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This is a transcript of ACA`s Bigfoot Expedition press conference, which will be airing tonight. Team members, Dr. Franklin R. Ruehl, Cherie Curry, and Brett Hudson present some intriguing evidence found in Norway House, Manitoba.

BRETT HUDSON: Are we ready?  You guys rolling?

QUESTION:  Can we get everybody’s name?

BRETT HUDSON: You shall.  I’m Brett Hudson.  I’m a field producer for A
Current Affair.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Dr. Franklin Dr. Franklin R. Ruehl, Ph.D.,
anomalist and host of the show Mysteries From Beyond The Other Dominion.

CHERIE CURRIE: And I’m Cherie Currie.  I’m a chainsaw wood carver and a
mom.  Ha ha ha!

BRETT HUDSON: So here’s basically how it started.  I got a call from A
Current Affair to go up to a Bigfoot sighting up in Northern Manitoba.  I
screamed and kicked and saying are you out of your mind?  But I went up
anyway and in going up there and securing the tape for A Current Affair, an
exclusive tape for A Current Affair, I started to do my own little research
with some of the people in the community up there and I found it to be very
interesting that I went up a nonbeliever and I am back believing that
whatever this is– you can call it Bigfoot, you can call it Sasquatch–
what we have found on our expedition is quite amazing.  So we went back up
with Dr.Ruehl and Cherie Currie, got two Cree Indian guides, Brian and
Elvis, and we went back into the forest about three hours.  Hiked back in
where the Bigfoot tape that Bobby Clark shot. well, the area where the
Bigfoot was, which was across the Nelson River.  We went back up there,
went back into the forest and found a number of interesting things that I’m
going to pass over to the Doctor, and he will fill you in on.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Yeah, when I said, when I first got the call
at 9:00 am in the morning I told the producer, “No way.”  I said, “I’ll
think about it over breakfast.”  But he convinced me that this could lead
to fame and fortune and a chance to actually find the creature, so I
relented because I’m an inveterate wimp, unlike my two companions here.
Now, on one broadcast I said it looked barren on the map, but I was really
impressed as we took the shuttle craft from Winnipeg up to Norway House.
To the left, to the right, to the north, to the east, to the south.  To
every. in every direction.  Nothing but forest land.  There was enough room
there for a hundred Bigfoot creatures to be hidden.  No doubt about it.
That really impressed me.  Then as we got into the brush, we realized how
difficult it would be to track one of these creatures.  Every step of the
way.  Bramble bushes with thorns.  Mud holes.  Branches of all sizes.  You
could have tripped ten different times going just a couple of feet.  So
it’s very dangerous, very difficult to pursue a creature if he indeed does
exist there.  Now I came up as a believer. 

My belief has been strengthened by what we found in just such a short time.
To begin with, here are the photos, stills taken from Bobby Clark’s video.
It appears to be some sort of a creature; not a bear, not a man.  And some
skeptics say, well it’s too blurry to distinguish what that creature could
possibly be.  Well, I point out, when you have a video that’s too sharp,
they, the skeptics say it’s fabricated.  This seems to be a legitimate film
footage of a creature that could be Bigfoot.  The man who took it, Bobby
Clark, hesitated to come forth with this for several days.  He was so
shocked by what he had seen.  But I believe he’s sincere.  I’ve met him.  I
don’t believe he’s fabricating anything.  This is some sort of creature,
most likely evidence of Bigfoot in existence up there.  We were truly in
Bigfoot country.

Now, we found one field that we think is a feasting field, where you could
have even a family of Bigfoots.  It had dozens of bones and literally
thousands of feathers such as this, what appears to be an eagle’s wing with
the bone attached.  A femur of a deer.  And the same up here. We also found
the skull of a deer.  So the idea is that this could be an area where
Bigfoot or his family feast.  And importantly, you see that the bone has
the feathers on from the eagle.  Normally bears and other predators don’t
pluck birds before they eat them.  This would indicate we’re dealing with
some sort of primate.  A more intelligent creature, i.e. a possible Bigfoot

BRETT HUDSON: Bone marrow.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.:  Oh, that’s right.  And here we have a bone
that was apparently from a deer.  The marrow’s sucked out.  So possibly
this creature enjoys feasting on bone marrow of other creatures.  And the
question of course arises, what does Bigfoot eat?  Well, he was found here
along the shore. At this time, the fish– this is early spring– all
congregate near the shore.  So he may be a fish eater.  Also while we were
in the field one night, we heard a thousand frogs croaking. In fact I did
not believe they were frogs.  They sounded, it sounded like an auto
factory.  It was so loud.  Then suddenly, silence.  An eerie silence, as
though some predator, perhaps, had suddenly appeared in the area.  Perhaps
Bigfoot enjoys eating amphibians and the frogs realize that.  They later
resumed their noise.  But it was an eerie moment for us. 

Now, we also have a comparison shot.  This was a still taken from the Bobby
Clark video encircled the Bigfoot creature.  Here, encircled are, are our
hero here, Brett Hudson, and Cherie Curry.  Brett stands about 5’10”. This
entity is about three and a half to four feet taller.  In other words,
Bigfoot could be 9-1/2, 10 feet tall.  We’re talking about a humungous
creature.  And I believe– I can’t say this for certain– this is the first
time anyone has every showed a comparison shot like this of the creature
and then human beings in the very same spot.  So this isn’t absolute proof
he exists, but further evidence that Bigfoot may indeed exist on this

And we also had provided by us, to us, a hair samples. now into five
segments, by one of the locals. 

Now I must say, that up there the Cree people treated us magnificently.
Beginning with Chief Ron Evans. Their kindness really helped our expedition
succeed.  In addition, I was impressed because I had several of the locals
bring along, up evidence. And it was done in a very professional manner.
Using digital cameras for footprints.  This man carefully preserved a hair
sample he had found.  We had another team that videotaped their trip to the
island that is just off of the shoreline where he was, uh, videotaped. They
videotaped their excursion and showed themselves measuring the footprints.
Then they brought us back the footprints.  They actually cut them out and
put them in boxes.  Everyone dedicated to finding the truth about this
creature up there.  Everyone did it in a very professional manner for, for
uh, an amateurs.  I was going to say, professionals couldn’t have done any
better.  Now this hair sample is very fragile.  It’s in about five
segments.  We’re going to have it analyzed.  But may I point out that I did
receive a call from a local who had a hair sample that he had analyzed at
the RCMP forensic lab by one of the deputies who into, into this.
Unfortunately, we had to leave before he could give me the report but the
report said it was indeterminate.  Doesn’t prove it’s a Bigfoot, but it’s
of no known creature.  So that again indicates we’re dealing with an
unknown being, i.e. Bigfoot who may have existed there for centuries.  Now
any questions?

BRETT HUDSON:  Good.  Okay.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.:  Make a statement about Bigfoot.  He may be
an example of divergent evolution.  Perhaps this creature originated, say
in the Himalayas where we have legends of the Yeti.  Crossed the land
barrier and in various sectors of the Northwest evolved in different ways.
We could have some Bigfoot creatures who are vegetarians and others who are
carnivores and others omnivores.  Even in the same area their eating habits
may differ.  Also we have such creatures around the word.  We have for
example the Mokele Mbembe in Africa, and of course we have El Sisimeti down
in Guatamala.  The Yowie down in Australia.  The Skunk Ape in Florida and a
host of others.  Each may have originated independently in their own
particular ecological niche, and that would account for differences.
They’re not all as tall as the Bigfoot here.  In fact, the Yowie, for
example, is shorter than a man.  Stockier.  Moves like an ape.  On the
other hand, some are taller.  And I’d want to point out it could be an
example of one creature that migrated around the world or several different
creatures that each independently evolved in a particular ecological niche.
And I would want to say this: is it my opinion that if we sent a crew up
there with tranquilizer guns, especially in this area where Bigfoot has
been sighted recently, I think we could catch him.  But you’d need a team
perhaps of ten men.  I personally would like to see Bigfoot caught alive,
studied for perhaps six months, and then returned to the wild.  My two
companions here are totally opposed to that.  Brett Hudson, why are you
opposed to that?

BRETT HUDSON: I’m opposed to it for a number of reasons, for the Cree
Indians, the Cree Nation, it’s very spiritual to them, whatever this entity
is.  And they believe it’s good luck.  They believe that this came to them
and it’s going to bring good luck to their community.  I don’t think it’s
necessary to capture anything.  I don’t mind shooting it from a distance or
finding evidence that it does exist, but let it live where it lives.  It
means something to the Cree Nation and I think it’s important that we
preserve that as well.   That’s why I disagree with the doctor here, but
that’s what makes the world go around, isn’t it?  Disagreement?

CHERIE CURRIE: Actually, I mean, I do for a little bit, from you Brett,
because I would really. I didn’t believe in this creature really.  I didn’t
think it existed.  But I am truly a believer now.  And I would love to be
able to find this creature and study it, but then no, I definitely believe
this creature needs to be in the wild.  It’s a very intelligent creature
obviously and I think that I kind of like the mystery of it all, too.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.:  What she just said is quite true.  If we do
indeed capture a Bigfoot. either find a carcass or bring them back alive,
that will end the mystique of Bigfoot. The mystery’s over.  It’s just like
if we actually had definitive evidence of who Jack the Ripper was, then all
the intriguing theories that have been advanced will no longer be of
interest.  So that’s, that’s one problem with bringing him back alive.  May
I say this: that one question, one problem is that no matter how many
videotapes you have of him, the skeptics will always say they’re fabricated
or some other creature.  So I personally believe we have to bring him back,
study him; find out, for example, if he has specially thick fur on his legs
to accommodate him as he goes through that rough brush.  What his eating
habits are, etc.  I also wanted to say this: a question that skeptics often
point out; why haven’t we found a Bigfoot carcass?  We know that these
animals die if they exist.  Well I point out that there’s what’s called a
natural chain of predation.  There’s a body lying in the brush.  Larger
predators will go after it.  Then you have some of the predatory birds that
will finish it up and then at the last level you’ll have predatory
microorganisms so that virtually nothing is left.  I point out if you walk
down the street you don’t see the dead bodies of birds or squirrels
although we know they’re out there and that they do die.  And so I think
this is one reason we haven’t found a carcass.  And that’s something
skeptics say, how come we haven’t found a carcass?

CHERIE CURRIE: Maybe they bury their own.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: And that’s another point.  Excellent, Cherie
Currie.  If they’re intelligent creatures, perhaps they drag off any dead
relatives, perhaps bury them or hide them in some way so, so outsiders will
not find them.

QUESTION: Doctor, what were your plans if you came across any of the
creatures either laying or on the loose?

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Well, I’ll tell you.  We didn’t have a
tranquilizer gun, but we had Cherie Currie, who had her chainsaw just in
case we needed to be defended.

BRETT HUDSON: We had two guides.  We had two guides with us, we brought two
Cree Indian guides and they were both packing.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.:  Well the first, no, first time the guide was
not packing ay weapon, but this is interesting: he was so frightened that
we really were about to encounter Bigfoot that the next day he and his guy,
his friend Elvis, brought along shotguns. I did not like that.  I don’t
want this creature killed.  I want him brought back alive.  But for study.
And I want to say something else; that uh, we joked about Cherie Currie and
we kidded around a lot, but she is one gutsy gal.  She’s willing to take
any chance.  Nothing phased her.  I was very happy to have her on and she
is a true woodswoman.  She knows the woods.  I’m a wimp.  She’s actually
more qualified than yours truly.  And then we have Brett Hudson here, who
the word fear is not in this man’s vocabulary.  He was also willing to take
any chance.  So these comrades were just tremendous.

BRETT HUDSON: When we were back in the area, about three hours in,  it’s
called Ross Island, the island where it was filmed.  When we found this
first footprint, wherever it is, uh, that we measured. actually Cherie
found it.  This very first footprint.  And I’m measuring it there.  The
guide was sitting over there and he. this is a guy who grew up in this
area.  He trapped with his father and his grandfather. And this, he knows
this area like the back of his hand and he looked at us and said, “I, I’m
uncomfortable.  I’m scared.”   This, and so, you know, if my guide’s
scared, what does that leave me and Cherie?  I mean,  there was something
about it that was kind of eerie, because that footprint, although it didn’t
photograph that well was about two and a half inches down.  If you know the
terrain there. there, this marsh area, so there’s a lot of. there’s a lot
of moss growing up over the marsh that you walk on.   If you know that
area, to make that deep of. I mean, I jumped up and down to try to make an
impression and it would just float up because of the moss.  So whoever made
that footprint is a very, very heavy animal.  Very heavy.  That unnerved
our own guides.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Yeah.  We’re talking about perhaps 800
pounds.  I mean we can’t be sure but something in the nature of 500, 800
pounds.  A very heavy creature.

BRETT HUDSON:  Look, I know people are going to watch this and think those
three people up here are nuts. I’m not nuts.  I went up there thinking, oh
my god, I finally hit the ultimate story.  I’m chasing Bigfoot?  Please,
give me a break.   You can call it what you want, but there’s a very large
animal out there that somebody put on tape, that we had the opportunity to
track and found some I think credible evidence that there is a particular
creature up there that is allowing himself or herself to be seen. 

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: And again, I was so impressed that right
away, right off the bat, we’re finding footprints.  Fresh footprints.  So
uh, it really looks like there’s something there.  And I got a number of
calls from the locals, including one call from a man who knows a woman down
in an area that’s intermediate between Winnipeg and uh, Norway House, who
had seen a Bigfoot in her yard. Actually she had awakened him, and he sort
of scurried off.  And she, unfortunately we just couldn’t go down there to
interview her. We might get to interview later.  But seems that possibly
Bigfoot has recently come out of hibernation, and that’s why we’re getting
these reports of sightings.  And I certainly think that if you were to send
a team, a well equipped team in the next few  weeks, you could catch him.

CHERIE CURRIE: One other thing that we did find too is that there were
numerous fresh trees about this big around that had been snapped as if
right. the area which Bigfoot had on the video had gone into the forest. I
mean they were literally just snapped like twigs, just in this one area
near the feeding area.  And since I work in wood, this was not done by the
wind.  This was done by force.

BRETT HUDSON:  And also there, you know you can tell there are a lot of
beaver up there and you can tell the ones that the beaver because they have
teeth marks in it.  There were three or four that were just snapped at the
base and Cherie’s right, they were about that big.  We have video of it.
And it was all leaving from where the Bigfoot was seen up to where this
area was where there are all these feathers and carcasses.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: And our guide Brian said that this was not
any human who felled that tree.  No grizzly bear.  So that leaves possibly

QUESTION: Cherie Currie, has this expedition inspired you to immortalize
Bigfoot in wood?

CHERIE CURRIE: I’m definitely going to do that.  That’s the first thing I’m
going to carve when I open my store, which will be very soon.  Yes.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: And she did. with her chainsaw, she left my
calling card. “Doctor Ruehl  was here,” and I’ll be eternally appreciative
for that.  Thank you very much.

CHERIE CURRIE: You’re welcome.

QUESTION:  Dr. Ruehl, can I have your autograph?

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Of course, but that’ll be a dollar.

BRETT HUDSON: Uh oh, it’s starting.  And before we leave, Dr. Ruehl, has to
give his signature.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Are there no more questions regarding

BRETT HUDSON: Sign this.

QUESTION: Are there plans to go back?

BRETT HUDSON: I would love to go back.  I would love to go back again and
go back into that area.  Because there’s so much ground to cover.  Dr.
Ruehl’s right.  When you fly up there, everywhere you look there’s forest.
Until you hit Norway House, which is an incredible community built by these
Cree Indians and the chief and it’s an amazing place to stay but as soon as
you leave this little area, it’s nothing, nothing but forest.  I would love
to go back with more people.  Not that we didn’t have good equipment, but
even more sophisticated equipment.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Including tranquilizer guns.

CHERIE CURRIE: I would love to go and, and stay.  I mean, stay at least a
couple of three days in that area through the night, and uh.

BRETT HUDSON: Well you go ahead, I’ll call you from the hotel.

CHERIE CURRIE: That’s okay.

BRETT HUDSON: ‘Cause, you know, I would love to go back with more
sophisticated equipment.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Including a tranquilizer gun.

BRETT HUDSON: I’m not going to let you capture it, Dr. Ruehl.  I will free
the Bigfoot.  You’re not going to do it.  And go back and do one more, one
more really more extensive search.  Because we just, I think we just were
right on the surface where we were.  I don’t know if there are any plans,
uh, to send us back, but I would love to do it.  I’d love to go back and
give it one more shot.

QUESTION: How about further shows for some of the other creatures that are
out there? Would you guys be interested in perhaps say to Australia.

BRETT HUDSON:  Well you know, absolutely.  As a matter of fact while we
were up in Norway House there was a sighting in Northern California.  Um,
not that I want to spend my life chasing Bigfoot, but there is something
about it that’s very intriguing now that I have become a believer and saw
what I actually saw with my own two eyes. And talk to some of the elders of
the Cree Nation who actually, you know there are stories that are passed on
and they’re all very similar about this particular animal that when it
comes around it’s either good luck or bad luck, and they, the spiritual
aspect for them is pretty amazing.  But I, I still think there’s a shot.
Somebody’s going to get it. somebody’s going to get a credible video of it
and, and Dr. Franklin R. Ruehl, Ph.D.’s right.  If it’s too much in focus
and too good people are going to discount the video and say it’s a hoax.
Someone’s gonna capture it.  There are too many people, we carry too many
cameras with us.  Someone’s going to get a shot of this, and it’ll change
everybody’s outlook on probably even this press conference.  Because
they’re probably looking at the three of us and think we’re nuts.  Well,
we’re not.

QUESTION: Dr. Ruehl, what are your qualifications for this kind of stuff?

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Well I have, of course a Ph.D. in physics,
but I’ve been studying various anomalies for many years.  Writing about
them in my column and covering them on my TV show.  And uh, I don’t think
anyone is an expert beyond that because no one’s caught one.  And the first
person to catch one will be number one on the expert’s list.

BRETT HUDSON: And that was also one of the things that came to me from uh,
a gentlemen who runs one of the sites.  His name is Matthew Moneymaker.
He’s, you know, said you’re not an expert.  And my question was, what’s an
expert?  We all we know is what data you can read on the internet.  No
one’s captured one.  We’ve had no hair samples except for this that might
be, might be and might not be.  So I think as far as being an expert, is
kind of– well it’s kind of bogus.  How are you an expert on an animal that
no one has ever captured, no one’s ever studied, we’ve never done an
autopsy.  We really don’t know its eating habits.  We are guessing.  It’s a
theory.  We found these bones, we found them plucked.  There were teeth
marks in them.  The bone marrow was sucked out, which I’ve never seen any
animal suck bone marrow out. They’ll break the bone and try to get it if
they can.  This is a very intelligent creature.  We don’t know anything
about it.  So I guess I’m now an expert.   I saw it.  I don’t know anything
about it other than what I saw.  So until we get more information and until
we actually find one, and hopefully not capture it, we we’re all kind of
guessing.  But what we saw was pretty credible.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Can I just give you a few facts about
Bigfoot?  The first westerner or white man to see a Bigfoot was in 1811.  A
miner up in Jasper, Alberta.  The first written account of a Bigfoot
creature was by none other than Teddy Roosevelt in 1893 in his book The
Wilderness Hunter.  Now this is before he was president.  He was a well
known outdoorsman. And he interviewed a camper.  His part had been killed
by a Bigfoot while they were camping, and he described basically what we
know today about Bigfoot.  Humungous footprints, a, a fetid stench.  An
eerie howl.  A furry creature that stood 7 to 10 feet tall, and one that
would move briskly through the brush. Now he did not use the term Bigfoot
even though he described the footprints as being humungous. That term did
not come about until 1958 with a pseudocryptozoologist (Ray Wallace?) and
uh, has been thus in our vocabulary since that time.  We have a couple of
accounts of Bigfoot creatures possibly being hostile.  One from the uh
Northwestern Territories. The (Nahani?) Valley Man has reputedly killed a
number of miners over the years.  And then of course we have this case
from, from uh, Teddy Roosevelt.  We also have some cases from the Yeti.
The first white man to claim he saw a Yeti was in 1832.  A British
diplomat.  He said it attacked one of his men.  And the first book there
was in 1889 describing the Yeti by another British diplomat.  That’s
basically the history and of course we have to, up to date, we have what we
think is the definitive video.

QUESTION: Did you hear any of the howling?

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: No.  Unfortunately not.  And we didn’t smell
any fetid odors.  I should add, add this; I joked. I don’t know if this was
shown on TV about securing a dropping.  A dung sample.  And this is
serious, because it is one way anthropologists and paleontologists,
anthropologists with recently dropping, recent dropping, and
paleontologists with copulates, that is fossilized dropping, to learn about
the creature.  And we had two different people who were going to, the guys
that went to the island then when they went back they couldn’t find the
dropping.  Then I have somebody else that contacted me and I’m waiting for,
to hear from him.  He did find a, a humungous dropping.  He said it had no
odor in contrast to the creatures normal fetidity, and he had wrapped it in
plastic and hopefully we will get that and send it to a lab for analysis
too.  But that’s a serious way to try to pinpoint the characteristics of
this creature.

QUESTION: Do you think this creature knew that you were looking for it?

CHERIE CURRIE:  It’s kind of funny, when on the video, he almost seems like
he senses, uh, that he’s being videotaped and he turns and, and runs.  And
I don’t know.

BRETT HUDSON:  That’s a really good question because that’s one of the
things, you know, they obviously have a great sense of smell.  Because
they’re very elusive.  And, and, uh, I didn’t get the feeling that it was
watching us.  I never felt like we were being watched.  But I did have the
feeling that wherever was in that vicinity was no longer there when we were
walking in.  That’s where I–  this footprint, it’s hard to describe.  You
kind of. how you get there, i it’s an island that goes pretty, pretty far
out. And to get there, you gotta cross the ferry and then walk down this
walk, the line where they have the power lines and then cut into the
forest.  Once you hit the forest, it’s pretty dense.  I mean, we had a hard
time walking through.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: It’s terrible.

BRETT HUDSON: With the guides, because it’s not like a path.  There’s no
path back there.  You just kind of walk as you go. This footprint looked
rather fresh when we found it.  The other ones we found had been there a
while you could tell because they start to rise up.  But this one looked
pretty fresh and when the guide sent us, well which way is he going, he
said that way, which was out.  I’m trying to give you the idea that it
wasn’t in the vicinity anymore because it was heading out towards the
forest, deeper into the forest area. I hope it wasn’t watching, that’s all
I have to say.   Because, you know, there was something about it that was
kind of scary.  There was a definite adrenaline rush.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: Well again, our one guide, the first night he
sensed it was there.  He wanted to be armed with a shotgun the next day.
And may I point out how treacherous this area is.  On one excursion I did
not go on, everyone fell except Cherie.  Including the guides. So that
indicates how treacherous this region is.  I’m gonna say, skeptics say for
instance they might say this looks too much like a man. Or not enough like
a man.  We don’t know what a Bigfoot or an ape/human hybrid would look
like.  He might actually walk very much like a human being and just be
covered with fur.  Or he may be bent over and walk more ape like.  We have,
again, around the world many different descriptions.  As I said the Yaweh
down in Australia is actually smaller than a typical man, bent over very
husky.  So nothing can be ruled out.  No possibility can be ruled out. He
may actually walk, upright like I do. Or he may be hunched over like an
ape. Or he may have different creatures and, walking in different ways.

BRETT HUDSON: There’s also something that’s interesting on the video,
although it’s very difficult to see.  I’ve gone through it for hours, frame
by frame.  Dr. Ruehl and I were sitting in the edit bay and there’s a
particular frame where this animal has its arm swung back.  If you draw a
line from where it’s arm is, it’s hand goes well below it’s knee.  Those
are very long arms.  And when it’s, and the video, it’s out of focus so
it’s really hard to see, and standing sideways, and when it turns towards
Bobby Clark. because it looked. even Bobby Clark, who is a sweet guy, if he
told a lie his tongue would snap off. When he told me what happened, that
when it turned and looked at him and then turned and walked away, the girth
of this animal is, is incredible.  You can kind of see it in that one shot.
Its upper body is, is massive. And then when it turned and walked away.  I
grew up in Oregon.  I’ve seen bears on their hind legs.  Bears don’t walk
like us.  Bears kind of waddle when they walk. And they don’t stay up on
their hind legs as long as this animal did.  So I ruled out a bear as soon
as I saw it walk away.  And if you know the area, and know the people that
live in this area, there’s no way they could have set this up. There is no
costume shops.  There’s nothing you can go– there’s no Western Costume.
You can’t go get any– and if you know Bobby Clark, he’s an honorable,
honest man.  And I believe this to be real, which is. I can’t believe I’m
saying it but I do.

DR. FRANKLIN R. RUEHL, PH.D.: And as far as sincerity, all of the people I
interviewed definitely seemed to be absolutely sincere.  By the way just a
bit of trivia. Rob Roy, the famous Scotsman actually had extremely long
arms. So long that he didn’t have to bend over to tuck in his boots.  Had
arms something like Bigfoot described here.

QUESTION: What was Bobby Clark. was he shooting something else that day or
was he up there looking for Bigfoot?

BRETT HUDSON: No.  I’ll tell you exactly what happened.  He, this ferry,
it’s a car ferry that takes you across the Nelson River.  Uh, and what
happened was he was on the night, the night shift a couple of nights
earlier and he kept hearing this sound on the other side of, of the Nelson
River.  He kept hearing this strange sound.  So he brought his camera so he
could record the audio that he was hearing these very strange sounds back
in this place called Ross Island when he would take the ferry across.  But
when he got, he actually brought his friend along with him when he got
there, and they waited, and they were there all night until six in the
morning.  There were no sounds. So he went home, went to bed, left the
camera in his car.  Did a day turnaround then he was on he morning shift.
So his camera was in the car trying to capture an audio of whatever this
sound was.  There’s an outhouse. He took one car over and back.  He went to
the outhouse and when he was walking out of the outhouse he said he felt
like something was watching, or somebody was watching him. And he looked
back towards the road and all the way down where you park your cars, which
is just a dirt gravel road that leads to this ferry. He said, and he kept
having, he said I had this very strange feeling, he said and for some
reason, he said I don’t know why I turned around and looked across the
river.  He said and I saw this extremely large animal standing in, in,
about. it’s about three feet of water.  Even in the picture where they
compared me to the, to the animal.  I’m in about three feet of water.  The
water’s about up to just below my knee.  He ran to his car and got his
camera and shot.  The reason it’s so out of focus, it was on autofocus and
the little branches in front are in perfect focus, and he couldn’t get
through to focus on whatever this creature was.  It was a fluke that he
left his camera in his car.  That’s how he got it.


Previous articles on the Manitoba Bigfoot video

The Manitoba Bigfoot Video – An Exclusive Interview With Bobby Clarke.

A Current Affair Offers Evidence of Manitoba`s Bigfoot.

Manitoba Bigfoot Video – A Current Afair`s Big Adventure!

Bobby Clarke Bigfoot Video – Don`t Believe the Hype!?

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  • Skeptix

    Annie, Thanks for posting this. Finally we hear about some of the details.

    Dr. Ruehl has finally said something I do agree with:
    “I don’t want this creature killed. I want him brought back alive. But for study.”

    Being the skeptic that I am, I can say that this is probably the only way to convince the masses. Sure, it would be tragic and sad to have one in captivity, but IF they do exist, perhaps that would be a necessary evil to understand them and not force them into extinction the way mankind seems to tend to do of other species.

    Thanks Annie.

  • goodstory

    “And thanks, GOODSTORY,” for providing the transcription…”

    Bad dog, Skeptix!

  • goodstory deserves all the credit for this, Skeptix. He supplied the transcript. All I did was post it. 🙂

    Now, goodstory, Skeptix is trying to get us back on track…How about we stick to the topic at hand, and let bygones be bygones. Please? For me?

    I haven`t heard anything about last night`s A Current Affair show. Did they broadcast the press conference?

    goodstory, did the hair samples include any roots? And what about the bones, will they be tested for saliva? I`m not an expert in this area, but doesn`t even dried saliva contain some DNA?

  • Skeptix

    My bad. Thanks GOODSTORY. All I saw was that Annie was the original poster of this topic.

    I guess goodstory is the dog with a bone. He/She/It just doesn’t want me posting here, and it’s sad. A conversation needs two differing opinions to generate thoughtful discussion. I’ve offered a valid opinion here. What has goodstory contributed to this new topic, aside from an insult to me? That seems to be the theme. You hate and dispise me because my opinion differs from your own. Very sad.

  • sydney

    A Current Affair is an excellent news source too. The scientific community ussually starts with there important investigative journalismm and then moves on from there.


    HAVe you seen A Current Affair before? IT’s a tabloid show. They fabricate lies regularly…. babies with dog heads, and aliens and …. sasquatches now too.

  • td

    You people are so gullible.

    You read stuff like this and get your hopes up because it says things like “it sucked the bone marrow out, I don’t know any animal that does that”

    But it’s common knowledge that vultures do exactly that. And therefore the ‘teeth’ marks are probably just ‘claw’ marks.

    As far as the dung sample, I can’t wait until it is taken to a lab and proven to contain the remnants of a bigmac.

    However, I can already guarantee what the ‘findings’ of this quest will be.

    – They will say that the prints had to be made by a larger that human creature. *What they won’t say is that it is not possible to prove the prints were not faked by a human.

    – The hair samples and dung samples will be determined not to have come from a bear or other forest creature. *What they won’t say is that they cannot prove that they are not human.

    – They will say that the marks on the bones are consistent with what a hypothetical Bigfoot teeth mark would look like. *What they won’t say is that it could also just be marks left by vultures.

    – They will say that the video comparison strongly indicates that the creature could be 8-9 feet tall. *What they won’t say is that there analasys has a 1-2 foot margin of error, and that the original video could easily be a human in a costume with padding and a fake head that makes them look 8-9 feet tall.

    Sorry to ruin this finding for you, but without skeptical questioning we might still think that sick people needed a hole drilled in their heads to let the evil spirits out.

  • td


    Hopefully, people arent looking to A Current Affair for their information regardin the discovery of a new species.

    I think there are people in the Science community who would be far more capable of investigating.

    Clearly these people arnt really scientists. Look at qoutes like this one “it sucked the bone marrow out, I don’t know any animal that does that”. No Scientist is going to present his finding and speak with such ambiguities. OBviously he would do some research and determine wether or not it was common for marrow to be sucked out of a bone. And how the fuck would he know it was sucked out. There could me a million reasons why the marrow is gone from the bone. Perhaps it dried up…perhaps insects.. whatever..

    this is such a bogus production by the tabloid show and yet people believe it.. drives me crazy.

  • JRG

    “…without skeptical questioning we might still think that sick people needed a hole drilled in their heads to let the evil spirits out.”

    And without the ability to investigate an unpopular belief or theory without ridicule, we might never have known the world wasn’t flat. Skepticism is a good thing as long as it doesn’t turn into ridicule. When the skeptics (and I’m not accusing you, td) start taunting, deriding and pointing fingers at the crackpot “believers”, it just proves they have a closed mind and no amount of evidence will change that.

  • sydney


    But there is one problem. I am not saying a bigfoot doesnt exist. I think it’s incredibly unlikely but what do I know really?

    My problem is these people that havent one shred of creidble evidnce, nor has any credicble scientific body investigated this sight and yet everyone is so gun ho to prove that there is a new species in CAnada.

    Like give me a brake. Just wait until a credible group does research. People are so so so anxious to beleive superstitions that they just take the side that suports waht they want to hear. Even if it comes form A Current AFFair.

    Like how they hell does A current Affair enter a debate such as this? What the fuck is going on !?!!

    People need to wise up and get real. If your gonna debate somthing, then fidn intelligent evidence, not these personal accounts.

  • JRG


    I definitely agree with you regarding the involvement of ACA and the credibility problem in this case. IMO, the involvement of ACA discredits what they supposedly found. The fact is, and no disrespect to you goodstory for your enthusiastic support of them, ACA is a tabloid show. Tabloids are notorious for exaggerations, fabrications, and inaccurate, ratings grabbing headlines.

    I will not, however, discredit Bobby Clarke just because ACA is involved. If this is a hoax, it will come out sooner or later. What I have seen of the video is interesting, but unclear. The “expedition” was not exactly undertaken by a credible scientific body as you say. The short amount of time spent “in the bush”, the limited ground that could be covered in that short time, and the seeming lack of “expertise” ( I will exclude Dr Ruehl from that goodstory) of the participants certainly doesn’t help their evidence.

    I do not base my opinion that the existence of Bigfoot is more likely than not on this case, but on a large amount of what I believe to be credible evidence that has not been shown to have been hoaxed.

    Just my opinion, thanks for not shredding me because I “believe”

  • goodstory

    You ungrateful, skeptical, cynical nasty little bloggycrits have really gone and gotten my goat.

    A Current Affair is not a “tabloid show.” Not does it traffic in exaggeration or lies.

    It is a newsmagazine show, a five-day-a-week broadcast that finds its stories not in the pages of supermarket tabloids but in the heartland of America and beyond, where the other news organizations do not dare to travel.

    A Current Affair was the ONLY news organization to travel to Norway House to view, and acquire, and broadcast the Bobby Clarke video.

    Without A Current Affair, no one would be debating it, and the Bigfoot legend would be relegated to the shadows, from whence you all have come.

    A Current Affair presented the Bigfoot story to a mainstream,l wide television audience that numbers in the tens of millions. It presented the story in the proper whimsical, entertaining manner while at the same time maintaining journalistic and scientific credibility.

    Most of you don’t watch the show, nor have you ever seen it. You say so in your posts.

    Skeptix, you threaten to shoot me dead with a gun that you say you own, then write post after post insulting me and backtracking, then keep leaving posts that claim I don’t want your input because you disagree with me.

    You obviously are a deranged moron and you scare the bejesus out of me.

    As for the rest of you, shame! Shame on you all! A Current Affair and your humble go-between goodstory have given you gift after gift! We have given you Dr. Franklin Ruehl Ph.D. and Cherie Currie.

    A Current Affair has given you Bigfoot! It has put the story on the front burner! It has been debated on television, on radio, and in the halls of government! And you morons spit upon the show.

    Well, that’s it! Goodstory is no more!

    Never again will I grace your site. I am picking up my kit, and my caboodle and moving on the fresher pastures, to a chat community with some brains and some heart.

    I will leave you in your underwear in front of your screens (and I bet they’re all PCs) to argue among yourselves about the new Star Wars film.

    I will return to reality, to the sunlight, where the masses play.

    Fie on you all!


  • It’s Elvis in a bear suit, I’m telling you

  • #15, we are in our pyjamas, not underwear

  • Its Chewbacca set loose.

  • JRG

    Quote from Websters dictionary:

    “Tab.loid n., 1. a newspaper about half the size of an ordinary newspaper, usu. heavily illustrated, and OFTEN CONCENTRATING ON SENSATIONAL OR LURID NEWS.” (caps are mine)

    A list of shows from A Current Affair’s archives:


    (Not an all inclusive list)

    Not a tabloid show?? Now goodstory, I certainly did not intend for you to take such offense, but please do not insult our intelligence by claiming ACA is not a tabloid. It is what it is.

  • Do you have those shows on torrents? They sound real good

  • Skeptix

    Actually, I use a Mac. Does that mean we can be friends now?

  • goodstory is also correct in saying that the ONLY media outlet to go to Norway House to see the video, and make an offer was ACA. The simple fact is, no one else showed up.

    I am not a fan of ACA, or tabloid journalism in any form (sorry goodstory)…but I`m certainly not prepared to write off the evidence the ACA team returned with,just because of their sponsor.

    We all, even myself, have ranted about their choice of “experts”, but to be honest, I`m rethinking my position on that one. I originally looked to the BFRO for their so called “expertise”, but when they erased a self proclaimed “credible sighting” from their data base, and ignored an offer to analyze potentially credible evidence, for what ever reason, I began to question the organization, and Mr.Moneymaker.

    This is an honest question…What exactly is it that qualifies someone as a “Bigfoot expert”? My assumption was that it would entail a background in physical anthropology, forensics,and/or anatomy at the very least.

    Putting aside Dr.Ruehl`s eccentricities, what exactly makes Moneymaker more qualified? Has he any of the qualifications I`ve mentioned above? Or is it strictly a case of experience? From what I`ve read, Dr. Ruehl has also spent many years studying Bigfoot, among other things.

    I do know that he`s responsible for putting together the first comprhensive data base of reported sightings,and evidence, but what are his credentials as a researcher? Has Mr.Moneymaker made his name through his research, and findings in the field, or through his doccumentation of others research?

    Okay, so Brett Hudson, and Cherie Curry had absolutely no experience…Doesn`t Moneymaker charge a fee to take novices out into the field on Bigfoot expeditions?

    As to ACA hoaxing the evidence, they`d have to have the co-operation of the entire population of Norway House, Manitoba to get away with it. Now THAT`S fantasy.

    goodstory, I hope you`ll reconsider.

  • Sorry, the first line of my last post should have read “goodstory IS correct”, not “also correct”.

  • JRG

    Perhaps my comment about the evidence collected being discredited because of ACA’s involvement was a little harsh, Annie. But because of the nature of the show, it’ll still be suspect in my mind. I’ll shut up about that and wait until the results of any analysis are released.

    As far as BFRO goes, I don’t know if Moneymaker is an expert either. I tend to agree that an expert should have some background in wildlife biology, anthropology, forensic sciences, etc and has researched the phenomenon extensively. I would be willing to call Dr Grover Krantz an expert (he’s no longer with us, however), and also Dr Jeff Meldrum, an anthropologist with Idaho State Univ who has been studying the tracks.

    A quick review of the BFRO website indicates your statement about Moneymaker making his name by collecting and documenting others research may be right on. This doesn’t make him an expert in the physical anatomy of Bigfoot but it does give him a lot of knowledge on the subject (assuming he reads and studies the research).

    As to why he would remove the Manitoba sighting data??? It just might be sour grapes as has been stated in other posts.

    From the BFRO website re their “mission”:

    “When compelling evidence is collected by or submitted to the BFRO, it is presented to scientific and forensic specialists for evaluation.”

    Why they would turn down hair samples for analysis when they determined the tape pointed to a credible sighting is beyond me.

  • WTB1

    Goodstory is a complete moron. How funny her comments now that the video has sunken to the proper depths of discredit and obscurity. It only makes her embarrassing comments supporting it that much more amusing.

  • goodstory

    Who’s the moron, WTB1?

    I ended my missives to this blog of sloggy boggers, but after reading your misguided rant, decided to step up after a well-deserved monsastic retreat to say NYAH NYAH NYAH!

    There’s been another sighting of the creature outside Norway House, the video is far from discredited, and A Current Affair is seen as a hero to all!

    The video has not sunk at all!

    A new expedition from the University at Berkely is heading to the scene, and zoolologists and anthropologists alike are hailing the Brave Manitoba Three for their initial exploratory expedition that has opened the door to discovery!

    Search this site to read thedetails of the latest incident that has only given more credence to the Bobby Clarke video!

    Along with evidence that backs the A Current Affair news conference displays!

    A Current Affair rules!

    You are the fool!

    You will receive the discredit and return to the shadows from which you have slunk!


  • digger


    You say there has been ANOTHER sighting near Norway House? (I assume not the one by Bobby Clarke, but a different one) Where can I find information about that new incident?



  • goodstory

    check this out

    blogcritics thread called:
    A Current Affair`s BIG Adventure – “Tracking Manitoba’s Bigfoot”