Is the mystery of Bigfoot’s existence finally solved?

One Centralia College professor said he has discovered scientific evidence that proves the creature’s existence.

He believes the information will be one of the biggest scientific finds of the century.

Mitchel Townsend, a Winlock resident and teacher in the college’s Continuing Education program, said he was walking through the woods near Ryan Lake in East Lewis County when he came across a stack of bones. The find itself was unusual since predators typically disperse remains rather quickly, he said. Upon further inspection, he noticed large human-like teeth imprints in the bones.

“I got to looking at the bones and they had been gnawed on by what looked to me to be giant human teeth,” he said.

After two of his students from Lower Columbia College found two more stacks of bones on the south side of Mount St. Helens, he said it became clear the “kill sites” were similar in a variety of ways. The bone stacking technique is specific to a humanoid and was cited as human behavior, he said.

Again, human-like teeth imprints were notched into the bones.

No predator impressions or tool marks were found on the remains, and after consulting with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Townsend said, all natural predators in the area were ruled out.

The two additional sites located by his students shed more light on the creature responsible for the activity.

The trio found footprints with a length of 16 inches, he claims. Height, weight and proportion calculations, paired with the length of the stride between steps, conferred the creature had to be about 8 feet, 8 inches tall. Although the footprints looked human, they had a much wider and broader profile and did not have an arch.

“If you add it all up, you have an 8-foot, 8-inch tall creature that is killing animals at different areas of Mount St. Helens with its bare hands, chewing them up, literally skin and bones and all, and spitting them out between its legs,” Townsend said.

The teeth marks in the bone show what Townsend said were impressions of incisors and canines, but 90 percent of the teeth were beyond “the range of human possibility.” As for the mouth size, the bite ratio was calculated at 2 1/2 times wider than that of a person.

The bones also showed dental signatures and different human chewing strategies from ancient caveman, including bone peeling, he said.

“The bottom line is only humans do that because of the shape of our teeth and the shape of our jaw so we have to gnaw on the edge of (the bone),” Townsend said.

A double arch structure also showed the teeth were closely related to the Neanderthals, and the molars left triangular impressions as opposed to circular impressions an ape or chimpanzee would leave, he said.

The evidence is what the professor said was forensic dental evidence and behavioral evidence showing the massive creature is part human. His discovery aims to prove there is in fact a hominin species living in the area of Mount St. Helens that derived from the breeding of Native Americans and a giant ape.

“My theory is it’s not an ape, it’s a hybrid that has been interbreeding with Native Americans for the last 80,000 years,” Townsend said. “That’s why it is so smart and it has human teeth.”

Townsend’s information will be published in a research paper, and he challenges the scientific community to discredit his information. He said the four-year project helped solve the mystery because the focus was based on forensic evidence. The information used was also heavily based on comparison proof from the top scientists in the world.

“The evidence stands on its own, you prove the evidence wrong,” he said, adding that the bones would be made available for examination to any scientist who wanted to examine the remains. “… We’ve put thousands of hours in this. We just want to give this to the world and the scientific community free of charge to add to the scientific body of knowledge.”

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Couldn't be more close minded Ron. Do you realize there are new species of primates discovered fairly frequently? Just because we haven't "found" it yet doesn't mean it does not exist. Do the research. None of your arguments hold water. Skeletons of any animal are gone pretty quick in the areas of the most frequent bigfoot sightings, ie the Pacific Northwest, due to scavengers and rapid decay. Have you read the book? I have. Have you ever come across a bear or cougar skeleton in the wild? Maybe a few have but its very rare. Am I 100% convinced myself? No. But there are too many eyewitness reports from credible people. They are seeing something out there. What it is I don't know. The possibility of a bipedal animal roaming the USA does indeed exist. I said "possibility", not "probability". I will remain open minded on the subject.


There is no such thing as bigfoot never has been never will be ! There is no evidence because there has never been a found skeleton at any time in the written history of man !! This so called Dr. from Idaho State U is writing a book on the subject and their is no better way to sell a good story , because you never want the truth to get in the way of that !! And if you believe this BS you should come on out to my unicorn ranch we are just a scant 53 miles west of Venus !!!

Ranger Joe

Would a primate and a human be genetically compatible? Is there some sort of romantic saga from the Pleistocene Age at play here?


Teachers also give besttermseducation and it also gives self-reliance and it also increases the confidence level and it give proper end result and perfect pondering.

Dave Norris

It is a bit premature to add another primate to the shaggy bush of life, but PRAISE HALLELUIAH one of my neighbors understands that extraordinary claims require solid evidence.

Patty Gimlin

*It is Dr Jeff Meldrum (Don Jeffrey Meldrum) of Idaho State University (Department of Biological Sciences).

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