America Unearthed - Tracking Bigfoot
As a forensic geologist, Scott Wolter has the unique opportunity to explore unexplained archeological mysteries and unearth some of the Earth’s forgotten treasures. His adventures and investigations around the globe are covered by History Channel’s (H2) America Unearthed. While he’s been a geologist for his entire career, his expertise in unearthing mysteries really started when he was asked to determine the date of the inscription on the Kensington Runestone—originally discovered in Minnesota in 1898.
This discovery allowed him to champion the new science of Archaeo Petrography which is a process that dates man-made inscriptions on stones. Today he uses that science to explore ancient artifacts and objects to see if we can learn new things about the past.
Like a high-tech version of Indiana Jones, Scott's adventures have taken him all around the world in search of answers for some of the most captivating mysteries. He’s searched for history’s heavy-hitters such as the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, and even our good friend Sasquatch.
Scott considers himself a Sasquatch skeptic. When he started working on America Unearthed, he told his producers that there were two things he wasn’t interested in searching for: Aliens and Sasquatch. And while he hasn’t searched for aliens yet, Sasquatch is a different story.
American Unearthed aired “Global Bigfoot Hunt” during their third season, episode four if you’re interested, which included exploring Sasquatch sighting stories in Minnesota and California before making the trek across the ocean to Nepal.
He wasn’t impressed when his producers dropped the topic in his lap, but there was a trip to Nepal included—and really, who could pass that up. So, he packed his bag and started out in search of Sasquatch.
Scott still can’t confirm the existence of the creature. But he was one of the first people lucky enough to experience the Yeti Scalp of Khumjung in Nepal. He also had a chance to speak with witnesses who shared their encounters with him.
On this months episode, Chuck and Scott speak to their college football days, and share some interesting conversation about Giants, Sasquatch and Scott's journey to the Himalayan Mountains.
Scott joined the Sasquatch Syndicate podcast for the America Unearthed H2 episode to share some of his travel stories, experiences and what the global hunt for Sasquatch is really like. So, grab your favorite cup of coffee (we’re betting it’s got a Sasquatch on it) and tune in to live vicariously through this modern day Indianan Jones.
By Tae Haahr,
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.