Will has left a new comment on your post "Guest Editor-Blogger":
I spend four days a week in the woods. I'm a surveyor for USFS. What you are talking about here is pure speculation not even based on one ounce of scientific evidence.
I have read the preliminary on the DNA samples. It doesn't address what it is only what it might be. And then again she [Ketchum] has no control samples to start with.
Yes, this is just my opinion on bigfoot. I need the same evidence that any good scientist would need to show the bigfoot to be anything other than lore.
Sure, I've seen things in the deep forest I can't explain. Sure, I've heard sounds I couldn't identify. I've even seen large human like tracks but it doesn't mean it's bigfoot. Tracks have a way of being deceptive in nature.
What it will take is nothing short of teeth and bones. If bigfoot were proved to be alive then millions of acres of forest will be shut down from harvest. That economic impact will be devastating to many states. We need to be positive we are sharing the forest with some unknown hominid before we act.
Wonderful comment, thank you. Yes, many of us worry about what will happen to access to forests once the animal is stamped "real." ... Thank you again, I so appreciate these thought provoking comments. ... Linda Newton-Perry