What is a Sasquatch — or, the Problematics of Reality Testing

  title={What is a Sasquatch — or, the Problematics of Reality Testing},
  author={Louise Jilek‐Aall},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={243 - 247}
  • L. Jilek‐Aall
  • Published 1 June 1972
  • Education
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
This investigation indicates that it is more difficult for people living in the isolation of remote areas and surrounded by dark forests and mountains to distinguish hearsay, fantasy, imagination and reality than it is for those who walk through illuminated city streets amidst noisy neighbours. A lonely Euro-Canadian farmer when asked about Sasquatches said, “When it is daylight I don't believe in them but at night when I am alone in the mountains or in the bush they could be real.” It is also… 
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