On December 22, 2000, two eerie photographs of an ape-like creature were mailed anonymously to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s department in Florida. In an accompanying letter, the sender identified herself as a senior citizen and claimed that she had taken the two photos in her backyard in late September or early October of that same year. The photos somehow leaked out of the Sheriff’s department and hit the internet in early 2001. They were instantly surrounded by a storm of controversy and came to be known as the Myakka Skunk Ape Photos. Many have touted them as evidence of Bigfoot or another unidentified cryptid. To this day, there have been no definitive conclusions about them – either as proof or hoax.
Unsolved is a serialized non-fiction publication. Each issue dives deep into some of the most mysterious paranormal, cryptozoological, conspiracy, and true crime topics. Too often are these subjects presented as brief vignettes intended to send chills down one’s spine, but lack any real depth or anything approaching a conclusion. Fans of this genre are often left wanting more, and Unsolved hopes to fill in the missing gaps and contribute something substantive to the ongoing discussion of these topics.