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Originally posted by gdogmackay
Only a #in Idiot would believe that Big Foot is Real
“The real mystery of the Sasquatch is not, does it exist or not? But why is it a scientifically taboo subject? And that is quite interesting. That’s really what I got to in the book. It became as much about the discovery process as it did about the Sasquatch.”
His book also chronicles the long history of reported sightings, dating back to the 1800s. One section deals with the pre-contact record, as seen in native carvings, including a startling mask from the Nass Valley that looks like it was modelled on the face of an ape.
Dr. Bindernagel said early anthropologists always recorded native stories about the Sasquatch as tales of a “mythical beast” not as something real.
Native story tellers, he argues, were describing something they’d seen – but they couldn’t get themselves taken seriously.
Through the years the Erickson Project has collected and funded testing of a number of Sasquatch DNA samples from various geographical areas of North America at a variety of DNA labs in Canada and the United States. Even though the results of those mitochondrial tests all came back human, namely 'Eastern European' Adrian Erickson and Dennis Pfohl were convinced that the samples were from Sasquatch and not 'contaminated' by humans.
When yet another scientist related to Erickson that a different sample tested at the University of New York (one of the labs the Erickson Project had also used) also came back as 'Eastern European' the scientist dismissed it as human. At that point however, Erickson knew he was on the right track and needed to test further. He contacted and started to collaborate with Dr. Ketchum and provided her with his samples and the previous DNA results in order to continue testing. As the study expanded Erickson supplied much of the initial funding of Dr. Ketchum's study which was more in-depth and involved nuclear DNA. This study was completed after five years.
The Erickson Project is a contributor of six Sasquatch DNA samples to Dr.Ketchum's study, all from diverse areas, one of those samples was used to sequence a complete Sasquatch genome in Dr. Ketchum's study. Specific information on the role of The Erickson Project will be released when her manuscript is published; this will be posted on this website.
Originally posted by silo13
My problem with the ‘thing’ in the video? Take a look at the hair/fur. Either that thing is dead - or - it’s just not ‘real’.
I mean take a look at animals in the wild. Their coats are glossy, shining, sleek and beautiful. There’s no reason to think that a ‘Big Foot’ wouldn’t be the same - nature just knows to keep clean and beautiful. The hair on the supposed Big Foot - dirty, lackluster, no gloss - no life.
That and I’ve a deep seeded hope Big Foot is never found. I don’t want such a lovey thing as Big Foot to be exploited. Ever.
Great thread though - and - Welcome Back (so to speak).
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by kenpos12
What lovely people we are.
Talking about people, that's exactly what Dr Ketchup says of the 'Squatch/ Qashqai/Yuppy/Yeti, that they are people, only not quite like us!
So we have to capture or kill one, just to make a point. To add, I have no idea where the whacky text is coming fromedit on 19-2-2013 by smurfy because: Text.
Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
the only thing that makes me think 'HOAX' is why they have only released 19seconds?
i mean if it is the real deal then just release the full footage for f$*ks sake!
until then im going with fake
im a beleiver in the big man
but im also skeptical when only 'portions' are released