The Centre for Fortean Zoology was founded in the UK in 1992 - nearly 20 years ago. Over the past two decades it has expanded to become a truly global organisation. We opened our American office in 2001, our Australian office in 2009, and now - in our 19th year - we are proud to welcome CFZ Canada to the CFZ global family.

Saturday 25 January 2020

How Would You See This?

There doesn't seem to be much happening in Canada these days, so have a look at the latest from Washington State, about 100km from the border.  In a tweet, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released photos of a shadowy figure that resemblance Sasquatch.

Sasquatch spotted!!! I'm not superstitious... just a little stitious. Have you noticed something strange on our Sherman Pass/SR 20 webcam before? If you look closely by the tree on the left there looks to be something... might be Sasquatch... We will leave that up to you!
 — WSDOT East (@WSDOT_East) January 22, 2020

In this still image, taken by webcam , the so-called Sasquatch appears to be mid-stride walking on Sherman Pass, into the forest of the Pacific Northwest.  The area is a hotspot for sightings.  

I have to wonder how this relatively ambiguous black figure was spotted.  Is there someone assigned to watching the cameras for Bigfoot?  Here's a cropped close up of the figure.

I don't find this photo particularly conclusive.  This could be a lot of things.  It would have been much more interesting if someone had made the effort to go check the spot for tracks/footprints.

The Kelowna Now Facebook page discussion of this even has garnered over 560 comments.  Most were just tagging friends to show them the article or something funny but respectful.  The western provinces of Canada generally embrace Sasquatch, whether real or myth. One of the posters puts it well:

Laurie Smitty Smith I believe they are out there...but this ...skeptical

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