Lurking in the wild borderlands between Alberta, Canada ski resort town Banff and neighboring Kootenay, a group of unusually large primates live peacefully among the trees. Or so says Todd Standing, a local who says he's found a "Bigfoot colony" and photographed it extensively. You can see Exhibit A, above.
Among the groups taking this finding very seriously are the producers of a Discovery Channel show about paranormal events.
"When I first started, I was a skeptic, but not anymore - now I'm a wholehearted believer in the species," said Todd Standing, spokesman for the Sylvanic Bigfoot group.
Standing's allegations of a Bigfoot colony living near the border of Banff and Kootenay national park will raise many eyebrows, but his evidence has piqued the interest of the Discovery Channel . . .
"We've had exceptional results and we're working with people doing DNA analysis," said Standing.
He says preliminary results from hair samples sent in for testing suggest an unknown species of primate, while video and photographs suggest a creature larger than a gorilla, with human-like features.
Of course, it's that latter evidence that's bound to have the skeptics taking sasquatch-sized swipes at Standing, particularly the photographs he says are proof of Bigfoot . . .
"I've had multiple interactions with them, and I've filmed them and photographed them on many occasions," said Standing.
"It's a real, living breathing animal, which I got within 60 or 70 yards of."
I do appreciate the non-blurry pictures — I'm tired of Bigfoot looking like a dark blob among leaves. But I'm not sure Standing's picture really benefits from sharp focus, either.
(Thanks for the tip, Patrick!)