This section automatically collects news feeds with the words bigfoot, sasquatch and yeti in them - as such, some articles about people with big feet and monster trucks are bound to get through, so try and sort the wheat from the chaff.
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).
It's not a coverup. It's pure ignore-ance.
No "gagging" required, and the thousands of reports cataloged proves that. In fact, trying to gag somebody is the best way to expose the whole affair. All you have to do is reward those who pursue the science you like, and ridicule those who pursue the science you don't like. We already see that very thing happening in every science field (and every other endeavor) there is.
There's nothing to leak or steal. There's no file. The issue has been completely ignored, and it has been easy to do. These creatures are obviously rare, going extinct, or simply of extremely low density, and blowing it off is the natural thing to do, especially since there is no money or power in it.
Conversely, with a huge industry in all things old, there is no shortage of of fantastic claims on artifacts like this being as old as one can make them. Fantastically old. Stupendously important. A new leader in the Old Game........the race that has no end.
Would you invest in a 500,000 year old spark plug for your diesel engine if it came with a million year warranty?:
I will continue to flog the horse's corpse. There can be no coverup. It isn't possible given human nature, given the timelines involved, given the sheer number of people who would have to somehow be subverted, and given sheer human orneriness. This is not bullying a handful of people, this requires gagging tens of thousands ... natural resources professionals, private, county, state, federal, and international, plus thousands of biology faculty across multiple nations. And not a single whistleblower. They can steal military secrets, politically damning information, patents, etc but somehow bigfoot is espionage-proof, whistleblower-proof, etc? The suggestion is utterly ridiculous.
I don't know what the right answer is, but I'm dead certain that ain't it.
You wear your skepticism on your sleeve. There are countless thousands of disciplines that fall under the heading of "Science." They don't all report to some onerous, bureaucratic, Soviet-style central office.
The field researcher that collected the seed samples submitted such to an office that conducted the carbon dating. I doubt anyone within their respective offices would know a suspect sasquatch footprint from a raccoon track.
Neither is complicit in the Great Bigfoot Coverup.
I have always thought that the background story, and the casts themselves definitely make for some very compelling evidence. The fact the casts were made by an officer of the law certainly helps to validate them.