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Did a European Contagion Annihilate Bigfoot?

European Contagion Theory                                                                                                                                                                Video by Thomas Halek

Native American cave drawings and folklore legends show that Native Americans lived side by side at one time. Richard Soule, author and producer of The Nox Gigas Study, has come up with the European Contagion Theory. A theory that the diseases brought by Europeans not only decimated the Native American population but the Bigfoot population as well. Soule, in his study, has concluded that because Bigfoot and Native Americans lived side by side, Bigfoot, exposed to the diseases as well, perished with them. Soule shows map evidence of Giants and will be at a Bigfoot Conference on October 24, 2015.

In the sixteenth century, Europeans immigrated to the North American Continent. They brought with them disease, the Black Death, that would help devastate the Native American population and wipe out entire villages. In an article, “Black Death: The Greatest Catastrophe,” (published in History Today, Volume 55, Issue 3, March 2005) author and historian Ole J. Benedictow describes in detail how in the 14th century, the Black Death killed 50 million people or 60 percent of Europe’s population. Diseases such as smallpox spread among the immune defenseless Native Americans before encountering Europeans.

In an article on Examiner.com, “Apocalyptic, a mysterious plague killed millions of Native Americans,” by Richard Thornton, describes how in 1500 a smallpox epidemic, which was started, by one of Christopher Columbus’s crew, a carrier of the disease killed millions. The disease appeared in Cuba immediately after Columbus’s second voyage and from Chontal Mayan merchants who sailed between Yucatan and Cuba spread it. Mayan merchants spread the first plague to hit North America. Thornton goes on to say that in 1513 when the first Spanish explorers landed on the coast of the Southeastern United States, a plague had already killed many of the native villages along the coast. They reported abandoned villages with skeletons scattered all over.

In an article, Ker Than, a writer for National Geographic News wrote, “Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans, DNA Shows following European contact about 500 years ago, according to a new study.” Than reported that the study results supports the historical accounts that Europeans launched a deluge of disease that had horrific results across America. The researchers using samples of modern and ancient mitochondrial DNA calculated a demographic history for Native Americans. In conclusion, based on the data, the research estimated Native American population all-time high 5,000 years ago and all time low at 500 years ago. The all-time low reached a few years after Christopher Columbus reached the New World.