Mystery Monday: The Search For BigfootWhen it comes to the legend of Sasquatch, an EKU English teacher doesn't know what to believe.
However, Mason Smith does think it's fascinating to consider the question "What if?"
"We live in a complex universe that has things that haven't been discovered," says Smith.
Smith's interest peaked a couple of years ago when the cast of Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" came to Renfro Valley and asked participants if they had ever seen or heard Bigfoot.
"Out of 50 people, 25 of those had eyewitness testimony that they'd seen something bi-pedal, hairy out in the woods. Now I think that's interesting," says Smith.
Smith did not raise his hand in that meeting. He's got no Bigfoot stories to speak of. But he is fascinated with the idea of the creature.
Smith has written a novel about it. He has a play he hopes to get picked up and wrote a children's story about a little girl who sets out on a hunt for Sasquatch and has some strange experiences in the woods.
Dozens of sightings in the Bluegrass and hundreds across the country have at least one scholar intrigued.
"If the guys on Finding Bigfoot never find Bigfoot, I'm OK with that. I like watching them. They're a lot of fun. But they're in the woods, seeing some creepy things. I don't know what those things are and maybe somewhere in all of that mix, a discovery would be made. That would be the coolest thing," says Smith.