A new class at Centralia College taught by a part-time volunteer instructor will further build on his claims that he discovered scientific evidence that proves bigfoot’s existence. 

Mitchel Townsend, with the college’s department of continuing and community education, will feature some of his new archeological discoveries that include hybrid hominin art and stone carvings.

The rocks found locally at a location Townsend would not disclose are similar to that of Solutrean art — prehistoric art from the paleolithic times found in France. The artwork shows there was an advanced society in Lewis County over 20,000 years ago with culture and religion, according to Townsend. 

The pictures on the rocks, which still need to be carbon dated, include elephants, bears and what he describes as a hybrid hominin in a similar pose to the Patterson-Gimlin film, which shows an unidentified subject thought to be bigfoot.

The stone carvings still need to be examined in an academic environment. Townsend has done a preliminary data analysis but plans to wait for the material to be peer reviewed since he has not yet finished a scientific paper that adequately describes his newest findings.

The class will marry bigfoot into the Solutrean art, Townsend said, claiming it shows that “bigfoot had to be an important part of their society.” 

According to Townsend, the class will try to identify “the very first Americans through Native American legends, new scientific theories about population migration and his own multidisciplinary independent research.”

Townsend said the ancient native North Americans had identified a primitive culture of people that predated their arrival on the Bering Sea Land Bridge. He said there are remarkable consistencies with the recorded descriptions of the people’s cultural traditions, arts and traditions, and the stones he discovered. 

In 2015, Townsend released the first of a series of three scientific papers that described his findings of three separate deer and elk bone piles that had giant hominin teeth marks. Townsend concluded the human-like teeth imprints, accompanied by footsteps with a length of 16 inches, belong to a creature like bigfoot who shares the genetic makeup of Native Americans and an ape. 

Townsend has presented his forensic dental impression signature analysis research at various conferences including the annual Anthropological Research Conference in Tacoma. He also presented the research at the Sasquatch Summits and the International Bigfoot Conference. The response from the conferences led him to submit his most recent version of his papers to the Journal of Archaeological Science/Reports, one of the top archaeological research journals in the world. 

“To this day our research stands intact,” Townsend said. “Not one scientist has been able to refute our conclusions in any category. The integrated and mutually supporting nature of the evidence and analysis is clear, repeatable and microscopically impossible to fake or hoax.” 

Townsend will provide the material, his analysis or his new archaeological discoveries to anyone who wants to analyze them. 

He has authored a textbook titled “Bigfoot Solved, Hybrid Hominin,” which was released in February and is available on Amazon. The book consolidates his scientific papers.

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Mitchel Townsend

Greetings everyone, I hope to see some of you in the course. It is going to be an amazing Ice Age learning adventure complete with Mammoths, Cave Bears, Saber Tooth Cats and Bigfoot! Mile high glaciers and epic open ocean voyages will set the stage for one of the greatest stories of prehistoric Washington State History ever told.


is this a free class? if not, what is the cost and how do we watch online?

Mitchel Townsend

MDL The Course is 20.00 For both online and on-campus. I teach the course for free to keep the cost at a minimum. You can register at the college in the Continuing Education Department (360-623-8940) The Course is on Page 12 of their catalogue. (http://www.centralia.edu/academics/cont-ed/) The lectures will be taped and made available to online students along with all of the course materials and a Facebook Discussion Group where we all interact and ask questions. This course in another world first for me and the College. I hope to see you there or online. Respectfully, Mitchel N. Townsend




There are numerous problems with Townsend's hypothesis. A claim so dubious should not be taught in college, even as a possibility, until it has a lot more evidence and support from the scientific community.

To name just the most glaring problems:

Are the marks on these rocks made of an organic material, or are they just part of the rock? If they're rock, they can't be carbon-dated.

How could Native Americans reproduce with an ape when there were no apes in the Americas?


The obvious explanation is not that "Bigfoot" is a painting. Rather, "Bigfoot" is what remains of a flame structure formed by soft-sediment deformation that occurs when a layer of higher-density sand is deposited fluid, lower-density mud. The "dark splotch" on the "Bigfoot" rock, now dark-colored mudstone, was clearly once mud mixed into sand, now sandstone, by soft sediment deformation. The inversion of density and fluid nature of the mud causes upward-pointing flame-like tongues of sediment to intrude into the overlying denser and coarser sand. Later, the mud became lithified into mudstone and the sand became lithified into sandstone from which the "Bigfoot" pebble was eroded. Flame structures are common in the local sedimentary rocks.

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