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Washington State’s Leach speaks out about Bigfoot, extraterrestrials

Washington State coach Mike Leach, pictured during the second half of Saturday’s game versus Montana State, said he believes (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Life exists on other planets and it’s naive to think otherwise, according to Mike Leach.

The Washington State coach wrapped up Monday’s press conference like he always does, by answering SWX’s “Student Question of the Week.” This time, Leach was quizzed about supernatural life forms: does Bigfoot exist? How about aliens?

The coach delivered an entertaining five-minute monologue, giving thoughtful input on both subjects.

“I hope there’s Bigfoot, I don’t think there is,” Leach said. The reason I don’t think there is, because we found bones of dinosaurs and everything else, but we haven’t found bones – that I’ve heard of – of Bigfoot. It’d be fun if there’s Bigfoot, I hope there’s Bigfoot. But my guess is there’s not.”

Leach has a different theory about aliens. He suspects they exist, though it’s possible they don’t resemble the “little green men” that fictional novels, shows and movies often portray them as.

“On Earth they say well we’re the only ones,” Leach began. “Well, really? Why? Have you been to other planets, have you checked out the other planets? I think it makes more sense that if it happened here, it happened somewhere else than it does that it only happened here. And then we know that there’s galaxies beyond our galaxy.”