Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 4th, 2006
“Davis says that he can explain all the unusual features of the subject as that of a human being.” – M. K. Davis’ press release, written by M. K. Davis, Nov. 26, 2006.
“When I say living in the wild, I do not mean feral, but ‘out of contact’. I know from the film that it is human, and that it manipulates its environment and has a culture of some sort.” – M. K. Davis, email to Loren Coleman, Nov. 26, 2006.
“I will explain in due time.” – M. K. Davis, email to Loren Coleman, Nov. 26, 2006.
“Yes we are saying Bigfoot is human, and we think we have proved it. …Everyone said it was an ape or creature or something else. No, it’s a human being of some sort. A very large human at that. It could be one of the oldest races in existence. Clues are in the movie – where we think it came from – and when and how they got here….Man in a suit – Miocene ape – no way!” – Pat Holdbrook, email to Cryptomundo, Nov. 27, 2006
“The movie that Pat is making will contain the images and explanations.” – M. K. Davis, email to Loren Coleman, Nov. 27, 2006
“M K DAVIS: is a former NASA employee and an amateur astronomer who has been studying the Patterson/Gimlin Film for nearly 10 years and has determined, through his research, that the creature is real, and has recently announced that in his estimation, it is a humanoid creature, very similar to Paranthropus.” X-Zone Radio’s promo for M. K. Davis’s Nov. 30, 2006, appearance.
“And this is not… not to be confused ahhhhh with what they call digger Indians today,” M. K. Davis on X-Zone Radio, Nov. 30, 2006, trying to explain what he meant by saying Bigfoot was a “Digger Indian.”
“Perhaps M. K. Davis…is unaware that the use of the term "Digger Indian" is based on a rather well-documented history of it being used as a highly offensive racial epithet?” – Loren Coleman, December 3, 2006.
M.K. Davis “was referring to the actual tribe of Digger Indians, as called by other Native Americans, who were a very primitive type of N.A. who were known for their large size, and their primitive lifestyle. They were called ‘Diggers’ because they would literally dig for their food with digging sticks. That’s how they got their name….He isn’t saying Bigfoot is human, or that there are no hidden apes in North America, he is simply saying he has found evidence in the Patterson film that supports the subject in the film as being human.” – Matt Knapp, trying to explain what he heard M. K. Davis say, Dec. 3, 2006.
Consider the definition found within The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05, which states: “Digger Indians Term indiscriminately applied to many Native Americans of the central plateau region of W North America, including tribes in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and central California. The name is supposedly derived from the fact that they dug roots for food. It has no ethnological significance and was a term of opprobrium.” – Loren Coleman, posted Dec. 3, 2006.
“I was referring to the term applied in earlier times to a people who sustained themselves by digging for roots and grubs with what is called a ‘digging stick’. I went looking for this information after I found that the Patterson subject was carrying such a stick.” – M. K. Davis’s “Hey Folks” statement, Dec. 3, 2006.
“Here is a quote from Theodora Kroeber’s book on Ishi the last member of the Southern Yahi/Yana tribe of California: ‘What then of the Digger Indians who are supposed to have been the aborigines of California, to have spoken a gutteral language, and to manage barely to maintain a miserable existance by eating the roots that they dug from the unfriendly land with that most generic of tools, the wooden digging stick? Alas the diggers are a frontier legend.’
“Dr. Kroeber was obviously referring to a group of people that were different than other tribes…” – – M. K. Davis’s “Hey Folks” statement, Dec. 3, 2006.
“No she wasn’t. She was referring to the obvious racism of the 49ers who encountered these tribes and were inaccurately describing their lifestyle. She was plainly stating that the ‘myth’ of the digger Indian never existed because it was untrue that they lived in such a manner. She was not referring to an different people.” – California Anthropologist Kathy Strain, Dec. 4, 2006.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.