This is a speech I had to do, but it's on Bigfoot, so I decided to post it here.
How to cast a Bigfoot Track
My demonstrative speech is on how to make a cast of a Bigfoot footprint, or any sort of footprint. While I haven’t actually done this myself, I have seen others do it and have read parts of many books and other things that tell you how to and have seen demonstrations.
If you want to cast Bigfoot track the best thing to use is Plaster of Paris. Use a bucket and pour in two cups of plaster and one cup of water and stir until all the plaster is mixed with the water and has turned from white to a grayish color. There are several things you should do before you pour the plaster into the track. The first is removing debris like leaves, twigs, etc., but be careful while doing this so you don’t damage the actual print.
Before you pour the plaster onto the cast you should put on a glove and splatter some plaster with your fingers onto the print. Now there is a thin layer of plaster already on the print and you won’t damage it when pouring the rest in. When you do, let some of the plaster spill over the side of the print, because this will reinforce it more.
After you have poured the plaster all you can do is sit and wait. Joedy Cook is a Bigfoot researcher I know, and in one of his books he says he waits about 45 minutes at least before he takes the cast out of the ground, so it has time to set. When you take the cast out you shouldn’t just pull it out of the ground, but dig under it and pull out the soil around and under it. You should wait at least 24 hours before cleaning the cast, but should probably wait longer.
If you follow these steps, you may be able to make a nice cast of a footprint.
Sources of Info
Cook, Joedy. Beginner’s Guide to Bigfoot Research. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.
Meldrum, Jeff. Sasquatch Field Guide. 2013