I just received this major leak from the Erickson Project Bigfoot DNA study:
I know most of the “players” involved in the DNA work; in fact, I have helped in some of the analyses from a statistical point of view. I have no prejudice as to whether the sasquai exist or not, but from the DNA I have seen and analyzed, I’ll give it a 97% chance that sasquatch in fact does exist (therefore no caps on the words sasquatch or the plural form sasquai).
As far as the exact race or species – I primarily have seen only some of the mtDNA sequences; that part is 100% Homo sapiens sapiens (assuming the samples I have seen are not hoaxes). Still, sasquatch could possibly be a hybrid species that is reproductively viable.
I doubt that Dr. Ketchum’s is the only DNA lab working on “Bigfoot DNA.” I believe (but don’t know for sure) that at least one, and possibly two or three others labs, are also working on Bigfoot DNA.
I favor the new hominid designation: “Homo sapiens sesqueqiencis”, in part in deference to a Plains American Indian tribe’s spelling of sasquatch and in part in deference to the newly-discovered ability of Neanderthal Man to mate with Cro Magnon et al., thus officially Neanderthal is now called: “Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis” (with a capital “N” because Neanderthal Man is reportedly extinct).
Based on the mtDNA of several purported sasquatch samples, statistically the “sapiens” part of the above-suggested Latin name is 97% certain.
Unless the whole thing is one huge and well-coordinated hoax.
I doubt it; some of the sasquatch players who have provided confirming samples would never cooperate with one another – never in a million years.
For you skeptics, put that in your pipes and smoke it.
I would like to point out that Dr. Melba Ketchum, who is leading the DNA project, stated in an email that Richard Stubstad is misinformed about the results and outcome of the project.
The lead came from Richard Stubstad. Here is his photo.
I assume that Richard has not signed an NDA about the project.
This news is mighty strange indeed. Previous leaks said that Bigfoots were halfway between Homo sapiens and Neandertal. I assume that this newest news is along the same line.
But if they are so close to us, why are they so primitive? Why no language, no tools, no fire? Neandertal had no language, but he had tools and fire. Why the primitive saggital/nuchal crest and midtarsal break, that we supposedly lost 2.4 million years ago? If they are this close to humans, then this explains the stories of them breeding with us quite well. It’s all starting to make sense in a way, but so much of the rest of it makes no sense.
So this is why 182 quick and dirty DNA tests of Bigfoots came back “human.” This is why Bigfoot hair and scat tests “human.” It all makes sense. They are our brothers, or our cousins.
Where did they come from? How did they evolve? It all seems so strange and counterintuitive.
I do not agree with Richard that Neandertal is a subspecies of Homo sapiens. I think it is a separate species, though that is still controversial.
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