As you drive along the Trans Canada Highway, motorists on the lookout for a large, hairy animal may find themselves staring at something decidedly more cryptozoological than your average Newfoundland moose.
As I was driving back to St. John's from Bay Roberts on the Trans Canada Highway earlier this week, I spotted something just east of the Salmonier Line turnoff.
"That tree stump looks just like Bigfoot," I thought. Then, as I came closer, "My God! It IS Bigfoot!"
Some genius prankster has put up a plywood cutout of a sasquatch-looking creature just at the edge of a pond, 60 meters or so off the highway.
Folklore junkie that I am, I immediately recognized the outline of the monster captured in the controversial Patterson film of 1967.
I returned today, and crept close to the monster cut-out, snapping a series of photos, now on Flickr.
I'd love to know who created this, and why! If you have ANY ideas as to who made it, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 709-685-3444. If the creator wants to remain anonymous, I'd be happy to oblige, but I'd love to interview them about their monster, and the story behind it.
PS - Here is an article I wrote about Bigfoot in Newfoundland in 2007.