One of the bigger debates in and around the Bigfoot community between skeptics and believers alike has been about dermal ridges found on Bigfoot footprints and Bigfoot footprint casts.
Dermal ridges are surface ridges of the epidermis of the soles where sweat pores open kind of like a foot fingerprint. Some believe that dermal ridges are a key factor in authenticating possible Bigfoot footprints and castings as the patterns differ from human and or primate patterns.
The hoaxing of these dermal ridge patterns although difficult are not impossible by those with the proper knowledge. Believers point to dermal ridge patterns found in earlier Bigfoot footprint casts from years past when the knowledge of these patterns and technology was much more limited then today as to the unlikelihood of a hoax. But work done also point to the fact that some of these dermal patters may have simply been a result of the casting process for some of these earlier alleged footprints of Bigfoot.
Many including Dr Jeff Meldrum and Jimmy Chilcutt a human and primate fingerprint expert believe proof can be found in these dermal ridge pattern flows and textures from multiple castings of an unknown animal. It is acknowledged that some possible Bigfoot casts could have had patterns develop believed to be dermal ridges from the casting process although unlikely its cause of this feature in all or even majority of castings.
So where do you stand on the topic of Bigfoot dermal ridges as one of the key aspects for evidence of Bigfoot ? Could this be one of the better orchistracted hoaxes in the world of Bigfoot or perhaps simply a process of misidentification ? Perhaps it is Bigfoot proof that has been in front of our eye’s all along!