The Big Foot “Sasquatch” legend has been around forever.
Tales of large, hairy, half human and half ape figures lurking
about in places from Canada to the Allegheny National Forest.
One claim of a Big Foot encounter was purported to have taken place back in 1924
by a Canadian prospector named Albert Ostman. At the time of Albert’s encounter
he was in pursuit of a lost gold mine
by Powell River in British Columbia, Canada.
The public did not get to hear of his amazing story until 24 years later.
Albert kept his story a secret to avoid the label of “crazy”. He said in his interview,
In the most calm and rational of manner, that he had been kidnapped by a family of three Big Foot creatures
The latest claim in the ongoing Big Foot saga was written up in an article on Discovery.com in December of 2012.
A genetics-based project alleges that a Bigfoot DNA study reveals that the mtDNA is exactly like our Homo sapien sequence, while the nuDNA is of an unknown hominin. To date there is a lack of proof and much skepticism looms.
You can read the article ‘Bigfoot’ Is Part Human, DNA Study Claims
Captain Kidd purportedly haunts the King’s Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts and the ‘the pond’ on Gardiner Island near New York.
William “Captain” Kidd (c. 1645 – 23 May 1701)[has good reason to do some serious haunting, since he was unjustly hanged on 23 May 1701 at Execution Dock. On the first attempt, his rope broke and he fell into the mud of the River Thames. The executioners proceeded to drag him out of the muddy mess and secure a new noose around his neck. They suceeded on the second try and left him to hang, along side the other doomed pirates, for the length of three tides to wave over their dead bodies.
The Captain’s reputaion as a cutthroat pirate has been refuted by the American author Richard Zacks. He wrote a book entitled The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, where it is revealed that instead of being a rumored, ruthless criminal, he was instead a tough New York seaman hired to track down pirates.
Sources: Captain Kidd
“William Kidd”. UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography. 2003. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_gx5229/is_2003/ai_n19152123.