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Seeking Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 6:00 am

We’ve all heard about Sasquatch, also called Bigfoot, roaming the Northwest forests. And you may even know someone who has seen extremely large footprints while out on a hike. Sasquatch is an iconic figure in the Northwest. Even Community Colleges of Spokane’s mascot is the Skitch the Sasquatch.

Throughout the Northwest, people have reported encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet except for a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable number of eyewitness accounts, no scientifically accepted evidence of its existence has been offered.

Some believe that Bigfoot is more than a myth, and others are skeptical. The topic of Sasquatch is a fascinating one. You might wonder how you can know for sure if Sasquatch is real.

You’re invited to the session “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” with David George Gordon, naturalist, accomplished scientist, and author of The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual: Using Citizen Science to Uncover North America’s Most Elusive Creature. In the program, Gordon reviews the gathered data about the legendary Northwest icon and discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method.

Gordon also explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” and wants to hear your tales and experiences with this mysterious creature.

NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, May 12, 11am–12pm

SPOKANE VALLEY
Saturday, May 12, 2–3pm

CHENEY
Sunday, May 13, 2–3pm

Believers, skeptics, and all who are uncertain are sure to enjoy this discussion with author David George Gordon. “Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?” has been a very popular Speakers Bureau event across the Pacific Northwest and is supported by Humanities Washington.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join the conversation!

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