Shortly on the heels of Jerry Crew’s footprint casting in October, 1958, a Seattle, WA man came forth to explain the large footprints found hundreds of miles to the south. The man, Al Corbett, claims that in around 1930, he was aware of a “mentally deficient” Indian youth that was kept chained up by his parents until he eventually broke free of his bonds and ran off. (I guess this was before Child Protective Services existed!)
This article was put on the AP news wires and circulated widely at the time. This particular version comes from the Fresno Bee, and is dated October 8, 1958, just four days after the original newspaper article featuring Jerry Crew and the bigfoot cast.
There have always been ridiculous explanations for sasquatches. Until a wider acceptance of the species spreads, there will continue to be strange, illogical explanations for a perfectly normal species of North American mammal. This one is particularly interesting as it seems to be in response to the Jerry Crew footprint find.