Dr. Matthew Johnson: A Question About the “Nephilim/Bigfoot Theory”

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 4th, 2013


There are many theories circulating around in the Kingdom of Bigfootdom. The predominant theory is that the Bigfoot are descendants of “Gigantopithecus” which they have a fossil record for in China (i.e., Essentially, a partial jawbone and one tooth).

Another theory circulating around in the Kingdom of Bigfootdom is the idea that the Bigfoot are actually the “Nephilim” mentioned in the Old Testament. Allegedly, the “Nephilim” are supposed to be the offspring of Fallen Angels who mated with Female Humans. However, I might add that there are many other Biblical interpretations pertaining to who might be the parents of the “Nephilim” mentioned in the Old Testament.


If the Bigfoot are really the “Nephilim” mentioned in the Old Testament (i.e., Children of Fallen Angels and Female Humans), wouldn’t that actually mean that all of God’s Angels are really Apes with wings in order to create a sentient-being who appears to be half-man and half-ape?

I’m confused???!!! What’s your THEORY about who the Bigfoot are?

Big Hairy Hugs!!!

Dr Matthew A Johnson
(Owner of the “Team Squatchin USA” Facebook Group)

About Craig Woolheater
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.

15 Responses to “Dr. Matthew Johnson: A Question About the “Nephilim/Bigfoot Theory””

  1. DWA responds:

    Um, and a, um, big, um, hairy hug to you, pal.

    So this is our “new guard.” OK there.

    The plan was to engage science in the question, folks, not send them running the other way screaming and fending you off with an 11-foot pole.

  2. mandors responds:

    Okay, doctor, one question: did the winged monkeys do the human girls before or after they attacked Dorothy and her friends on the yellow brick road?

  3. PoeticsOfBigfoot responds:

    Send out the flying monkeys! Of course they would, that’s why the “theory” is completely ridiculous! Well, one reason, anyway.

  4. Insanity responds:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t this stepping into replacing a mystery with religion?

  5. airforce47 responds:

    Greetings Dr. Johnson,

    I realize from previous internet postings that you’re asking a legitimate question. However, I’m pretty certain it will be viewed as one of extreme controversy and you may not care for a great deal of the replies.

    However, to answer your question and I have really good friends in the Bigfoot Community who share that belief. It’s possible given the recent DNA findings that this theory may turn out to be correct.

    We can’t change the fact that several specimens submitted to forensic DNA analysis have come back with a report of a maternal mitochondrial Homo Sapien match and an unknown fraternal primate.

    Professor Sykes and Dr. Satori will publish their latest DNA findings in the Nov/Dec time frame and may finally put the existence of the species to rest. However, I suspect that is will still be necessary to provide a forensic pathologist with a specimen sample to complete classification of the species.

    I have heard from a local researcher here in the Bay Area with an interest in the subject. She believes that by the start of the third decade of the this century DNA science will be able to distinguish if the unknown fraternal DNA is ET or originated on Earth.

    Sorry Matt but this is the best answer I can give you at this time. I know of your interest in the subject and why. At least this time around we may have some compelling proof in our lifetimes. My best,

  6. volmar responds:

    It’s a shame when people mix science with religion. Ever wondered why you don’t hear about the periodic table or string theory in church? It’s probably the same reason why one should NOT explain anthropological matters with Bronze Age ideas…

  7. springheeledjack responds:

    Or more likely, people were seeing Bigfoots long ago and since people tend to relate things to what they know (the Bible and its stories), not being able to fit a sighting of a Bigfoot into relatable terms, decided Bigfoots were angelic offspring.

    While I really want to be open minded, the “new guard” is not new at all. Echoing everyone else…if we’re descended from winged monkeys . . . does that make God the Wicked Witch? She controlled the monkeys after all…

  8. Matthew Pfeifer via Facebook responds:

    First, No where in the Bible does it mention wings on Angels. This is just a way to deter people of faith into changing into evolutionists. Bigfoot is not a Nephilim. This is just a story to stir up somebody’s ego. Stick to facts please

  9. springheeledjack responds:

    Okay, this string of threads is bugging me . . . and I’ll tell you why.

    No, it’s not because people are choosing to believe that Bigfoots may be something paranormal. Heck the Native Americans have been believing in spirits and otherworldly things for centuries and I’ve got the utmost respect for them and their ideas and beliefs.

    However, 🙂 sometimes it annoys me that people are looking for an easy out. Back in the middle ages (and before) when people ran across something or some event they couldn’t understand, it was laid out as “magic” or “the work of the gods” or fairies or whatever else. To me, the ideas of BF being related to aliens or alternate dimensional beings is exactly the same line of reasoning. It’s got a 21st century take, but it’s absolutely the same thought process.

    To me it’s nothing but a copout. We can’t find this critter so it must be something supernatural–because after all people are the best-est, smartest things on the planet and there’s no way something else could upstage us, so it must be aliens popping these things in and out or they must be world hopping on their own.

    As with the middle ages, people didn’t understand much about the way the world worked. Even today with all of our advanced tech and science, we still don’t know a lot. We know worlds more than we did two centuries ago, and we will continue to expand our knowledge, but that doesn’t mean that just because we don’t know the answer to a question (in this case, Bigfoot), it’s because of something supernatural, or because aliens just don’t want us to know yet. It means we haven’t learned enough to be able to answer said question yet.

    I’m not saying aliens don’t exist and I’m not saying the supernatural doesn’t exist, but I am saying that from every piece of information I’ve gleaned in terms of Bigfoot (and my favorite water cryptids), we’re looking at a flesh and blood creature that just happens to be a lot better at living and keeping out of our way than we are at finding it. I’ve seen humanity in action and on most days, we’re not worth writing home about.

    It’s easy to say, “I can’t seem to find Bigfoot so there must be something supernatural involved.” Our ancestors were saying that about weather and cryptids long before we came along. They based their answers on the best available information at the time, but it was still limited. I just happen to believe that our methods and means aren’t good enough yet to ferret out the big guy either. But I’m just not going to write it off and say, “that’s fine because the aliens and Bigfoot will show themselves when they’re ready.”

    That’s a peanut butter and turkey sandwich I’m not biting into.

  10. Chalupacabra responds:

    To stay consistent with the rest of the Bible, there’s a better chance the Nephilim were Neanderthals rather than Bigfoots. The Nephilim were always described as larger and stronger than average humans, which as we know by skeletons, the Neanderthals were clearly stouter and stronger. The notion that Nephilim were hybrids between humans and demons is mere speculation and not clearly stated by the Bible. But we do know that Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons did hybridize.

  11. Kopite responds:

    Oh dear me. It’s difficult enough trying to establish that sasquatch even exists, nevermind correlating it to nonsense written in the biggest fairy story book of all time. Excuse me while I go out of the room and scream!!!

    As to my theory about what they are, well I am of the opinion they are possibly something we have not discovered in the fossil record. A new species, and not Gigantopithecus. I do feel they are more human like than true great apes but I’m not sure to what extent they are human like.

    That’s all I’ve got for you!

  12. marcodufour responds:

    Kopite well said indeed.

  13. Peltboy25 responds:

    why is it so hard to accept the idea of a rare creature that lives in isolated areas that doesn’t like to be bothered?

    Why do we need to rationalize this with fiction and fantasy?

    You can go for months or years at a time without ever actually seeing a black bear in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Yet there are thousands of them. Does this mean that they, too are creatures of myth and religion?


  14. William responds:

    Dr Johnson, to answer your question, as a Catholic I was taught that angels do not have the need to reproduce or the ability as they simply don’t need it. They were created by God individually and the only trait they share with humans is an immortal soul. So it would be impossible for them to engage in the human reproduction process. So humans are also separate and distinct from angels. I had a priest declare last week during daily Mass that calling a child a little “angel” is actually demeaning to the child.

  15. MattPriceTime responds:

    And oh my there seems to even be some Oz mythology confused up in here. God can’t be the Wicked Witch, the Wicked Witch didn’t make the flying monkeys, they were her slaves that were freed by the end. Gee did some people not read the book?

    But in all seriouness, i doubt Bigfoot are Nephilim.

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