The Relic of Bir Hooker: Analysis

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The Relic of Bir Hooker: Analysis
Research Report by Gregor Spörri

The recording taken from above together with the banknote allowed me to determine the exact size of the finger. Outstretched, it measures a total of 38.4 centimeters. The middle finger of an adult is only about eight to ten centimeters long. The giant, to which the finger once belonged, must have been about five to six meters tall. A supposedly abstruse idea, but it coincides with numerous historical traditions (see section: Reports on Giants).
The bone, which is prominent in the basic member of the finger from the tissue, is remarkably thick-walled, says Swiss mummy expert Frank J. Rühli. It confirms my assumption that this giant must have been a massively clumsy figure as was and is the case with other colossus: dinosaurs, elephants, whales, etc.

The relic of Bir Hooker has the same anatomical proportions as a human finger.

The relic also has the same anatomical structure as a human finger: nails, limbs, joints …

One side of the finger is flattened. Where the finger has been separated from the hand, the tissue is shifted to and up to the side. This ‘squeeze’ indicates that the finger has been dehydration/mumification has always been on the same side. Due to the loss of fluid, in the thick-walled hairless skin dents/sackings.
If the finger was severed when the tissue was still fresh, it could be any finger of both hands. If it was only later removed from the mummified body, the type of squeezing can only be the index finger of the right hand.

The finger was separated from the hand with a large blade (machete or similar) below the base joint. First, an all-round cut was carried out. Then the meat was scraped off the bone with the blade. Finally, the bone was chopped into two parts. The finger has several injuries: broken fingernail, multiple skin abrasions, infestation of mold, nage/fris traces, etc.

Professor Rühli and Dr. Benecke have picture-diagnosticly a possible macrodactyly disease considered. The pictures below show corresponding examples.

There are several reasons why Bir Hooker’s giant finger cannot be a macrodactyly:
1) In this disease, primarily pathological enlargements of the soft tissues occur.
2) Bone growth is hardly affected. If it does, this usually manifests itself in an extension of the bone (see X-ray images).
3) In the relic, the bone is anatomically correctly formed and matches the tissue mass surrounding it in proportions.
4) Such an enlarged and thickened bone as the relic would not fit a human hand.
5) Body parts affected by macrodactyyy are not only enlarged, but also morbidly deformed. With the giant finger of Bir Hooker, on the other hand, the proportions appear completely normal.
6) The partially clumsy shape of the finger is explained as follows:
A) Tissues and skin are bagged during the duration of natural mummification.
B) The giant had a massive, rather clumsy physique in the style of King Kong, Hulk or similar.

There is only a bad copy of the photo of the X-ray image, on which the finger is depicted in its original size. Nevertheless, one can see the massive bone structure, which indicates a very strong stature of the giant.

Dr. Carl Bader, a natural scientist and former biology teacher to Gregor Spörri, slaps his hands over his head as he looks at the photos. 'This thing actually looks like a giant human finger. From an evolutionary biological point of view, however, such creatures have never existed. Nevertheless, Dr. Bader Spörri has letters written, which he sends together with several photos of the finger to fellow scientists. However, there is no feedback or enquiries. Apparently, this 'paleontological madness' as Bader calls the relic is so far removed from the doctrine of species formation that no one wants to burn their fingers on it. At another meeting in September 1995, Dr. Bader Spörri explained that scientists would generally struggle with non-conforming things, because they always had to pay attention to their reputation, their careers, predominant doctrines, donors, etc. in all their actions and statements.

The relic of Bir Hooker and Professor Dr. Dr. med. Frank J. Rühli,

The Swiss mummy expert Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Frank J. Rühli from the University of Zurich has already studied the glacial mummy 'Ötzi' and the celebrity pharaoh 'Tutanchamun'. Rühli commented on the relic of Bir Hooker: "An exciting case. A definitive and well-founded assessment based on the photos is unfortunately not possible. However, the fingernail, its embedding in the tissue, the surface condition and the visible skin tissue injuries look very natural. The 'finger' actually appears significantly enlarged. Differential diagnostics, for me, an extreme form of macrodactyly (proteus syndrome or similar) is primarily considered. The bone stump seems a bit strange to me. It reminds me more of an animal bone, because for a 'human finger' it seems too thick-walled. Since there are no cross-sectional images of the bone, my statement is purely speculative. If the object is a forgery, which cannot be definitively ruled out, it is a very well done job. I recommend that you consult a veterinary surgeon to clarify this with the bone."

The relic of Bir Hooker and Dr. Mark Benecke.

The well-known German forensic biologist and specialist in forensic entomology, Dr. Mark Benecke, comments on the photos of the relic as follows: "Unfortunately, it is not possible to make any statement on the basis of the photos as to what kind of object it is. Especially from the mentioned area or into this area are often moved stories of dried-out beings, which can also be shown and can quite consist of bones and skin. I believe that an examination of whether it is human or animal or other tissue is feasible as soon as tissue samples or material samples are available. On the basis of the photos, in view of known forgeries, but also a possible tissue change (macrodactyly, etc.) cannot be said. Tissue examination with fine cuts and DNA, on the other hand, should be feasible or at least allow the inclusion or exclusion of certain assumptions. Without tissue or material samples, I can't say more about this case."

Gregor Spörri has written an exciting and informative mystery thriller on the subject: Gods, angels and giants. More information about the book

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