Bigfoot have unique fingerprints according to fingerprint expert Jimmy Chilcutt whose work was highly regarded by FBI and DEA agents when he worked for the Conroe Police Department north of Houston, Texas.
About the time of Chilcutt’s Bigfoot fingerprint declaration, “The Houston Chronicle” printed an article about his switch from Bigfoot debunker to believer. That was back in 2000.
According to the article, Chilcutt didn’t start out thinking about Bigfoot fingerprints. He simply had an idea in 1995 that it might be possible to determine a person’s gender and race by his or her fingerprints. He also speculated that a key to understanding human fingerprints might be found in nonhuman primates.
Then in 1998 while barely listening to a TV program, he heard the words “dermal ridges” which is a fingerprint term. Instantly, he focused on the screen and listened carefully to what researcher Dr. Jeff Meldrum had to say about his collection of Bigfoot prints.
By that time, Chilcutt had personally amassed about 1,000 nonhuman primate fingerprints and felt he could help authenticate Meldrum’s collection of Bigfoot prints, or most likely explain away the prints. He phoned Meldrum who gave him permission to study his entire collection of Bigfoot prints.
To his surprise, Chilcutt found that Meldrum’s Bigfoot prints didn’t match any of those in his huge personal collection and definitely didn’t match human prints. The dermal ridges were basically straight without the whorls or swirls of human prints.
While there were no fingerprint photos included with “The Houston Chronicle” article, we did find one of a Bigfoot’s index finger. It was posted by Loren Coleman, one of the world’s top cryptozoologists, on the “Cryptomundo” website on November 23, 2008. It is shown below. Beneath it are three human fingerprints. Notice the Bigfoot fingerprint has no dermal ridge arches, loops or whorls found in human prints. Instead, the ridges are in diagonal parallel lines. The Bigfoot print also has crease marks not found in human fingerprints.