Yeti Persisted
August 21, 2018 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Krantz decided that any person who could fake that footprint would have to be as educated as he was, something Krantz highly doubted. [ . . . ] “He had to outclass me in those areas, and I don’t think anybody outclasses me in those areas. At least not since Leonardo Da Vinci, and I’d say such a person is impossible and therefore the tracks were real.”
The Man, The Myth, and The Legend of Grover Krantz. A Legend In The Making: The Early Years of Grover Krantz. Does Science Benefit From the Search for Sasquatch? So, Why Do People Believe In Bigfoot Anyway? A linked series of articles on Professor Grover Krantz, Anthropologist and Sasquatch enthusiast, by Krissy Elliot. posted by Rumple (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
Can't be right, as *I* am the smartest person since Leonardo da Vinci.
posted by Chrysostom at 1:38 PM on August 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


+1 for the title!
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:40 PM on August 21, 2018 [28 favorites]


You know who else loves Bigfoot?
posted by Kitty Stardust at 1:43 PM on August 21, 2018


I mean, usually when anthropologists are bad its racism not just really bad science, so you know what- I'll take it.
God, what a self-important idiot.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 2:13 PM on August 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Fascinating. I'd not heard of the Krantz. He sounds both insufferable and useful to have around.

I also have to wonder what another twenty years of progress in genetic engineering will mean for the future of crypto hoaxers. I'm looking forward to meeting bigfoot, whether or not they exist yet.
posted by eotvos at 2:31 PM on August 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


eotvos: I also have to wonder what another twenty years of progress in genetic engineering will mean for the future of crypto hoaxers. I'm looking forward to meeting bigfoot, whether or not they exist yet.

From your ankle up, I say you sure are sweet
But from there down there's just too much feet

posted by clawsoon at 3:33 PM on August 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I’ve been a casual lurker here for going on 10 years now and thats my favorite title of --anything—ever.
posted by Kemma80 at 5:44 PM on August 21, 2018 [7 favorites]


On a related note, I saw the trailer for this and I can't help but be delighted at the contrast/idea.
posted by jenfullmoon at 5:50 PM on August 21, 2018


He had to outclass me in those areas, and I don’t think anybody outclasses me in those areas. At least not since Leonardo Da Vinci, and I’d say such a person is impossible and therefore the tracks were

Yours! You actually have multiple personalities and one that kept itself hidden for years used your training to pull off the greatest forgery of all time!
posted by Jpfed at 8:08 PM on August 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


There's a dissertation to be written on the projection of ambivalent homophobia / homophilia onto a construction that is extremely manly (overwhelmingly manly) and extremely discreet (so discreet people deny he exists); a perfect fantasy for denied male lust.
posted by idiopath at 8:38 PM on August 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Well, tfa says that one of the purported Sasquatch films was of a large-breasted female. So the narrative is not as male as you are saying.
posted by thelonius at 4:24 AM on August 22, 2018




So the narrative is not as male as you are saying.
And so Bigfoot took Whiteman back to the woods where they lived happily ever after!, by Robert Crumb (whole comic here, very NSFW, it's Robert Crumb)
posted by elgilito at 1:04 PM on August 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


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