Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 20th, 2006
In terms of keeping you informed, this is shared. In terms of levels of frustration, you looked, correct? We report. You decide.
A short description of a specimen labelled as "JHFW 19/2/2006: Hair Sample 1"
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The above sample was one of three collected by Vincent Chow (on 19th Feb. 2006 at 10.30 am) during one of his trips to the haunts of the hominid at Kota Tinggi. Together with Vincent for the outing were a BBC journalist Jonathan Kent, accompanied by Justin (cameraman from BBC UK), the local NST press and cameraman and some members of the Johor chapter of the Malaysian Nature Society. Jonathan has been kind enough to send the sample to Dr. Rob Ogden from the University of Wales for examination.
The hair was found in the vicinity of where the footprints were discovered. Vincent saw a portion of a branch being covered with mud and on looking closer, was seen a small piece of dried up clay with a few hairs sticking out of it. It was located about 2m from the ground stuck to a small branch that overhanged the bank of the clear water stream.
We see the possibility that the hairs could have come from a very tall individual. The hair sample is about 2.8 cm in length, is black in color and the tip is pointed. Preliminary results by Dr. Rob shows that it is human. However as there is no fundings, further analysis could not be carried out. We are publishing this photograph so that you could assist us to shed some lights on this piece of hair. Our questions are:
a. How does this hair differ from a typical Homo sapiens and other great apes?
b. What can you say about the morphology of the hair?
c. What set of criteria could be used to determine if it was mostly likely to be of human origin?
As signed by Sean Ang.
Vincent Chow makes side comments at an earlier news conference about photos that demonstrate to him that the then so-called Malaysian Bigfoot is real.