My brother is going to like this. In his part of Florida, they have a local version of Bigfoot, called the skunk ape, because it smells awful. Today the London Times ran a story about the creature, and the expedition that’s going to try to prove once and for all whether the skunk ape exists. And it’s about time. If you’re like me, you may be saying about Bigfoot and all his cousins, “Okay, I’ve seen the tracks, the shaky video, and Harry and the Hendersons. Now show me the body.” Quote:
Deep in the swamps of Florida, something is stirring. Witnesses to its haunting presence speak of howls in the night, unexplained footprints in the mud and glimpses between the trees of a fiery-eyed creature that reeks of death.
Now, a 30-strong team from The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) has embarked on an expedition to try to flush out the mighty skunk ape – the Sunshine State’s answer to the abominable snowman. They have thermal imaging equipment, video cameras and microphones poised to capture the secrets of the hairy, 7ft-tall hominid with yellowing teeth and dubious personal hygiene.
Unquote: When they write about a 30-strong team, I hope they don’t mean the explorers never bathe! All kidding aside, I mentioned in Chapter 5 of The Genesis Chronicles that the giant teeth identified in the last century as Gigantopithecus might be from a Bigfoot or Yeti. Here’s a link to the story if you want to read the rest of it: