Kidnapped by Bigfoot: The Albert Ostman Story

Oct 09, 2015, 11:22 PM

Some tales are tall tales, and some tales involve an ape-like creature that stands over 7 feet tall and weighs around 700 pounds. Such was the tale of Albert Ostman, who claimed that in 1924, while on a leisurely prospecting trip in British Columbia, Canada, he was kidnapped in the middle of the night by a Sasquatch, or what is more commonly known as "Bigfoot." While some folks might be quick to dismiss Mr. Ostman's story as a stretch of the truth by no small means, it's hard to deny the folksy charm and curious wonder his tale invokes, whether tall tale or sober testimony.

Tonight's Quote:

“ I have learned from experience that a modicum of snuff can be most efficacious.”

Fictional Character Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen on escaping from a monster.

Show Links:

We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URL's, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URL's next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!

The Original Ostman Article - Albert Ostman's tale as told to author John Green, on a great site with other "Bigfoot Classics" - An Actual Interview with Ostman on YouTube - Russian Yeti at Dyatlov? - Snowboarder Bigfoot Incident - The Story of Muchalot Harry (also kidnapped!) - Mike the Dog, Bowser Hotel Barmaid - A Mike the Dog Bowser Geocache - Bowser, BC - Bowzer from Sha Na Na - Toba Inlet, BC - Baron Munchausen - Gigantopithecus - Why Bigfoot CAN'T Be Gigantopithecus - Grover Krantz Talks About Cripplefoot - Great Berkeley Museum Exhibit of Cripplefoot Casting - Patterson-Gimlin Shoot Location - Patterson-Gimlin Coordinates (not clickable, cut and paste to Google Earth): 41.4402000°, -123.7019167° Patterson-Gimlin Film Stabilized (The BEST one) - Bad Bob the Albino from Judge Roy Bean (Adult Concepts) -

Episode 025 - "Kidnapped by Bigfoot: The Albert Ostman Story" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle. Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2015, All Rights Reserved.