Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 16th, 2010
Courtesy International Cryptozoology Museum.
The story about quatchi (which included some quotes from me) as it appeared on the wires (and susequently published on this website) may have been taken a little out of context.
Please let me say up front that I am thrilled to bits that a cryptid is an official Olympic mascot as it raises awareness of sasquatch and other cryptids.
Please also let me unreservedly apologise to anyone, especially any Canadians who were upset by the story. I have visited Canada on many occasions and find its people and in particular it’s cryptid research community the friendliest and most helpful in the world.
All I was intending with my quotes in the story was to express my surprise that quatchi was chosen as a mascot because when I think of winter sports -I think of leaner more agile athletes (and hence mascots). Maybe its just because us Aussies know so little about the winter Olympics given we have so little snow here, but again apologies if my comments were taken out of context.
Now, where can I buy a quatchi toy?
RegardsTim the Yowie Man
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.