An area instructor is becoming well-known in the field of Sasquatch research. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Captain Scott Nelson:
Nelson teaches languages at Wentworth Military College. He was never a Bigfoot believer until one afternoon when he was helping his son write a paper. The 12-year-old wanted to know what the creature sounds like, so they looked it up on the internet.
When listening to audio on a website, Nelson knew almost immediately that there was language in the sounds. Nelson then got hold of the tapes the audio came from and studied them, which further confirmed his idea.
“The existence of Sasquatch is hereby assumed, since any creature must exist before his language does,” said Nelson, “So if we’ve got a very obviously non-human creature speaking a language, then it has to be a Sasquatch.”
Nelson argues that other possibilities, such as aliens, are even more absurd than the possibility of Bigfoot.
He recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to speak at the Sasquatch researchers’ symposium. He will travel to Ohio for another conference in the near future.
Press Release from Wentworth Military Academy and College
Cpt. R. Scott Nelson, an instructor at Wentworth Military Academy and College, recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia where he was the key note speaker at a Sasquatch researchers’ symposium, the first of its kind on the East Coast.
Cpt. Nelson was asked to present his current study; an analysis and transcription of the Berry/Morehead Tapes, which he states contain evidence of an unknown and non-human language.
There were several notable academics in attendance that travelled to Atlanta for the sole purpose of attending Cpt. Nelson’s presentation, evaluating his conclusions and advising his progress toward publication of the study, including, Dr. Lyn Miles, Anthropologist at the University of Tennessee is a leading authority on the evolution of language and cognition in primates. She sits on the editorial board of the academic journal The Relict Hominid Inquiry (Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Editor, Idaho State University). Also in attendance was Sociologist Dr. Sheila Van Ness of the University of Tennessee, as well as Psychologist Dr. Matthew Johnson who had travelled from the state of Washington for Cpt. Nelson’s presentation.
Cpt. Nelson was also able to collaborate with Mr. Ralph Blessing, the Crypto-Linguist who trained Nelson over 30 years ago. They have set up further collaborative meetings to be conducted over Spring Break in Washington D.C. and will meet with two other linguists from that area.
“I have never been a Bigfoot guy,” says Nelson, “I’m a language guy, who was brought into this study because of what I did in the Navy and now four years of hard work are coming to fruition.” He goes on to say that an important DNA study has already been announced and will be released in the next few months; “So our work is not about proving the existence of Sasquatch. The scientists will do that. Our study is more about defining the nature of the species. After all, it is language that defines humans as cognitive and sentient beings.”
Cpt. Nelson is quick to point out that he is not the first person at Wentworth to be involved in a study of the relict hominid, “In fact, one of our most distinguished graduates was the first American involved in the research. Marlon Perkins, who later created the first nature show, Wild Kingdom, was the lead zoologist to accompany Sir Edmund Hillary to the Himalayas in search of the Yeti; a species many believe is closely related to Sasquatch.
Cpt. Nelson has already been invited to speak at an Ohio conference in early May and just this week was invited by the Animal Planet Network to appear on their show Finding Bigfoot when they tape an episode in Missouri later this year.
Cpt. Nelson currently is an instructor at Wentworth Military College where he teaches languages, philosophy, ethics and world religion. He has been teaching at Wentworth for 15 years.
Wentworth Military Academy and College is a private co-educational military high school and two-year college. For 9th-12th graders, Wentworth provides an exemplary college-prep education, which builds self-discipline and self-confidence. In college, small class sizes and personal interaction with faculty allows our traditional and military students to achieve success in academics and in life. Wentworth is one of only five military junior colleges in the country to offer a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army after just two years of college.
Wentworth is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Anyone wishing to learn more about Wentworth Military College may contact the Public Relations Office at (660) 259-2221 or email Major Kevin Farley at [email protected]