Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 3rd, 2007
Above is the December 1, 2007, image of a “Yeti footcast” from Nepal. While it is unique, it does overtly resemble the Orang Dalam footcast that Josh Gates recovered from Malaysia in 2006.
The Group API decided to more closely compare what they saw as an uncritical examination of the Johor footcasts. Below are their images compared to the actual photographs of the footprints and their analysis.
Perhaps a close up of the toe imprints of the alleged Bigfoot print might shed further light.
Josh Gates seen here carrying his Bigfoot print cast. Notice the peculiar shape of the toes. This ‘perculiar-shaped’ toe feature is missing in later photos of the Cast. Do Rhino print looked like this? Compare too with the shape of a boar print.
A closeup look at the alleged Bigfoot print before it was cast by the International Group. The photo taken from the SPI website. Click here to view the original photo and you will be able to see the distinct ‘toe’ shape, especially the toe furthest left. Placed in comparism is some boar prints I found near the same area.
The Verdict? The Johor Bigfoot print cast by Jan McGirk and Josh Gates was a blotched job. They should have cast the entire ground including the whole foot, so that when done, the imprint would have the exact print, and not just fill in the depression, which was subject to human opinion, amount of cast material, etc. at that point in time.API
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.