Did you know that sasquatch hair has the same shape human hair and averages 2 to 3 inches in length, with the longest collected being 15 inches? The end is rounded or split, often with embedded dirt. This article is a fascinating education on what Bigfoot hair is.
The following is from the must have book, "Know the Sasquatch/Bigfoot: Sequel & Update to Meet the Sasquatch" by Christopher L. Murphy. You can buy it here.
Dr. Henner Fahrenbach has analyzed alleged sasquatch hair by microscopy. As of December 2004 he had 20 samples from five states that are congruent in their morphology, but differ in length and color. Reference hairs, necessary for the customary AB comparison mode of identification, were obtained from two individuals who left them on fresh, twisted-off trees, with the two animals being observed at close range in the immediate vicinity by three people. The hair resembles human hair.
A general summary of hair analysis findings provided by Dr. Fahrenbach follows:
Generally, sasquatch hair has the same diameter range as human hair and averages 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) in length, with the longest collected being 15 inches (38.1 cm). The end is rounded or split, often with embedded dirt. A cut end would indicate human origin. Hair that is exposed for a long time to the elements tends to be degraded by fungi and bacteria, a process readily apparent under the microscope. Such hairs are routinely rejected and none of the photographed hairs shown here suffer from such defects.
Sasquatch hair is distinguished by an absence of a medulla, the central cellular canal. At best, a few short regions of a fragmentary medulla of amorphous composition are found near the base of the hair. Some human hairs also lack a medulla, but the current collection of 20 independent samples with congruent morphology effectively rules out substitution of human hair.
The cross-sectional shape and color of sasquatch hair is uniform from one end to the other, in keeping with the characteristics of primate hair in general. There are no guard hairs or woolly undercoat and the hair cannot be expected to molt with the seasons. Hence, hair collections are invariably sparse in number.
Despite a wide variety of observed hair colors in sasquatch, under the microscope they invariably have fine melanin pigmentation and a reddish cast to the cortex, presumably a function of the pigment phaeomelanin.
Efforts at DNA analysis are continuing, though hampered by the lack of a medulla, a condition that, where it exists in human hair, also impedes such studies. Advances in DNA technology promise eventual success.
You can purchase the book, "Know the Sasquatch/Bigfoot: Sequel & Update to Meet the Sasquatch" by Christopher L. Murphy here.