At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

BIGFOOT IN MORMON LORE

There is a belief among some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that there is only one Bigfoot who is in fact the biblical Cain, who, in the Book of Genesis, murdered his brother Abel.

This is not a doctrine of the church, but a piece of folklore.  The origin of it is to be found in Abraham Smoot's account of how David Patten, an early member of the church, claimed that in 1835 he was riding along on his mule when he was approached by a very tall man, dark of hue and covered in hair.  This person identified himself as Cain.  He was wandering and longed for death.

Some Mormons have identified this person as Bigfoot and thus this curious legend has grown up.


Image courtesy Lon Strickler

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