Tag Archive for Bigfoot

Sykes’ reputation and his Yeti project get slammed

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As we updated yesterday, Bryan Sykes’ claim of mystery DNA is being hyped by the media apparently ahead of his new book about his Yeti/Bigfoot project (the results of the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project which had a goal of collecting organic material for so called “cryptids”, including that which people believe may be from Bigfoot, and…

New paper taking another look at “Yeti” data finds no evidence of new bear in the Himalayas

Artists version of the "yeti" as a hybrid polar bear

More news in the Sykes Himalayan yeti saga. If you recall, Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes published a paper in a prestigious scientific journal in July 2014. The results were a disappointment for Yeti supporters, establishing that the mystery samples of DNA were not primate, but normal animals and human. The Sykes (et al.) study did, however,…

Four-year Bigfoot research project in Oklahoma yields intriguing and unexplained results

Blood stains on rocks where a creature was supposedly shot. Sample results were not conclusive.

Here’s a strange beast – a comprehensive report of a research study intended to document the apparent presence of native “wood apes” (popularly known as Bigfoot) in the Ouachita mountains of Oklahoma. The North American Wood Ape Conservancy consists of serious researchers who carefully plan their approach and document their findings. They have published a…

Meldrum’s course on relict hominoids is a bit of a stretch

Frame capture from the Patterson Gimlin film, to date, the most discussed piece of Bigfoot evidence.

The Bigfoot professor, Jeff Meldrum, has proposed a new course for credit. It’s not sitting well with everyone. Bigfoot and you — ISU prof to offer class that factors Bigfoot into theory of evolution In the upcoming semester, Idaho State University professor Jeff Meldrum will be teaching an experimental course titled The Relict Hominoid Inquiry.…

Todd Standing needs money for Bigfoot DNA testing

"Sylvanic" Bigfoot photo by Todd Standing.

We’ve written about Todd Standing before, back in April. After that, he made a name for himself by riding the coattails of Survivorman Les Stroud and by being associated with Utah Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology at Idaho State University, Dr. Jeff Meldrum. While months have passed, oddly enough, nothing has changed. Standings evidence and claims are…

To prove the Bigfoot, you got to kill the Bigfoot

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Maybe putting Sasquatch on the endangered species list will prevent these kinds of silly ideas? These guys are out to kill Bigfoot. [t]he Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO) has a very specific and controversial mission — to find and kill a Bigfoot in order to prove its existence to science. “The body of one…

Students asked exam question about Bigfoot

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Rather odd way of phrasing this question, not sure I agree it was good. Common core exam includes question about Bigfoot. After reading an excerpt about a mud fossil and an analysis of mysterious hair samples that suggest the existence of a Sasquatch, students were asked: “Which detail from the article best supports the claim…

Bipedal bear video is amazingly Bigfoot-ish

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I found myself taking the name of god in vain as I watched this video of a bear walking bipedally through a neighborhood in New Jersey. Bigfoot, indeed. This video was shot in northern New Jersey at 5:45am on 8/4/14. The bear is considered a ‘bipedal bear’ by the way it walks on its hind…

Houston center offers Bigfoot classes

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Another one! Do you sense a trend in cheap quality “education”? Note this is a “college-style” class. Not college level AT ALL. Houston Bigfoot hunter offers college-style class for budding cryptozoologists. A Houston-area man who has spent his whole career investigating the existence of the “Hairy Wild Man” known as Bigfoot is now offering a…

Ketchum wants you to help fund her study on human origins

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Melba Ketchum, veterinarian, is asking for $9000 to study elongated “human” skulls. It must be because she did so well with the Sasquatch genome study. She is spearheading a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. Ancient Human Origins, N American Giants by Melba Ketchum – GoFundMe. We have been doing genetic studies on the origin of…

Genoskwa project imagines an stone-skinned Bigfoot

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Not only do you have some work to do in providing acceptable evidence for Bigftoot, but now someone needs to explain clearly to me how you get a Bigfoot relative out of Native American legends about stone giants. As is the way of amateur research and investigation groups (ARIGS), they will present their research to…

What was eying the apples in Australia – a Yowie?

Tiny eyes and a strange reflective head?

Well, some people seem mightily impressed but I’m not. I can’t really makes pointy heads or tails out of this video. Yowie: Australia’s Bigfoot ‘Caught On Camera’ (VIDEO). Grainy, blurred footage of Australia’s supposed version of Bigfoot has been published online. Something – which Jason Heal and Jason Dunn claim is the mythical Yowie –…

Todd Standing – a new name in Bigfootery

"Sylvanic" Bigfoot photo by Todd Standing.

I hoped my days of digging into ugly Bigfoot business were done. I do not trust any “researcher” who finds footage and tries to make money off it. A new name you may not have heard of (but has been around a long while to us Inside Bigfoot-Baseball people) has appeared on the public scene…

That Nebraska bigfoot sighting? A bust.

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Last September, we brought you the story of a teen who says he saw Bigfoot at 5:30 AM in Nebraska. Months later, the update is, there is no update. As with most tales, nothing of value has come out of the report which was sketchy to begin with. Bigfoot buzz quiets, but question lingers after…

Will this new technology help find Bigfoot?

Frame capture from the Patterson Gimlin film, to date, the most discussed piece of Bigfoot evidence.

I doubt it. It’s not lack of tech that’s the problem. It’s far more fundamental than that. But will this new technology help spot a hoax quickly? That would be useful. Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot? Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now. Knapp blames the setbacks on…