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Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Illustration: Rick Goettling.

Event Description

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch—a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid—for hundreds of years. Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being’s existence.
Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective “citizen scientist” by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch’s status as either Man-Ape or Myth. Attendees are encouraged to tell their tales and share their experiences with this mysterious creature.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this presentation, Humanities Washington can no longer fund David George Gordon’s speaking fees. Host organizations can compensate David directly. Questions? Please contact Hannah Schwendeman at 206-682-1770 x101.

  • When
  • December 8, 2018
    2:00 pm
  • Where
  • White River Valley Museum
    918 H Street SE Auburn, WA 98002 United States
  • Host
  • White River Valley Museum
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