|The Tennessee alleged Sasquatch sketch,, based off of eyewitness reports|
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Although its not definitive or conclusive evidence, it's always exciting when a full body sketch accompanies a new Sasquatch report. Two twelve year old hunters claimed to have seen a Sasquatch while walking down a logging road in Tennessee. The animal was allegedly seven to eight feet tall with blackish brown hair (the witnesses emphasized that it was hair and not fur), huge muscles, and broad shoulders. A BFRO investigator who spoke to the witnesses said that they were mature for their age and intelligent. The animal's right jaw was apparently dropped, which allowed the witnesses to view its teeth. Sybilla Irwin worked with the witnesses to produce the sketch which is above.
I am glad that she did this, as it is rare that an artist will take the time to listen to the witnesses and produce a full body sketch. A close up of the sketched face shows a primate which has a relatively human looking and flat face, a pronounced supraorbital ridge (brow ridge), a broad nose, and non-projecting canines. Interestingly, this full body sketch may help in the question of what Sasquatch are, and the features seem to point to a robust early hominin known as Paranthropus.
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