As usual: paleoanthropology is on the freaking move. Just as the latest issue of Yeti Researcher hit the shelves comes a flurry of related news. First off, all them playa-hatin' Indonesian anthropoligists need to recognize: there was little tiny hobbits, OK, contemporaneous with modern humans, on the Isle of Flores. Homo Floresiensis is no microcephalic modern pygmy, and you know what's the proof? Because they found more of them. Next up: Gigantopithecus Blackiis the 12-foot prehistoric ape that is 100% real, and which, say some, accounts for the Sasquatch story (or maybe even Sasquatch himself).
There's Giganto, as the big feller is lovingly called by his admirers, fending off some enterprising Home erectuses, the only human predecessors the ape would have known had he gone extinct by a million years ago as previously thought. But wait: new spadework reveals that Giganto was around as recently 100,000 years ago, i.e. alongside Homo sapiens sapiens, perhaps even like so:
Cryptozoologists will surely take heart. And so will the dino-creationists, who have become the latest monster-hunsters, driven by the belief that discovering Nessie and the Mokele-mbembe and the rest of In Search Of list somehow helps to prove biblical literalism. It's true.