I saw this some months ago, and forgot to post it. Grover Krantz was one of the good guys in a field increasingly populated by lunatics, charlatans, and blowhards. When he died in 2002, he was mourned by people across the cryptozoological community, and in the wider realm of anthropology. Now, he has been immortalised. The BBC report reads:
"Dr Grover Krantz was an anthropologist. He's probably best known for his search for Sasquatch - or Big Foot - the ape-like creature rumoured to live in the forests of America's Pacific north west. Dr Krantz never found Big Foot but always remained dedicated to his work.He died of cancer a few years ago but wanted to continue teaching, even after death. He left his body to the University of Tennessee 'Body Farm' so that crime scene investigators could study its decomposition. But once decomposed, what should happen to the skeleton?"
In 2003, his skeleton arrived at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History and was laid in its final resting place in a green cabinet, alongside the bones of his three favourite wolfhounds, as was his last request. In 2009, Krantz's skeleton was painstakingly articulated and, along with the skeleton of one his dogs, included on display in the Smithsonian's "Written in Bone" exhibition.
Golly, I wish I had kept Toby's skeleton....