Throughout history there have been scientific finds that defy imagination. Here we have some of those that really change the way we think about the world, to encompass a broader perspective and make us realise that we are not alone in the world. There exists a phenomenal body of eyewitness accounts of Bigfoot sightings, from all over the world, together with various types of evidence that Bigfoot exists. However, there has never been anything conclusive that can irrefutably prove the existence of Bigfoot. Nonetheless, the advancement of technology opens whole new vistas that bring us much closer towards a conclusion about Bigfoot. The following scientific findings provide rather compelling proof about the existence of Bigfoot. They are from two reputable documentaries, Mysterious Monsters (1975) and Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (2003).
In Mysterious Monsters, Allan Barry, Rick Murphy and Tim Sawyer discovered oversized human-like footprints while camping in the remote forests of the high Sierra Nevada Mountain range, in the United States. The men were relaxing at the end of a long day in the woods when they heard the growling and wailing of an unknown creature. They quickly recorded it on a tape recorder, which was later submitted for analysis by field expert, Dr Robert Sheldon.
Not knowing what creature had made the sound, the recording was first digitised and then subjected to computer analysis. Once digitised, computer software can analyse any portion of sound frequency from a recording. In this particular case, they chose to analyse the ‘S’ sound because it had an unusual frequency structure. According to the analysis, the frequency structure of the recording was found to be significantly lower than a normal human male voice.
In the video, the voice of Peter Graves, the host of the documentary was recorded enunciating a vowel sound. This was then digitised and its frequency compared to a similar sound in the original recording. When comparing the frequency graphs of both Peter Graves and the creature in the recording, it shows that the graph peaked earlier and was higher for Peter than the creature. After the second peak, Peter’s graph tapered lower than that of the creature in the recording. It was obvious that the creature that made the sound in the recording was not human.
In summary, Dr Sheldon explained that the average human male vocal tract is around 17 cm long. But the vocal tract of the creature in the recording had to be around 25 cm to create the frequency range that was captured. Hence, Dr Sheldon said that based on the analysis, the creature that made the sound had to be 50 percent larger than the average human male. Peter Graves stated that he was around 6 feet tall, therefore the creature in the recording had to be around 9 feet.
In addition, Dr Sheldon subjected the audio recording of the creature to a Formant track. He explains that this is similar to voice print analysis and that the program examines the articulatory flexibility of the creature’s vocal range via the movement of the frequency. In the analysis, three vowels are found throughout the recording – ‘Eh’, ‘Ah’ and ‘Oh’. However the sound ‘Ee’ does not appear on the recording, suggesting that the creature is unable to produce this sound. This particular sound requires the tongue to move forward in the mouth. If one were to look at the physical structure of a primate like a gorilla, it has its head at such an angle that would make it impossible to move the tongue forward in order to make the ‘Ee’ sound. Only humans, with our head and flexible tongue structure, are able to produce this sound.
From the analysis of the audio recording, one can come to a conclusion that the creature making the sound stands 9 feet tall and has a head structure similar to a primate, like that of a gorilla. Therefore, it is unable to produce the ‘Ee’ sound.
Vocal Tract of Bigfoot
Dermal Ridges are surface ridges on the skin that cover the entire human body, especially the fingers and feet. Dermal ridges also contain pores that produce sweat and oil which leave indentation marks upon smooth surfaces when fingers (and even feet in the case of Bigfoot footprints) come in contact with it. This is better known as fingerprint marks that remains the same throughout the lifetime of the individual. Each fingerprint is a physical marking that is unique to the individual, no two people have the exact same fingerprints. The use of fingerprints can be used to identify individuals and is an precise science. It is commonly used in crime scene investigations, and is used as valid evidence in courts of law to prosecute individuals and even put them in jail.
Jimmy Chilcutt, a crime scene investigator, is one of the foremost experts in Dermal Ridges and in the documentary, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, he examines the best samples of Bigfoot footprint castings. In his work, Chilcutt says he has to be very careful and professional because his work can put people in jail. Chilcutt has fingerprinted every known great ape species and hence, he is also an expert in primate dermal ridges. Through his research, he is able to establish gender and race of primates via examination of dermal ridges.
According to his research, human dermal ridges run horizontally across the feet, while in primates, the ridges run diagonally. But in the Bigfoot castings, the dermal ridges run vertically across the side of the feet. This goes to show that the Bigfoot footprint casting was clearly not made by a man or an ape. On top of that, the Bigfoot footprint cast is twice the thickness of footprints made by a human. This means that the creature making the print is much heavier than a human being and is around the size of the creature that we commonly know as Bigfoot. In the video, Chilcutt notes that a particular Bigfoot footprint cast he was examining had the same dermal ridge patterns as another footprint cast taken 10 years apart and that the samples taken are hundreds of miles apart. This is clear evidence that there is obviously more than just one Bigfoot, and that they are in fact a species like humans, spread over a large area. On top of that, they can be individually identified by their dermal ridges, just as humans can be individually identified by their fingerprints.
Dermal ridges can only be seen under magnification, and not with the naked eye. If the castings were hoaxes, it would take a very high level of sophistication to produce, either a scientist or a crime scene investigator, both of whom would have had to be specialised in dermal ridges. A hoaxer would need to painstakingly carve out each line of the dermal ridges, which run parallel to each other and do not intersect, onto a mould. This in itself would be a feat, given the precision and intricacy of the lines. This mould would then have had to be used to create an impression in the mud or soil in various places, for other people to come and make castings of. What makes the situation even more unlikely is that each mould would have to be different, but include the intricate dermal ridges. Who would have the specialisation to do something like that, and what benefit would they get from doing so? It doesn’t make sense that it would be a hoax, given the intricacy and the lack of benefit that such work would entail.
Dermal ridges have been found on Bigfoot castings from all over the world, and when they are examined together, they all have the exact type of vertical characteristics. For someone to have hoaxed the footprints is highly unlikely due to the geographical difference and the length of time between when the footprints were found and the castings made. Another fact is that dermal ridges are only known occur in humans and primates, however it is scientifically clear that the Bigfoot castings do not belong to either of these two bi-pedal creatures, especially since the dermal ridges are completely different. Despite the fact that the footprint castings vary between location and time, which they would in any species, the fact that dermal ridges are clearly evident on them under magnification, and that they are different, just goes to show that Bigfoot is not just one creature, or something that was imagined, but an actual unknown species, just like humans and primates. In essence dermal ridges is solid proof that the Bigfoot species exists.
Bigfoot footprints and their castings are the largest body of evidence for the study of the existence of Bigfoot. Hence, there is a concerted effort to examine and catalogue Bigfoot castings by leading researchers. With this body of evidence, Dr Jeff Meldum, an associate professor of anatomy at Idaho State University was able to establish various details – such as flexion and extension of the toes, variation in toe position, where the bones in the feet join with one another as a whole, the interaction of the foot with the soil under various weather conditions and the overall shape. This was then compared to various other castings from various primates, humans and also other non-human tracks.
Due to the research, Bigfoot experts are now able to discern a real Bigfoot footprint from that of other larger primates. From the minute details of the Bigfoot casting, one is able to see the consistency of physical characteristics of a Bigfoot footprint, that it is unique and distinct from other large primates.
Bigfoot Dermal Ridges
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Peter Hurkos was widely known as the world’s foremost psychic. He was born on May 21, 1911, in Dordrecht, Holland and he passed away on June 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. He developed his psychic ability in 1941 after falling from a ladder, which left him in a coma for three days at the Zuidwal Hospital. Upon regaining consciousness, he discovered he had developed psychic abilities. Hurkos eventually gained widespread acceptance as a psychic detective, while working on a number of high-profile cases.
In 1956, Hurkos travelled to the United States on the invitation of Dr Andrija Puharich to have his psychic abilities tested at Glen Cove medical research laboratory in Maine. He was tested for two and half years under tightly controlled conditions and the results convinced Dr. Puharich that Hurkos’ psychic abilities were far greater than any he had ever tested before. He had a remarkable 90% accuracy on all test results. From the tests, it seemed that Hurkos’ forte was psychometry, which was the ability to see into past, present and future associations by merely touching an object.
In Mysterious Monsters, Peter Graves visited Peter Hurkos in his Los Angeles home while carrying with him a giant plaster cast of a Bigfoot footprint that was hidden in a briefcase. Graves then proceeded to request Hurkos to do a ‘reading’ on the briefcase without knowing its contents. What Hurkos had to say about the contents was a remarkably close description of what experts know about Bigfoot today.
He said that the creature was half man and half animal. He said that the creature weighed about 500 lbs, was between 8 to 9 feet tall, lived in caves, and ate berries and vegetation, together with other animals. He stated that although it was not a gorilla, it had a strong chest, long arms, and human-like fingers. He also stated that the creature was very hairy and had short facial hair. Then, Peter Hurkos proceeded to draw the image of the creature according to his psychic vision. What emerged from his sketch was a haunting image of a wide-eyed Bigfoot.
Peter Hurkos ‘reading’ Bigfoot footprint
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The latest scientific analysis offers fascinating insight and clues towards the existence of Bigfoot. From just an audio recording, scientists are able to conclude on the approximate size of the creature that made that sound, which corresponds to the average size of an adult Bigfoot. Furthermore, from the little dermal ridges on plaster casts of Bigfoot footprints, scientists are able to determine that it was not made by man or even an ape This leaves the possibility open for the existence of Bigfoot.
Finally, from a cast of a Bigfoot footprint hidden in a briefcase, a psychic investigator, Peter Hurkos was able to ‘psychometrise’ an image of a hairy face along with various characteristics that matches those of Bigfoot. With such compelling evidence, it is hard to not be at least open to the possibility of the existence of Bigfoot.
Combined Video – Vocal Tract, Dermal Ridges and Peter Hurkos
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