In late February 2008 there was an exhibit in a museum at the University
of California at Berkeley regarding the subject of bigfoot research.
Among other things the exhibit displayed the Bossburg Cripplefoot
casts, collected by Dr. Grover Krantz (now deceased), who used to
work at that Berkeley museum. Click here for the
article about the exhibit.
Dr. Krantz was the first anthropologist to openly state his interest
in the mystery of bigfoot sightings and track finds. These casts
are what made him an advocate.
"Before I examined these prints, I would have given you ten to one
odds that the whole thing was a hoax," he says in his book. "But
there is no way that everything could have been tied together so
perfectly in a fake."
Berkeley Professor Sherrilyn Roush's recent talk comparing the emergence
of bigfoot research to the early scientific dismissal of meteorites,
is both insightful and highly relevant to this subject (See the
article about her talk at the museum.). Professor Roush is a
philosophy professor, not a scientist. Her discipline allows her
to see the forest through the trees, with regards to science history,
much better than most scientists. She is also an expert on concepts
such as "radical probabilism" and "coherent betting