The Mormon Bigfoot Genesis Theory
February 5th, 2008
Is it Bigfoot? Or a fugitive from the garden of Eden. Or maybe both.
The Journal of Mormon History recently published a new investigation into stories suggesting that the giant Sasquatch monster is really Cain, the murderous second son of Adam and Eve. It may not be the first controversy tackled by new Mormon President, Thomas S. Monson. But the article’s author, Matthew Bowman cites a 1919 manuscript describing Hawaiian missionary E. Wesley Smith “being attacked by a huge, hairy creature, whom Smith drives off in the name of Christ” the night before the mission was dedicated. His brother tells him the attacker must’ve been Cain. (“Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand…a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be upon the earth.”) And then he refers him to a story by a celebrated Mormon martyr who was one of Joseph Smith’s original twelve apostles.
In 1835, as evening fell, missionary David W. Patten had spotted a figure walking near his mule in Tennessee. His tall, dark body was covered with hair, he wore no clothing, and…