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The Scientific Search for Bigfoot

Knute Berger wants to know: What does science have to say about Sasquatch?

March 27, 2018

From ancient legends to far-fetched theories to elaborate hoaxes, Bigfoot, AKA Sasquatch, remains an iconic Northwest cryptid. Knute Berger wants to know: What does science have to say about Sasquatch?  Don’t miss Berger’s previously published case for why we should research Bigfoot.


Eric Keto

From the Oregon Coast to the North Slope of Alaska, Eric enjoys telling stories from the western edge of the country. His nonfiction video work has been featured on The Atlantic, PBS NewsHour and Alaska Public Media.

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Knute Berger

Knute Berger is Crosscut’s Mossback. Born and raised in Seattle, he writes with his own Pacific Northwest perspective. He also writes the monthly “Gray Matters” column for Seattle magazine where he is editor-at-large, and is an occasional commentator on KUOW-FM’s “Week in Review.” He is the author of two books: Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes On Growth Addicts, Weather Wimps, and the Myth of Seattle Nice and Space Needle, The Spirit of Seattle (2012), the official 50th anniversary history of the tower. He was writer-in-residence at the Space Needle and has had a cocktail named after him at Ivar’s. You can email him at or follow him on twitter @KnuteBerger.

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I never believed until I saw one myself on the east side of Stevens Pass.  Now I do.