More on the crippled right-footed Bossburg Tracks: Bossburg, Washington 1969
near northeastern Washington's Colville National Forest
On page 56 of Dr. Grover Krantz's
'Bigfoot Sasquatch Evidence' book, it was mentioned that "some pathology"
might have deformed the right foot of our crippled individual.
These footprints, in fact, were what converted Krantz from a Sasquatch skeptic to a believer.
"Before I examined these prints, I would have given you ten to one odds that the whole thing was a hoax," he says. "But there is no way that everything could have been tied together so perfectly in a fake."
"Various suggestions have
been made as to what that pathology might be, with 'club foot' being
the most popular opinion. I had not the expertise, time, nor the inclination
to pursue this matter any further. Fortunately Jeff Meldrum did have
all those attributes and has provided us with the likely answer. He
researched the pertinent literature and found that metatarsus adductus is almost certainly the ailment in question.
© Krantz, Grover S. 'Bigfoot
Sasquatch Evidence' (1999, B.C.: Hancock House, pp. 298-299)