Matilda - Not All Bigfoot Look Alike.
I do not need Robert Lindsay's support and agreement to know that the footage is authentic. I am involved in the DNA study and know the people involved and the documented methods used to collect DNA from Matilda. I also have spoken to those who have seen the video and have seen Matilda with their own eyes. The complete HD version of this footage is "amazing" is the comment everyone repeats. However, I think it is very telling when a known critic of many things Dr. Ketchum has done is intellectually honest and states his opinion and that opinion supports the DNA Study.
Below is the excerpt from Robert Lindsay's Blog about Matilda:
The woman was instructed to try to get better video. For a long time,
the woman tried to get close up video, but she could not get close
enough to the creatures to videotape one. Finally, Dennis showed her how
to use a ghillie suit and loaned her a nice video camera. Using the
ghillie suit, she was finally able to obtain good footage such as the
Sleeping Bigfoot and Matilda footage.
If this couple were hoaxing, why wait until you get the ghillie suit?
Why the long interval between the initial Wookie videos and the later
ones shot with the ghillie when the woman said she could not get close
enough? It’s not a problem to get close to a guy in a suit. If they were
hoaxing, they could have delivered Wookie videos at any time. After 4-5
more videos were taken, Erickson apparently decided that maybe Matilda
did look like a Wookie after all, and he bought the footage.
What we need to know is what Dennis and Leila Hadj-Chikh saw when
they were at the site. Did they get a good look at Matilda? If so, did
she look like a Wookie? If she did, then that solves the “she looks too
much like a Wookie” problem. The reason she looks too much like a Wookie
is because that is actually how she looks. I also believe that Matilda
is the Bigfoot that Dr. John Bindernagel saw when he was flown out to
the site by Adrian Erickson. If so, Bindernagel may also have noticed
that she looked like a Wookie.
It is true that the couple sold the videos to Adrian for a pretty
penny, possibly ~$100,000. This is where the hoaxing accusations come in
– they profited immensely from those videos. They used that money to
buy a boat and a new car and they moved to a better house a few miles
away. Some have described the couple as “somewhat shady.” The
habituation site was located on Mann Road in Crittenden, Kentucky.
How easy would it be to modify a Chewbacca mask to make it look like Matilda?
It has been said that it would be trivial to modify the Chewie mask
shown to make it look like Matilda. However, that would mean a custom
mask. Custom Bigfoot masks costs tens of thousands of dollars, far
beyond the means of most folks, and are available on from a few special
effects artists. Furthermore, no Bigfoot hoax has ever used a custom
mask. Most Bigfoot hoaxes use only a few masks, which are generally
Keep in mind also that when George Lucas created his Chewbacca
character for Star Wars, he modeled it on what he thought a Bigfoot
looked like. So it should not be surprising if some Bigfoots look like
But would it really be trivial to do this on your own?
How the Hell are you going to do that? How and why are you going to
modify the jaw so it has marked prognathism (there is no prognathism in
the Chewie mask)? How and why are you going to create a browridge (the
Chewie mask has no browridge)? How and why are you going to replace all
the teeth and create a straight front line of teeth (the teeth on the
mask and Matilda are totally different)?
How and why are you going to create much more distance between the
nose and the upper lip and make that distance project outwards
(prognathism) when the Chewie mask has less distance and the direction
is flat, not prognathous? How and why are you going to give the thing a
tongue (Chewie mask has no tongue)? How and why are you going to
recreate the nose (Chewie mask’s nose is different from Matlida’s)? How
and why would you give the thing a black tongue, black gums and black
inner mouth? How and why are you going to make the gums show on the
creature when there are no gums on the mask?
VIA Robert Lidnsay