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Utah-based researcher fundraises to find sasquatch

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Researchers in the U.S. and Canada are raising funds for an aerial assault on the supposed habitat in B.C. and Washington state of the elusive (and perhaps mythical) sasquatch.

Utah-based researcher William Barnes is trying to raise $300,000 to buy a high-tech, camera-equipped airship created by Remote Aerial Tripods Inc. of Alberta. “The challenge of locating a solitary, nocturnal, far-ranging, intelligent primate is demonstrated by the dearth of definitive photographic evidence,” Barnes writes on the Falcon Project website.

Barnes, who said he saw a sasquatch in 1997, has several experts on the team. They include Jeff Meldrum, a professor of anthropology at Idaho State University, and Vancouver Island wildlife biologist John Bindernagel, author of two books on the subject: North America’s Great Ape, and The Discovery of the Sasquatch: Reconciling Culture, History and Science in the Discovery Process.

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