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Mysterious footprint remains a mystery


Photo: The Bitterman’s stumbled upon this ‘footprint’ in August, and have yet to identify what caused the imprint- File Photo

A mysterious footprint that caused much debate throughout the province is now sitting on a Hudson’s Hope living room table.

On August 1st, Neil and Earlene Bitterman where doing some yard work in their front yard. Neil was mowing the lawn when he hit a large rock.

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He says he dug it out and almost threw it in a nearby rock pile, when he discovered a foot print shape engraved in the boulder.

The couple then sent out numerous emails to paleontologists around B.C. and beyond, to find out what caused the imprint.

Since then, Earlene Bitterman says she received six emails stating that the imprint is nothing more than an anomaly.

Even if that is so, Bitterman says, there’s still many unanswered questions.

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She says she wants to bring the rock down to Tumbler Ridge, where she is in contact with a paleontologist who has offered to physically examine it.

A museum in New York offered to take the bolder from the couple, even if it was an anomaly.

But Bitterman says she wants to know what the imprint is before she decides on the fate of the rock.

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Bitterman says for now, the rock remains as a decoration and conversation piece in their living room.

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