Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
Page 131, The Nature of the Beast:
Dr. Melton's webpage:
Sykes used Dr. Melton's lab for all the hair extractions on the yeti sampls, which of course, were submitted by others, not collected by himself. This was done for much the same reasons that Ketchum used various labs instead of her own for the peer review process.
Sykes also consulted with Dr. Henner Farenbach, who has studied sasquatch hair extensively, and who cheerfully submitted samples himself to Sykes for analysis.
According to Meldrum, he believes BF hair does not contain a medulla. Sykes seems to be ignoring the fact that if a hair does not contain a medulla, it will not contain DNA. He should know that! Without the medulla, unless a hair has been pulled out, and has tissue attached to the roots, there is no DNA associated with the hair. Could it be that Sykes assumes all suspected BF hair is really a bear? Sometimes I wonder what game he is playing.