Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Yeti, have all been subjects of great debate, scientific and not so scientific research over the last few years. Hoaxes plague the legitimate researchers who believe there could possibly be a missing link to our human evolution hiding out in the woods. While the evidence the general population is left with, are grainy, fuzzy pictures, plaster casts of indentations in the dirt, and haunting tales of eyewitness accounts of former doubters, now turned into avid believers, which now think that there is an extremely large primate roaming about, with nocturnal habits, a most foul smell, and screeches and screams that would make a hardened exorcist shudder.
What is a Bigfoot? If we were to define it, it would fall under the category of Cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals that haven’t quite been classified yet, or even scientifically discovered. There are far too many eye witnesses and many cultures that believe without a doubt these creatures exist.
The question we would like to ponder here is it an actual animal or some sort of spiritual entity? If it is an animal, why is it so elusive, and intelligent? Why does it produce debilitating fear? Why does it solicit such curiosity, in humans? Why does it seem to possess all of the physical qualities of an animal, but yet, we cannot seem to capture or find it with our advanced technology, and encroaching society?
If it is a spiritual entity: is it demonic? Was it created using advanced genetic tampering? If we actually found and captured one of these creatures, would it damage the Christian faith, by being the missing link? Could it be a remnant from the Biblical Nephilim/giants? Are they shape-shifting-skinwalking Sorcerers or Shamans practicing their dark arts? Is it a Wer-beast/animal? Why is it fraught with out-an-out lies, and disinformation campaigns, and the all too popular, society tag of “You are whack-a-do”? Men fear to tell of their tales, and encounters because of societies pressure to have it “scientifically proven” before we can believe it. All you hunters and fisherman out there must be growing your own patch of wacky-tobaccy out in them thar woods. True experiencers have dealt with ridicule, and shame, not to mention the entrapping fear, the creature has produced. Why this great fear?
As an outdoorswoman my entire life, I had many encounters with wildlife; ranging from bears to mountain lions, coyotes, elk, deer, porcupine, skunks, badgers, snakes, and other little snarling critters. I spent most of my youth riding horseback, alone; exploring the 10,000 + acres of national and state forest my parents land was adjacent too. I was privileged to have had these wild encounters. My favorite past-time in the late fall was to walk along the creek bottoms and go look for bears. Their antics were most amusing if you were downwind. Even spending as much time as I did out in the woods, it was sheer luck and chance many times that you spot such common creatures, not to mention their superior camouflage, and their habitat is the woods. I was just an outsider.
Looking at paranormal phenomenon from a biblical perspective, one has to ask the question; did God address such phenomenal creatures in His Word? If you know anything about God, you know that He took serious issue with anyone or anything that tampered with the DNA of anything. We find this in such passages as Genesis 1:12 “And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good”. “..Like produces after like” — do not mix animals, or plant crops too closely together so that they cross pollinate. Leviticus 19:19 (KJV) “Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee”.
He knew that hybrid seed of any kind is mostly sterile, or very weak in reproduction, causing unnatural characteristics.
With that in mind, if you are not familiar with Genesis 6 and the Fallen Angels mating with human females and producing such an abomination as the Nephilim or Giants, then go back and do some homework, because this chapter is the key to unlocking all paranormal mysteries.
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There are some apocryphal texts (Hebraic history) that give us a much better clue as to what was really going on during the fallen angels rebellion, and incitation and provocation of God against mankind, beast and vegetation: in other words creation in general.
There are a couple of books that best give an intriguing clue into Bigfoot, evolution and other unnatural creatures and encounterees; they are the Book of Job, and the Book of Jasher.
Before we examine some interesting stories and verses in these books, let’s lay some groundwork for DNA evidence. According to “The Language of God”, the father of sequencing the human genome, scientist; Francis S. Collins:
“The chimpanzee genomes sequence has now been unveiled, and it reveals that humans and chimps are 96 percent identical at the DNA level”. The Human has twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, but the chimpanzee has twenty-four. The difference in the chromosome number appears to be a consequence of two ancestral chromosomes having fused together to generate human chromosome 2. That the human must be a fusion is further suggested by studying the gorilla and orangutan — they each have twenty-four pairs of chromosomes, looking much like the chimp.” (1)
Now anyone with a little common sense, and no degree in Genetics can look at a human and chimp/ape/orangutan and realize that quite of bit of information must be contained in that extra chromosome. Ninety-six percent is close, but it’s not one-hundred percent. In order to be human, you need to be one-hundred percent human, not ninety-six percent human, and four percent something else. The Lord is a Lord of purity, not impurities. But research much like this convinces many people that we somehow are related to the apes, because they are similar. The last time I checked, I couldn’t grow hair all over my body, and perform feats of strength enviable by any super soldier, and then there is that whole opposable thumb thing! We are not chimpanzees. But, genetic tampering, or transgenics is a different story. With gene splicing technology we are able to produce creatures that in the Greek were called chimeras. They in a sense are plugging in code to the human hard drive and seeing how the program runs its course. This is where we get tomatoes that are cold hardy because they have been hybridized with cold water flounder fish. We have sheep, pigs and other barnyard critters growing human organs, blood and other essentials to help offset the burgeoning organ donor shortage. Great Britain in 2008, made it legal for science to cross humans and animals. Like this was something new? It’s been happening underground, away from the public eye for many, many years.
If we look strictly at transgenics we can rule out Sasquatch being a part of this modern miracle, at least in the past. Or can we? Where have we heard of the mixing of creatures before? Who gave us such knowledge? Or did we just have a quantum leap in brain power just in the last 60 years?
“THINK I SAW BIGFOOT, AND HE WAS WEARING A RELIGIOUS MEDALLION!” — Jonathan Winters
Again, go back to Genesis chapter 6, the beginning of the mixing of creatures. We are told in our current Canon that it was just the fallen angels who mated with women. But in other historical literature we find out that it was much more than women that they were messing with. This is why God wiped out everything, man, and beast with the flood, they had all been corrupted. Josephus the Jewish historian confirms this was common knowledge, in ancient times. We have pictographic evidence all over the ancient civilizations, as well as oral and written evidence that confirm such outrageous beasts as winged lions, men with heads of jackals, horses with an upper torso of a man. But a certain intelligent deceiver made sure we would never question such beasts, by putting them in the category of myth and legend, he does the same thing today with modern scientific breakthroughs, these dumbed-downed masses couldn’t possibly accommodate in their tiny, consumer driven brains — he just changed the label — he no longer calls it myth and legend, but science fiction.
So let’s go to the Book of Jasher (which is referred to in 2 Samuel 1:18 and Joshua 10:13) and see what it has to say. This is a reference to the Genesis 6 Fallen Angels, pre-flood: referring to angels (sons of God) Jasher 1:18 “And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of the animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.” (2) In this statement it was the mixing of the species that provoked the Lord. Are we not committing this same abomination today? (Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the son of man” — things that make you go hmmm.)
There is another very intriguing verse in the Book of Jasher that in context is talking about the Tower of Babel. Evidently there were three divisions, or factions building the Tower, each with their own agenda. The first faction received a punishment from God; He turned them into apes and elephants, the second was killed and the third abandoned the Tower and were scattered. Jasher 9:35 “And the Lord smote the three divisions that were there, and he punished them according to their works and designs; those who said, We will ascend to heaven and serve our gods, became like apes and elephants. (3) What on earth? Did God literally turn them into Apes and Elephants? We know that the Hindus worship just such a god to this very day; Ganesha, the Lord of Success, is an elephant headed god. Muslim Clerics state that Jews are the descendants of apes and pigs. Where did the Muslims get this idea that Jews were descendants from apes? I am not aware of any culture that worships Apes, except our very modern western society who accepts Darwinism and evolution as a viable option for Creation.
Could this verse be the smoking gun that Bigfoot researchers have missed? If God really did curse these men, and they were turned into apes, perhaps ape men (a just judgment for the particular god they were worshiping perhaps?) have we, or are we, seeing the descendants of such creatures in the form of a Sasquatch? If you do a thorough reading of Jasher, some of these very men may have been giants. Might this explain the DNA evidence of an extra chromosome in certain primates?
If these creatures and I mean a big IF, are descendants of a cursed faction from the Tower of Babel, would that explain some of the mystery, fear, the spiritual nature they seem to possess? Would they truly not be unique creatures?
Is there precedence for this kind of thing in the Scriptures? What about Nebuchadnezzar? Because of his pride and lack of acknowledgement that the Lord was the giver of his royal authority he was condemned to live like an animal, and even given the mind of an animal for seven years. Daniel 5:21 NIV “He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets them over anyone he wishes.” But Nebuchadnezzar didn’t stay an animal-like creature because he ended up repenting and acknowledged God as his sovereign. What would have happened to him if he did not repent?
Seeing these creatures is not new news. Take a look at “The Epic of Gilgamesh”. A story of a Giant king who himself claimed he was two thirds divine and one-third mortal and his Apeman Enkidu. According to the story, the goddess Aruru:
“Created Enkidu, whose name means “wild man”, offspring of silence, skybolt of Ninurta who protects our herd! Enkidu is the Axe of war. His whole body was shaggy with hair, and he had tresses like a woman. His locks grew luxuriant and thick as grain. He knew nothing of people nor life among them. He was naked as the animals. He ate with them. Like the gazelle he grazed. He crouches with cattle to quench his thirst at pools. Living with the wild beasts, he is satisfied. (4)
So the story goes that a certain hunter came face to face with this Enkidu.
“He saw him again on three successive days. The hunter looked at him, dumbstruck. In perplexity he went to his wattle hut and stayed, mute and afraid. He worried and would not leave his hut. His face grew gaunt with fatigue, like that of a man who has traveled too far from home and is exhausted and haunted by grief.” (5)
How did they catch this wild hairy man? A woman of course! A temple prostitute lured him in with her “attractions”, and the story goes that they always did the wild thing (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun). Because he had relations with a woman, her smell made the wild animals afraid of him, and poof! He becomes “self-aware”, goes back to the prostitute and she introduces him to the man-god Gilgamesh. They have many adventures, Enkidu, ends up marrying a priestess of the abominable goddess of the scriptures; Ishtar.
“Enkidu, you are a strong man; although you are not of the same womb as I, you are my kin in kind. Shamash in remembrance of these oblations to Shamash. Priestess, devotee, and votaress: Shamash has placed this burden on Enkidu. Enkidu will take a wife from the gods and will bring up daughters of the gods.” (6) Enkidu possessed psychic powers, the ability to interpret dreams, and of course super human strength; he did end up dying and his good buddy Gilgamesh mourns greatly for him. The Epic of Gilgamesh is said to be the oldest written chronicle in the world, from Sumeria. Is this also more myth and legend? Or are many of the great Greek mythological creatures based more on factual creatures, with some embellishment thrown in along the way?
Does the bible say anything about such interesting creatures? well yes, it does. In fact there are many such creatures listed in the bible. One in particular that will have most of you scratching your heads because you have been fed a steady diet of lies, and have fallen victim to an artist’s rendering. What creature do I speak? It has four faces; a man, an eagle, a bull, and a lion, four wings, the upper torso of a man and the lower half of a bull. Sound like one crazy looking critter doesn’t it? Well maybe you would recognize him if I told you it was an angel, a cherubim to be specific. What emotion does it always invoke in humans if it presents itself? Paralyzing fear, uncontrollable trembling, loosing of the bowels, falling face downward in worship, and running away. The good or elect angels can be easily identified; they always say; “Do not fear”. The baddy’s seem to kind of go for the worship part, and get their jollies off on the instillation of fear. Do any of these emotional responses sound familiar to you who have encountered such a wild beast out in the woods?
Could there be a connection? Enkidu was after all a product of the gods (fallen angels). The bible does describe two different kinds of beasts in the scriptures; wild beasts and evil beasts. God says “the wild beasts of the field are mine.” Psalm 50:11, KJV The distinction in the Hebrew is: H2123 zees, an abundant moving creature , which means regular animals. Also in scripture we see the term evil beast. “And I will rid evil beasts out he land.” Leviticus 26:6, KJV
H7451-rah, raw-aw’-From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun: – adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease (-ure), distress, evil ([-favouredness], man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief (-vous), harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief, (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, + not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st) wretchedness, wrong. [Including feminine ra'ah; as adjective or noun.] (7)
H7489-raw-ah’-A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.): – afflict, associate selves [by mistake for H7462], break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly [by mistake for H7462], do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, X indeed, do mischief, punish, still vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse. (8)
If there is no difference between a wild beast and an evil beast, how come one is just your common run of the mill critter, who God claims for himself, and the other, he wants to rid from the land? And He uses such terms as â€˜naturally and morallyâ€™ evil? How can a regular critter be morally corrupt? Moral values are not usual attributes we ascribe to animals.
Next we see a reference to “wild men” in the book of Job:
Job 30:3-8 KJV For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste. Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat. They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;) To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks. Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together. They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
Here is a rough translation of key words in this verse from the Hebrew: The word solitary means sterile, or to fold together. They were expelled or divorced from among men with an alarmed cry after them because of some deception, stealth, and thievery. The term to bray; means to scream, they were sons in a broad sense of the term, which were stupid, wicked, and vile, that somehow “fell away”. They were from men who were men of destruction, corruption, marked, or distinguished, viler; to smite or drive away. (9)
What could these wild men have done? When you read this verse in context it seems very out-of-place, like Job is comparing the men who are no longer giving him the honor and position due to him, to some sort of very debase, sub-human creature. If I didn’t know any better; it sounds like he is describing a cave-man.
So these men were corrupted and marked somehow, they were driven from society, doesn’t sound like they communicate well, (scream), they live in the backcountry as animals, and they were wicked and vile. A son of destruction is often a term used of demonic influence.
I am not sure what to make of that. Are there anymore references to other crypto zoological animals in the scriptures? How about the locusts spoken of in Revelation 9? They looked like horses, had human looking faces, women’s hair, lion’s teeth, wings, and tail! Oh, and guess what? These “evil beasts” have another evil Creature as overlord to them: Abbadon, who was — you guessed it — a fallen Cherub. Oh, it gets better, Revelation 9:13 describes another type of horrid creature: horses with breastplates of red, blue, and yellow, with the head of a lion, out of their mouth came fire and smoke, and their tails were like snakes. This ancient creature matches the Persian mythological creature the Manticore. Metaphoricalâ€”Iâ€™m sure.
There are plenty of other stories that describe incredible creatures which can only be explained by some sort of intelligent genetic tampering, all with the all-too-familiar; it scared the hell out of whoever saw it. From the Book of Jasher 36:31-32
This poor guy: Anah, lost his herd of donkeys and went looking for them. And afterward about one hundred and twenty great and terrible animals came out from the wilderness at the other side of the sea, and they all came to the place where the asses were, and they placed themselves there. And those animals from their middle downward, were in the shape of the children of men, and from their middle upward, some had the likeness of bears, and some the likeness of the keephas, with tails behind them from between their shoulders reaching down to the earth, like tails of the ducheephath, and these animals came and mounted and rode upon these asses, and took them away, and they went away unto this day. And one of these animals approached Anah and smote him with his tail, and then fled from that place. And when he saw this work he was exceedingly afraid of his life, and he fled and escaped to the city. (10)
Bigfoot, creatures, wild men, evil beasts, hybrids, cursed men, what are we to make of all this? Are we any closer to the answers to our questions? I know when I start to look at something from a biblical perspective, rather than just strictly an esoteric or secular approach I walk away with the feeling that I am closer to wisdom and understanding.
Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Keep looking for the answers in the right places.
1.Francis S. Collins, The Language of God, A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (New York, Free Press, 2006)pg. 137-8 2. The Book of Jasher, Translated into English from the Hebrew 1840, (Oklahoma, Artisan Publishers, 1988)pg. 9 3. i.b.i.d., pg. 21
4. John Harris, rendered and annotated by; The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Prose Rendition based Upon the Original Akkadian, Babylonian, Hittite and Sumerian Tablets. (San Jose, Writers Club Press, 2001)Pg. 6-7
5. i.b.i.d. pg. 7
6. i.b.i.d. pg 26
7. www.e-sword.net, Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Numbers, KJV of Scripture
10. The Book of Jasher, Translated into English from the Hebrew 1840, (Oklahoma, Artisan Publishers, 1988) pg.101