Pike Place Mystery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 28th, 2008

Bones Found near Pike Place Not Human by Jim Valley, 710 KIRO Reporter

The King County medical examiner’s office says bones found near the Pike Place Market in
Seattle are not human.

An investigator said Wednesday an anthropologist made the determination, but didn’t say
what kind of bones they were.

They were found with seashells Monday by workers in the crawl space of the Virginia Inn.

A half dozen members of the Duwamish Tribe, who had suspected the bones were human,
held a ceremony at the market, playing drums and singing an “honor song” to ancestors.

Tribal chair Cecile Hansen says the bones could have been an Native American because of
the location.

[February 27, 2008]

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

15 Responses to “Pike Place Mystery”

  1. eireman responds:

    Yeah, I hope they do a follow up on this. I’m curious. It’s going to end up being a cow or something but you never know… Unfortunately I learned when writing my book that so many tantalizing media reports never receive a follow up. It’s aggravating. Fingers crossed.

  2. Ceroill responds:

    Agreed, eireman. I’m curious to find out what kind of bones they are.

  3. Bob Michaels responds:

    Sasquatch Bones?

  4. DWA responds:

    And so the experts would tell us that there are no fossil or subfossil remains that would indicate the presence of higher primates (other than us) in North America, ever.


    That is, that have been found.

    That is, that have been found and properly catalogued.

    Anyone want to make a bet we don’t hear anything more about this one…?

    Man, I’d start ransacking every single museum collection in the country, and taking out ads wherever I could. Smithsonian; Nature; Scientific American; the New York Times… (“Anybody have a really unusual doorstop…?”)

    If it were me. And the $$$$ were there, that is.

    I just have the sneaking suspicion the experts might not be right on this one. Call it a hunch.

  5. shumway10973 responds:

    Found it in a crawl space? I lived in Seattle for a couple years, I don’t see how a sasquatch would make its way to the inn just to crawl in the crawl space. Besides, this area is downtown Seattle. Even though I’ve seen some scary people, they were all people. The cascades are beyond the opposite side of Seattle. All other areas that are wooded… impossible for any non-human to just walk in and get into the crawl space.

  6. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Ok, not human, says them. But HOW OLD?

  7. CryptoHaus_Press responds:

    I don’t see how a sasquatch would make its way to the inn just to crawl in the crawl space.

    LOL! i keep picturing the befuddled innkeeper telling the poor, exhausted Sasquatch:

    INNKEEPER: i’m sorry, s-sir, but there’s no room left. even the manger’s full! maybe under the inn..?

    😉 maybe this will help start a religion for Bigfoot?

  8. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    Just because they determined the bones are not human doesn’t automatically make them human like. I did not read anything about them even resembling human bones. They were simply some bones found in sand and some shells. The source of the bones could be anything from an elk to a dog. Last time I checked neither one of those critters have human bones either.

  9. Shane Durgee responds:

    Finally. The remains of the mysterious Grunge Ape.

  10. squatch-toba responds:

    Maybe Sasquatch bones that were hidden in a crawl space?? I’d like to see some pics of these bones.

  11. sausage1 responds:

    You know you’ve had a skinful when you can’t hold onto the floor. But underneath it?????

    Do they sell Wadsworth 4X on draught in Seattle?

  12. MOGUY responds:

    The Elusive Giant Crawl Space Seal

  13. imamonkey responds:

    hmmmm i would definitely like to see a picture of these bones.

  14. raiderfan13 responds:

    loren, it’s 3-4-08, 1:29 pm in pomona , ca.have you any update on these bones? by the way, hello, loren,my name is eddie and i have been enjoying this site for two years now! i just logged in today.

  15. DWA responds:

    And it just quietly dies.

    Don’t count me one of the surprised ones here. (See my first post.)

    I frequently wonder about all these hair and fecal samples that seem to be going in for review, and then never get heard from again. Is this process really that hard to follow through on?

    (I guess for people with other, real jobs, well, yes it is.)

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