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What Gives Sasquatch The Leg-Up In Stealth And Cunning?
Could It Be The Hair???
By Dorraine Fisher
Over the years I’ve read and heard about stories in ancient cultures in which human hair was considered a source of almost supernatural powers. The bible story of Samson and Delilah being the most famous: When Delilah cut Samson’s hair, the undefeatable warrior was finally defeated. And I always wonder. Was it based on some knowledge that’s been lost over the years?
Some ancient matriarchal cultures believed that women with the most body hair, like pubic hair, were the most powerful women, and only they were raised to the status of shamans. And Native American warriors often kept their hair long, and were extremely superstitious about cutting it, claiming they lost their advantage in battle. And when Genghis Khan conquered the people of China, he is said to have forced them to cut their hair and wear bangs over their foreheads. Bangs were considered bad luck because they covered the proverbial “third eye,” believed to be the source for intuition. Where have these ideas come from in unrelated cultures in far- reaching corners of the world? I was curious.
Whiskers on mammals are known to be very sensitive receptors that help them sense danger, navigate in the dark, and decide if they can fit into small spaces. This could explain that supposed sixth sense, or intuition. And though many pet owners remove these receptors on their dogs and cats, increased confusion in the animals has been reported, along with diminished spatial awareness as a result.
So, with this information in mind, it wasn’t that much of a stretch to wonder if the story about the Vietnam War Native American recruits has a shred of truth to it. It’s a story that’s popped up in front of me a few times in the last few years and never seems to die. So here goes. This was reported by a woman anonymously whose husband had been VA psychologist and treated vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
During the Vietnam War, the war department’s special forces were in desperate need of recruits with special abilities in tracking, stealth, and survival skills. They needed men who proved to have outstanding and sometimes almost supernatural abilities in hunting, tracking and navigating in rough terrain. So they sent undercover agents out searching for these types of men, and the target areas were most often Indian reservations.
Well, as the recruiters often do, they managed to suck these specially talented young men into the fold for their special forces, and trained and prepared them for the field. This preparation, of course, included the standard military haircut.
But a strange thing happened when they were sent into service in the field. They seemed unable to perform as they had at home. These special or even “supernatural” abilities had been hindered somehow, and enough casualties and performance failures were reported that the military was forced to investigate and do an extensive study on the matter.
When the older recruits were interviewed and asked where they thought the whole thing went wrong, they consistently claimed their military haircuts had put them at a disadvantage. They could no longer sense danger, and they had lost their intuitive skills. So the army sent recruits back into the field, but allowed them to keep their long hair. And sure enough, they performed much better beside other warriors with the standard haircuts. The story had so much impact that it was said that this report made the VA doctor grow his whiskers and hair out and never cut them again after he read this report. And it’s also believed this information is purposely being kept from the public by the government.
So where am I going with this? Animal hair, human hair; hair is hair. Right? But is their more to it than just style choice and body cover? A lot of signs are pointing to the idea that there may be a lot more to it than we ever imagined.
Let’s examine the creature known as bigfoot, a very large mammal, who is believed by many researchers to possess amazing, possibly almost supernatural abilities for staying well hidden, eluding humans, and surviving in a dangerous world without being detected. Could their hair, having never been cut in their entire lives, be an important part of the puzzle?
If whiskers on animals and hair on humans really do have some kind of built-in receptors that make up intuition or that “sixth sense” we know exists, can another type of animal/human like bigfoot have evolved this skill even further to elude humans in a world where humans are their worst enemy? Could it actually be something as archaic as the hair that gives them a physiological and psychological edge? Bearing all this information in mind, and looking at the stories throughout history, it’s at least worth thinking about.
And we might want to think twice about cutting our own hair.
This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!
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