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Big Foot gets Merritt on TV
By Heather Thomson (Merritt, British Columbia)
Interview will air on Discovery Channel February 1, 2007 @ 9 EST

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Dec 27 2006 -- In May 2004 Tim Martindale’s life changed. It was that month that he spotted two sasquatches by the side of the road on his way to Kamloops. Ever since then he has been on the look out for proof that what he saw really exists.

“I want to gather as much information as I can to prove that they exist,” he said. “It was something I had never thought about before my sighting, now I’m fascinated [with the subject].”

Lately he isn’t the only one with a keen interest in the subject. A production company from Ontario also wants to explore the possibility that Big Foot really does exist. Phil Dejardins is the producer of Best Evidence, which is produced by Creative Differences Inc. It is a series to be aired on the American Discovery Channel that explores the unexplained. Their first of 13 shows will look into the existence of Big Foot. While searching for information on the topic Dejardins came across Martindale’s story of spotting the pair drinking out of a lake along the Coquihalla. He decided Martindale would make an interesting addition to his show.

“The premise is that we are looking at the best solid evidence,” Dejardins said. “We are talking to those who believe and those who are skeptical – we’ll let the public judge.”

Dejardins believes Martindale will make a great addition to their story as it is relatively rare for someone to spot two sasquatches together.

“People like Tim [Martindale] are big part of the evidence,” he said. “When we put it all together I think it will make a great show.”

Martindale is excited about the clip airing because he hopes it will make other people more comfortable coming forward to tell of their sightings. He believes a lot of people have sightings but never report them because they are afraid people will think they are crazy. He said the more people who come forward the better.

“There’s millions of hectares of forest out there to hide in,” he said. “There is nothing spectacular about a sighting. It’s just another animal, but they are very rare.”

He said you can’t go out in the forest expecting to see one.

“Any sighting that happens is just by chance,” he said. “People want to believe, but they don’t want to look crazy.”

If you would like to share your information or ask questions you can contact Martindale at The special on Big Foot is the first of the Best Evidence series and airs on February 1, 2007 @ 9 EST....

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