(unidentified hair - thank you, MK Davis, for microscopic views)
(human chest hair - sample from online library -above)
(monkey hair - sample from online library - above)
In this post, I will be covering three factors about Sasquatch hair that might make you look at their hairy covering as more than just a primitive-man-like feature. My hope is to show how these unique attributes come together in a way that might have helped give rise to concepts of Sasquatch being able to cloak, go between dimensions, or be psychic.
Let's think "this world" first before we head into uncharted and mysterious otherworldly territories.
Carl Linnæus, the great biological classifier, introduced a new species of man, Homo ferens, in 1758, characterising the creature as mutus, tetrapus and hirsutus (a mute quadruped covered with hair). The attribution of hairiness was probably influenced by the legend of the hirsute wodewose, but a number of feral children are thus described, as we shall see. Linnæus provided anecdotal case histories of varying reliability: Jean de Liège, a Lithuanian bear-boy, the Hesse wolf-boy, the Irish sheep-boy, the Bamberg calf-boy, the Kranenburg girl, the two Pyrenees boys, Wild Peter of Hanover, and the savage girl from Champagne (source link)
The hair admittedly threw us off. In the 1950s and 1960s when these outdoors-people* were being sighted, we had no frame of reference for a person covered in hair except to say "ape." (*Note: They are only feral if they were once "domesticated").
Thickened body hair is not unusual at all if one is dealing with the elements. Man has a way of adapting due to needs. You can ask any Alaskan in the winter why he doesn't shave and he'll tell you (through his thick facial hair) that "I'm protecting myself."
If you have hairs that vary slightly in their overall color tone (some are dark, some are reddish some are rather colorless), a skin base beneath (anywhere from deep blue gray to gray tan to copper reportedly), and the nearly translucent hairs, you have the ability to blend into just about any scene, capture dappled light from the sun filtering through the forest, and the darkest of shades of trees and forest floor. If you stood still, to the viewer scanning the woods, you would become truly camouflaged. If you were overall dark, you would be a tree, if you were overall auburn, you would blend into mid tones such as foliage.
When you consider that translucent and reflective hairs would also have a tendency to reflect back what is around and in front of it, as well, the entire body of hair would be mirroring what's surrounding it. Cloaking? Of a sort, yes!
And when the overall being is seen in full sunlight in the open, he is very likely to be most vulnerable. Good thing these fellas like the nighttime, but so long as they remain in the forests in the daytime, they can manage to be quite ill-defined.
See this clear fishing line against a leaf? If you stopped in front of that leaf, might you be a bit camo'd?
In this picture above, see how where the light hits the fibers - it lights up too, picking up uninterrupted dappled light and remaining as bright as the light instead of just something dark that was lit by light. It essentially becomes the light and dark where the forest is light and dark.
This explains a bit about how Sasquatch might be hard to photograph - his edges would blur against his background and he would seem to be part of the trees and bushes. You know those blobsquatch pics people swear is a Sasquatch and all you see is a tree? Hmmm....
See how Mr. Bunny stays still and hopes you don't notice? So does the Sasquatch! (below)
(The shadow casting to the left at his/her feet gives him/her away--oops! And in fact if you look closely, one of his/her friends might be standing directly behind him/her - you can see the foot's edge on the left side of the one in the front's feet.)
I'd like to thank my colleague in research, Steve Summar, who brought up the concept after learning that polar bears do not have white hair, but have transparent hair. This had me intrigued with the potential, knowing how the military works to make reflective garments that could project the surroundings back at the eye.
(concentric ring-like shapes around the shaft)
This realization for me began with viewing a microscopic look at a part of a hair.
First, let's discuss spider hairs - Spiders do not rely that much on their eyesight (which is rather poor) but more on organs that can sense the slightest trembling of the web. It is not strange that the legs contain many sensors that can detect such vibrations in the web. It is easy to demonstrate this by holding a tuning fork against the web. The spider will leave its retreat thinking its the beating of the wings of an insect. The insect leg hairs have nerve cells on them that act as "feelers" for his brain.
Humans have something similar in their nose and ear hairs -
(Source link) Cilia (inner ear hairs) have long been considered as 'sensory cellular antennae', responding as chemo-sensors, mechano-sensors and thermo-sensors, although their roles in development were not well understood until recently.
When presenting this concept to a respected colleague, Thomas Finley, he referred to this as a "sensor grid." A very apt description of this outer covering from this astute cryptid artist!
If the hair on one's body was a giant sensor able to detect incoming information, he would have an added sense that we do not have and cannot even begin to understand. We get goosebumps or we get tickled if our skin is stimulated properly, but imagine if we had hairs with sensors not just in our nose and ears, but all over cilia!
Here's some possible input this individual might be able to detect: Changes in barometric pressure or humidity, sound frequencies of anything moving in the forest including sensing infrasound, temperature variances, vibrations, earth geomagnetic shifts, and even adjusting for temperature control if it's too cold or hot! If one had a body covered in a "station" that picks up all this information and feeds it instantaneously to the brain to interpret, imagine how "psychic" this person might seem? Where are they getting their advanced knowledge and almost precognition from?
Hell, what if their entire bodies picked up sound signals acutely from everywhere like one giant ear? Do you think they might have some foreknowledge of what's coming?
What if they knew the weather was shifting and could prepare properly and adjust thermally? No more of that ridiculous "Sasquatch is a snowbird" heading south in the winter and north in the summer nonsense.
What if they were napping in the daytime and felt vibrations of someone moving in the distance and it woke them up?
What if birds flapping their wings to escape intruders were felt in their bodies and processed by their minds as a familiar rhythm that heralded intruders?
The possibilities are endless!
Just look at us hairless ones. If we lose our vision, we work the other senses more, but it's hard for us to imagine not having that sensory input. How would we survive without seeing? It gives us so much information!
Now, imagine if we had this sixth sense of hairs with nerve cells? We might not even want to wear clothing or, if we did, we would want to leave much of our body hair exposed. It would be like wearing ear muffs and expecting to hear!
I might have messed with your heads enough today, but when we talk about another branch of man evolving alongside of us, we have to consider all the possible outcomes from their skulls and brains to the hormones that create their height and hairiness. Some adaptive features like hairiness might have involved the need for body hair with nerve cells. We might have once had them as an ancient man, but as we moved into agriculture and living indoors and out of the elements, such things were no longer necessary. In fact, goosebumps could even be a relic of our past reactions to raising hairs to pick up signs.
"THE TRUTH ABOUT LONG HAIR"
This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War. Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war, however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.
In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.
Sally said, “I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative, middle-of-the-road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical Center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example.
As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War, special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.
With the usual enticements, the well-proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.
Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.
When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ‘sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ‘sixth sense,’ their ‘intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ‘read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.
So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.
Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.
Here is a Typical Test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ‘enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.
In another version of this test, the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his ‘sixth sense’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and ‘kills’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.
This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.
So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.
The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.
Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved ‘feelers’ or ‘antennae’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brain stem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.
Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.
When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing out.
Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.
In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.
The story of Samson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Samson’s hair, the once undefeatable Samson was defeated.
Reported by C. Young
(Via United Truth Seekers)
Nice discussion of translucent hair qualities
*UPDATE: Reviewing more evidence, it's come to my attention that Bigfoot skin might be reflective in quality. This would make sense. Imagine solar reflectors with hair on them. They bounce the sunlight onto the hairs and create a warming blanket of sorts.**