- Giant decomposed foot discovered in woodland in Massachusetts, U.S.
- Baffled local police sent the remains to a medical examiner for testing
06:24 EST, 22 April 2013
13:01 EST, 22 April 2013
It sounds like the plot of a childhood adventure movie.
young boys stumble across a giant, decomposing foot in the woods,
leaving local police to wonder whether the grisly find is evidence of
the fabled Bigfoot.
that's exactly what has happened in Massachusetts, U.S., where tests are
being carried out on the mysterious remains amid speculation over
exactly what kind of creature it belonged to.
Bigfoot? The giant decomposing foot was discovered by two young boys in woodland in Massachusetts, U.S.
According to a report on Discovery.com, the boys found the decomposing foot in woods in Quincy last month.
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Baffled officers at the
Lakeville Police Department sent the foot to medical examiners to see if
they can shed any more light on its origin.
March 29, Sgt Steven Leanues picked up what appears to be a decomposed
foot that the boys found in the woods off Pantheon Road,' it said,
citing the Patriot Ledger newspaper.
Chief Frank Alvihiera sent it to the medical examiner, who determined
it is not human, although it appears to have five toes.'
Fact or fiction: There have been countless
reported sightings - such as this footage (left) captured in California
in 1967 - of the mysterious creature, which was immortalised in the film
Bigfoot and the Hendersons (right)
Scene of the find: The woodland where the rotting foot was found
Also known as Sasquatch,
Bigfoot is the name given to the hairy, ape-like creature that some
believe live in forests in North America.
of the beast have been reported over decades by people who have pointed
variously to mysterious sightings, inexplicably huge footprints, and
giant nest-like structures as evidence that the elusive creature does in
who claim to have spotted the legendary creature - which was
immortalised in the 1987 film Bigfoot and the Hendersons - say it stands
between 6ft and 10ft tall, is covered in reddish brown fur, and has a
distinctive, unpleasant odour.
fans are likely to seize upon the find as further proof of the beast's
existence, sceptics might predict the tests will reveal the foot
belonged not to Bigfoot, but to a big bear.
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