[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Why No Congressional Investigation into Epstein’s Intelligence Connections?

Know Your Ruby Ridge Apologists

Manufacturing Mass Fascism Hysteria

Hot Rod Heart (John Fogerty Still Kicks Ass)

Spending on Defense Is One Great Big Lie

American Apocalypse: The Government’s Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working

Newsweek: Time to Rethink Taboo on Cannibalism?

TRIGGERED: Anti-Socialist Parody of ‘Monopoly’ Board Game Enrages Leftist History Professor

Sharing Memes – Man Ends Up Red Flagged

Pre-Crime Hysteria Sweeps the Nation as Dozens are Arrested for Making Internet and Social Media ‘Threats’

Court Rules Cop Who Shot Unarmed 15-Year-Old Is Protected by Qualified Immunity

Florida Cops Arrest a 15-Year-Old Boy for Joking About Perpetrating a Mass Shooting

The Republican Party is never going back [to Reaganism]

Will Joe Walsh’s primary challenge to Trump backfire?

Detroit man charged with murder in death of girl, 9, who was killed by pit bulls

Trump May Issue Exec Order Ending Citizenship For Babies Of Illegal Immigrants: Calls It ‘Frankly Ridiculous’

Afghan forces and U.S. coalition allies have killed more civilians in 2019 than the Taliban

Five elderly men and an 85-year-old woman are arrested for 'having public sex in a Connecticut woodland'

Fresno police officer punches innocent teen multiple times

Could CANNABIS be the Key to Curing Pancreatic Cancer?

Philly Cop-Shooter Was Federal Informant

Secretive warfare training being staged in 21 North Carolina counties, Army says

Cleveland cop allegedly filmed himself urinating on girl at school bus stop

Michigan Court of Appeals Has Reversed the Felony Assault Convictions of a Gun Owner Who Acted in Self-Defense

Saloon owner: Nugget, Sparks city officials strong-arming him to raise prices

‘I am the chosen one’

The Process of Damockrisy

Portrait of a Politician

If “Emissions” Actually Mattered . . .

Happy Birthday, Ron

Law Enforcement To Flag & Spy On "Future" Criminals

Joe Biden's brain surgeon is defending Joe Biden's brain

Seth Rich Murder Update: FBI Claims They Didn’t Investigate but NSA Claims Can’t Disclose Files Due to Matter of National Security

Bartow sheriff's deputy fired, fiancee arrested over confrontation

LAPD Shoots Unarmed Homeless Man over Noise Complaint from Neighbor

Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

Republican Palestinian-American is sole vote against anti-Semitism monitor

Oberlin College is a microcosm of our society ... The governing class assumes we must be motivated by racism - white supremacy - sexism - patriarchy - Naziism - fascism - etc - etc - etc - by all things bad.

Just A Few Points To Ponder

Planned Parenthood abandons Title X federal funds after Trump rule prohibits abortion referrals

Antidepressants AGAIN: Dayton shooter found to have mind-altering SSRI drugs in his system

HOTCARS Are Coming

NYPD Cop Danny Pantaleo Fired over Eric Garner's Death; Loses Retirement Pension

'I'm not happy with it': Trump hits Fox News over poll results

Psychedelic Drugs Are Finally Being Used to Treat Depression in US Hospitals

Wilsonville woman in custody battle over daughter with cancer - for successfully treating her cancer with CBD Oil

Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

Trump's Farm Bailout Flows To "City Slickers," a D.C. Lobbyist and ‘Farms’ on Golf Courses

A New Mexico Man Accused A Deputy Of ‘Gestapo’-Like Training. Then He Was Arrested.

Bernie Sanders Calls For Legalization Of Marijuana And Safe Injection Sites


Status: Not Logged In; Sign In

Historical
See other Historical Articles

Title: Newly Released Files Document the FBI's Participation in the Hunt for Bigfoot
Source: Reason
URL Source: https://reason.com/2019/06/05/newly ... ation-in-the-hunt-for-bigfoot/
Published: Jun 5, 2019
Author: Christian Britschgi
Post Date: 2019-06-06 06:05:09 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 94
Comments: 2

If the FBI only releases files to the public when the subject of a file has died, and the FBI is releasing its files on Bigfoot, does that mean Bigfoot is dead?

Sadly, you won't find the answer to that question in the 22 pages of archival documents the FBI just released detailing its investigation of the mythical creature.

What those pages do reveal, amazingly enough, is that the FBI took the hunt for Bigfoot seriously enough to test hair samples provided by an Oregon-based sasquatch enthusiast.

The FBI's brief investigation into the fictitious reclusive man-beast began in August 1976, when it received a letter from Irish-born cryptozoologist Peter C. Byrne, head of Oregon's Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition.

"From time to time we have been informed that hair, supposedly of a Bigfoot, has been sent for examination to the FBI with the conclusion…that it was not possible to compare the hair with that of any known creature on this continent," Byrne wrote. "Will you kindly, to set the record straight, once and for all, inform us if the FBI has examined hair which might be of a Bigfoot…[and] if it did take place; what the results of the analysis were."

Lest the FBI think he was joking, Byrne concluded his letter by saying, "Please understand that our research here is serious. That this is a serious question that needs answering."

Byrne's belief that the FBI had tested supposed samples of Sasquatch hair appears to be sourced from a page in the Army Corp of Engineers' 1975 edition of the Washington Environmental Atlas, which makes just that claim.

According to the FBI's response to Byrne, the publication of the Washington Environmental Atlas kicked off a flurry of inquiries to the FBI about its Bigfoot hair-testing practices.

"Since the publication of the 'Washington Environmental Atlas' in 1975, we have received several inquiries similar to yours," wrote Jay Cochran Jr., assistant director of the FBI's Laboratory Division, in a September 1976 letter to Byrne. "However, we have been unable to locate any reference to such examinations in our files."

Rather than let the matter rest, Byrne sent another letter to the FBI requesting that it test a sample of hair and skin his organization had found, and which it had so far failed to identify.

"I am writing to ask if you could possibly arrange a comparative analysis of some hairs that we have here which we are unable to identify," Byrne wrote in a November 1976 letter to Cochran. "We do not often come across hair which we are unable to identify, and the hair we have now, about 15 hairs attached to a tiny piece of skin, is the first we have obtained in six years which we feel may be of importance."

In a December 1976 response to Byrne, Cochran bluntly informed the Bigfoot hunter that the FBI's forensic labs were for serious criminal investigations; but also, what the hey, send those hairs over.

"The FBI Laboratory conducts examinations primarily of physical evidence for law enforcement agencies in connection with criminal investigations," Cochran wrote. "Occasionally, on a case-by-case basis, in the interest of research and scientific inquiry, we make exceptions to this general policy. With this understanding, we will examine the hairs and tissues mentioned in your letter."

According to an internal FBI memo, the mysterious hair sample was subsequently sent to the FBI's laboratory in Washington, D.C., by one Howard Curtis, the executive vice president of the Boston-headquartered Academy of Applied Science—which at the time was sponsoring Byrne's work.

In February 1977, the FBI—after conducting a thorough analysis of the hair sample provided by Byrne and Curtis—determined that it was from a member of the deer family.

After receiving the results, Curtis wrote one final letter to the FBI expressing his gratitude for the assistance and promising to inform Byrne of the results when he returned from his trip to Nepal—rumored stomping grounds of the Abominable Snowman.

(1 image)

Post Comment   Private Reply   Ignore Thread  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

#1. To: Deckard (#0)

In February 1977, the FBI—after conducting a thorough analysis of the hair sample provided by Byrne and Curtis—determined that it was from a member of the deer family.

That got to suck!

Maybe bigfoot is magical and their dna dissolves once leaving their body?

I wonder if they have the same magic genes of the loch ness monster?

"Socialism corrupts and Democratic Socialism corrupts Absolutely"!

Justified  posted on  2019-06-06   7:28:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Justified (#1)

determined that it was from a member of the deer family.

That got to suck!

I wonder if you can just use a regular deer hunting license or do they issue a special "Bigfoot hunting license"?

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen.
The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning.
Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.

Deckard  posted on  2019-06-06   7:32:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


TopPage UpFull ThreadPage DownBottom/Latest

[Home]  [Headlines]  [Latest Articles]  [Latest Comments]  [Post]  [Mail]  [Sign-in]  [Setup]  [Help]  [Register] 

Please report web page problems, questions and comments to webmaster@libertysflame.com