I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

Picture by Artist Bill Rebsamen
Those that have seriously hunted Bigfoot know first hand just how difficult it is to actually witness one in the flesh. Sasquatch always seems to be several steps ahead of those that seek it out.

Some would attribute psychic ability to supernatural powers, I say it’s part of us, our built in senses. It’s an ongoing argument that seems has no end.

Now, it would seem that the answer may be in hair. Yes, I am talking about the stuff that grows out of each and every one of us.

Now it has come to light that the US Military discovered the strange and amazing ability of those with long hair to track and detect the enemy.

Here’s the story of how this all transpired during the Vietnam conflict:

The Truth About Hair and why Indians would keep their hair long by Harry Link

This information about hair has been hidden from the public since the Viet Nam War .

Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and/or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Viet Nam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally [name changed to protect privacy] was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder. Most of them had served in Viet Nam.

Sally said, \” I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor\’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Viet Nam War special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these Indian trackers were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious casualties and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer \’sense\’ the enemy, they could no longer access a \’sixth sense\’ , their \’intuition\’ no longer was reliable, they couldn\’t \’read\’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Indian trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a typical test:

The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed \’enemy\’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.

In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his \’sixth sense\’ and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and \’kills\’ him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.

This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.

So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long. \”


The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of human and animal at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animal to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.The body has a reason for every part of itself.

Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved \’feelers\’ or \’antennae\’ that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then rephotographed after the hair is cut.

When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in numbing-out .

Cutting of hair is a contributing factor to unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.


In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it may be time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror.

The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson\’s hair, the once unbeatable Sampson was defeated.

Source: United Truth SeekersBigfoot Sightings

If this is the case, it would explain a lot, such as a womans intuition. As we all know, most women keep their hair long.

It also explains how some animals are so stealthy and could be the very reason we only see glimpses of Bigfoot.

This is truly intriguing to me and I’d love to see some more studies done on it. Maybe I was on to something when I talked about our senses being developed. Hair would be an extension of our sense of touch and feel, even to the point of picking up different currents and fields.

What do you think GT?

  • Henry & keltic1,

    This is truly intriguing to me and I’d love to see some more studies done on it.

    As you can see by the quoted comment from my last para, I do think that more investigation is called for here. This could go in many directions and I’m sure the data reported is only the tip of the analytical iceberg. Maybe more information will come out in the future. Possibly someone is reading this right now that is equipped to expand such a study.

    Suffice it to say, it is true, there can be no way to truly pinpoint specific factors without a multitude of testing and analysis.

    Thanks for the input everyone.

    Val, you are a peach! A peach I tell ya!

  • Henry

    Sort of yellowish and covered with little hairs?

  • Henry

    Keltic, scalping was instituted by the europeans during the war between the French and the British as a means of paying bounty on the number of the enemy the indian guerillas killed. Scalps were used as proof of a kill.

  • Sort of yellowish and covered with little hairs?

    As Sach would say, maybe you are psychy Henry………..

  • Henry

    Its because I have a pony tail.

  • keltic1

    @ Henry. At the risk of being accused of being “dry”, by Valkyrie again
    I would suggest that you read: “An Analysis of Scalping Cases and
    Treatment of the Victims Corpses in Prehistoric North America ”
    by Troy Case. Archeological research shows that “scalping” was performed by Native Americans in pre-Columbian times. You’re correct that non-Native Americans have participated in this practice. In the 1800’s Mexico also paid bounty for Apache scalps. But it is a misconception that Europeans introduced scalping. They (Europeans) introduced barbarism in enough other areas.

  • keltic1

    @Henry………..and just for the record, I have had a beard and pony tail for the past 45+ years. Neither have allowed me to elude bill collectors, ex-wives, and the IRS. They’ve all managed to find me eventually. LOL Take Care

  • keltic,

    I take it you’re a student of anthropology?

    Maybe you and I were both 4 in 1967.

  • Henry

    Thank you Keltic, I stand corrected : )

  • keltic1

    @Henry……..I was not necessarily trying to correct you. I was more trying to clear up a misconception that was the common belief until archeological finds of the 1960’s and 1970’s. You were very close to being correct in that the Europeans did bring about the proliferation of scalping by: 1) paying for scalps of both whites and Native Americans, 2) introducing steel knives and hatchets, and 3) migrating west and maybe, at the very least, encouraging western tribes in the practice of scalping. Going back to my very first comment;the general point that I was trying to make is that hair did have a cultural, if not a spiritual, significance with Native Americans. If not, why wasn’t coup counted by cutting off noses, ears, or fingers? ( Mutilation was a fairly common practice,
    probably practiced more by whites, but that’s another column). Henry, I have enjoyed the dialogue. It was meant to be just that, dialogue. I have lived long enough and made enough “misspeaks” to have learned to be very careful with criticism. I look forward, very much, to you’re future comments.

  • keltic,

    You can’t answer my question? What’s the problem? Am I picking on you in some way? If you get that impression, please, by all means let me know because you are just as welcome here as everyone else.

  • keltic1

    @Scott……….I am a student (nowhere an expert) of both anthropology and archeologically. Two areas of study, that I’m sure that you know, are key to better understanding the whole bigfoot phenomena. More importantly, I have been a student of “bigfootology” for 50+ years. Before the term “bigfoot” was even used and before “sasquatch” became a household word. My dad’s folks were early homesteaders in British Columbia, in the heart of bigfoot country. As a young man, in the early 1900’s, he traveled British Columbia working in logging camps and for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. He used to entertain us kids with stories that he had heard from the native people about the “Hairy Giants” and the “Wild Men of the Woods”. One story, in particular, that I remember had to do with large 8′ – 10′ hominid skeletons that were purported to be found in the Harrison Lake area. Even at the time my dad was being told these stories many native people refused to go to certain areas around the lake. They had no desire to run into this tribe of hairy giants. At any rate, these stories planted the seeds that have led to a life-long passion for the subject. I’m currently working on website that will, hopefully, pull together information and research about ” mysterious bipeds” from around the world.
    Everything from the”almnasty” to the “yowie”, from the “mapinguari” to the “orang pendek”, and from the “Ohio Grassman” to the “Michigan Dogman”.
    I want to tie it all together with some archeological, anthropological, and even mythological perspective as it relates to the subject. I feel that 95% to 99%
    of the information out there is questionable. Does that make me a skeptic?
    Not at all! Even if only 1% of the information is true I will be open to the probability that bigfoots exist. “The mind is like a parachute……it works best when open.” Keep up the good work!

  • Keltic,

    You are a quick responder and you seem very knowledgeable in the area of biped cryptids. Have you read any of the back stories here at GT regarding Sasquatch?

    I am very interested in large biped creatures. The Michigan Dogman is quite a stumper though. Every time I look at it I come away with a different opinion.

    I think you will find that we are skeptics here but our minds are always open to the unexplained.

    I certainly look forward to your site.