I live in upstate New York, except for winters, which I now spend in Florida. For the past two years, we've been renting a cabin in the woods about a mile from property we bought in the southern Adirondack Mountains. We heard things around the cabin in the summer of 2013 that we ascribed to various known animals. Howls and animal vocalizations were foxes and coyotes. Knocking noises were deer rubbing felt off their antlers. But in 2014, things changed. The tarp over our dug well was torn off, which I figured was a bear. But my wife found a huge, human like footprint. A sasquatch? Seriously?
We then found more signs. On our property, we found more foot prints of various sizes, which we think is a family. We even found a sasquatch nest. But the most compelling evidence we've found was a massive hand print on the back of my car. It wasn't human, for sure, but could it be a sasquatch? I could see fingerprints, but there were no whorls. There were odd lines on the palms. It didn't make any sense.
I'm new to all of this, but I study things to death, on the internet and in books. I got to page 249 of Dr. Meldrum's book Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, and there it was. A photograph of dermal ridges. Meldrum hypothesizes that sasquatch is an ape, and apes have dermal ridges on the soles of their feet and the palms of their hands. It must of been a sasquatch. Had to be. To me, it couldn't be more clear.