The Meister Print



In 1968, William J. Meister discovered what is now called the “Meister Print.” The print appears to have been made by someone wearing some type of primitive shoe or sandal. This sandal print was discovered by Meister during a fossil hunting expedition to Antelope Spring, Utah. Meister states that he and his family had been searching for fossils when he split open a two foot slab of rock, the footprint impression was revealed within the slab.

It appears that when the person left the imprint, they stepped on a living trilobite. The trilobite can still be seen within the footprint impression. The sandal length is 10 1/4 inches in length and 3 1/2 inches wide. Also, the heel impression can be noted toward the back of the print.


In the image to the left can be seen both the print (left) and the impression of the print (right). The trilobite that was stepped on can be seen in the heel of the print as well.

Mr. Meister claimed that when he had a geologist examine the print, the geologist offered him $250,000 for the print. Meister asked him, “What are you going to do with it if I sell it to you?” The geologist replied, “I’m going to destroy it, it destroys my entire life work as a geologist.”

As with every fossil human footprint found where they should not be, there is controversy surrounding this print. On the following web page, you can find an opposing view of the Meister print. One interesting thing to note is that in the article, several times it states things like, “The overall shape is seen to consist of a spall pattern in a concretion-like slab, similar to many others in the area.”

This is interesting because the author fails to provide any images of the “similar patterns” seen in this rock formation.” Opposing view page.

Of all of the footprints presented on the pages of this website, this is print is the most questionable, but it is presented here so that the reader is allowed to make up their own mind. It is unfortunate, that there are those who would rather destroy, cover-up, or bury evidence than let the evidence speak for itself.

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