Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Scientist Who Believed In Bigfoot

Image: Estate of Grover S. Krantz/Chip Clark

The skeleton of anthropologist Grover Krantz and his dog, Clyde, is on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Krantz, who died in 2002, spent decades as a professor of anthropology at Washington State University but his legacy is complicated. His work as a cryptozoologist, or a person who studies mythic creatures and tries to prove their existence, was serious, public and professionally damaging.

Read more: Smithsonian Magazine


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