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Field Researchers:

T.A. Wilson

David Paulides


T.A. Wilson, author, In Pursuit of a Legend: 72 Days in California Bigfoot Country.

Note: This series (Bigfoot and the Rebel) is in three parts of about 4 minutes each. It is shot in the prime Bigfoot habitat detailed in Wilson's book. Part 2 is also included under Bigfoot Animated. Part 3 is also included under Encounters. Highlights below.

 

Highlights:

Part 1: (0:30) View of the ridge where Wilson heard two ape-like calls. "These calls were like nothing I should have been hearing in North America." (0:54) The calls carried for a distance of miles. (2:06) There are two components to the Bigfoot mystery, biological and philosophical. (3:26) Bipedalism is the key trait to develop an understanding of Bigfoot. (3:40) "I like to think of Bigfoot as bipedalism in the robust form."

Part 2: (0:02) "In terms of efficiency, man is a second rate biped compared to Bigfoot." (0:30) Potential models for Sasquatch movements include great ape movements, even Bushmen. (1:06) "There is one, and probably only one, sensory advantage a man has over a Sasquatch-better daytime vision in the form of better color perception." (1:24) "Bigfoot has sacrificed at least some color perception in order to see at night when it is commonly active." (2:59) "The nose potentially offers an important clue as to its origins because a nose is a hallmark of humanity. It separates us from the great apes, which have flat nasal openings, and our earliest bipedal ancestors as well."

Part 3: (0:40) Wilson tries to come to terms with his encounter. (1:22) Animated version of the Bigfoot encounter and the tree shaking behavior it displayed. (2:02) "From one of these ridges to the east another Bigfoot responded, the calls more subdued, like a female responding to a male." (3:43) "Not a case of convergent evolution."


David Paulides, retired police investigator, author of The Hoopa Project: Bigfoot Encounters in California and Tribal Bigfoot.

Note: This presentation was given by Paulides outside the Bigfoot Discovery Museum in Felton, CA. Unfortunately, traffic noise is audible at times in the background. The presentation is in four parts. Parts one, three, and four are included here. Highlights below.

 

 

Highlights:

Part 1: (1:33) Forensic artist, Harvey Pratt, Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, is responsible for sketching each Bigfoot according to individual eyewitness testimony. (2:45) Paulides, "The first series of drawings we did were of a very human looking creature, much more human that what is generally thought of in the Bigfoot community." (3:12) In comparison to the Patterson Bigfoot, "99% of the sketches we've done have far less facial hair."

Part 3: Paulides holds up Bigfoot sketches at various times. (1:08) Bigfoot may go through a color change as it matures. (7:01) What would the Patterson Bigfoot look like without hair? (8:00) Pratt's sketch of the Patterson Bigfoot without hair.

Part 4: Bigfoot hair analysis: (4:50+) "90% of human hair has a medula." "It seems as though 95% of Bigfoot hair that is recovered does not." Without a medula, it can be difficult to find DNA. Because of the absence of a medula, labs can mistake Bigfoot hair for synthetic hair. (6:46) After examining potential Bigfoot hair, the DNA experts from the law enforcement lab found that it was "very, very, very far away from the ape, chimpanzee, orangutan family, but it's that close away from human" (Paulides holds up his thumb and finger, making a small space).