Hello young cryptozoologists! If you happen to be out in the woods, or even in your own backyard, and happen to see a footprint you *think* might be from Bigfoot, it’s really easy to make a cast of it so you can research it further! Follow the instructions below!
*Materials Needed: Casting material (Hydrocal, Fix-it-All etc), tape measure, mixing spoon, bucket or plastic bag to mix material, water, plastic gloves, field notebook and pen, camera, gauze (optional)
Take a picture of the footprint with the tape measure next to it so you can document how big it is! If you don’t have a tape measure, put your foot next to it for size comparison.
Examine the footprint, and if it didn’t imprint far enough into the soil, make a dirt dam around it so the plaster doesn’t seep out.
Mix the casting solution in a bucket or plastic bag. Wear gloves while doing this! Or ask an older cryptozoologist for help. Do not get casting solution on skin.
Solution should be the consistency of pancake batter, but don’t eat it! It’s not pancake batter.
Slowly pour a thin layer of plaster onto the bottom of the footprint. If you have gauze, put a layer of gauze down to reinforce the cast, then pour more plaster into the print.
Wait! It could take between 30 minutes to an hour to let the cast dry. In the meantime, survey the area! Write in your field notebook the date, time and location of the print. Then look around. Are there more tracks? Broken tree branches? Listen in silence for any Bigfoot grunts if its still in the area! Note all of these observations in your field notebook.
Once plaster is dry, dig out the dirt around it like a moat. Then *carefully* wiggle your hands underneath the cast and lift it out.
Take the cast home and wait two weeks for it to fully dry. Once it’s dry, brush off the dirt and examine for clues! Some cryptozoologists claim that Bigfoot has a flat arch in the middle of its foot as well as a wider heel. What do you see? Is there another animal that might have made this print? If you really want to do some further exploration, research what a ‘mid-tarsal break’ looks like. Some cryptozoologists believe that Bigfoot is ape-like, and some apes have the ability to lift just the heel of their foot without the rest of the foot coming up because of the mid-tarsal break in the center of their foot. Try it! Can you lift just your heel? Does the footprint cast look like it could have a mid-tarsal break? Once again, write down your observations in your field notebook and if you think you have something, share your data with a Bigfoot research organization! Or keep the secret of your discovery all to yourself! It’s your choice.
Have fun, my young cryptozoologists! Enjoy the adventure! With proper research, it might just be YOU who proves the existence of Bigfoot!
Hey fellow searchers of the mysterious and awesome, it’s Charles, your favorite Myth Blaster. As you know, a lot of times, I mean a LOT of times, animals go extinct but guess what? THEY HAVEN’T REALLY GONE EXTINCT! The little buggers are hiding somewhere and every so often we see one again. That makes them a Cryptid!
Well, we had another Cryptid sighting this week – the Clouded Leopard SUPPOSEDLY went extinct like, 37 years ago, but it was just seen again in Taiwan! Now, if this Leopard dude can hide for 37 years, then maybe the Megalodon shark is still hiding somewhere which would be the coolest thing EVER! Sure the Megalodon went extinct like 2.5 millions years ago, but maybe it’s just super awesome at hiding. So anyway, if you’re in Taiwan, keep your eyes peeled for the Clouded Leopard, and if you’re in the ocean keep your eyes WAY peeled for the Megalodon!
Hi everyone! Thanks for coming here where you can learn all about cryptozoology, or the study of hidden animals that might be real. There’s thousands of cryptids all over the world, and The Blasters and I need help finding them, so let us know if you see one so we can investigate! And if you find something, remember to keep it a secret because the world needs its myths and its magic!
Hey Blasters, it’s Charles, your resident photography expert in all things cryptid. So this photo just came out of Washington and supposedly it’s of Bigfoot, but I’m an EXPERT and I say there’s no way this is Bigfoot. It looks like a guy in a cheap Bigfoot suit to me. But what do you think? I’m open to debating you!
Hi fellow Blasters, it’s Hernando. Aliens aren’t technically cryptids, and the Blasters don’t really search for them since we don’t have a spaceship and such, but I still like studying them. Recently, scientists have discovered a mysterious radio sound from a nearby galaxy that repeats every 16 days. They don’t know what’s causing it, but I’m pretty sure it’s aliens! What do you think?
Hey fellow Blasters, it’s Stephanie. So it’s been quite a week for sea monster sightings, as this creature just washed ashore on a beach in Scotland. Lots of people think this might be the Loch Ness Monster, since it was found in Scotland where Nessie lives. But I wanted to let you know that this is definitely not her – I hacked a satellite and looked at Loch Ness and she’s still happily swimming around. BUT even the Blasters don’t know what this creature might be. Any idea what sea serpent cryptid this is?
Duders and dudetters, it’s Charles, your favorite Myth Blaster! So this awesome creature just washed up on a beach in Mexico, which I hear is a super cool place to visit, FYI. But after seeing this eyeless beast, I’d probably think twice before going into the ocean for a swim! Thus far, scientists can’t figure out what this creature is, but us cryptozoologists are pretty sure it’s a legendary sea serpent, which is super awesome! What do you think? Any ideas which cryptid this might be?