Back in 1999, Jimmy Chilcutt, a fingerprints expert and crime scene investigator with the Conroe Police Department, discovered footprints that belonged to a primate that he’d never encountered before. After confirming that the prints were real, he concluded that they could have, theoretically, belonged to an unidentified creature, such as a sasquatch.
Chilcutt claimed that he was a skeptic at heart, but he was open-minded enough to consider new ideas if the facts supported them. As he told Chron in 2003, his job was to analyze the evidence and come up with possible conclusions.”As a forensics person, I don’t believe anything,” Chilcutt told the outlet. “But the conclusion I came to was that there is, in fact, an animal. I don’t know if you call it Bigfoot or sasquatch or what. But it’s not a bear or a lion.”
According to Skeptical Inquirer, the forensics expert became convinced that a “great ape” was living in North America. Chillcut’s theories have been dismissed by other experts since then, but the investigator’s dedication to science and his job cannot be denied. The same can be said about the scientists on “CSI: Vegas,” who will consider all possibilities until the truth comes to light.