Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 31st, 2011
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Rumors. Falsehoods. Not even half-truths. Misinformation. I listen to it about Bigfoot, am ask about it regarding Sasquatch, and challenged with it all.
Visitors to the International Cryptozoology Museum are merely repeating what they overhear in the media, from their non-cryptozoology-aware family and friends, and/or according to notions they have carried around in their heads for years.
All of these comments are untrue, but people state them as facts as I give them tours around the place, where despite many cryptids being showcased, the talk always returns to Bigfoot.
Here are a few of these “Bigfoot Bogus Bunkum” (most of which are about the Patterson-Gimlin footage):
There is only one Bigfoot.
No one ever sees Bigfoot.
No evidence is found for Bigfoot.
The only ones are seen in northern California.
One of those guys who took the film made a deathbed confession.
Hoaxer Ray Wallace’s wife was in the suit.
A Hollywood stuntman made a deathbed confession.
A friend of Roger Patterson’s was definitely in the costume.
A football player has confessed to being the Bigfoot in the 1967 Bluff Creek film.
Tom Biscardi was part of the hoax of that film of the Bigfoot.
A family of Bigfoot was killed at Bluff Creek. And the film is part of the coverup.
As it turns out, every one of the above statements are groundless.
Share a few you hear.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.