I realize this is an older thread but interesting:
several documented sightings
Try literally several THOUSAND documented US and Canadian sightings, encounters and other anomalies observed and associated with this undocumented (yet to be documented) hominoid, from police, gov officials, forestry rangers, FBI, doctors and just regular people like you and me... the list goes on and on... all who have nothing to gain by reporting it and most request anonymity. (bfro,net)
Not to mention over 700 beautiful track castings going back 60 decades or more and hundreds or thousands of miles apart where they were taken that all share the same dermal ridge pattern and mid-tarsal break, from all over the county taken in different years and decades.... YET all match each other, and hundreds of hair samples from all over the US and Canada that ALL come back; 'no known species' YET they all match each other. Ya!!
Only 1 out of 5 are reported, the other four not due to fear of ridicule. Now we have bigger sighting numbers.
Many so called main stream scientists, know-it-alls and naysayers (you know those that laughed at & ridiculed the ones lucky enough to see this hominoid and dared to speak about it) are in for a rude awakening very soon when Dr. Melba Ketchem renowned DNA expert gives a press conference (by Sept 2011) and coupled with the awaited Erickson will knock them on their collectives tails where they belong.
Up till 60 years ago people laughed at those who had huge gorilla sightings too (lowland gorillas) thought they were crazy.. who had the last laugh!
Are there fakers out there? Of course, no different than in other fields...but these charlatans are easily ferreted out.
I've attached 2 images (west coast east coast) both which show the massive amount of sighting locations (dedicated to this field of study) all pins colors (light blue, dark blue, green and yellow also foot print icons) represent a sighting or multiple sighting locations in the US.
Apparently I can only attached one image, east coast