1982 “Dermals”


Year 1982
Date June 16
State WA
County Walla Walla
Location Elk Wallow
Found by Freeman, Paul
Documented by Freeman, Paul
Length 14.5 in
Width (ball) 6 in
Width (heel) 4 in
Step length 32 in


These casts were made on June 16, 1982 at a location called Elk Wallow. This location is a few miles away from where Paul Freeman had is intitial sasquatch encounter on June 10 of the same year.

At this site there were footprints from two individuals. The first individual is thought to be the same sasquatch that Paul Freeman saw on the road nearly a week earlier, and the second bigfoot remained unseen. These casts are from that second, unseen individual.

These casts caused quite a stir when Grover Krantz discovered dermatoglyphics on them. He sought the opinions of more than 40 law enforcement fingerprint experts from seven states and four countries. All but the FBI gave neutral or better reviews as to their authenticity. The FBI said, approximately, “The implications of this are just too much; I can’t believe it is real.”

Krantz goes on to say that he gave these same casts to various anthropologists and primatologists who, unless they already were open to the existence of the sasquatch, generally gave a neutral or negative review in regards to the ridge detail’s authenticity. The more open-minded academics gave positive opinions. The anthropologists might have some sort of professional interest in the sasquatch NOT being a real species. It would be an awfully embarassing pill to swallow if they were wrong about such an important potential discovery.

View close-ups of various parts of these casts by clicking on the gallery below:


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