Freaky Friday: Sasquatch and the unknown — wildmen as physical and cultural phenomena
By André Costopoulos, Associate Dean (Student Affairs).
Wildmen are known by many names around the world: Sasquatch, Orang Pendek, Bigfoot, Yeti, Yowie, Mistabau, and many others. Whether or not they represent a real physical phenomenon, one thing is certain: they are a real and important cultural phenomenon. We will explore what they mean to us and what their presence in our culture says about us as humans. We will also examine some of the reported evidence of their physical existence. This Freaky Friday will be followed by the 1987 film Harry and the Hendersons, a dramatic comedy about a family's encounter with the cryptozoological creature Bigfoot.