Sasquatch Lives!! Maybe

11 Jul

Sasquatch has been a Pacific Northwest mythical creature for many decades. Sitings and even videos have routinely been knocked down and proven to be hoaxes. Not so fast. Now, anthropologist Jeff Meldrum has analyzed some new tracks and has found evidence that they might indeed be real.


His evidence?

The toes, as revealed by analysis of the tracks, seem to grip rocks, curl to grab the soil on inclines, and at times splay out presumably for better balance. Things a rubber or plastic fake foot couldn’t easily do. But more importantly, many of the tracks revealed friction ridge patterns. This is important since only primates have such ridges.


Another interesting finding was that there appeared to be scars from old injuries on the soles of the feet. When such injuries heal, the dermal ridges tend to curl inward as part of the healing process. Such healing was found here. Something that would be very difficult to fake.

So does this mean that Sasquatch lives? Maybe, maybe not. Hopefully there is more to come.


6 responses to “Sasquatch Lives!! Maybe

  1. Suzanne Arruda

    July 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I’d swear that track was left by one of my sons. They have feet about that huge.


  2. Connie Archer

    July 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Sasquatch is real, I’m sure of it!


  3. Frank Karl

    July 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Wow, I’d really like to know that Big Foot stepped in which had sufficient reproducibility to capture friction ridges.
    Friction ridges? Aren’t they finger or toe prints? I just had to be printed for a license and it took several technicians, digital enhancement and finally inking to get my friction ridges. And Big Foot just stepped in something and left friction ridges….

    stay safe………..


  4. sandra gardner

    July 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Dear Dr. Lyle,
    I have questions about manner of death for my second book in my mystery series. First: can an overdose of angina medication cause death and can it be detected at an autopsy? Second: would a hospital trauma patient’s death caused by cutting off an IV (blood transfusions or other intubated medication) be detectable at an autopsy? Thanks!
    Sandy Gardner


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      July 21, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Sandra–I don’t answer story questions thru the blog but only by private E mail via my website. The instructions for submitting questions can be found there–there is a link on the main page.


  5. rajshree

    August 29, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    thanks dr.lyle
    really it is a great approach in identifying the species which are now not available to us and would be really a remarkable achievement .



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