Jeffrey Meldrum, an anatomy and anthropology professor at Idaho State University, has spent significant time in his career searching for Bigfoot. That's gained him the ire of colleagues, but it hasn't stopped him from upping the stakes more and more. Now he's gotten the nod from the University to build a remote-controlled blimp and continue the chase.
Meldrum is trying to raise $300,000 in private donations for the project, which pays for some high-tech bells and whistles, like a thermal-imaging camera, that could help find the infamously blurry animal. Meldrum will be running the blimp and camera with another Bigfoot enthusiast, William Barnes, who says he came up with the plan when he saw the creature more than a decade ago. Dubbing the plan the Falcon Project, the duo hopes to have a months-long expedition across the West started by next spring, but so far, to the chagrin of other believers, they haven't raised any cash to move the blimp skyward.
I prefer to give the benefit of the doubt, especially for controversial topics like Bigfoot. My more cynical side, however, has come up with an interesting explanation: long ago, a group of Sherpas discovered a surviving colony of woolly mammoths and realized what they could do if they "farmed" the mammoths and bred them like cattle. One Sherpa with big feet specialized in fur coat manufacturing and began to make massive, hairy woolly mammoth fur coats. Thus, Bigfoot was born. Because Sherpas have ridiculously long lifespans, this Sherpa was spotted over a course of several decades.
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Is this the best use for BSU's limited funds? The article implies BSU is funding part of the project and Meldrum is trying to raise more for extra instruments.
This is disgraceful to the scientific community. Next, he'll try to find out if we "really" landed on the moon. This "scientist" is a joke...
I wish I could get many people to give me monies, so I can take a air ship\blimp relaxing cruise over the USA and look for Big FOOT, lol.... snort.
lol yeah, bigfoot gosh lets get real, lets focus on real science, remeber when that guy tried to prove the world was round...obviously flat i mean common!!! How about this one....oh it cracks me up.....the earth is not the center of the universe.....what a crackpot. Or my favorite some guy tried to disprove spotaneous generation. Lets get back to real science people......
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I'm an alumni of ISU, and I've met this professor before. He didn't seem "out there" at all, pretty grounded. Kind of a funny thing to have your home university famous for though..
If Bigfeet exist, they are a security threat and must be hunted until they drop from exhaustion by the armed forces and Homeland Security. For their own safety, we shouldn't wait any longer. Task the satellites. Mr. Meldrum, when we get them, you can play 'good cop' in the interrogations. We need to know who's been helping them avoid positive discovery up till now. Is it the Masons? Or maybe Yoda?
If Bigfoot and his family of Bigfeet would be found, he and his family and the territory they roam would need to be fence off and the rest of us common folk not allowed access, to protect their habitat and from being endangered!!!
Why such closed minds. There are dozens of species that are rarely seen in the wild. There are parts of the earth that have never been walked on by humans. Closed minds and such arrogance. As it turns out the earth is not flat.
Perhaps in the process, they will find a new, yet undiscovered species. I want to see one as large as a cow, with six legs...With a bit of luck, they will find such a species in my lifetime.
BTW...I've heard the Earth really is flat. I realize that's purely speculation.
Seriously, if it were to stay in a designated area, and monitor sections of the forest with sophisticated monitoring equipment, SURELY this thing would catch something moving at night which couldn't be explained???