Back in December of 2010 author and Cryptozoologist Austin Whittall posted on his blog concerning genes from H. erectus being in modern humans. Whittall is one of the very few Cryptozoologists that I even pay attention to as I think most are charlatans, frankly. Whittall is fairly certain Homo erectus was in the Americas and that it may be a reasonable, plausible, and logical explanation for many “Patagonian cryptids” such as the Tiremen and Patagonian Giants that have been reported in the Patagonia region of Argentina. He also believes Homo erectus is the hairy men, ape men, reported for a long time in the deep forests near Taitao, Chile.
Whittal notes the research of Daniel Garrigan and his colleagues at the University of Arizona in Tucson. They studied a very specific region of the X chromosome called RRM2P4. They found that it has great variability among humans from different parts of the world. Modern humans have two sets of sex chromosomes known as X and Y. Men have XY while females have XX chromosomes. Garrigan and his team sampled 570 people including Africans, Europeans, Melanesians, Chinese, Japanese, and Central Asians and their findings were rather surprising to everyone! They determined that RRM2P4 in the X chromosome is clearly NOT AFRICAN!!
The team also concluded that there are many different forms of RRM2P4 and they all relate back to some unknown shared common ancestor dating back about 2 mya. This, ironically, is held to be about the time Homo erectus began to migrate out of Africa and into Asia! And the team also discovered that the oldest form of RRM2P4 is found NOT IN AFRICA but in ASIA! And it is STILL found in Asia today!!!
Some researchers believe Homo erectus may have been still alive 30 kya in Asia. This could have made it very possible for interbreeding to occur between Homo erectus and modern humans and, thus, pass on some of their (Erectus) genes to us!
Of course there are those who argue the point claiming there is no way and no proof of modern humans interbreeding with H. erectus. Blah…blah…blah….SOS! No matter what it is the OOA people are forever trying to relate it back to Africa in their unwavering support for the Out of Africa theory……I said…..THEORY not fact!
Whittall also notes the work of Etienne Patin and his team that conducted research into the human N-acetyltransferase genes and its two variants, NAT1 and NAT2. Patin found evidence to support the RRM2P4 findings by the U of A researchers! The NAT1 and 2 genes are not found in sub-Saharan Africa so if it did originate there as OOA supporters claim then it died out, conveniently. In Asia the gene is about 2 myr which falls within the time of H. erectus. Patin and his team also concluded that it is “likely” modern humans got these genes via “hybridization” with “pre-existing hominids in Eurasia” (ie: Homo erectus)!! As Whittall postulates if Erectus was in the Americas then these genes should also be found in Native American populations. Apparently, however, Whittall has not found any evidence as yet of this.
I would also say that if Erectus was in the Americas then we should find these genes in Native American populations as well. Homo erectus seems to have been a very ambitious species or breed of ancient human! He seems to have been extraordinarily adventurous as well. Dr Susan Martinez describes Erectus as a sort of army of conquest calling them “Druks.” They lived in what I call Pit Houses, basically, as they hollowed out ground to sleep and live in in the same fashion as Pit Houses are made roughly. She also says Erectus, the Druks, were ruthless creatures of conquest and, in fact, in my mind she appears absolutely right. And being good creatures of ambition and conquest that means they likely interbred with any and all populations they encountered as all good armies do! I believe it HIGHLY likely Erectus was in the Americas.
Now let’s connect some dots!………………
Dr Jeff Meldrum of the University of Idaho believes Bigfoot is some version of Gigantopithecus, a alleged “extinct” Asian giant ape. Dr John Hawks of the Univesity of Wisconsin-Madison along with many other paleoanthropologists have pointed out that later Homo erectus appears more archaic (primitive) than earlier Homo erectus and this is odd because you’d expect it to be just the opposite! Further, some amateur and professional researchers have hypothesized that Bigfoot is Homo erectus!! Now, if Bigfoot is indeed Homo erectus or some variant thereof and we take into account the FACT that later Erectus was more primitive than the earlier version then that means later Erectus was devolving!! I would suspect that devolution was due to retro-breeding (back-breeding) with more archaic species/breeds of ancient human ancestors! Thus, in the morphology of Bigfoot we could be seeing an advanced stage of devolution and that may be why it appears more apelike than human. I want to also note that these hairy ape men seen in Chile and other areas of the Americas is what we in the US call Bigfoot or Sasquatch as are the hairy giants reported over the decades seen in the same regions. The Spanish Conquistadors even encountered them a few times! So what might this all mean in terms of Bigfoot and Erectus?
SOME early H. erectus engaged in retrobreeding and the resulting offspring were more archaic (primitive) looking in their morphology. As this retrobreeding continued with archaic species the offspring became more and more primitive looking and behaving until today we see these offspring as Bigfoot appearing more like upright apes than upright man!! Question is just what archaic hominid species was Erectus back-breeding with? And here’s something else to consider………..
There are literally countless stories of women and in particular Native American women being chased by these “hairy men” (Bigfoot) and almost every one of them report having a “feeling” that the creature was wanting to have sex with them! Why is Bigfoot so fixated with modern human women? He must be one horny dude! It appears Homo erectus certainly was!! Just my thoughts out loud for the moment………….. 🙂
Read Whittall’s post on this subject at the link below for more details.