Bigfoot, sometimes called "Sasquatch," is a giant, shaggy creature who walks upright like a human being but looks like a huge gorilla. Sightings of the creature, usually occurring in wooded areas of the Pacific Northwest, have been reported as far back as the 1950s. Yet, they really took off following the 1967 appearance of a brief, 8mm film clip that purportedly showed, as describes, a "dark, man-sized and man-shaped figure striding through a clearing." The film remains the "best evidence" that Bigfoot actually exists but is also widely believed to be a hoax.
Hoax or not, what has been little-known about Bigfoot until now is that the Federal Bureau of Investigation found the Bigfoot question worth investigating, at least to some extent. On Wednesday, the FBI finally confirmed 43 years after the fact, that it had indeed looked into the question of Bigfoot's existence, releasing a 22-page cache of documents related to the Bigfoot probe, as reported.
Luke Jennings is the author of the memoir Blood Knots, short-listed for the Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes, and of several novels, including the Booker Prize-nominated Atlantic. His previous book Codename Villanelle is the basis for BBC America’s new TV series Killing Eve starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.As a journalist he has written for The Observer, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time.
About the Killing Eve Books by Luke Jennings
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