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Monday, April 02, 2012

Tracking the Sasquatch

Barbara Wasson Butler, using the name Barbara Wasson, was an insightful Bigfool investigator. She lived in Bend, Oregon, and investigated cases throughout the Pacific Northwest. Wasson received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California-Berkeley in 1948, and her master's in psychology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1962. She spent her professional career in clinical work in Missouri and Oregon. For years she maintained a private practice as a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, but in her spare time, she pursued Bigfoot passionately. Wasson's initial book was the first to detail her thoughts on the researchers as well as the cryptids being researched. She was known for her pointed criticism of some fellow members of the Bigfoot community, whose disagreements prevented, in Wasson's judgment, the sort of teamwork essential to productive investigative efforts. Because of her clinical training and telling remarks, her book serves as one of the few examples of an attempt to analyze the field psychologically. She died on October 9, 1998, after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer. - ---

Read her story here @ bigfootencounters.com

She also wrote Sasquatch Apparitions which highlights the lives and personalities of several prominent Bigfoot researchers.

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