Guest Editor-Blogger: BLM Office Employee
I think it's time to put the Squaw Lake incident to bed. Too much conspiracy and rumors have been made out of it. I was interested in the Bigfoot thing in 1962, so I ran a search on our computers here at BLM. The search showed a non classified animal was shipped to DOI in November, 1962, in San Diego.
It was not identified by DOI as being any known species of animal known. It was classified in 1964 as a primate of known species very close to a Eastern China mountain gorilla. The notes show the gorilla was thought by DOI to be a captured primate that was probably a pet and let go from a private citizen because it was diseased with what is now known as Lyme's.
There is notation about the size being larger than usual. That is all that I could find.
Our next question, of course, is Do they still have the bones?
Thank you so much. How exciting.