How To Tell If You're Looking At Bigfoot Hair
|Bigfoot hair from Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia.|
There are different ways to determine if you're looking at Sasquatch hair. You can take it to a DNA lab and have them try to match it up with known animals in their database, or you can slide it under the microscope and look for the presence or absence of the medulla.
One of the pioneers of Bigfoot hair analysis is Dr. Henner Fahrenbach. He is considered to be the world's leading authority in sasquatch hair DNA analysis. According to Fahrenback, the hallmark of Sasquatch hair is the absence of an unimportant innermost layer called the medulla. The medulla is often present in human hair and scientists have yet to determine the purpose of the medulla.
Fahrenback believes that human and sasquatch hair have considerable similarities, but there are some phylogenetical differences that makes sasquatch hair unique.
Our hair strands are made up of three main components - the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle. The innermost or center portion of the hair shaft is the medulla. It is composed of round cells, two to five rows across. Thick or coarse hair usually contains a medulla. Fine hair for the most part lacks a medulla, as does naturally blond hair. The purpose of the medulla has not yet been determined. Bigfoot hair purportedly lacks this part.
Here's what the medulla looks like under the microscope. If it's missing the innermost layer, then it's probably Sasquatch hair says Fahrenbach:
This video of Dr. Henner Fahrenbach was recorded by Thom Powell back in 2002 as he was being interviewed by an overseas film crew.