Having recently attended the first ever (and hopefully first annual) State of Alabama Bigfoot Conference in the Bankhead National Forest in Winston County, Alabama, I heard some convincing stories and saw some impressive evidence, the latter in the form of plaster casts. Most of the casts were originals, made locally, but they also had a replica of what is perhaps the best Bigfoot footprint cast ever made, certainly one of the best, the Grays Harbor print made in 1982. (More on that one in the next article in this series.)
The *other* best plaster cast of a Sasquatch footprint ever made was known as the “Bossburg track.” Recovered in Bossburg, Washington in 1969, this cast was made by Bigfoot researcher Rene Dahinden. “Made” meaning he was the one who poured the plaster in the track and recovered it, not that he fashioned the track himself.
The Bossburg print shows clear signs of deformation, indicating the creature that left it had either an injury or some kind of birth defect. (Or that the hoaxer got creative with it.) Does this abnormality reinforce the likelihood that the track is genuine? A lot of qualified experts believe the track to be the real deal. What do you think? As with the case of the notorious Patterson-Gimlin film showing an alleged female Bigfoot, there is no way to definitively prove or disprove its veracity. It comes down to an educated guess.