November 24, 2012: analysis of extensive DNA sequencing of 'a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called “Bigfoot” or “Sasquatch” ... suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.
' The press release claimed that the research was "currently under peer-review," except that no scientific journal would publish the research, until now: DeNovo
, an open access scientific journal. But DeNovo isn't really open access, as it costs $30 to view the article, the paper itself is brand new, the domain was recently purchased
, and the website features generic stock photos. Ars Technica digs deeper
, summarizing some of the "open access" article, and providing a link to a particularly insightful clip on YouTube
, with an odd water mark. [more inside]
Sasquatch Birth Journal 2
, "an unprecedented peek at the mysteries of nature." Perhaps NSFW.
Yeti footprints found near Everest
by Joshua Gates (SciFi Channel TV presenter
) and his nine-member paranormal investigation team. They discovered three anthropomorphic prints on the bank of Manju near Mt. Everest, after spending one week in the Khumbu region. Stopping short of declaring a belief in the Yeti, Gates doubts the prints were man-made or that they came from a known creature. (See also: AP/Yahoo , IMDB, TV.com, Fortean Times Message Forum, SciFi Channel Destination Truth forum)
Bigfoot has a new name; Anthropoidipes ameriborealis
(pdf). Coined by Jeff Meldrum
, a professor of anatomy at Idaho State University, the term is derived from footprints, not a body. Meldrum’s outspoken Bigfoot advocacy has gotten him into hot water with his university colleagues
. Previously anthropologist Grover Krantz
proposed that Bigfoot was Gigantopithecus blacki
"After our transparently bogus
story and our impossibly shitty video
appeared on the website
... we received a flood of messages from big-shot bigfoot hunters who were dying to find out about [the] footage. Our plan was working." So, Penn and Teller
faked the Sonoma bigfoot footage
. But only the BFRO fell for it
. Conveniently, they deleted
. With so many sasquatch enthusiasts
expressing doubt about the video when it was released, can our favorite Libertarian and mime really use it to prove that bigfoot
This entry from the
Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization website is kinda creepy, especially if you download the high resolution JPEGs and look at them in an image editor.
Cooking With Bigfoot
is a flash series about a former TV star turned cable cooking show host (that happens to be a sasquatch). Episode one is up and looks like it could be a fine series when the rest are in place.