Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dr. Meldrum Offers his insight on the GA Bigfoot

Dr. J. Meldrum is probably one of the most respected researchers in the field of "Bigfoot-ology" and evidence analyzation. Below are a few excerpts of an interview with him posted today.

What do you think of this announcement of a bigfoot body being found in Georgia?

I'm extremely skeptical about this bigfoot claim. I've had interactions with Tom Biscardi [the bigfoot hunter holding the press conference] in the past, and based on that history, I would say that anything he is involved in is suspect. The fact that the two Georgian men [who said they found the body] turned to him and not anyone with scientific credentials is very questionable.

So what is the story with the Sasquatch DNA evidence?

All the rumors about the bigfoot DNA results are just that: rumors. I spoke to Curtis Nelson (a biologist from the University of Minnesota) who is doing the DNA tests, and he all he could say is that there are no results yet—he can't say anything more due to a nondisclosure agreement. Apparently Curt just received a vial of tissue in the mail, and there's no chain of custody, no validation that this tissue came from the corpse in question. Since there is no known Sasquatch material to compare it to, he may just end up with a sequence that doesn't match any other primates, at best.

You can continue reading this edited transcript posted at the Scientific American site.
My opinion? There is no reason whatsoever not to include Dr. Meldrum in the examination of this "body". I would recommend to the involved parties to get Meldrum on board quickly, if there is any validity to this incident.


Anonymous said...

Just watched the live broadcast.
Unfortunately, not much in addition to two new photos. A close up on the mouth, and (from a webcast point of view) another blobsquatch. Was hoping for much more.. feeling very let down.

Southern Bigfoot said...

......and understandibly so, I just posted my observations.