You may have read in the mainstream press that Bigfoot has finally been debunked, and was only a hoax. Do not believe everything you read. Ray L. Wallace, who died November 26, did indeed pull an elaborate prank in 1958 that may have led to the coining of the term, "Bigfoot." He made some fake footprints, and may have even faked the famous Patterson film, but this would only account for a few sightings of the legendary critter in Eureka, California. The Wallace hoax theory does not explain the hundreds of sightings elsewhere, not to mention the legends of Sasquatch, The Abominable Snowman, the Yeti, and so on

We spoke to Cryptozoologist, Dr. John Sheist of Brandine University. He told us, "Over the years, many people, not just Ray Wallace have made fake footprints as a joke, or to get attention, but nearly twenty percent of all alleged Bigfoot encounters cannot be debunked. The Native American legends of Sasquatch predate Columbus and Leif Ericson. There were stories about creatures making the same large prints in the nineteenth century that can not be easily dismissed. Bigfoot, The Skunk Ape, The Jersey Devil, The Tennessee Wayooter, The Bergeber, and other regional variations describe nearly the same animal. There are indeed things out in the woods."

We also spoke to Dr. Josiah Wilmot, Head of the Department of Cryptozoology at Miskatonic University. Wilmot is a rival, and frequent critic of Dr. Sheist. "For once, I completely concur with him." said Dr. Wilmot. "They used to say that several of the great apes, such as orangutans, which the natives called 'the hill people', were only African legends. When live specimens were found, the scoffers and nay-sayers ate crow."

Both professors mentioned a man named Drew Harlowe, who had sent them photos. The Uncoveror contacted Harlowe with their help. Here are some photos he shared with us. He prefers to use the term Sasquatch when describing Bigfoot.

Here is a photo of the biggest one I have ever seen. I call him Colossus. He seems to be the leader of a whole tribe of the creatures. When I began taking photos, he was unaware of my presence, so I hooked up my telephoto lens, and took a close-up. Note the almost humanlike expression on his face. On one of my encounters, he did notice that I was there, and became agitated. He jumped up, grunted loudly, and charged toward me. He beat his chest in a primitive show of machismo. He then made a sound that resembled crude speech. I got the message. He wanted me out of his territory. I obliged him."

"I also got a photo of a female whom I believe is his mate, and a group photo showing one of their young. As you can clearly tell, and the two professors will agree, Colossus is certainly not a guy in a suit! This is also definitely not a picture of a bear. These photos are not the usual grainy ones you usually see that show no detail at all. Those could easily be guys in suits or bears, but these are sharply in focus and clearly not frauds."

"Look at the group photo. They look almost like a human family, don't they? Perhaps Sasquatch is indeed Darwin's missing link."

These pictures are indeed thought provoking. Ray L. Wallace clearly did not make these pictures, as they come from southern Ohio, and he was in California. The Wallace family may say that Bigfoot was only a hoax, but Drew Harlowe doesn't buy it. Neither do respected scientists like Dr. John Sheist, and Dr. Josiah Wilmot. The jury is still out on this one.