Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 10th, 2009
In the intriguing new database archives of British Columbian Sasquatch investigator John Green now found online, the following overview is being shared from his generally unpublished materials. It is an analytic gem.
BREASTS, SEX, AND ASHES
Reported observations of breasts are very rare indeed. In 2600 sighting reports I find only 15 references to large breasts, 10 pendulous breasts, 5 small and 1 medium.
References to genitalia are even rarer, 11 male and 1 female. In 33 cases it was specifically noted that they were not visible, presumably in animals considered to be males.
As to creatures doing anything with fire, I do not have a single modern report and only two very old ones. A man writing to the Antioch, CA, Ledger in 1870 told of hiding to see what had been disturbing the ashes of his fire, where he was camped while hunting. He reported seeing a 5-foot, heavily-built, hair-covered creature take a stick from the fire and swing it around until the flame went out, then do the same with another stick. The other report, carried by Canadian Press a few years ago, quotes an Indian lady, 112 years old, as saying that about 1900 she fled from a “wetego” at a place in northern Manitoba called Devil’s Narrows, and watched from a canoe while it set fire to her camp with a big burning branch.
Ray Crowe’s Track Record had a story of two men near Winslow, Arizona, in April, 1995, seeing an 8 to 9-foot creature apparently eating potato peels from foil in the ashes of an old campfire, but that presumably involved interest in the peels, not the fire.
Of course, too, there remains the question of whether Bigfoot also show evidence of steatopygia.
Harry Trumbore’s drawing of the Pennsylvania Bigfoot called “Kong” is from The Field Guide of Bigfoot and Other Mystery Primates. The field guide realistically illustrates the creatures as they have been described by credible eyewitnesses.
In Bigfoot! The True Story of Apes in America, in 2003, I detailed an updated overview of this same subject in the chapter “Sex and the Single Sasquatch.”
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. 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.