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One group of Western students is conducting some rather unusual research. They hike through the woods at night, breaking the silence with howls and striking trees with heavy branches. Then they wait and listen for a response — from a Sasquatch.
As a new Associated Students club, the Western Washington University Sasquatch Organization is dedicated to researching and finding evidence of Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest, club president Conor Workman said.
The topic is controversial, but the club stands resolute.
“We’re going to get him one of these days,” member Riley Davis said.
The club already has seven official members and quite a following of interested students, whom they expect to turn out for the first official meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Workman joined a friend in establishing a club at South Whidbey High School, after finding his own penchant for television shows about searching for Sasquatch. Those original members went on to become Western freshmen, and founded the university club.
When they arrived at Western, they wanted to continue squatching — tromping through the woods looking for signs of the creature. And with clubs for seemingly every other interest, they thought there must be room for a Sasquatch club, vice president Coel Cable said.
The founders believe Western is an ideal place for the club, due to students’ love for outdoor recreation and the popularity of lore about Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest.
“This area of North America has the most Sasquatch sightings in the world,” Workman said.
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