Bigfoot proponents have said in the past that if only organized efforts to find evidence were undertaken, proof of the creatures’ existence could be secured. Apparently, several of these projects became a reality and sources have claimed big Bigfoot news is on the way. Yet, one project has mysteriously disappeared recently. Other video evidence has been “removed”. What’s the deal with these promises of evidence that fail to deliver?
North America Bigfoot Search (NABS) has set a very elaborate stage for a Bigfoot revelation.
They claim new research, including preliminary DNA, show Bigfoot to be very close to human, not a new ape. NABS also brings forth claims of a conspiracy to conceal past results and also claim to have a unique way (“theory”) of collecting hair as well as having receiving samples from all over the country.
…we developed a theory of how to subtly take hair off the biped without causing injury and to continue to take their hair without them knowing it was occurring, it worked. It has worked dozens of times in several states across North America. Our system involved getting the root with the hair, as a bigfoot hair without a root is useless for DNA extraction.
Dr. Ketchum was working on extracting DNA from these hairs. Upon request, other bigfoot research groups and individuals contributed bigfoot hair to a database. NABS claims that not only DNA evidence is forthcoming but also that a full story of Bigfoot distribution across the country (maybe the world, I’m not sure) will be supported. Also, NABS claims a parallel study on behavior is nearly complete.
These claims raise SO many questions, it’s difficult to begin. The skeptical public sees speculation about nature far beyond the facts at hand. You have Bigfoot hair? How do you know? Why should I believe such an incredible claim upon only your word? In order to buy into this claim, one must assume an AWFUL lot is true – that they actually have what they say they have, not made a mistake, or are not trying to pull a fast one.
The Olympic Project pursued a goal to install trailcams in Bigfoot territory to “obtain crystal clear photographs of Sasquatch in their natural environment.” They caught a lot of cool wildlife shots but are short of their goal so far.
The Erickson Project, promised clear video of the creatures in conjunction with the DNA results from Dr. Ketchum. One photo was released (left). It told us nothing for certain because we do not know what is in the picture. The Erickson website has suddenly disappeared off the internet. What happened? There is more rampant speculation. See this information on Bigfoot Evidence blog.
Dr. Ketchum reports that we should be patient, science is slow, and that the results are coming. We can do that but the world has been waiting quite a while, 50 years or so.
Some have noted that the whole promise of Bigfoot DNA evidence, and clear film proof as well, could be considered the equivalent of “vaporware” – it is said to exist but never appears, just like the creature itself.
Based on past episodes that were advertised as “the real deal”, researchers can understand why skeptical cryptozoologists can’t get their hopes up right now. Every promise of great stuff fizzles out. And then there is the absurdity of blurry videos, some obvious hoaxes and just the general unprofessional, unorganized antics of late. It’s difficult to take it with any seriousness whatsoever. But, you never know. Just maybe…
Let’s see what you got. Until then, we withhold any and all enthusiasm. If news happens, we will post it here.
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