Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 13th, 2013
Update regarding the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project from Rhettman Mullis:
Over a year ago when I first announced this project was happening with Dr. Bryan Sykes and that we were honored to support him in this work, I also stated that there would be a BBC documentary filmed in conjunction with this project and that we were inviting people from all over the world to send in samples for testing. No NDA’s, no sample contracts, just properly conducted science open to the public because that is where honest samples come from, the public.
It has been a tremendous honor for Bigfootology to have supported Dr. Bryan Sykes and this film company in helping all of this to happen and the work is progressing nicely.
A month and a half ago I met with Dr. Bryan Sykes in San Francisco and my family took him on a trip for nearly two weeks showing him Bigfoot country, having him meet other Bigfoot researchers including other Team Bigfootology members which included Ray Crowe. We also attempted to have him connect with Peter Byrne and we did talk by phone but since Peter is in Los Angeles having some medical treatment done Bryan has not been able to meet up with him. I did take Bryan out to a remote location to do some “Bigfooting” and then out to the Lummi and he met some of the great people out there and Bryan took more samples while on scene.
We had to stay fluid in everything we did because some very wonderful unexpected things happen like connecting with the United States Wildlife Forensic lab, and thanks to Bigfootology VP Greg Roberts for letting us know that it was there and it turned into an incredible day of meeting some of the brightest minds in the world when it comes to the various sciences the Bigfoot world needs to validate and substantiate the species and Dr. Bryan Sykes has contracted with them to use their facilities to do the work he needs to do in America. Mr. Goddard and all of the scientists and support personnel were wonderful, hospitable, and taught us a lot, answered questions that have been floating around the Bigfoot world for a very long time. I am grateful for them.
Bryan and my family had a great time and the reason why the Oxford-Lausanne Collateral Hominid Project is not on schedule as originally laid-out is due to the incredible response and the continued supplying of samples that Team Bigfootology have found, and most importantly, samples that many of you have provided for this historic project and that truly is the most important thing, various samples from all over the world with no charge/fees to the public.
So with that, I am pleased to announce that the reception of samples is now closed. The very last sample was handed over yesterday to Bryan and I am very happy to say that it was a large sample provided by Brenda Harris from the New Mexico side of the Navajo Reservation. I am pleased that we have three First Nation tribes involved with this project from the Colville Tribes, the Lummi, and the Navajo, among samples that have come in from all over the world. Thank you to everyone and it is an honor for all of us to be a part of this very historic project with the top genetic scientist in the world, Dr. Bryan Sykes.
To the First Nation people as well, you are all now a part of history of real science. We are honored to have you a part of this, and I was really hoping and pushing for the First Nation’s people to have their part. I have the Lummi and Colville Tribes involved and I am ecstatic about the Navajo tribe being involved who is a tribe I especially love because of my personal history with. So, I thank you, and I pray that this brings honor to the Navajo, as well the same for the Colville Tribes and the Lummi.
We anticipate that the documentary will be out in the mid-Fall, BBC Channel 4, and Bryan anticipates the release of his paper and findings at the same time or soon thereafter, in late October or November, but nothing is written in stone as things still remain flexible because there are so many people and schedules involved. No other samples are being accepted with one exception and that is if there is any undisputable provenance and that can still be petitioned through Bigfootology.
So thank you, all, again for your active support and engagement. Asking about the findings and conclusions at this point is fruitless because we are not privy to that information, and Bryan is also not privy to it yet and will not be until this summer when he writes his paper. So aside from one sample the only people that know anything are his lab technicians who have been running the tests, but due to the controls in place they do not know what they are examining or from where. It is great to work with a professional scientific analysis organization that knows how to maintain the integrity of samples and data. In this way there is no risk of leaking anything by Sykes or myself, or anyone else.
Thank you and we appreciate all of you for staying patient and the answers will come. We live in a very exciting time and we are all honored to be a part of it.
~ Rhettman A. Mullis, Jr., MS, MHP
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, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.