The following Notable Quotes are all pertaining to the state of Illinois.
Chris McCloud – Spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
“The IDNR deals with animals native to Illinois, and Bigfoot is not one of them, he said.”
Dr. Christopher Bader, Assistant Sociology Professor, Baylor University in Texas
“For whatever reason, there’s an inherent appeal to the myth of the Wild Man or Bigfoot,” he said. “Somehow, that’s ingrained in us. … Bigfoot is `everywhere.’ So I’m not at all surprised he’s in Seneca.”
Dr. Angelo Capparella – Biology Professor, Illinois State University, Bloomington, Illinois
“He said that if there is a Bigfoot – a big if in his book – Central Illinois is not the place to find one.”
David Bloomberg – Chairman of the Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land
“Every claim of Bigfoot has serious problems.”
Gus Gordon – WICS ABC NewsChannel 20 – Chief Meteorologist
“Well, if he comes to the door, and your mother asks him what he wants, and he says “About Three Fiddy,” then it’s not Bigfoot….it’s probably the Loch Ness Monster.”
I looked on Google Maps for all these places. I saw how skimpy the wooded areas of the state are. I can only feel sorry for the poor Bigfoot who is trying to maintain cover when there are so many people all around.
Talbott Denmead – Chief of Permits and Importations of Fish and Wildlife
“Varmints and sea sarpints” still roam, but chiefly in lively imaginations.”