Posted by: Craig Woolheater on November 30th, 2012
Derek Randles refutes the claim by Robert that either he or Wally Hersom are in possession of the Bigfoot bodies on facebook.
This assertion was made by Robert Lindsay on his blog that Loren linked to here on Cryptomundo: Getting Worse and Worse ~ New Claim: “They’ve Got The Bodies”.
FYI!! Got to vent. I will say this very clearly. I do not have any BF bodies. Wally Hersom does not have any BF bodies. To my knowledge, no bodies were ever recovered at the Sierra site. Approx 2.5 lbs of flesh was recovered at the site. A piece of flesh was cut off the recovered piece and given to, and signed over to me. I submitted that sample to the Ketchum DNA study. My organization The Olympic Project also submitted many other samples as well. Yes, I did the initial investigation with Justin, and yes I did work with him for quite a while, and he worked with me doing camera work in the area. After his reluctance to stop doing interviews I choose to stop working with him. He is still my friend to this day. I did organize a recovery effort several months later with Jeff Meldrum and others. The area was extensively searched by myself, other Olympic Project members, Bobo, Bart Cutino and others. The only thing recovered on that trip was a bone fragment with some hair on it. These are the facts, so help me God. You see, I’m an extremely honest person, and any of you that have worked with me know this to be true. I conduct my research with integrity, never embellishing or exaggerating anything. There are a lot of people spreading a lot of lies for lack of something better to do. I just wanted to clear this up…again. Thanks Robert and Shawn.
As far as the Ketchum DNA study is concerned, Myself and The Olympic Project are a large part of it, and we stand behind the study and Melba 100%. I’m very thankful she’s devoted years of her life to help recognize and identify the Sasquatch. People can agree or disagree with her findings, that’s cool, but the rudeness and sarcasm certainly doesn’t have to be there. Sometimes this feels like middle school. Funny thing is, all this will very soon be going mainstream, and I for one really hope that a lot of us can come together collectively and do our best to work together and learn from each other. We would all like the world to take us more seriously wouldn’t we? I know I would. If you took the time to read this, thank you.Derek Randles
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster.