When I was younger I was really fascinated with the myth of Bigfoot. I mean come on; who wouldn’t be?? The possibility that some kind of as-yet undiscovered species has been living in various parts of the world eluding human beings for centuries is pretty damn cool. Pretty damn cool especially when you add into the equation that these creatures are supposed to be around 8-11 feet tall.
Unfortunately for me I didn’t have the internet when I was growing up and had to rely on books and the library (do they still have either of these things anymore??) to do research. Granted back then I didn’t think of it as doing research. I was just reading books on a topic that interested me. And for a while, Bigfoot dominated my interests. But even to my young, non-skeptical mind a few things began to form a pattern. All the accounts of the supposed sightings were pretty sketchy (at best) and all the video and photographic “evidence” was blurry. Seriously; every piece of visual “evidence” of the big hairy guy was out of focus, blurry, and the video footage was always jumpy as well as being out of focus/blurry. Then I read a “Bigfoot Researcher’s” theory that states that the creatures themselves give off some kind of signal or it’s somehow a camouflage adaptation that makes them appear blurry in all the photos. That was it for me. That was my moment when I thought Bigfoot researchers jumped the shark with their theories. My obsession with Bigfoot was over.
Over the years I’d see the occasional article in the newspaper and hear about the occasional news report about someone once again having a Bigfoot sighting, but I was never drawn back into that “mystery.” So by no means am I a Bigfoot scholar or an expert in recent Bigfoot research. But the fact that everyone and their mothers have cameras with video capabilities in their phones and we still don’t have any non-blurry Bigfoot images/video footage, I believe that my original assessment of the big guy was right. It’s nonsense bordering on bullshit. But now there’s apparently some new, breakthrough evidence of the existence of Bigfoot.
This new evidence comes at us from The New York Daily News in an article titled, “Bigfoot lives!? Existence Backed by DNA, Video, Claim Sasquatch Genome Project Researchers.” That’s one helluva claim. If there’s actual DNA evidence than this news should be on the front pages and headlines of every print and TV/cable news outlet. So why has this news not taken the world by storm? Let’s look further at the “evidence.”
The New York Daily News is reporting that a group of Bigfoot researchers have the solid proof we’ve all been waiting for: Video footage and DNA samples that will once and for all confirm the existence of Bigfoot. These researchers have also unveiled never before seen footage of an alleged Bigfoot sleeping in the woods of Kentucky, along with blood and tissue samples that are being described as unlike anything that’s ever been seen before.
“Approximately one hundred and thirteen separate samples of hair, blood, mucus, toenail, bark scrapings, saliva, and skin with hair and subcutaneous tissue attached were submitted by dozens of individuals and groups from thirty-four separate hominin collection sites around North America,” the report filed by the Sasquatch Genome Project explains. The researchers claim to have sent tissue samples to several outside labs, which they claim were analyzed and proven to be “identical to no other species previously known to man.”
Here’s the video of the sleeping shag carpet … I mean the sleeping Bigfoot:
I’m not a reporter so I don’t have to stay neutral here (thankfully). With this being said, I must ask: Are they fucking serious?? Are they really expecting any sane, rational person to believe that that sleepy “thing” is a Bigfoot? There’s no movement at all from it, not even from it breathing in it’s sleep.
But before you could say, “Irrefutable Proof,” holes began to appear in the story. It seems when New York University was contacted about their involvement in the studies, the researchers there denied having any involvement or studying any such samples. So how did the researchers answer this snafu?
“We have more data in our paper than ever done before to prove a new species, but basic science doesn’t like the results,” said the project’s leader Melba Ketchum. “The scientific community doesn’t know what to do with this new find. I call it the Galileo effect.
Yeah. that’s exactly it. The world can’t handle learning the truth about Bigfoot’s true existence. A truth, mind you, that won’t affect 99% of the population. This smells like a big old dead end again, but I encourage you all to read the original article. Here’s the link again. To get the story from the other side of the argument, here’s the link to the Sasquatch Genome Project website.
What do you think about this?