Local children’s non-fiction author Kelly Milner Halls will be reading from her recently published book “In Search of Sasquatch: An Exercise in Zoological Evidence” on Saturday, October 29 at Tinman Too in Spokane’s historic Garland District.
According to the synopsis on Halls’ web site, “What is Sasquatch? Thousands of people believe in it. Hundreds say they have seen it. But the mystery of Sasquatch has not been solved . . .
“Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is a cryptid—a creature of cryptozoology. Cryptozoology is the study of creatures not recognized by traditional science, and it is the quest to understand things that cannot be proven via ordinary channels. Kelly Milner Halls interviews cryptozoologists, linguistics experts, anthropologists, biologists, and regular people like us who have seen, heard, or maybe stumbled across evidence leading them to believe that Sasquatch is real. Serious Sasquatch seekers are as skeptical as unbelievers. They are not out to collect great stories. They are out to put together facts. The difference is, they are willing to keep an open mind. Do you believe in Sasquatch?”
Reviewers have praised Halls for the thoroughness of her research, all the fun true stories in the book and photos that might make people less skeptical about the idea that Bigfoot might really exist.
A review in The Seattle Times said, “Expanding on a partial chapter in her outstanding Tales of the Cryptids (2006), Halls makes her case by tallying Native American legends, the many footprints and reported sightings (a map of the latter claims hundreds from every state except Hawaii), the famous Patterson-Gimlin film, the recorded “Sierra Sounds” and other circumstantial evidence. She also interviews scientists and Sasquatch hunters, includes an account of early searches for Tibet’s Yeti, adds the transcript of a panicky 911 call and even covers some proven hoaxes.”
The reading is happening during another Tinman Too event that will help local families prepare for Halloween or other alternative celebrations.
According to the Tinman Too web site, “Come and create a silly – dilly abstract animal mask to celebrate October! We’ll have a great time with feathers, and other fun stuff! Wear your finished mask to your Halloween party. Drop by anytime between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., mask will only take about 45 minutes to complete and then head over to Tinman Too at 1p.m. for author reading with Kelly Milner Halls. $5. All ages.”
The free reading begins at 1 p.m. Tinman Too is located at 809 West Garland Avenue. For more information, call (509) 325-3001.