Jeffrey Gonzalez: Bigfoot’s DNA

Jeffrey Gonzalez is looking for a lab to test what he says is the DNA of a Bigfoot.

Jeffrey Gonzalez is the founder and director of the Sanger Paranormal Society (SPS), which investigates and documents all manner of strangeness in California’s Central Valley. If lights are hovering over your house, things are bumping in the night, or weird creatures are trying to carry off your chihuahua, SPS will investigate and document the disturbance, as well as offer any explanation that seems reasonable.

One month ago, Gonzalez says he found evidence of what he believes to be the face- and handprints of a Bigfoot creature on the window of his pickup truck, which was parked in a remote area of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He and his research group say that the place has been a recent hotspot for Bigfoot activity.

On June 23rd, the SPS held a press conference in Fresno to announce the find and ask for help to test the DNA traces left on the truck on or around May 30th of 2011. I attended and arranged for Gonzalez to appear on Radio Misterioso. This is the first interview he has given about the recent events.

We talked about the controversy surrounding the event and the public and private reaction. We also delved into Gonzalez’ other paranormal investigations, including his discovery of anomalous ruins in the hills north of Fresno. We also discussed his UFO research, why he has recently resigned as an official of the Mutual UFO Network, and then listened as he fielded a live call from a local skywatcher while an apparent sighting was in progress during the program.

The subject of 2012 prophecy came up, as well as government and military involvement in the UFO subject. We ended with a conversation about paranormal theories and Jeffrey’s opinions about them in light of his personal investigations over the past few years. He also promised to take me out to the area where the Bigfoot has been seen.

When this happens, a report will follow!

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6 comments on “Jeffrey Gonzalez: Bigfoot’s DNA

  1. Tony Morrill on said:

    Greg,
    Another excellent episode of your podcast. I enjoyed this interview a lot. I would like to say first and foremost that after listening to this podcast I feel much better about the ‘money for DNA sample’ part of the press conference. As you know, I had initially had reservations about this aspect of the conference itself only because I misunderstood what was actually said. Now having heard him elaborate a bit more on this episode I feel a lot less like they are just doing it for the money. However I still remain relatively unconvinced by the majority of the evidence that they showed, but I will maintain an open mind about it. Hopefully the DNA will be sampled sooner rather than later.

    • Tony,

      Thanks for listening to the show. It’s sometimes different when people get a chance to speak without the filter of major media outlets. I agree with you that there is not much there to convince me or many other people, but as always, I withhold judgment. Jefferey was refreshingly honest and open about his interest and motivations, so that made the show more enjoyable as well.

  2. Good show. Gonzales came across as enthusiastic (but pretty level headed) and honest, whatever the smudges are. Whatever the flaws with the press release, or even the evidence, his motives and attitude seem to be exactly where they need to be. I’d take his word over a pompous huckster like Matt Moneymaker any day.

    Also enjoyed the later parts where he talks about the triangle crash north of Fresno, and his finding the ‘ancient ruins’ there, Rebirth of Pan and all the rest. He seemed a bit out of his depth when discussion veered outside his sphere of experience, but dealing with new and unfamiliar concepts on the air can be tough.

    Greg, your theory (notion) about the phenomena brings to mind the ancient Greek concept of logos. The Sufi take on it is equally appropriate in this context.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos#Heraclitus

    Curiosity and open mindedness goes a long way, and he seemed like a great guy with a lot of enthusiasm to boot. Hope you get to go and partake in that expedition.

    • JT,

      Yeah, I know I can be a bit etheric in my thinking at times. I liked that Gonzalez disagreed with me as a result of his field investigations. There has to be some middle ground where field research and the intellectualization of the phenomena can meet. I’m always looking, and try to get that across with my comments to guests and the audience.

  3. red pill junkie on said:

    Jeffrey sounds like a sincere investigator, and it’s always great for the soul when you hear a man with a passion for what he does… even if his wife might not be too pleased with it ;)

    There are still some things that bother me, though: Why on Earth bring to the field a computer with all your important personal information without having the precaution of making back ups? there are a million things that could harm a computer in the big outdoors, having it hacked by a Bigfoot being in the very last place of the scale :P

    It also occurs to me that, instead of pursuing the DNA testing of these mud prints, why not try to ‘duplicate’ the experiment? Go back to the very same spot in the Sierras, leave a pickup truck full with things that would not draw the attention of a hungry bear, but could be interesting for a presumably curious and intelligent higher primate —shiny things, glowing objects, etc. Rig the truck and the surroundings with motion-detecting cameras and see what you come up with.

    Granted, even if you capture a close-up of the big guy, that still would not be considered definitive proof; but neither will it be all the DNA testing you can have without an actual body. Like I wrote on UFO Mystic, even if it ends up being labeled as ‘unknown higher primate’ that will not be enough for the scientific community… which is somewhat ironic, considering that right now we only have a few molar teeth of the Gigantopythecus.

    • Greg on said:

      RPJ,

      Some people (a lot actually) are bad at backing up their computer stuff. I think Gonzalez was more worried about someone getting his personal info just by looking at his laptop.

      I think that these guys stumbled on to something that they think is important. I don’t know if it is, but the story interests me almost more than the possible proof.

      Like you, I also don’t think that the scientific, academic, and media people will be interested in anything but a live specimen or a carcass. Archaeological finds that seem to extrapolate from known data are routinely hailed as new discoveries, while outliers or things that have the taint of weirdness and weirdos are probably covered up or ignored. Too bad.

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