Do you think that the exitance of the cryptid known as Bigfoot could be proven in a court of law?
Well, a civil lawsuit was recently filed against the B.C. Ministry of Environment and B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch in an attempt to do just that. The suit filed by controversial bigfoot researcher Todd Standing accuses these government agencies with dereliction of duty pertaining to the interests of an indigenous wildlife species. Standing says he will provide the court with physical evidence, video and eyewitness accounts in an effort to prove Sasquatch exists. To help prove his claims he is also requesting that the court require a government biologist to accompany him for three months into what he believes to be bigfoot habitat.
“Todd Standing and Jeff Meldrum”
According to reports, Standing has been working on the lawsuit for at least a year and after being unable to find a lawyer willing to take it on he has filed it on his own. A number of scientists including Jeff Meldrum a renowned bigfoot researcher and a Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho University are being called to support Standing’s case. They will provide potential bigfoot evidence in the form of footprint and genetic analysis of materials that were collected from across the U.S. and Canada. The goal of this lawsuit is to prove that the elusive cryptid does exist and to then protect the species according to Standing.
Standing has claimed to have had multiple interactions with these creatures and provided what continues to be highly debated bigfoot photos and bigfoot videos. The video footage and photos have been analyzed and scrutinized by various researchers and enthusiasts over the last few years in an effort to determine whether or not they are a hoax. The potential bigfoot evidence got plenty of attention after it aired during an episode of the hit series Survivorman Bigfoot featuring Les Stroud. A new bigfoot documentary about Standing’s Sasquatch encounters is on the verge of being released but Todd maintains that this is not a publicity stunt to try and draw more attention to his film.
The provincial government has yet to respond to the civil claim filed by Standing or given any indications that they are taking it seriously. None of the assertions made so far by Todd have been proven in court but there is a possibility he may get a chance to change that. Mainstream science points to the lack of any hard evidence as the main reason why it refuses to acknowledge the creature existence although many in and around the bigfoot community believe the evidence collected to date clearly points a different conclusion. Could be interesting if this Todd Standing Bigfoot lawsuit does make its way into a courtroom.