According to various studies on conspiracy theories, anywhere from 14 to 30 percent of people believe in bigfoot. While there are quite a few ‘believers’ out there who dedicate their lives to proving that sasquatches are real, one man is taking on the British Columbia provincial government to prove it once and for all (maybe). Todd Standing filed a civil case against the B.C. Supreme Court earlier in October and has a whole load of evidence he’s dying to show.
‘When a judge sits down with me and realizes what I have and who’s with me—this is going to happen,’ Standing said in an interview, ‘It’s no joke, I’m coming with PhDs, professors, police officers, the best in the world … this is the real deal, the evidence is here.’
Standing alleges that the government is in ‘dereliction of duty’ because it doesn’t recognize the Sasquatch as a species in need of protection (or at all). Once (if) he wins B.C., he’s planning on filing similar cases in his home province of Alberta and in Washington State (other places the creatures are thought to reside). If you’re wondering if B.C. tax dollars will be going towards trying this case, the answer is yes.
So what kind of evidence does Standing have? We’re so glad you asked. Standing isn’t just a self-proclaimed ‘Sasquatch tracker,’ he’s also a documentary filmmaker. And yes, bigfoot features heavily in his work. He has a YouTube channel with seven years’ worth of Sasquatch material. He also has a documentary, Discovering Bigfoot, which you can watch on iTunes.
According to CTV reporting, the lawsuit would require a judge to declare that the species exists and mandate a wildlife official accompany Standing on a three-month expedition to find one of the creatures. In case you’re wondering, you too can go on a bigfoot expedition with Todd Standing for just $4,800.
B.C.’s minister of the environment George Heyman isn’t too worried about the outcome of the lawsuit. He laughed off questions from CTV and said that a province-funded lawyer will likely ask for the case to be thrown out when it comes to court.