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Russian paper publishes photo of 'Canadian Bigfoot'

By Stephanie Dearing     Feb 25, 2010 in Science
Pravda claims a Canadian cryptozoologist sent a photograph to a Russian organization called the International Center for Hominology.
Pravda claims the photograph was submitted by Randy Brisson, who lives in British Columbia, Canada. To see the photograph, click on "Pravda" in the first sentence. Brison's big claim to fame was finding tracks of an adult and juvenile Sasquatch near East Stave Lake, British Columbia in February, 2009.
The murky picture published in Pravda Thursday looks like it could be something ... and it also looks like it could be nothing. It appears to be a disembodied dark hairy face in a forest. Brisson is reported to have encountere the Sasquach near Pitt Lake, B.C. There are about six or seven photographs posted on Bigfoot Encounters of the footprints, as well as some other interesting pictures.
The International Center for Hominology does not provide news updates, and its investigations appear to be firmly rooted in the past. Two instances intrigue the Russian cryptozoologists: the Minnesota Iceman and Zana, a wild woman who was found and captured in the late 1800s. The Minnesota Iceman, a circus side show exhibit in the 1960s, is now thought to be a hoax. If the legend of Zana is correct, there should be a line of half-human, half-Sasquach descendents still in Georgia.
Pravda's story noted that the Sasquatch was made a mascot of the 2010 Winter Olympics, currrently under way in host city Vancouver. Named Quachi, the mascot "... is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends."
Pitt Lake is near Vancouver, and is not very accessible as it is "surrounded by rugged terrain." Perhaps some tourists in town for the Olympics might make the short trip to Pitt Lake, which has a fascinating history that includes stories of murder, sasquatch and alien sightings, and tales of lost gold mines.
It is not yet known why Brisson declined to share his photograph with Canadian media.
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