Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 15th, 2006
The California-based Wireless Flash News Service distributes their stories to 800 alternative newspapers, radio stations, and other news outlets worldwide. Here’s their story, unedited:
BIGFOOT UPDATE: POLICE SCANNER TAPE REVEALS CREATURE’S WHEREABOUTS
August 15, 2006
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota (Wireless Flash) — There’s been a rash of Bigfoot sightings at the Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and a police scanner recording is the most compelling evidence yet.
That’s the word from cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, who says the 90-second audio clip — which was taped this past Friday (Aug. 11) — features a female police officer investigating a sighting of a "tall, dark, hunchbacked creature" dancing around a light pole.
Coleman says the recording has "extremely high credibility," in part to the officer’s "matter of fact" way of relating the sighting.
He says the recording lends credence to claims that the hairy creatures have been on the reservation for weeks and are spending their nights peeking into windows.
Meanwhile, the Sasquatch sightings aren’t stopping. Coleman says there was another one on Saturday (Aug. 12) about 50 miles away from Friday’s report, which suggests a pack of the hairy creatures are migrating towards the northeast.
Recording available here.
P.S. Also, newspapers and television stations in South Dakota, Iowa, and other surrounding states, as well as the Associated Press, are beginning to discuss the Rapid City School of Mining and Technology’s denial that they are holding a body of a dead Bigfoot. Various Pine Ridge residents and medicine men have been interviewed for their reactions to the "killed Bigfoot" rumor.
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.