Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
By Alex Visser
WNPA Olympia News Bureau
OLYMPIA — The Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific Northwest folklore, got another shot at recognition this year with a bill that would name the creature Washington’s official state cryptid. But just as it has done to so many explorers and scientists, the furry, bipedal creature once again evaded capture.
A cryptid is a creature of folklore or myth whose existence has not been verified.
Senate Bill 5816 was introduced last year by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, but has not made it past the committee stage in either of the past two legislative sessions. The bill is one of two pieces of Bigfoot legislation, along with another Rivers bill that would create a Bigfoot license plate.
The Sasquatch would join other local greats such as the apple, the steelhead trout and the bluebunch wheatgrass as Washington state emblems.
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