Serious question, even if I am sitting here eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon...
I do. Seriously, I think there have been too many reports.
Yes! But that's one of those things you can't really tell other people.
R1, that's my reasoning, too. Too many people have reported seeing something that they know was not a bear or person.
My brain says no but the child in me refuses to rule out the possibility. Same with Nessie. No matter how many times they refute the pictures I still believe there's "something" mysterious living in Loch Ness.
Especially similar reports of the strange odor.
It's reportedly a smegma smell.
Frontiersman Daniel Boone reported having shot and killed "a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a Yahoo." Folktale scholar Hugh H. Trotti has argued that Boone’s account may have been the inspiration for some of the Bigfoot stories told in North America.
Yes. And I am 100% convinced they will find him in my lifetime. I've seen way too much evidence that indicates he exists.
Gigantopithecus existed and it's highly possible some form of it is still around today.
I definitely believe in bigfoot. People from all over the globe have reported similar encounters with these beings for thousands of years. What other explanation could there be?
I used to be a believer when I was younger. Now, no. People are susceptible to all kinds of things when they're out in the woods. You've got all kinds of sounds, sights, smells, even sensations, that can fool the human brain. Introduce the power of suggestion and a person can talk himself into seeing Bigfoot.
Many people don't want to accept the fact that the Bigfoot "film" was a fake. Once you have people who believe in that film, half the work is done.
There are some interesing Youtube videos of nests and tree limb structures people think were made by Bigfoot.
I bet he has sizemeat.
then how do you explain the reported smegma odor?
I think it's possible. The legend and stories go way back across continents. The Gorilla was a rumored "monster" til science caught up with it. New species are discovered often.
Now that many people have cell phone cameras. The odds of filming one increases. And that creature in the Patterson film really looks like a beast.
Need more hard evidence though... Bones, Carcass
Use a tranquilizer!
Cheryl, that's why there is such a strong smegma odor...due to the sizemeat!
Yes; Joan Crawford always tried to hide the size of her hulking Doc Martens under the blanket in that wheelchair.
[quote]Frontiersman Daniel Boone reported having shot and killed "a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a Yahoo."
This needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt The "yahoos" were big, hairy human-like creatures in Jonathan Swift’s fictional "Gulliver’s Travels". This was one of Boone's favorite yarns, and he was prone to reference it freely. His claim to have killed a "Yahoo" smacks loudly of self-promotional aggrandizement based on a favorite fantasy. Sort of like Disney's take on him: "killed him a bear when he was only three."
I'm on the fence about Bigfoot. I believe that it is still possible that new megafauna will be discovered, and there is a lot of territory that something like Bigfoot could be living. But none of the so called evidence so far convinces me that it is so.
[quote]Many people don't want to accept the fact that the Bigfoot "film" was a fake.
That was never proven. The guy who claimed he was in a costume for the film clip has told three different versions of the story.
I think any strange creatures that may yet be discovered are living in the deep ocean, and not on land. I just can't logically see how a breeding population of eight-foot tall bipedal primates could be roaming around the Pacific Northwest, very close to human habitats, and have not been discovered yet.
Here's the thing--go to North Africa (on Google Earth, not for real), and you will see aerial shots of packs of wildebeasts, lions, and every other animal one would expect there. Where are the Google Earth shots catching a lone bigfoot in the woods? (Ecologists routinely use Google Earth to study animal migration and population.) If they exist at all, there has to be more than one of them--surely, a satellite photo would have caught at least one.
I'm with the poster who's holding out for new aquatic animals.
Nah, it was just an Armenian woman.
It is very unlikely, but I don't rule it out completely. I was a black panther/cougar/puma/wildcat at my campsite in central Arkansas, during the extended drought this past June. I quickly learned that nobody believes reports of melanistic large wildcats. You would think that I was saying that I had seen a creature from the black lagoon, or an extraterrestial being.
If you have Netflix, watch the two episodes of Destination Truth that investigate Big Foot/The Yeti. You will believe.
R25, looking out my window, I continually witness four different species of animal that "we don't have around here" - officially.
The officially reported distributions do not include my town be several hundred miles, but there they are. (A certain hummingbird, at least one family of golden eagles, and two different sea mammal species). I get many glimpses and plenty of opportunity to verify their markings, so I know that I am not mistaken, but if you mention this to people, they'll argue that "we don't have those around here" and pull up facts.
Whatever, hummingbirds breed, move about and expland their courting radii over time, bitches.
R23, how many google earth images are there of gorillas? It's one thing on the plains of Africa, it's another in the jungles and forests.
Of all the crypto-beasties, I'd give bigfoot the best chance of being real. Nessie can't roam, which means if it was only one creature, it would be very, very old. There isn't room in the Loch for a breeding population. Things like chupacabra and whatever other nightmare creatures people have made up just seem unreal, in a nature sense.
As for why no one ever gets a picture of video? Maybe they're nocturnal. I haven't seen many bats in my lifetime, but they're there and there are probably billions of those. If there are only scattered, small populations of bigfoot AND they are nocturnal, we diurnal humans wouldn't come into a lot of visual contact with them.
Why they've never found a body? Things decompose very quickly in the wild. And, if they are a gigantopithicus holdover, they may be advanced enough to do rudimentary burial which would never be detected before the body was decomposed.
Also, if they are a holdover ape species, they may be intelligent enough to avoid human contact for the most part.
As for the bigfoot film, some show I saw tried to recreate the walk with a motion capture camera and a large human about the size of the creature in the film. No matter what the guy did, the anatomy of the human shoulders and pelvis would not allow for the gait shown in the film. He couldn't torque his body enough with the knees at the angles they were at in the film. And, it wasn't bullshit. Anyone with an understanding of anatomy and seeing him trying to match the gait would see it's not possible.
The BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization) collects reports of Bigfoot sightings and produces Animal Planet's popular "Finding Bigfoot" show.
Don't think so.
Large primates have never existed outside of tropical and semitropical zones, except humans. But humans had fire and clothing to help survive the harsher elements. Since these bigfoot and yeti tales come mainly from cold places, I doubt it.
It's been proven the film footage of that bigfoot could not have been a man, as humans cannot replicate the gait it had.
not sure how I feel about Bigfoot, OP, but I love you! I'm sitting here eating ice cream out of the carton, with a spoon!
Need to go on a diet...
Yes. I also have come to believe that they are not fully corporeal, which is why they are so elusive.
R32, scientifically, it's established that warm-blooded animals who live in cold climates tend to be larger. Showing up in cold places (although I wouldn't classify the American Northwest as a cold climate) actually works in favor of their size differentiation from other primates.
A lot of the argument against animals existing but never coming into contact with humans depends on the premise that there aren't any places anymore that aren't frequented by humans. Actually, geographically, that's not true at all. You'd be surprised at how empty a lot of the Earth is. Humans tend to congregate in specific areas but there is a lot of rough terrain out there where humans barely tread.
I hear what you're saying r37. But we're talking primates here. Even the small ones do not really exist in the wild outside the tropics, except those snow monkeys in Japan. But they survive thanks to the hotsprings they hang out in.
[quote]The BFRO (Bigfoot Field Research Organization) collects reports of Bigfoot sightings and produces Animal Planet's popular "Finding Bigfoot" show.
I watch every week wondering if they will find one. With Night Vision, Heat Seeking and satellites and state of the art equipment they get ohhh so close, so close. It's ever so exciting. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......
Hell, half the times that hunters go out, equipped to the gills in the latest tracking equipment, they can't even find a deer.
Remember that guy who bombed the Atlanta Olympics? Dumb hick hid from the FBI and police for something like 5 years...and they had a general idea where he was.
It's not easy finding things in the forest, especially if they are timid and intelligent enough to hide.
I knew this guy who was a forest ranger and he spotted one way out in the middle of the woods in Upper Michigan. He was downwind of it, crouched in some ferns and said that it didn't see him when it passed near him through the brush. Even stood where he could clearly see it from the waist down. I asked if it was possible that it was another human out there he mistook for a Bigfoot. Sure it's possible, he said. An eleven foot tall guy in fur pants who smelled horrible, just cruisin' around in the middle of the woods during the day.
He was very unnerved by the experience and was glad it didn't notice him.
You know what they say about a Bigfoot.
Bigfoot, big sock.
With all of the people on the planet and all of the technology, the only place left for creatures to hide is in the oceans. That's where new species will be found. Mythical land creatures like chupacabras, wolves, and bigfoot don't exist are they would have been found by now. It's just people chasing creatures from childhood storybooks.
Yes, Bigfoot exists.
Bitch took a huge dump on my lawn just last week.
No. A big no. People who believe in Yetis and UFOs are usually the biggest conspiracy freaks.
While I do believe there is alien life, I don't believe they have visited Earth to vaginally probe the women.
[quote]Mythical land creatures like chupacabras, wolves, and bigfoot don't exist are they would have been found by now.
Actually, there have been a few significant new species found in a very remote jungle region of Vietnam in recent years. I'd look for a link but I've got the flu.
The Finding Bigfoot folk go to Vietnam next Sunday. They also went to Australia and to Indonesia, to find the elusive "Orang Pendek."
The coelacanth was believed to be extinct until 1938 when it was caught on a line. The idea that "it must not exist because we haven't seen one yet" just doesn't hold water. I have no trouble believing in life elsewhere in the universe but I don't think ancient aliens built the pyramids. I have no trouble believing that bigfoot is an undiscovered species on earth. Like the coelacanth used to be.
Other than Bigfoot, the star of "Finding Bigfoot" is James "Bobo" Fay. The producer even filmed Bobo's home in California, as part of a special episode.
BOBO claims to have seen Bigfoot, not once but twice.
Sometimes, very late at night, you can hear them knocking huge branches against the trunks of trees, rhythmically. A spare, somewhat close to the yard..and then, an answering spate, further away. Communicating. Scary as hell.
[quote]Frontiersman Daniel Boone reported having shot and killed "a ten-foot, hairy giant he called a Yahoo."
Daniel Boone was the daddy of 'em all.