Friday, February 23, 2007
In Sunday's paper, I read an article that more than piqued my interest. As a fan of shows like The X-Files, I've always been interested in the inexplicable. This article more than qualifies.
Seems that a foot turned up in the landfill in Spotsylvania County, VA. At first deputies thought someone had committed a murder (or at the very least, a maiming), so they began to look for other body parts. Finding none, they went back to the foot. It's eight-inches long with five long toes . . . and now they've decided it's not human.
But what is it? Gorillas don't roam in Virginia (and, incidentally, I don't think Bigfoot does, either.)
The foot was cleanly sawed off, and authorities have sifted through another 127 tons of trash to make sure there weren't other limbs sawn asunder and recycled. Some say the appendage resembles a bear's skinned hind paw. Tim Biscardi, a bigfoot believer, posted an image ofthe foot on www.searchingforbigfoot.com . He's not sure this foot is a bigfoot's foot (try saying that a couple of times), but he believes in them. (You can go there if you want to see the picture. Ick.)
If the foot is a bigfoot/sasquatch/yenti, then it's small and probably from a child.
Bob Hagan, president of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the foot is a possible marketing tool for the area. "It might be a real pull for tourism," he toldl the Washington Post. "Minnesota has Paul Bunyan; we'd have to go with just Bunion."