Is Bigfoot Out There?
There are theories surrounding Bigfoot, or also called Sasquatch. Some believe in his existence, and others totally discount his existence. There are legends dating back some 3000 years ago. The Iroquois, Cherokee, and Hopi Indians all have histories of a huge ape-like animal hiding in the woods. Cherokee Indians called him Tsu Kalu or the Cherokee Devil. The Hopi believe Bigfoot is from the Creator to warn humans to change their ways or face disaster. They consider him their "brother." Other Native American Indians believe him to be a Wendigo or "evil spirit."
Bigfoot believers are desperate to find tangible proof to prove to the science world of his existence. Since 1995, the Bigfoot Research Team (BFRO) has collected evidence and sightings to satisfy them and validate their belief. If there is a Bigfoot, it says something about the fact that maybe we aren't utterly destroying the planet we live on if a species could remain hidden and undiscovered. Lack of proof doesn't disprove Bigfoot.exists. So it is hard to declare with certainty that he is fake. Perhaps the reason for the lack of a skeleton is Bigfoot buries their own.
Michael N. Townsend BA, MA, EdD (ABD) of Centralia, Washington has published a paper he believes is scientific evidence of Bigfoot existence. His detailed paper can be found on www.thesubtimes.com. and was presented at the 69th Conference held in Tacoma, Waashington.
The Giant Gigantopithecus
A jawbone and molar were discovered in 1935 of a Gigantopithecus, a prehistoric ancestor closely related to an Orangutan. Although extinct due to climate change and food sources, is it possible that his decedent could be related to Bigfoot? There is a replica of a Gigantopithecus found at the San Diego Museum of Mammals. No full skeleton has ever been found, but again, it doesn't disprove his existence. It is noted that a giant squid was considered fiction until 1857 when one was found and named Kraken. It took scientists until after the 1700s to officially declare the following as the real thing: platypus, okapi, Komodo Dragan, manatee, and the plesiosaur. So for eighteen centuries before, they were considered mythical or hoaxes. Definitely, there is more to discover, and we need to keep an open mind.
Scientists Who Believe
A list of some scientists who believe:
- Dr. Grover S. Krantz
- Dr. Jane Goodall
- Dr. Samuel Sentell
- Dr. Esteban Sarnoiento
- Dr. LeRoy Fish
Dr. Jane Goodall, a primatologist and anthropologist, has lived and studied gorillas and apes for years and remains open to the idea of Bigfoot. She is quoted as saying: I have an open mind." Grover Krantz, a Cal grad, is the first well-respected anthropologist to say and support the idea of Bigfoot. Although he never encountered Bigfoot, he risked his entire career as a professor and was even turned down for promotions and grants and nearly got fired for his beliefs.
The Hoopa Project
David Paulides, author, researcher, retired police officer, and director of the North American Bigfoot Research Project (NABS). Paulides has been a frequent guest on the Coast To Coast radio talk show, an AM station with 600 affiliate stations and 3000 listeners. Although he is controversial in his book, The Hoopa Project lists all Bigfoot sightings and encounters. He is also famous for his 411 Series of the hundreds missing in our national parks and federal lands. His 411 Series has several different books covering the U.S. and Canada.
Many books and websites are devoted to Bigfoot believers who are continually searching for proof of his existence.
fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on October 17, 2020:
Thank you so much for reading. Always with an open mind.
Liz Westwood from UK on October 17, 2020:
This is an interesting article. The Bigfoot enigma reminds me a little of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland
fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on October 16, 2020:
Thanks for reading. Maybe one day there will be proof
Rosina S Khan on October 15, 2020:
It's fascinating to know a species like Bigfoot exists although there is no solid proof. It's good that scientists keep an open mind to discover the species. Great, interesting article, Fran.