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Bigfoot and Trust in Science: A Cautionary Tale

Bigfoot and Trust in Science: A Cautionary Tale

At Sapiens, Kenyon College anthropologist Bruce Hardy offers an entertaining — but also instructive — look at the hunt for the legendary North American primate Bigfoot (also called Sasquatch) in the mid-twentieth century. Here’s a famous alleged Bigfoot sighting from 1967: In 1969, the hunt converged on a small town in Washington State, near the Canadian border, called Bossburg. Now a ghost town, in that year it hosted many prominent Bigfoot hunters, checking out tracks spotted at the city dump. Hardy focuses on three of these seekers, and in particular on where beliefs in Bigfoot took them: One was Illinois-born hunting guide Ivan Marx (1999–2021), who had a knack for coming up with evidence of Bigfoot; he was the one who found the tracks at the dump. Another was Swiss Canadian René Dahinden (1930–2001) , a man who worked only to raise funds to continue his hunt for the monstrous primate. Fortunately, there was a scientist in the room … And the third was University of Washington physical anthropologist Grover Krantz (1931–2002). We are told …

The Masked Singer’s Bigfoot rumours addressed by Last Leg star

The Masked Singer’s Bigfoot rumours addressed by Last Leg star

The Last Leg star addresses Masked Singer rumoursITV The Last Leg star Alex Brooker has addressed the rumours speculating that he is Bigfoot on The Masked Singer. The comedian was quizzed by his co-stars Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe on the season premiere of the Channel 4 chat show tonight (February 16). “It can’t be. I wouldn’t go on telly dressed as something ridiculous,” Brooker said, after being asked about Bigfoot’s identity. Dave Benett – Getty Images Related: Masked Singer 2024 cast spoilers — all the celebrity hints and theories “But look, I know you’ve been talking about this. I just have to say this straight off, look at me now, I am sweating in here and I’m in a T-shirt,” he added, before Widdicombe replied: “Yeah, because you’re lying!” Brooker continued: “Do you really think that I would be able to go in a costume, a massive and hairy costume? They’d open it up and there wouldn’t be anything left, it’d be like the end of The Snowman.” Widdicombe and Hills then proceeded to …

Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not 

Have you seen Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not 

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The Masked Singer: Who is Bigfoot? All the clues so far

The Masked Singer: Who is Bigfoot? All the clues so far

Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter for all the latest entertainment news and reviews Sign up to our free IndyArts newsletter The Masked Singer, ITV’s totally bizarre competition series, is back on Saturday nights. Joel Dommett is back as our host, with Davina McCall, Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan trying their best to figure out which celebrities are behind the motley crew of characters. This year’s hidden stars are hoping to join the previous Masked Singer UK winners, which include Nicola Roberts, Joss Stone, Natalie Imbruglia and Charlie Simpson. One of the hopefuls is in disguise as Bigfoot – here’s what we know about them so far… In an ITV press pack released ahead of the series, Bigfoot said: “Bigfoot just wants to have a good time and for the audience to have a good time!” In week one of the singing show, a pre-recorded segment showed Bigfoot bumping and bashing into things, suggesting that they could be clumsy. The judges also noted that Bigfoot’s bandage and crutch could be another clue. …

TV tonight: Dippy Egg! Bigfoot! Rat! It’s the return of The Masked Singer | Television & radio

TV tonight: Dippy Egg! Bigfoot! Rat! It’s the return of The Masked Singer | Television & radio

The Masked Singer7pm, ITV1 TV’s wackiest talent show is back – hurrah! Air Fryer, Bubble Tea, Eiffel Tower, Chicken Caesar, Bigfoot, Dippy Egg and Rat are just some of the singing characters we’re going to be shouting “Take it off! Take it off!” at. It’s up to judges Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross, Rita Ora and Mo Gilligan to work out who’s behind the masks. Hollie Richardson Talking Pictures: Glenda Jackson5.15pm, BBC Two Talking Picture: Glenda Jackson on BBC Two. Photograph: Sarah Lee/The Guardian What a woman! Glenda Jackson, who passed away in June, was an Academy award-winning actor, then in 1990 she made the switch to politics, spending 23 years as a Labour MP. The BBC archives offer insights into both her extraordinary character and career, as this Talking Pictures episode demonstrates. Ellen E Jones Lives Well Lived7pm, BBC Two In terms of celebrity deaths, 2023 has been right down there with 2016. Kirsty Wark helms this documentary celebrating the lives of a few of them. The programme features Beverley Knight paying tribute to Tina …

Is Bigfoot Dead? | Skeptical Inquirer

Is Bigfoot Dead? | Skeptical Inquirer

Twenty years ago, in this magazine I wrote an overview of the evidence for Bigfoot. Titled “Bigfoot at 50: A Half-Century of Bigfoot Evidence,” it was meant to give skeptics and layfolk alike a concise overview of the variety and quality of evidence proffered to date for the existence of the elusive bipedal creature said to roam North America. The birth of Bigfoot (as a phenomenon, if not as a corporal creature) is complex and closely linked with its Canadian cousin Sasquatch (see, for example, Loxton and Prothero 2013 and Regal 2011). How long Bigfoot has been around is of course unknowable; the fifty years mentioned in the original piece was a rough estimate including a seminal December 1959 True magazine article describing the discovery of large, mysterious footprints the year before in Bluff Creek, California. They turned out to have been the work of Ray Wallace, who is acknowledged to have made countless hoaxed tracks, using various carved wooden feet, throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Though there were others at the time, the Bluff …