Thanks to Steven Streufert of "Coalition for Reason, Science, Sanity in Bigfoot Research" for reposting this statement issued by Matthew A Johnson yesterday morning regarding Dr. Melba Ketchum's Bigfoot DNA study:
The Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Forest People are NOT in danger as a result of Dr Melba Ketchum's five year DNA Study. The U.S. Forest Service conducted a research study less than 10 years ago and found that less than 5% of the American population ventures any farther than 50 feet off of any forest logging road or hiking path. Most Americans camp in County, State, and National campgrounds. Most Americans are afraid of bear, cougar, coyotes, wolves, etc. If you add an 8 to 9 foot upright walking hominid into the mix, most Americans definitely won't go into the woods. Some hunters will stop going into the woods too.
Just because the Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Forest People are officially identified as an existing species will NOT make them any less elusive than they already are. Finally, if we offered $10,000,000 for a hunter to bring back a Bigfoot body.... guess what? They won't be collecting the money because if they try to kill a Bigfoot, the Bigfoot family will kill them. They will protect themselves.
The Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Forest People are fine. Nothing changes. Besides, most Americans believe in Bigfoot anyway and that hasn't caused them to go into the forest to hunt Bigfoot. The only thing that Dr Melba Ketchum's five year DNA Study changes is that Myth and Legend has now become a fact. That's it! Nothing more and nothing less! The Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Forest People are fine. Relax, Chicken Little!!! The sky is NOT falling!!!"
Dr Matthew A Johnson