NST : Footprint casts hope of finding Bigfoot

Footprint casts hope of finding Bigfoot
By Chuah Bee Kim
URL: http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/nst/Wednesday/National/20060222082701/Article/index_html

Foreign journalists tracking “Bigfoot” in the jungles of Johor have made a plaster cast of a fresh footprint measuring 60cm by 30cm. Almost three times the size of a human foot, they feel the evidence indicates they are close to finding and filming the creature.

“This is very close to an actual sighting,” said Joshua Gates, 28, who is part of a seven-member expedition to the jungles of Kota Tinggi.

The Sci-Fi Network is an NBC Universal television network dedicated to programmes exploring the mysterious, paranormal, fantastic and unexplained.

Gates and his crew have been in Kota Tinggi since yesterday to shoot a documentary on the creature.

The group travelled deep into the jungle and found the footprints in Kampung Lukut after searching an area covering 30 sq km.

"One of the footprints, showing five toes, was especially well preserved in the mud. We made several plaster casts of it.

“This is most credible evidence to date that the Bigfoot might indeed be roaming the jungles of Johor,” he said.

"We believe we are on the trail of something really big.

"The size of the footprint doesn