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Kentucky Footprint

Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 18th, 2012

Here is one of the alleged tracks that go with Nick’s earlier story.

Three toes.

About Loren Coleman
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.


7 Responses to “Kentucky Footprint”

  1. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    It looks to me like the supposed center toe is actually 2 toes close together. It’s a good print but the question is who or what made it. It looks like a black bear paw print to me, hind foot. There are several reasons why the poor bear could be missing toes. A steel trap is my first guess. Until someone proves otherwise I am signing this one off as a bear track.

  2. Buckeyes1 responds:

    Three toed tracks seem to pop up fairly often in Bigfoot like sightings. As I recall, the Boggy Creek beanfield footprints were 3-toed as well and that was not the first time such unusual 3-toed prints have been found.

    The usual contention is that no primate known has only 3 toes and thus, any 3-toed track MUST be a fake. But why would a faker make such an obvious difference? Isn’t the whole idea behind faking to fool people? Why go to the trouble of making a fake foot print that so obviously contradicts known science if your trying to get people to accept your fake as real?

    Has any expert such as Meldrum spoken or written about this? Can we say with any certitude that a 3-toed primate is absolutely impossible?

  3. Isis responds:

    Loren, as I understand it you interviewed some of the eyewitnesses in the 1977 Dover Demon case. There seem to be similarities between the descriptions of the Kentucky creature and the Dover Demon: small-statured bipedal humanoid creature described as about 3 to 4 feet tall; a face with large round eyes and few other discernable features; pale hairless skin; and also John Baxter’s drawing of the Dover Demon depicts a three toed creature.

    As you heard the descriptions first-hand, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you feel like the descriptions of these creatures sound similar?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! :)

  4. Loren Coleman responds:

    I find nothing at all in common with the Dover Demon and this thin case from Kentucky with the remarkably sensationalized “ET” headlines.

    For more on the Dover Demon, see here and here.

  5. Isis responds:

    Hi Loren! :)
    Thanks for responding. I see your point, the Dover Demon case is an exceptionally well-documented case whereas in comparison, this Kentucky account is rather lacking in evidence. That aside, I was wondering whether you thought that the description of of the Kentucky creature sounded similar to that the Dover Demon? If not, can you elaborate on how, in your opinion, the descriptions differ? I only ask because I respect your opinion and experience. I am only a simple undergrad, so please forgive me if I seem too inquisitive. ;)

  6. DWA responds:

    Deformed feet are never impossible.

    Jeff Meldrum has figured out that the Shipton yeti print may be a case of macrodactyly. Suddenly other yeti tracks make sense, as Shipton could be a mild deformity rather than another species with a weird and inexplicable foot.

    That said, I’d need more than what we see here to worry too much about this one. It sure doesn’t look to me a sasquatch track.

    Unless it’s a deformed bear track – and that would be a weird deformity indeed – it’s no bear.

  7. GhostOfChance responds:

    And in “PIKE” County too!



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