Regardless of a long time of fruitless looking out, Hairy-man continues to seize our creativeness. Sightings of the legendary creature stay rampant all through North America and the legendary furry biped is throughout our common tradition today, popping up in every thing from beef jerky commercials to pornography and even political campaigns. Typically at the identical time. Yuck.
Hairy-man might have seen a large resurgence in reputation in recent times, however research of the ape-man stays largely relegated to the cesspool of cable TV or the fringes of newbie analysis. Whereas some legit scientific have been performed on numerous artifacts, footage, and pictures over time, severe research of Hairy-man stays considerably taboo in most scientific communities. UFO researchers and ghost hunters can relate.
It seems, although, that a few of America’s acronym-bearing intelligence and legislation enforcement companies have taken a glance into alleged sightings of Hairy-man or his worldwide kinfolk over time. The most recent revelation regarding The Man’s curiosity within the paranormal come by the use of the FBI. New FOIA paperwork obtained by John Greenwald Jr. at The Black Vault present that the FBI as soon as took the legendary skunk ape significantly sufficient to look at a clump of 15 unidentified hairs claimed to be from the large-footed one itself. May the FBI possess proof of the existence of the legendary creature?
Trick query: everyone knows the actually good stuff by no means leaves a paper path and leads to that warehouse on the finish of Raiders of the Misplaced Ark. Nonetheless, these paperwork add to the rising physique of proof that reveals the Feds have taken extra of an curiosity within the anomalous over time than they might let on. These newest paperwork are removed from a smoking gun (steaming footprint?), however not less than present that the FBI took the alleged Hairy-man hair significantly sufficient to research it in their very own labs.
The paperwork consist primarily of correspondence that occurred in 1976 between Peter Byrne, former director of the now-defunct Hairy-man Info Middle and Exhibition in Oregon, and FBI Assistant Director Jay Cochran Jr. Byrne despatched the samples to the FBI, writing that “we don’t typically come throughout hair which we’re unable to establish and the hair that we have now now, about 15 hairs hooked up to a tiny piece of pores and skin, is the primary that we have now obtained in six years which we really feel could also be of significance.” Cochran took Byrne’s request in stride, replying that whereas the Bureau sometimes doesn’t help in a majority of these research, it might let it slide this one time:
The FBI Laboratory conducts examinations primarily of bodily proof for legislation enforcement companies in reference to felony investigations. Sometimes, on a case-by-case foundation, within the curiosity of analysis and scientific inquiry, we make exceptions to this basic coverage. With this understanding, we are going to study the hairs and tissue talked about in your letter.
One other memo within the paperwork notes that “this doesn’t symbolize a change in Bureau coverage” however that the FBI’s labs generally help with a majority of these requests “within the curiosity of analysis and bonafide scientific inquiry.” The hairs had been ultimately despatched to the Academy of Utilized Science in Boston, after which it was decided that “the hairs are of deer household origin” primarily based on their microscopic construction and comparisons with identified deer samples.
I simply must surprise, although: let’s say that somebody discovered precise proof of Hairy-man and despatched it to the FBI for evaluation; would the Bureau ever actually reveal the existence of the legendary creature? Suppose what number of gun-wielding would-be Hairy-man-slayers would descend upon no matter closely forested space that proof was present in, able to make historical past with weapons loaded and adrenaline working excessive. Unintended shootings could be within the dozens. It’s occurred earlier than.
Keep frosty, Hairy-man.