Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science
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|Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science|
|Directed by||Doug Haijcek|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Distributor||Whitewolf Entertainment, Inc.|
Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science is a 2001 documentary television film by Producer and noted wildlife researcher Doug Hajicek. A scientific book was written based on his Film. The program originally aired on the Discovery Channel on January 9, 2003. The program features scientists from various disciplines analyzing the most compelling evidence for the existence of Bigfoot, including the Skookum cast and the Patterson–Gimlin film.
The documentary has since been released on DVD and VHS. A companion book to the documentary written by anthropologist Jeffrey Meldrum was published in 2006 (ISBN 0-7653-1216-6). Producer and noted wildlife researcher Doug Hajicek is planning the 2 hour film sequel: Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science 2. Planned release date is slated for 2019. A VR version will also be available. The new film will feature new scientific evidence and fresh forensic work in addition the new film will feature more scientists with their analysis of debated evidence. Planned are 18 new evidence categories that will be scientifically examined in the sequel.
The DVD version of the program is slightly different from the one that aired on the Discovery Channel and has a large bonus section. It is separated into the following sections:
- Exhibit 1: Fossil Evidence
- Exhibit 2: New Species Discoveries
- Exhibit 3: Dermal Ridges
- Exhibit 4: Body Cast
- Exhibit 5: Images
- Exhibit 6: Step Frequency
- Exhibit 7: Biomechanics
- Exhibit 8: Forensic Measurements
- Exhibit 9: Visual Size Comparison
- Exhibit 10: Behavioral Parallels
- Exhibit 11: Vocalizations
- Exhibit 12: Visual Misidentifications
- Exhibit 13: Track Morphology
- Exhibit 14: Kinesiology
- Exhibit 15: Soft Tissue Pathology
- Exhibit 16: Statistics
- Exhibit 17: DNA
In the Extra Features section of the DVD are four sections:
- Footage Analysis, which includes the following:
- Patterson–Gimlin Film: October 20, 1967 - 16mm film (This version of the film is of much higher quality than others that are usually shown on TV because it is a digital copy of the master. The other two films below are also digitals-from-master. )
- Memorial Day: May 26, 1996 - Video 8
- Freeman: 1994 - Video 8
- Freeman film subject baby? - First observed January 4, 2002 by Doug Hajicek during editing of Legend Meets Science.
- Forensic Animation by Vision Realm Entertainment Inc.
- Still Gallery
- Sighting Information, which includes figures from each state.
- Questions and Answers, which is basically a FAQ
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