A Canadian traveling through the woods near Vancouver, the home of 2010’s Olympic Games claims he has captured a photograph of none other than the legendary hairy hominid known as Bigfoot after following a set of tracks in the snow that led him to the exact spot. The photograph is being scrutinized by a skeptical public in the hopes that it will provide some insight into the phenomenon of Bigfoot sightings that have been going on in both the United States and Canada for the past thirty years and beyond.
Igor Burtsev and Dmitry Bayonov, the directors of the International Center for Hominology both received the photograph after Randy Brisson, a well thought of researcher in the field took the image and scrutinized it. Convinced that the image was indeed of the legendary creature, Brisson gave his opinion on the image stating it was indeed a genuine depiction of the creature, and not a hoax. The creature is so popular that it was decided as the official mascot of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games being held within the city limits of the same town the photograph was allegedly taken.
The image came with a story as well. Brisson had been walking along a lonely stretch of road in the middle of the woods in the harsh and unforgiving winter climate when he came across what appeared to be massive footprints in the snow. Seeing the tracks were fresh, he followed them to where he saw the creature staring out at him from behind a large section of thick foliage.
The footprints left behind by the legendary creature were accompanied by smaller footprints of what appeared to be the same species, yet not human. The bare footprints indicated an almost human gait with one of the toes askew, in what at least one agency has dubbed “pathologically askew.” The larger set of footprints were seen as larger than normal human tracks, but the smaller ones are suspected to have been from a younger version of the same species – likely younger offspring. After documenting the event by taking the photograph, Brisson left and sent it out right away.
There are two factors that seem to stand out right away when regarding the authenticity of this photograph. First of all, it is obvious that the timing is very interesting. The Olympic Games are held in Vancouver this year with the official mascot Bigfoot, and suddenly a photograph turns up taken in the same town from a researcher who claims it to be the same creature. It would be irresponsible to the reputation of Brisson and the field at large to insinuate anything based on mere coincidence. After all, it does seem fairly common for coincidence to follow pretty much all aspects of popular culture. Still, those receiving the photograph did indicate that Brisson had never been known to make false claims in the past. Could this image truly be of the legendary Sasquatch? Or is this researcher attempting merely to capitalize on the Olympic Games in his area? Perhaps it isn’t as coincidental as it at first looks. After all, Vancouver has been known to be a great source of bigfoot sightings over the years.