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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Feb 2, 2023

As librarians, Beth and Kelly know Bigfoot books are located in the nonfiction section; the 001s for the unexplained, yet to be definitively proved. But for Bigfootaphiles, the penultimate proof is a nearly minute-long shaky film of a sasquatch walking near a creek bed shot in 1967 in northern California. Strange Country delves into this film and other Bigfoot encounters in this episode. And answers the question, is the film legit. Short answer? No. Long answer? Nooooooooooooooo.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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