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September 14, 2008

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Body of Bigfoot Possibly Discovered in Georgia

August 15, 2008

Two men claim they’ve bagged Bigfoot, and they say the have the hairy corpse of the legendary creature stored away in a freezer. Matt Whitton and Rick Dyer say they stumbled across the corpse in the woods of northern Georgia, across the country from the remote regions of the Northwest where people usually claim to see the man-ape.

Still, the Georgia men say DNA will prove once and for all that the frozen creature is Sasquatch. They plan to present DNA test results and photographs during a news conference Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.

They’re not winning over any skeptics, though.

“What I’ve seen so far is not compelling in the least, and I think the pictures cast grave doubts on their claim,” Jeffrey Meldrum, a Bigfoot researcher and Idaho State University professor, told the Scientific American. “It just looks like a costume with some fake guts thrown on top for effect.”

Meldrum said the DNA test likely won’t prove anything and, at best, might yield a gene sequence that doesn’t match any other known primates.

Whitton, an officer on medical leave from the Clayton County Police Department, and Dyer, a former corrections officer, announced the discovery in early July.

The picture they sent out in a news release and on their Web site – http://www.bigfoottracker.com – shows what appears to be a hairy corpse crammed into a chest freezer. The accompanying announcement describes the creature as a 7-foot-7 male, weighing 550 pounds with 16-inch human-like feet and reddish hair.

Messages left for Whitton and Dyer early Friday on their Bigfoot Tipline were not returned. They have so far offered three different tales so far about how they came to find the creature:

In one, the animal was shot by a former felon, and the men followed it into the woods. In a second version, they found a “family of Bigfoot” in North Georgia mountains. In the third, the two were hiking and stumbled upon the corpse with open wounds.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reserve spokesman Tom Mackenzie said officers also are not taking the claim seriously and will not investigate Bigfoot because it not a federal priority.

“It’s not on endangered species on any list that we’ve got,” Mackenzie said.

***Above video courtesy of Fox News and YouTube!

Article by Juanita Cousins

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DNA Tests To Be Conducted on Possible Offspring of King Tut

August 6, 2008

Scientists will conduct DNA tests on two tiny mummified bodies found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they were the young pharaoh’s offspring, Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities said Wednesday.

There has been no archaeological evidence that King Tut, who died around the age of 19 under mysterious circumstances more than 3,000 years ago, left any offspring. But mummies found in his tomb contained the bodies of two females born prematurely between five to seven months gestation who may be his stillborn children, said Zahi Hawass, head of the antiquities authority.

The DNA tests will also seek to establish Tutankhamun’s family lineage, a mystery among many Egyptologists.

“All of these results will be compared to each other, along with those of the mummy of King Tutankhamun,” Hawass said in a statement.

Tutankhamun was one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty. Scholars believe that at age 12, he married his half-sister Ankhesenamun but the couple had no surviving children.

Hawass has announced ambitious plans for DNA tests on Egyptian mummies, including all royal mummies and the nearly two dozen unidentified ones stored in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. He has said the tests may show that some royal mummies on display are not who archaeologists thought them to be.

There is some secrecy surrounding Egypt’s DNA testing of mummies. Hawass has long rejected such testing by foreign experts, and only recently allowed it on condition the tests be done exclusively by Egyptians.

He has never disclosed the full outcome of the examinations of the mummy of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s most powerful queen and the only female pharaoh. Nor has he submitted the results for a test by second lab, as it is a common practice. This has raised concerns about the validity of the Egyptian results.

Last year, Egypt announced that archaeologists had identified the mummy of Hatshepsut. But scientists later said they were still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old mummy to try to back up the claim.

Ashraf Selim, a radiologist and member of the Egyptian team, said the tests could take several months. So far, the team has carried out CT scans on the two small mummies and taken samples for DNA tests. Since they were found in the tomb in Luxor as part of the 1922 King Tut discovery, the two mummies have been kept in storage at the Cairo School of Medicine and were never publicly displayed or studied, Selim said.

“We want to find out the truth and facts relevant to the history of these kings,” Selim told The Associated Press.

Abdel-Halim Nour el-Deen, a former head of the antiquities council and a leading Egyptologist, said DNA testing on mummies thousands of years old is very difficult.

“It is doubtful that it could produce a scientific result to determine such important issues such as the lineage of pharaohs,” el-Deen told the AP. El-Deen also criticized the Council for not making public the results of the tests already carried out.

Article by Salah Naswari
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Woman Sentenced For Killing Babies With Plastic Bags

May 7, 2008

Almost as if it were an episode of the Twilight Zone, another woman is arrested in Germany for killing her children. A 22-year old woman, only identified as Claudia B., was arrested for allegedly killing her three children by stuffing them into plastic bags. She claims they were stillborn: a boy in 2002, and two girls in 2004 and 2005. The bodies were discovered in cartons in he garage of her parents’ former home in Theorey. DNA results show that each baby had a different father. She had kept hidden their existence and births from her parents and two older sistes. Autopsies have shown nonetheless that they died of asphyxiation in plastic bags. The court ruled that she should serve nine years in prison. After being released to give birth to a fourth baby, authorities want her to serve the rest of her sentence.

Here is a link to  the iNPLACENEWS story about the lady stuffing her babies in the freezer

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Child of the FLDS Cult Give Birth While Guards Standby

April 29, 2008

One of the girls (ages ranging from 14 to 17) taken during the raid on the Yearning For Zion (YFZ) ranch Eldorado, Texas, went into labor under guard of the state. The teenager was one of 463 children taken from the ranch and one of the 53 teenage girls that has either already given birth or had was pregnant. Now, obviously, she is a mother as a teenager. Due to the DNA testing and the large number of children involved, this case will be a very long and dragged out process.

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DNA Frees Man After 27 Years in Prison

April 29, 2008

After 27 years locked up in prison for a crime he did not commit, James Lee Woodard was cleared of the 1980 murder of his girlfriend, becoming the 18th person in Dallas County to have his conviction over-turned. That is more than any other county nationally, according to the Innocence Project, a New York-based legal nonprofit that specializes in overturning wrongful convictions, particularly using DNA.

Keep up the good work, Innocence Project.

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