge not, lest ye be judged, but I don’t mind being held up to the standards (judged by the standards) that pioneers in this field have set up for objective study, and if I were ever to be fooled I’d say “yep, you fooled me, let’s all learn from this and not let it happen again,” instead of knocking on trees and making statements of fact about impossible to substantiate estimates of population size and migration routes for the TV cameras.

    I mean, I’d love to travel the backroads and see this great country too, but not at the expense of people desperate to make some sense of a troubling and unexplained encounter.

  5. One Eyed Cat responds:

    Another case of wishful thinking. Biscardi apparently has no idea how bafoonish he is making himself appear.

  6. twblack responds:

    I think this should close the book on the hand and I hope on Mr. B. Unless he shows up somewhere someday with BF standing beside him we should ignore him and not give him any more publicity. I wish who ever is funding him would look more closely and give the $$$ to more deserving researchers in the crypto field.



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