posted on Sep, 27 2010 @ 06:09 AM
Let me shed a bit of light on what constitutes a 'leading sasquatch expert". Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a current professor at Idaho State University, the
school I am now attending. For the record I haven't met the man, but I did read his book.
Once upon a time, a non-bigfoot believein' biology professor who specializes in Primate skeletal anatomy and locomotion was on a field trip in WA.
His group came upon some tracks that were obviously from a bigfoot. This professor (who didn't believe in sasquatch) was puzzled, because in his
expert opinion they were created by a very large, very heavy primate. The indentations and roll of the foot were authentic, not some stamp smacked
into the ground. That was the start of his journey down the rabbithole of Sasquatch reasearch.
Dr. Meldrum has collected hundreds of casts of footprints, some fake, most not. He has identified individual animals due to clubfeet, scars and other
unique anomalies. He worked with Jimmy Chilcutt to identify and validate the dermal ridge theory on sasquatch footprints as well. The Skookum Cast
makes sense because of his understanding of primate anatomy. Meldrum's scientific opinion on sasquatch footage is as good as it gets ~ He's a
primate locomotion specialist!
Here's what a leading sasquatch research might write about his findings:
Here's a brief story about the work on Dermal Ridges:
So no, he hasn't dissected one yet, but a geologist doesn't need to touch lava to study a volcano either!