Earliest Bigfoot Report?

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Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Bart Stewart » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:59 pm

Just wondering, what would be the earliest serious attempt at a Bigfoot report? The Mt. Saint Helens "Ape Canyon" story dates back to 1924. This Wikipedia piece tells about it, and gives some possible rational explanations for what happened...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ape_Canyon

The story fits in with the tall tale tradition of the American west. A group of miners claimed they were attacked by "mountain devil apes" who bombarded their cabin with rocks. Later it turned out that some local youths had been throwing rocks down into the steep, narrow canyon around that time, possibly not knowing or caring that there were miners down there.

One of the miners also lost a lot of credibility when it was revealed he had made all kinds of claims of psychic powers, etc., etc. Here is his story in his own words, recorded by his son in 1967...

http://www.bigfootencounters.com/classics/beck.htm

There may be some psychological symbolism at work in the Bigfoot myth. It is so similar to the ancient Green Man myth of Europe. Forest spirits that seem to be a lot like Bigfoot are found in folklore worldwide.

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Re: Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Gord » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:07 am

Some people think that one of the earliest "sightings" of a Sasquatch by a white man came from David Thompson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thompson_(explorer)

...In his published journals, Thompson recorded seeing large footprints near what is now Jasper, Alberta, in 1811. It has been suggested that these prints were similar to what has since been called the sasquatch. However, Thompson noted that these tracks showed "a small Nail at the end of each [toe]", and stated that these tracks "very much resembles a large Bear's Track"....

Other people think the capture of a Sasquatch was reported in 1884 in a newspaper called the Daily Colonist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacko_hoax

The Jacko hoax was a Canadian newspaper story about a gorilla supposedly caught near Yale, British Columbia in 1884. The story, titled "What is it?, A strange creature captured above Yale. A British Columbia Gorilla", appeared in the British Columbia newspaper the Daily Colonist on July 4, 1884.
The original newspaper article describes "Jacko" as a gorilla and not a Sasquatch. However, the "Jacko" story has been used by Bigfoot advocates as evidence for the existence of Sasquatch. Many books about Bigfoot and cryptids have featured the event and cite the original newspaper article....
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Re: Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Lance Kennedy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:20 am

When was plywood invented?

There could not have been any report before the first guy was able to cut out a bigfoot footprint in plywood and strap it to his feet.

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Re: Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Gord » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:50 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:When was plywood invented?

Some time between the Stone Age and the Drywall Age: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plywood#History
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Re: Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Poodle » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:46 am

Lance Kennedy wrote:When was plywood invented?

During the Plystocene epoch, obviously. :roll:

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Re: Earliest Bigfoot Report?

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:39 pm

Poodle wrote:
Lance Kennedy wrote:When was plywood invented?

During the Plystocene epoch, obviously. :roll:

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