Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 25th, 2012
Those who are observant will note that a creator of an illustration trying to explain the Facebook press releases has stumbled by adding an unfortunate mistake to this firestorm.
The middle image below is the graphic outline of one of the Ray Wallace wooden fake Bigfoot track tools he and his associates employed to leave print impressions in prime Bigfoot country.
The best laid plans for editorial art can sometimes go badly astray.
Of course, the other component that is incorrect in terms of this quote (upon which the graphic is based) is that the “Giganto” theory is so central and important to Bigfoot researchers. Yes, many folks, following Grover Krantz and Jeff Meldrum, have been overly influenced by having all their eggs in that one basket.
While many people are Gigantopithecus followers, there are schools of thought that North American Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Oh-Mah might be evolved Paranthropus, Homo heidelbergensis, Neandertal, Amerindian shamans, and more. Or that while populations of Bigfoot might exist, we have no idea at all what they might be.
Besides, there are a lot of unusual suspects out there, and Bigfoot is not the only hairy hominoid group in existence, we’d bet.
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.