- C.S. Lewis
***UPDATE 2/16*** Sasquatch Friday came and went. The consensus, I think, is that the study was published in a dubious science "journal" because reputable journals did not want to jeopardize their reputations by examining a Bigfoot paper. I believe this neither proves or disproves the validity of the study, but in a sense leaves us back where we started.
A few years ago I told my wife that I thought proof of sasquatch (a large North American ape population) would come via DNA evidence, not photographic evidence (since the already rock solid photographic evidence hasn't convinced the world yet) and not through a dead body (since the animal is so elusive and rare).
I've also mentioned some DNA studies on this site from time to time. Finally, hopefully, we'll have the first DNA study published in a peer reviewed scientific journal on Friday.
THREE BIGFOOT GENOMES SEQUENCED IN 5-YEAR DNA STUDY
New Research Paper Published Friday Shows Homo Sapiens/Unknown Hominin Hybrid Species Extant in North America
DALLAS, February 10th
A team of scientists will publish their five-year long study of DNA samples from a novel hominin species, commonly known as “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch,” on Friday February 15th, 2013. The results suggest that the legendary Sasquatch is extant in North America and is a human relative that arose approximately 13,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an novel primate species.
This study concludes, from what I understand, that sasquatch is, in a sense, "human." I think that is a loose definition of the understanding of what a human is. According to the thousands of reported sightings sasquatch is highly intelligent, but leaves no "cave art," uses no tools, and exhibits purely animal behavior. In the Bigfoot world there are essentially two camps: the sasquatch-is-human camp and the sasquatch-is-monkey camp. I'm in the latter camp.
The author of this study says, "Buckle up!" We'll see if it's worth the ride.