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Man snaps pictures of 'sasquatch footprints' in northern B.C.
theprovince.com/Technology ^ | March 11, 2009 | By Ian Austin,

Posted on 03/11/2009 4:11:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Brian Vike believes he has photographic evidence that sasquatches exist.

No, he doesn’t have a photo of a sasquatch, but he does have a photo of a very large footprint.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bigfoot; cryptobiology; sasquatch

Brian Vike snapped this photo of what he believes is a sasquatch footprint in Moricetown, B.C. Photograph by: Brian Vike, For the Province

The Houston, B.C.-based UFO researcher has developed a soft spot for the mythical furry creatures, and got an excited call last Sunday from the remote community of Moricetown.

“I made the 90-minute drive up there, and I was amazed at what I saw,” Vike told The Province. “I’ve been on some of those turkey runs, when there’s nothing to see.

“But there were footprints, 17-and-a-half inches in length, that went on for a long ways.

“The stride is three feet six inches from the front of the foot to the back of the heel.”

More tellingly for Vike, the snow around the prints was untouched.

“There were no tracks around to show that somebody was trying to pull a gag.”

Vike, who tracks UFO sightings, got even more excited when he found blood in one of the prints.

“I’m sending it off for testing in Saskatchewan and Ohio. We also have a hair sample.”

Sasquatches are allegedly ape-like beings that apparently are quite shy, since they don’t seem to interact with humans much.

Like the yeti and the ogopogo, sightings are frequently reported, but no conclusive proof of their existence has ever been found.

On the other hand, conclusive proof that they do not exist does not exist.

1 posted on 03/11/2009 4:11:27 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
Here is a painting of someone's navel.


2 posted on 03/11/2009 4:13:30 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: JoeProBono
Like the yeti and the ogopogo, sightings are frequently reported, but no conclusive proof of their existence has ever been found. On the other hand, conclusive proof that they do not exist does not exist.

They may be very good at hiding when they're alive, but if they exist, surely one corpse-- or even one bone-- would have been found somewhere?

3 posted on 03/11/2009 4:15:58 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: JoeProBono

Hmmm..., where’s the ruler in the picture, or a pencil or a cel phone, for size?

Besides, the print looks a bit funny. I would like to see the whole series, a long line of prints, at least.

What is that, three toes or what?


4 posted on 03/11/2009 4:16:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, but did he find the internet?


5 posted on 03/11/2009 4:18:02 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
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To: Star Traveler

It looks like someone threw a cat in the snow.

If a sasquatch did step there, how come there isn’t any evidence of that branch being crushed?


6 posted on 03/11/2009 4:21:16 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Canadian Outrage

Neighborly ping...


7 posted on 03/11/2009 4:23:49 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 51 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Star Traveler

8 posted on 03/11/2009 4:24:52 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: MediaMole

You said — “If a sasquatch did step there, how come there isn’t any evidence of that branch being crushed?”

Yeah, I know what you mean, if it was already there. However, I think that was his lame attempt at giving some indication of “size” — which actually fails, miserably to do so. That guy can’t figure that out. So, that’s why I said something about the ruler or pencil or cel phone... LOL...


9 posted on 03/11/2009 4:24:57 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: JoeProBono

Some people accept far less evidence than this as proof of a 6000 year old earth.


10 posted on 03/11/2009 4:26:00 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: MediaMole

I thought the same thing until I realized that the branch probably fell from the pheonix nest directly above the print a few minutes after harry left.


11 posted on 03/11/2009 4:26:02 PM PDT by xmission (www.iwilldefendtheconstitution.com)
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To: JoeProBono

I thought that one was already discredited....

Haven’t you read up on that one?


12 posted on 03/11/2009 4:26:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: JoeProBono

If they did exist, seems to me that Boone & Crockett would have a scoring method for them. Just sayin’.


13 posted on 03/11/2009 4:29:30 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean (1 O types of people. Those that think O is the 1; and everyone else.)
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To: null and void

Hey neighbour!! Good to “see” you. CO


14 posted on 03/11/2009 4:34:04 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: Drango

15 posted on 03/11/2009 4:36:46 PM PDT by hnorris (Deserve Victory)
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To: JoeProBono

What was Hillary doing up there?


16 posted on 03/11/2009 4:38:12 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: null and void

I’m not too excited about this being a “Sasquatch”. I have listened to this my entire life in B.C. Also, the Ogopogo that they talk about is supposedly in the Lake that I live beside. They have had night dives with cameras the whole bit. Books written. Sightings. All to no avail. Don’t believe a word of it myself. CO


17 posted on 03/11/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: Star Traveler

Better yet, where’s the flattened snow at the bottom of the print?

Its a hole in the snow of some kind, but it is most definately not a footprint.


18 posted on 03/11/2009 4:41:22 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run...Country folks CAN survive!!! -Hank Jr.)
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To: JoeProBono

A persons got to be nuts to buy this. Now, I have seen mermaids, but it’s tough to get a photo of one of those wonderful creatures.

But then, I am still trying to figure out things about God. I mean, why on earth would he have cursed this planet by creating democrats? I could have understood creating a couple hundred of them, as slaves, for cleaning out our zoo’s, but they have no other useful value.


19 posted on 03/11/2009 4:47:37 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to survive, Obama must fail.....)
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To: Ellendra

Yeah, at first I wanted to say it sorta looked like it was “dug out” by something (maybe a person’s hand). That’s one reason why I said I would like to see the “series” of steps, and then see if there was consistency...

As it stands, right now, it’s not clear at all...


20 posted on 03/11/2009 4:48:02 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Ellendra

Where is the impression of the plant when it was pressed into the show?


21 posted on 03/11/2009 4:48:41 PM PDT by Know et al (Everything I know I read in the newspaper and that's the reason for my ignorance: Will Rogers)
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To: Canadian Outrage

I’m pretty sure that we have a creature similar to the Loch Ness monster in Lake Erie called Bessie. I keep my eye on things when I’m at the cottage, but, so far, no monsters other than my liberal neighbour who hates my American flag.


22 posted on 03/11/2009 4:52:09 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JoeProBono

Nancy Pelosi’s face fell off?


23 posted on 03/11/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: JoeProBono

With all that snow I’m wondering why he didn’t continue to track it...........


24 posted on 03/11/2009 4:56:09 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: sasquatch

BC? What the he$$ you doing there?


25 posted on 03/11/2009 4:57:45 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)
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To: Star Traveler

Yeah, the other pic in the article looks like the center “toe” was made by someone’s boot. And there are no pics of the supposed “trail” of footprints leading off. This claim is not at all believable.

From the comments section of the article is a good question. Why didn’t the guy follow the footprints to see where they led and if there was anything additional he could gather as proof? Answer: Because it’s a fake claim.


26 posted on 03/11/2009 5:18:44 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: JoeProBono

where’s the video ?


27 posted on 03/11/2009 5:21:12 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Yeah, you know..., me and my camera... well.., I would be taking about 500 pictures about then. No, I’m not exaggerating; I’ve been known to do it. Of course, it helps that I have a digital camera with a few extra “cards” for those 500 pictures... :-)

But, really, I would take each footprint, for one thing, take it from several angles, for another thing — and then be following the trail off in the direction of where it was going, all the while taking pictures of my location and surroundings, so I could “mark it” for coming back later, too...


28 posted on 03/11/2009 5:25:18 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: JoeProBono
Brian Vike believes he has photographic evidence that sasquatches exist.

Photobucket

29 posted on 03/11/2009 5:49:29 PM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: Right_Wing_Madman

There ya go! I haven’t seen a better or more clear picture of that beast — ever!

Good going...


30 posted on 03/11/2009 6:04:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: dragonblustar
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31 posted on 03/11/2009 7:51:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Star Traveler

Those edges are nice and crisp, too. It couldn’t have been made more than a few minutes before the pic was taken.

Also, in that deep of snow, there would be a drag mark.

As fakes go, this one wins the “Most Pathetic Attempt” award.


32 posted on 03/11/2009 9:47:39 PM PDT by Ellendra (Can't starve us out, and you can't make us run...Country folks CAN survive!!! -Hank Jr.)
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To: Canadian Outrage

How deep is the lake? I saw the documentary about Ogopogo, but have they taken film of the bottom? If there were any creatures like Nessie (I’ve been to Loch Ness) or Ogopogo, you’d think at the very least they’d have found skeletal remains of these creatures lying on the bottom. It’s another case of people wanting to believe. I’d like to believe in these creatures, but I need a lot more proof than what’s being offered.


33 posted on 03/12/2009 2:27:36 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: mad_as_he$$

That sure looks like cousin Bill’s print...


34 posted on 03/12/2009 5:42:12 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

lol....Bil does travel a lot.


35 posted on 03/12/2009 5:43:11 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (You want me to buy heavy metal? Metallica?)
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To: JoeProBono

Worst. Fake. Ever.


36 posted on 03/12/2009 5:47:37 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

That sure looks like cousin Bill’s print...


37 posted on 03/12/2009 5:48:18 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Star Traveler
Besides, the print looks a bit funny.

Like the impression was made by a plywood bigfoot cutout on the end of a stick, made by going straight down and then straight back up. Not an animal walking. This hoaxster is not very thoughtful or bright.
38 posted on 03/12/2009 5:49:38 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: JoeProBono
If I was out squatching, I would be a little embarrassed to publish that photo on its own. There are a number of things that could make an impression in the snow, the most obvious is a bear with the hind foot stepping onto the print of the front foot. And yes bears are sometimes seen roaming in the winter. Another thing that happens is clumps of snow falling from tree limbs makes a nice impression where they hit. You also have snow that warms and cools, making smaller prints expand as they become older.
Now if this guy would of took photos of the series, he did say there were more, and measure toes to heel to make sure they were consistent, and then see if he could find one showing more detail for a close up, then he may have something. But this?
39 posted on 03/12/2009 5:57:18 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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