This week on The Gralien Report, we kick things off with a remembrance of the Challenger disaster, which occurred on January 29th, 1986; we also look at items in the news that include the strange “battle” that has erupted over the body of Charles Manson. Moving over to science, why does the Golden Ratio appear so prevalently in nature, and what have scientists over the ages had to say about it? We examine this mystery, and weigh the idea that nature is “lazy”, as espoused by some science writers… isn’t efficient a better way of putting it?

Then in hour two, we remember the work of the late Dr. John Bindernagel, a biologist–and philosopher, in his own right–who was willing to put his own reputation on the line in the furtherance of the study of the famous Sasquatch of the Pacific Northwest. Bindernagel passed away recently after a long battle with cancer, but his work will certainly live on. “As a wildlife biologist,” Bindernagel wrote, “I have been studying the sasquatch (or bigfoot) for just over 50 years. For the past 25 years, the main subject of my wildlife research has been the scrutiny of evidence which appears to affirm the sasquatch as an existing mammal. During this period, I found this evidence to be not only compelling, but eventually conclusive in supporting the sasquatch as an existing North American mammal.”

We examine Dr. Bindernagel’s personal search for the Sasquatch, and much more, on this week’s edition of The Gralien Report Podcast. 

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

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