Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bigfoot Biology & Scientific Papers & Field Reports...

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College textbook:

Source: *Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archeology*,
Fourth Edition, 1990; Robert Jurmain, Harry Nelson and William
A. Turnbaugh; West Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Primate Evolution (Chapter 10)

Issue: Is There a Bigfoot?

Ancient legends tell of Sasquatch, a strange, hairy, bipedal
creature prowling the wilds of North America. In fact,
Sasquatches, abominable snowmen, and other such creatures
have been reported from at least 100 separate areas of the
world. In North America, they have been reported most often
from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and northern
California. Various unexplained beasts, however, have also
been "seen" from Alaska to Mexico and from the Pacific Coast
to northern Michigan. Tales of these creatures, which are
usually called *Bigfoot*, are today even further embellished
as sightings, footprints, hair fragments, feces, and even
photographs have been collected. Are we dealing with fact
or fiction?

If Bigfoot lives, what could it be? Reports are consistent,
dtailing a very large (eight or twelve foot), upright animal.
Its size, hair, and location (in the cold Northwest) all
imply a mammal. Its body shape and locomotion further limit
the possibilities. Possibly it is a bear, but the gait and
footprints are not right. What is left then? A hominoid
of some sort?

Is this possible? In any objective pursuit of knowledge we
must admit that *anything* is possible, but some things are
highly improbable. What kinds of hominoids are native to
the New World? The only definite remains of indigenous
hominoids in North, Central, or South America are those of
*Homo sapiens* (and these are relatively recent--in the last
20,000 years or so).

If Bigfoot is a hominoid, where did it come from? The
closest fossil primate matching the dimensions of the
fleeting Sasquatches is *Gigantopithecus* . Remains of
this extinct hominoid are well known from the Old World.
Such a big animal has exceedingly large teeth, which
generally have a fairly good chance of being preserved.
From China alone there are more than 1,000 *Gigantopithecus*
teeth, and this giant hominoid has not roamed the forests of
China for half a million years. It seems very strange,
indeed. If *Gigantopithecus* (or one of its supposed
descendants) is still living, why have we not found any
bones or teeth of this form? If such a large animal has
existed for tens of thousands of years, where is the hard

What about the hundreds of sightings? Could they all have
been *faked?* Probably not. Many of these people, no doubt,
saw *something*. Perhaps often they were bears; the
imagination can greatly influence our objectivity when
primed with romantic tales of mythical beasts. What about
footprints, photos, hairs, and fecal material? The prints
(at least many of them) could have been faked, and so too
with the photos (the primary evidence---a 16-mm film taken
in northern California in 1967). Such a circumstance would
suggest an elaborate, deliberate hoax, not a happy conclusion,
but entirely possible (as you will see with Piltdown). The
hairs and fecal material are from some animal, perhaps one
already known, perhaps one yet to be discovered. The
possibility exists that there are large terrestrial mammals
in remote areas of North America unknown to science. Bigfoot
may be such an animal. However, of all the possibilities,
the suggestion that this creature is a hominoid is about the
least likely imaginable.

The conclusion that Bigfoot is an archaic hominoid is therefore
both unlikely and far from conclusively established. But it is
not *completely* impossible. Perhaps descendant populations of
gigantopithecines migrated from China (through thousands of
miles of environments exceedingly inhospitable to such a
forest-adapted form), ending up in the American Northwest. In
so doing, perhaps they left nary a trace all along the way.
Furthering our improbable conjectures, perhaps they have
existed in North America for at least 500,000 years, without
leaving a single fossil remnant. Finally, perhaps they still
exist today, but deliberately conceal themselves and meticulously
dispose of their dead.


Napier, John. *Bigfoot; the Yeti and Sasquatch in Myth and
Reality*, London: Jonathan Cape, 1972.

Sanderson, Ivan T. *Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life*,
New York: Chilton Co., 1961.

Shuman, James B. "Is There an American Abominable Snowman?,"
*Reader's Digest*, January 1969, pp. 179-186.
DNA researchers are pointing to evidence they say shows Earth's human population faced extinction seventy millenia ago and may have been reduced to as few as 2,000 people planet wide. They point to drought conditions in Africa as the culprit in the near extinction. There's further commentary in Human Line 'Nearly Split inTwo'.

A team of Dutch researchers have discovered that below-ground and above-ground insects communicate their occupancy of plants on which they feast through chemical means. Leaf eaters and root feeders apparently communicate to ensure only one is infesting a plant at any given time.

Black Squirrel Expedition

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 26th, 2008

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Black squirrels in Harvard Square and at Kent State may be linked in more ways than one. Three videos. And a quiz.

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Monster In Dem Woods

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 26th, 2008

Now comes the music video….

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Review: Beyond The Edge Radio 4-25-08

This was a GREAT show, with the first three-peater guest Bill Bean, who talked a good bit about his experiences, as well as the various radio show and conference appearances he has made in recent months. He discussed some of his experiences which have taken place long after the events from his childhood, including some strange events which took place while he was on the air with people who were listening to him on various shows. James Baker called in and joined us (I sat in for Sean tonight), and I believe MystiOhio, Lori, also called in and asked some questions of Bill. There were several questions from the chatroom as well, really great ones. Dunno what is on the agenda for next week, but hopefully Sean will be back, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at You can also download past shows there, and also subscribe via iTunes. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

I Analyzed Bigfoot's Footprint: A Study of the Creature's Bone ...

Apr 15, 2008 ... where the author was preforming the examination on March 27, 2008. ... A cast of Bigfoot's footprint reveals details of the unique ... - 38k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this


E-mail Dr. Meldrum if you have footprint casts for examination ...... With Bigfoot, we not only have sightings but also footprints and photographs. ... - 119k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Bigfoot Footprints

I’m pretty satisfied that the Bigfoot footprints are not those of a race of .... He concluded his examination saying that that the dermal ridges are that of ... - 65k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Latent Print Examination: Dermal ridges on Bigfoot casts? - 2 visits - Mar 15

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There's talk of Bigfoot encounters around the Sequoia National Forest in California, and Idaho State University biology professor Jeff Meldrum, author of Sasquatch, Legend Meets Science, reports hair and flesh samples from a site in Ontario, Canada, indicates something with a DNA signature between human and chimpanzee is roaming the North American woods. With video. Also, Lake Placid's Black Panther and an opportunity to help keep the doors of the financially challenged International Cryptozoology Museum open with a donation to the Anna McClain Memorial Fund.
http://abclocal. story?section= news/local&id=6101884

Lake Placid’s Black Panther

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 25th, 2008

“It was very powerful,” said the eyewitness. “It’s head moved from side to side as it walked.”

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Rocky Kills

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 25th, 2008

killer bear Nature finds a way.

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Beyond The Edge Radio Tonight...

Making his third appearance on Eric and Sean's show will be none other than Bill Bean, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at Beyond The Edge Radio|Cryptids, Cults, Demons, Exorcisms, Extraterrestrials | BlogTalkRadio
And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Review: Sasquatch Triangle 4-24-08

This was the last show for the Sasquatch Triangle on Blog Talk Radio, and it was a GREAT one, with guest Todd Neiss, who told his encounter from 15 years ago while on maneuvers with the Oregon National Guard where he is a Staff Sergeant, an event where he witnessed 3 jet-black figures in a rock quarry during blasting maneuvers. He was not the only one who saw it-a fellow Sergeant also saw it as well. He also told of his regular job, as well as a bit about his research over the years and friendship with Peter Byrne, who he initially contacted about his encounter. He also answered my question about a documentary he is part of with Byrne, Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson which has been in the works for about 10 years. This last program on BTR is now available in the archives, as well as past shows. The show is moving permanently to NowLive™ Broadcast Desktop for eobic

beginning next Thursday at the same time, 9:00 EST/8:00 Central, with guest UFO/Bigfoot Researcher Matt Monise. As always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Brookline Gator Sighted

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2008

The man said the 5-ft-long alligator lunged at him and tried to bite him before swimming into the pond.

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Radford Tries Being Scientific

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2008

“It’s not an issue of me trying to disprove [Nessie],” said Ben Radford, who has yet to find a lake monster claim that holds up. “That’s how science works.”

Yeah, right.

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Bindernagel on Bigfoot

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2008

A wildlife biologist looks at the continent’s most misunderstood large mammal.

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Chasing Discovery">Chasing Discovery

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2008

The cryptozoologists featured have devoted decades to researching undiscovered animals, and are among the foremost researchers in the field. Many scientists have deemed cryptozoology a pseudoscience and a poor use of time, but these researchers are unfazed.

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Members of the Tri-County Bigfoot Group are searching the woods of Franklin, Jefferson and St. Louis counties in Missouri searching for the elusive creature. Key quote: "We need monsters. The world is a sadder place without them." What makes Tri-County Bigfoot Group members believe Bigfoot is in their neck of the woods? Also, Bindernagel on Bigfoot, Chasing Discovery and Radford Tries Being Scientific. Please don't forget to help keep the doors to the International Cryptozoology Museum open by making a donation to the Anna McClain Memorial Fund.

Believers scour woods for signs, sounds of creature
Tri County Journal - Cincinnati,OH,USA
By Kate Miller To some people, the big, hairy, half-man, half-ape known as Bigfoot is pure folklore, but to others, he is a living creature who has eluded ...
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sasquatch Triangle Tonight...

The final Sasquatch Triangle show on Blog Talk Radio will feature as guest Staff Sergeant Todd Neiss, who witnessed 3 Sasquatch creatures 15 years ago in Oregon while on maneuvers. The show starts at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Review: Sasquatch Triangle 4-23-08

This was a great preview show on, with Don just basically shooting the breeze and doing an introductory show on his new server (which worked quite well). 3 folks called in during the show, Eric Altman, myself and Mike Feltner, and several folks were in the chat, to discuss a bit about the upcoming 20th-Annual Ohio Bigfoot Conference, as well as a bit about the tracks found recently at Salt Fork State Park. Next Thursday, Don goes into full effect on NowLive with guest Matt Monise beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at NowLive™ Broadcast Desktop for eobic
There is also a way to download a podcast of tonight's show there, and as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.
Does the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia harbor the elusive hairy entity known as Bigfoot? Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) member Matt Pruitt says BFRO has collected photographs, audio recordings and skeletal remains of the creature. Key quote: "We think there's a population of these things across the continent." BFRO is inviting adventurers to join an "expedition" in search of Bigfoot in Northeast Georgia this weekend. Also, Chilean Winged Wonder and Lake Monster or Giant Snake? We'll remind you, too, the drive to keep the doors of the International Cryptozoology Museum open is underway with requests for donations to the Anna McClain Memorial Fund.

Scott Corrales revisits the chupacabras investigations of 1995 in Puerto Rico with a transcript of a radio call-in program. Corrales includes his professional transcript of a portion of the show. Is there a connection between UFOs and chupacabras events? Scroll down for Gustavo Nelin Floren's examination of "The Guanajuato UFO of 1987" in Mexico. Also, New UFO Video Challenges Skeptics in Argentine Sighting Claims.

Chilean Winged Wonder

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 23rd, 2008

The creature had no feathers, only a kind of velvety skin, dark grey or black in color. The wings extended to the creature’s lower body, where also two legs seemed to be.

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Lake Monster or Giant Snake?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 23rd, 2008

They really did use to say “the size of a stovepipe.”

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Links on Professor Jeff Meldrum


D. JEFFREY MELDRUM, Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University ... commonly referred to as Bigfoot or Sasquatch, have emanated from the ... - 22k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Bigfoot: Pocatello 2006 Bigfoot Rendezvous Jeff Meldrum

by Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Ph.D. ...November 2006 updated Meldrum articles are located HERE. The upcoming Rocky Mountain Bigfoot Rendezvous should be a fun and ... - 14k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Bigfoot: Professor Wants Answer to Bigfoot Question, 1996.....with ...

For Idaho State University anatomy professor Jeff Meldrum, ... Meldrum has appeared as a Bigfoot authority on several television documentaries including ... - 10k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science: Jeff Meldrum: Books

"Jeff Meldrum's book 'Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science' brings a much needed level of scientific analysis to the Sasquatch - or Bigfoot - debate. ... - 243k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

YouTube - Sasquatch: Dr. Jeff Meldrum T.V. News Coverage

Dr. Jeff Meldrum is featured on a Salt Lake City local news ...

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Jeffrey Meldrum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

D. Jeffrey Meldrum (born 1958) is a tenured Associate Professor of ... in the print and a mid-tarsal break, traits he has come to believe belong to Bigfoot. ... - 18k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Behind The Mysteries: Bigfoot

Jeff Meldrums Footprint Evidence Research

'Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science' : NPR

Nov 10, 2006 ... FLATOW: Talking with Jeff Meldrum, author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science. Do we think that Sasquatch or Bigfoot is related to Yeti, ... - Similar pages - Note this

Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Patterson film, Jeff Meldrum « Bigfoot Sasquatch - Mar 15

Jan 6, 2008 ... Dr. Jeff Meldrum of the University of Idaho has been researching bigfoot for many years and has collected many footprints casts and other ... - 18k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this » Update: AOL Poll for Bigfoot and Jeff Meldrum

Update: AOL Poll for Bigfoot and Jeff Meldrum. Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 21st, 2006. Two weeks ago when I posted the AOL Poll, ... - 67k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Bigfoot Anatomy: Scientific American

According to the evidence, maybe not, argues Jeffrey Meldrum--a position he ... Meldrum—who has followed Bigfoot lore since he was a boy—had heard that ... - 41k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

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Bigfoot, Sasquatch: Dale Williams Interviews Dr. Jeff Meldrum ...

Wow Great Show - Radio host Dale Williams interviews Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum from Idaho State University. He is the author of Sasquatch: Legend Meets Sci... - 81k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this - 2 visits - Mar 17

Anomaly Television » Blog Archive » Sasquatch: Dr. Jeff Meldrum ...

Bigfoot, Sasquatch: Dale Williams Interviews Dr. Jeff ...

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Powell's Books - Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science by Jeff Meldrum

In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeffrey Meldrum gives us the first book on Sasquatch to be written by ... - 24k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Blue Crab Boulevard » Embarrassingly Bigfoot

Jeffrey Meldrum of Idaho State University is one such person. For he is a true believer in Bigfoot. POCATELLO, Idaho - Jeffrey Meldrum holds a Ph.D. in ... - 55k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Q & A with Dr. Meldrum - AOL Video

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Our good friend Melissa Hovey is scheduled for surgery today, and she will need all our thoughts and prayers. Melissa, if you read this, we are pulling for you, sweetie, and we all love you very much. All get-well cards and well-wishes can be sent to Melissa at

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bigfoot Live Tonight...

Not too sure what Tom and the crew have planned, but it starts at 10:00 EST/9:00 Central at And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Sasquatch Triangle Test Show Tonight...

Don will be having a special test show on Now Live located at NowLive™ Broadcast Desktop for eobic
starting at 9:15 EST/8:15 Central. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Review: Bigfoot Quest 4-22-08

This was a great, open-mic show, with several callers, including a fellow named Thomas who goes by smiter in the chat, as well as Bill and myself calling in to discuss various sightings in Connecticut and also the activities of NESRA, and I shared about a sighting I received from a gentleman via e-mail of activity near my Uncle and Aunt's hometown of Brinkley, Arkansas from 2002. Melissa Hovey also called in and discussed the Jacobs photos on the air with Mike and Bob, and Don Keating called in and plugged the upcoming 20th-Annual Bigfoot Conference May 17th and also discussed a new video allegedly of some kind of creature which looks suspiciously like something done with CGI. Dunno what Bob and Mike have in store for next week, but it should be a good one, beginning at 9:00 EST/8:00 Central at You can also download past shows there (20 in total) as well as subscribe via iTunes. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.

Review: Bigfoot Central 4-22-08

This was a great show, where M.K. discussed a couple of websites, one found at which has a description of a sighting in 1985 in California which seems to possibly be of "Patty." The description of the creature in that sighting seems to match the creature in the P/G Movie quite well, but could also be of a different creature. M.K. and Don did delve a bit into the P/G Movie, as well as some theories they have on Bigfoot, and also the role of women in the field of Bigfooting. He also praised Bigfoot, Bobbie Short's website. Dunno what is on the agenda for next week, but it starts at 8:00 EST/7:00 Central at You can also download past shows at the Bigfoot Central page. And as always, we encourage you to please tune in and support great research.
A television news crew in northeastern Georgia is preparing its viewers for programming tonight that discusses the case for Bigfoot in the woods around the station's viewing area. Has someone in northeastern Georgia had an encounter with Bigfoot?

A video discovered through a link provided by Nick Redfern at There's Something in the Woods would have us believe it is a depiction of a Bigfoot or Yeti. Redfern says he thinks it's a hoax, but we'll leave it up to you.

Author Linda S. Godfrey of Hunting the American Werewolf fame visits to talk about her extensive research on cryptid creatures and werewolves in particular. What werewolf activities can Godfrey bring to the microphone from her contacts throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and other states? Downloadable podcast.


Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 22nd, 2008

“The chip is in very good/stable condition and should ship quite nicely.”

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The Blob Screenwriter Has Died">The Blob Screenwriter Has Died

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 22nd, 2008

Kay Linaker has died.

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Creepy Creatures

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 22nd, 2008

For those that missed them the first time around….

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Cape Cougar Back?

Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 21st, 2008

Physical evidence has confirmed their presence in the past, so why the skeptical treatment again?

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