I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
- Jul 19, 2004
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- Out of Bounds
The thing that puzzles me is why the FBI would accept and analyze hair samples collected overseas. Except for issues relating to their counter-intelligence mission, the FBI was strictly limited to investigating domestic cases at the time.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/06/06/FBI-releases-Bigfoot-file-from-the-1970s/5591559832667/FBI releases 'Bigfoot file' from the 1970s
The federal government took rare action this week on a subject that's typically relegated mostly to Internet forums and conspiracy circles -- the existence of Bigfoot.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday released a cache of files relating to investigatory documents for the creature, also known as Sasquatch, from the 1970s. They document the FBI's testing more than a dozen suspect hairs in 1976 at the request of Oregon resident and Bigfoot investigator Peter Byrne.
The file, released for public view, includes photos, news reports and internal memos and correspondence with the public. Among them are two images showing clumps of the hair.
Byrne asked the bureau to analyze hair and tissue samples he collected in the Himalayas in 1958. He first wrote to the FBI on Aug. 26, 1976, on letterhead that read, "The Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition." The FBI ultimately determined the hairs belonged to a deer. ...