Claws in Tracks

Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 18th, 2006

Could this drawing, done from life, demonstrate why there are seemingly “claw” marks in some Bigfoot prints?

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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.

7 Responses to “Claws in Tracks”

  1. ToddPartain responds:

    Yep, they don’t have nail salons in the sticks.

  2. Doug responds:

    This has jogged my slightly hazy memory banks about Robert Ostman’s story about his abduction by a family of bigfoot creatures. He described one of them as having fingernails “like chisels”. It would be logical to assume that their toenails would be long at times, wearing down and breaking from time to time through walking and running away from nosey humans in their habitat.
    While rereading the story before posting this, I also discovered he described their sitting actions in that “they moved their knees outward to sit”. In the DVD “Sasquatch: Legend meets Science” a biomechanical expert imposed a skeleton over the Patterson-Gimlin film. It showed the creature moved with a slight swivel of the knees to the outside in it’s walking gait. Hmmm……
    Happy belated Paddy’s day all.

  3. squatchworks responds:

    I have a cast I made from a bigfoot track that clearly shows toe nail drag marks but nothing that would be confused with claw marks. The kuterville cast.

  4. Loren Coleman responds:

    Doug..Albert Ostman, not Robert.

    Squatchworks…the Keuterville, Idaho cast, correct?

    The footprint (not the cast) is visible here.

    Are copies of the cast available?

  5. Craig Woolheater responds:

    Rick Noll’s copy of the Kuterville cast will be on display in San Antonio.

    Here is a photo of the cast.

  6. squatchworks responds:

    you would have to ask Rick to make a copy for you, I let him make a mold of it for himself. I have the original but no mold for it.

  7. Doug responds:

    Thanx for the correction, Loren. I am notorius for getting things reversed and substituting the wrong name!

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