Does Bigfoot exist? This has been an age old question asked many times, in many different ways. Understandably with the hoaxes that have been played over the many years of the Bigfoot debate; it is perceivable why so many would question its existence. People that have encountered a Bigfoot firmly believe it is real. Others set on the fence. They want to believe, but are afraid of being ridiculed or laughed at. Then there are those that don't believe...period...no questions asked. For myself, the answer was easy once I took the time to do some research.
Why the cover-up?
- Why Would Government Officials Want to Keep Bigfoot/...
Why does the government want Bigfoot to fade away? To admit that Bigfoot was real would be admitting that Science was wrong. There would be a lot of time and money invested in re-writing history books, documentaries, and other historical documents.
Yes, I believe that Bigfoot is real.
In a previous hub I wrote, (provided in the link to the right) I gave some brief examples of scientists and Bigfoot research groups that have been working on scores of evidence, and are in the process of presenting that evidence in the near future. In this hub, I would like to elaborate more on that subject.
Why do I believe Bigfoot is real?
For years I use to tease my hubby about his fascination with Bigfoot. Every morning like clockwork, he would set about reading anything he could find on the topic. When hunting or fishing, he would search the trails and woods for signs of the elusive beast. All the while, I would sit back and occasionally chuckle or whip out a smart remark. Then one day while camping at a lake, I heard one for myself. It was a long cry that made the hair on the back of my head stand up. I glanced over to a near by island in the center of the lake. I seen what looked like a flutter of movement, but couldn't be certain. I began to brush it off, till I heard it again. If it hadn't of been for the hours of listening to recorded calls my hubby played, I may have never realized it was a Bigfoot. Since then, I have had no doubt that it is real and out there watching us humans.
A brief video highlighting Lloyd Pye's theory on Human and Hominoids.
More videos from Lloyd Pye...a must see to believe!
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Where is the proof?
For over a year, I have been watching the BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization) forums, Cryptomundo, NABS (North America Bigfoot Search), and a few other websites that have been discussing Bigfoot. Out of all of them, the most intriguing ones I have been following are Lloyd Pye, NABS, and Robert Lindsay. Don't get me wrong, all of them are packed full of interesting information, but these have held my attention for awhile.
I will begin with Lloyd Pye, because he starts out with his theory of how we came to be, and what role Bigfoot played in it. To break it down quickly, Lloyd Pye's research has led him to believe that everything we have been told has been a lie; from how the world was made, to how we came to be. In his theory, he suggests that Bigfoot is Neanderthal man. To look at Bigfoot's body structure and compare it to its living environment, Bigfoot is made for this planet. To look at human body structure and its environment, humans are not made for this planet. He suggests that because of our 4,000 genetic disorders, our existence must come from a combination of celestial being (alien) DNA and Neanderthal DNA...aka...Bigfoot. Since he states so much overwhelming information to back up his theory, it is best to watch the video I have provided, or others from his YouTube channel. Even though I don't agree with everything he says, it was a mind boggling video to watch, which left you with food for thought.
I have heard my hubby talk about Melba Ketchum, Erickson Project, BFRO, and Olympian Project, but had only half paid attention, until one day when he was talking to his brother about two Bigfoot that were shot, and killed in November of 2010. This sparked my interest enough to WebFerret the story. Thus I found Robert Lindsay.
*Update*- Here is a link to a news clip of Dr. Melba Ketchum claiming Bigfoot is real. Click here to see the link.
Death of two Bigfoot
In November of 2010, Justin Smeja and another man were out in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when they came across a large beast in the road. Justin stepped out of the vehicle and shot the beast (a mother) as it turned to run into the woods. (The claim: He shot it believing it to be threatening him.) He then seen the other Bigfoot (a juvenile), and also shot that one, claiming the same reason. Justin's story and the driver's story differ to some accounts behind the reasoning why they were shot, but they fled the area in fear of being persecuted.
So, what happened to the bodies?
This is where the stories began to differ and take on a life of their own. One claim was that Justin kept the bodies, parting them out to certain parties. One claim was that the Olympian Project had them. One claim was that a slice was sent to Melba Ketchum for her DNA research. Many speculations were made and opinions stated, but no one knows for sure where they are, with the exception of the sample that Melba Ketchum is using for her studies. She has stated many times on her Facebook profile that her first report was rejected and is currently working on another one. This report will coincide with the Erickson Project documentary videos on Bigfoot that will be coming out soon. (A resent photo has shown up on the Bigfoot forums, presented by Melissa Hovey, showing a close up of the back of a Bigfoot. Click here for more information.)
What manner of creature is Bigfoot?
According to some theories floating through the Bigfoot world, many claim it is Neanderthal/human. I have even read on one website where one person hypothesized Bigfoot to be a descendant of Esau from biblical times. From the reading I have done, Bigfoot shows traits that are comparable to humans, including family structure, family order, and discipline. Until the DNA research is completed, one can only speculate.
What will you vote?
Do I think Bigfoot has any spiritual or paranormal qualities?
I personally don't think so, but upon reading reports of others whom have encountered Bigfoot, some believe it does.
In 1978, a woman was out fishing and picking berries with her family when she claimed to be paralyzed with fear. She heard a slight rustle and seen what looked like a stocky ape. When she felt herself being released, she ran to her parents and told them what happened.
In 2004, a woman reported feeling faint, seeing colors, and felt like she was going blind, when she encountered a Bigfoot. She replied that it felt as if she had been shot up with a hallucinogen. She couldn't move, she felt paralyzed with fear.
These are just two, of many accounts, that are posted on the BFRO website. To read more sightings of first hand accounts check out the BFRO website. (I had links posted here at one time to each of my examples, but had to remove them.)
Currently Matt Moneymaker (from the BFRO) and his team, are traveling the country side filming a TV show called "Finding Bigfoot". It is a series of investigations into Bigfoot sightings.
The Erickson Project is working on a documentary that will be published as soon a Melba Ketchum's DNA report is finished.
It is only a matter of time before all the parties involved with finding evidence of Bigfoot will publicly post their findings.
Nancy thames from Tupelo,Ms on September 16, 2020:
em_saenz on March 31, 2018:
It's great that this discussion is still going after 6 years! We are part of the problem because we always want to befriend the wildlife. We really have to learn to just leave well alone!
Kodi from Iowa on March 28, 2018:
I like this you should study "The Shadow Creature Of Braxton County.Its my Profile Pic
NatsuZeref2002 on February 16, 2018:
I want a big foot friend they are awesome I love nature
Tammy (author) from USA on May 11, 2014:
Thanks Jenn-Anne, I never thought there would be a Bigfoot where I lived till I heard one once while camping. It raised the hairs on the back of my head. Keep researching, everyday there is new evidence coming to light.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Jenn-Anne on May 09, 2014:
An interesting hub! I think it is possible that there is a large North American Ape living in the pacific northwest - after all if grizzlies can live there then there's clearly enough food to sustain other large animals. However, I'm more skeptical when it comes to Bigfoot living in Ohio, Florida or Oklahoma. Still, I like to keep an open mind and I hope some day more concrete evidence of their existence will be found.
Tammy (author) from USA on December 07, 2012:
Thanks Kashmir56, I imagine that before long there will be a huge outbreak of evidence hitting the media. I enjoyed looking at the theories behind Bigfoot. Is he an ape? Man? or some alien? There is just as much cover up going on as there is proof. Until the powers that be can profit off it, my guess is it will continue to be covered up.
Glad you could stop by for a chat!
Tammy (author) from USA on December 07, 2012:
Thanks By Lori, Yes I have heard of the Coast To Coast Radio. My hubby listens to it sometimes. I can't help but occasionally tease him about Bigfoot and aliens. I would have never been interested in most of this stuff if it wasn't for him. Now I am on the lookout for things like this since he sparked my imagination. Glad you could stop by!
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on December 07, 2012:
Very informative and interesting information within this well written hub. I don't know what is out there or if it is a bigfoot, but with all these people searching for one you would think one of them would have found it by now.
Vote up and more !!!
By Lori from USA on December 06, 2012:
I believe in "Bigfoot" - there are authors out there I've heard of who investigate this. Have you ever listened to "Coast To Coast radio" ? Look them up online - they usually have a week's schedule up.They do all kinds of interesting talk shows - uncensored news and all kinds of topics, everything from Bigfoot to paranormal to conspiracies...and insiders,investigators,authors and whistle-blowers are the guests.
Tammy (author) from USA on December 01, 2012:
Thanks Nell, A lady by the name of Dr. Melba Ketchum came on tv claiming they are real. She is behind some of the dna studies done on them. Here is the link..let me know if it doesn't work.
Glad to see ya drop by!
Nell Rose from England on November 30, 2012:
Hi, I do believe that something is out there, whether its how we see it at the moment or not I don't know. Maybe a large monkey on the loose? or at least a few big monkeys, not sure about the missing link thing though. I don't believe anybody has the body of one, otherwise they would be showing it everywhere on tv and trying to get publicity for it, fascinating subject though, nell
Tammy (author) from USA on November 10, 2012:
That is an interesting observation. I will have to pay more attention to that next time I am out hiking. Usually I am too busy worrying and looking for the hidden rattlesnaked to notice the silence in the woods. I hate snakes and that is my biggest fear to come across one while hiking. I have seen a cougar in the town we use to live in torment the neighbors dogs. He sat in the road licking his paw while the hunting dogs went nuts in front of him. He must have known that they couldn't get to him. He gave them a glance (and I would almost say a half smile) then meandered down the road.
I will have to ask my hubby what he thinks about your observation and give it some thought.
P.S. I was bummed to see that I went from a level 7 commentator to a level 4. Guess I better work on that. :)
CJ Sledgehammer on November 09, 2012:
While working as a Forest Ranger I had the occasion to be around many birds in the high mountains. Perhaps I just have an engaging, warm personality, but none of them ever seemed to fall silent when I approached. :0)
Grizzly bears and cougars also hunt elk and deer, but the deer never clear out of an area when they are around...but they do keep their eyes on them should they make an aggressive move toward them.
Heading for bed - C.J. Sledgehammer
Tammy (author) from USA on November 09, 2012:
HAHAHAHA! at the moment it is painful. I don't know whether to drink coffee and stuff myself full of sunflower seeds or throw up my arms and go to bed. I think I would be very afraid if I knew some hairy ape was coming to kill me. I have read that deer and elk are a part of their staple diet. I think that like us "hunters" this may account for them being frightened. That would explain them vacating certain areas that bigfoot are know to frequent in their hunting strageties. The only other known animal that would render an animal (bird, frogs, etc.) silent that I know of are us humans, but I would have to agree that it is interesting the amount of fear that bigfoot puts out. I don't think it is a gorilla either. They show too many human traits to make me believe it is a gorilla or ape for that matter.
CJ Sledgehammer on November 09, 2012:
Brain Fart? Sounds painful. Take an aspirin and call me in the morning. :0)
It just really ceases to amaze me the amount of fear that Bigfoot has on its envirnoment, such as all the deer and elk vacating certain areas as discussed by a slew of hunters.
How many times have I read about the birds, frogs, and all manner of life falling silent as a Sasquatch approaches. I dare say you will not see that behavior rendered toward any other known animal.
It seems there is more to Bigfoot than meets the eye. And, I, for one, do not think it is just another undiscovered species of mountain gorilla.
Best wishes - C.J. Sledgehammer
Tammy (author) from USA on November 09, 2012:
Greeting C.J., I finally found a moment to stomp around HP and see all the changes that are going on. I am glad to know that I have been missed...tell the wife that she shouldn't worry either. :)
I feel terrible that I have fallen out of the loop of any BF news at the moment. I am still looking forward to your hubs on the subject. As for the true nature of BF? That is where I have been giving myself some brain damage thinking about it. I think it was the video Lloyd Pye had posted about his thoughts on aliens, bigfoot, and how we came about. It made me wonder about the aspects of God, Satan, angels (good and bad), giants, evil creatures and well....you get the picture. What do you think? Is it an evil creature? I have read where some Native American tribes believe Bigfoot is here to give us a message. Is that message from God, Satan, or even aliens? At the moment it is too much to think about. I have a sever brain fart developing and this will take a massive amount of sunflower seeds and coffee to wrap my brain around. Interesting questions to ponder though.
Best wishes to you too, and I will do my best to behave. :)
CJ Sledgehammer on November 09, 2012:
Just happened to be thinking about you today, but please tell your husband that it is nothing he should worry about. :0)
In all seriousness, even though I have not written on this subject (yet), that day may be quickly approaching.
Have you ever considered, tlpoague, the "true" nature of Bigfoot? Is this a creature that belongs to God as do the wild animals mentioned in the Bible? Or, is Bigfoot one of the "evil" creatures that God does not associate with?
In just about every account I have read, which are probably in the thousands, Bigfoot instills fear within the animal kingdom and in man alike. Strange, but Grizzly bears and mountain gorillas do not invoke that kind of terror.
Best wishes, be well, and behave - C. J. Sledgehammer
Tammy (author) from USA on November 09, 2012:
Thanks Rosemay, Sorry I haven't responded as soon as you would have liked. I can't believe how fast time flies. There is so much information that is now coming to light on this subject that I am more and more interested in it. Most of the time they are harmless, unless they are provoked or threatened. Many times we may never know that they were watching us. I have read a couple of accounts of a BF attacking a human. I think they are posted on the BFRO forums, but would have to ask my hubby again to be sure. I would have never given it much thought if it hadn't been for my hubby's interest on the subject. Now I am curious to know more and excited to see what the science world has to say about it. Thanks again for stopping by and voting!
Thanks Daisyflowrs, HAHAHAHAHA!! That is a good one. I had to pass it on to my hubby. Thanks again for the laugh!
Thanks Richawriter, I sometimes give myself brain damage thinking about all the cover-ups and why. Then I thing about aliens, bigfoot, how a Christian view could fit into it, and before I know it, I felt as if I blew a fuse. As mentioned aboved, I never thought much about the topic or if bigfoot were even real until my hubby started to research it. Then one day while camping, I heard one. After that, I was a believer. I can't help but wonder...how does it all fit, and what is the true story? Thanks again for your vote and stopping by.
Thanks Blacknock for your thoughts on this topic. Have you written anything about your experiences? I would love to read them if you have. I am still trying to wrap my head around certain things since some of the "religion" I was taught didn't speak much on these topics. I can't help but wonder what God, Satan, the angels, fallen angels, aliens or bigfoot have to do with our existence and the interacting of each other. In my trials of trying to think outside the box, I have come to find more questions to ask than are answered, but it hasn't wavered my views on my Christian beliefs. It is fascinating to read your thoughts on this. Please feel free to stop by again to share more of you experiences. This time I promise to try to respond sooner. Sorry it took so long this time. I would be interested to hear more.
Thanks Neville, that is an interesting way to look at it.
Rick Abreu from Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 12, 2012:
yes bigfoot exists...also some with demonic possession and ability to psychic talk-speak and command you to do things for it leaving you angry at the frustration of having been abducted and controlled by it
end of debate
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Rick Abreu from Las Vegas, New Mexico on August 03, 2012:
Seeing Bigfoot is one thing beyond a visual image; but actually feeling touching as some have done inadvertently, hearing its communications, listening to its movement through the wilds wondering in awe amazed at its abilities, watching them feed, bathe, protect specific geographic areas; travel-migrate, and curiosity checks encountering this awesome creature in its elements from all of the hundreds then thousands of encounters I've personally experienced as well as trusted friends and reading, sharing information about Bigfoot in going over the growing fascination with what this all means and encompasses contributes much to our wisdom, understanding, and knowledge of our purpose and being. Lets not be surprised if this creature isn't watching our actions and reactions to stimuli as our world goes wrongfully on paths out of balance with nature and creation. Bigfoot is out there watching and noting 24/7 just outside our perimeter of reality what's going on more in touch and sensing goings on around earth. Bigfoot has a message for us. We better get on board and listen to its reverence or there may be lots of various creatures on land sea and air that we may have to find out about the hard way and their may be mass feeding in the streets with all kinds of strange darkness surrounding our being if we cross the line. It is not beneath the realm of possibility for Bigfoot to have another unknown purpose supernaturally for the sake of our well being humans on planet earth better get in touch with the real realities of life quick before its too late and our wake up call may be disastrous. That's just me writing off the top of my head but from all I've studied and had personal experience on Bigfoot as a subject matter there's something much deeper in its existence and how we all as humans have survived out in the wilds as we evolved; there's definitely a message subliminal and real...I think hand in hand with all the trails Bigfoot have blazed before us weak naked ding dongs...the mystery deepens and hopefully not darkens. Aliens are not from outside our planet earth they are living beneath our oceans and watching us just like their friend Bigfoot is doing checking on what we stupid out of touch humans are up to. Doesn't anybody remember hearing the story of some angels God was upset with that He punished for mating with the weak human creatures on earth? These creatures and offspring are banished from and not allowed contact with humans on earth and live in symbiosis yet separate from us humans in their own worlds created by necessity as earth evolved with all of us sharing resources together over time; hence the term dubbed "aliens" and Bigfoot. We all that truly care have to be sensible and sincere in learning from Bigfoot and what its meaning and special purpose has to teach us whenever our paths cross.; and God forbid our "government gets or is involved" because our insecurities and tendency by human nature is to kill and deceive... so that's my take and story on it and I'm instinctively sticking to it since it's for a fact real alright Nuff said- Rick Abreu
Richard J ONeill from Bangkok, Thailand on May 05, 2012:
I have always wanted to believe in bigfoot as well as ghosts and aliens, but alas I have never had any proof of any of them.
Perhaps the goverments really are covering up the existence, just as they cover up the existence of 'free energy' for their own reasons as well as those in the 'New World Order.'
That part about humans being part Alien and part Bigfoot was very interesting and reminded me that I have often thought Humans were not native to this planet.
Perhaps the aliens that spawned the human race are still visiting us and watching, hoping that one day we will be ready to meet them and communicate. I hope so.
Great hub, awesome and voted up!
daisyflowrs from Richmond, VA on April 25, 2012:
Update: Squatch was arrested (driving without a license). When they finger printed him, he had no record (anywhere, not even the FBI). He is now under suspicion for participating in terrorism. They will not release him! I tried to explain that he is a Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Everyone laughed. I am now in a mental institution. If I want to get out of here, I have to "play the game" and say that Squatch does not exist. Never! Conspiracy is afoot...bigfoot!
Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on April 23, 2012:
A remarkable hub. Lots of information and outside links.
It is amazing the number of sightings there has been of bigfoot. I haven't read a great deal but what has stood out is the fact that I have never seen a report of bigfoot attacking or physically hurting humans.
Voting up I enjoyed the read and am intrigued to know the truth.
Tammy (author) from USA on April 05, 2012:
Thanks b.Malin, I am glad you found this useful and informative. It was fun to write. I had my doubts at first till I heard one camping. After that, it was too hard to ignore the evidence as I read up on the subject. Thanks again for leaving a comment and vote.
Thanks daisyflowrs, I needed a laugh today. Tell your buddy Squatch I said hi! I bet he is interesting. :)
daisyflowrs from Richmond, VA on April 04, 2012:
I talked to my neighbor, Squatch. He says Sasquatches do exist. We, humans, need to open our eyes, ears, and other senses. He then stated we need to shut our mouths. My neighbor is very tall, needs a shave and can't find shoes that fit. He just stays in his apartment. He had me over for dinner once, but he is a vegetarian. He's interesting. I've never seen anything like him. Well, there is a drawing in your hub that is similar. Other than that...
b. Malin on April 04, 2012:
Hi Tipoague, How very intriguing as well as Educational read. You give lots of Facts for people to draw their own conclusions. I'm not sure if I do believe Big Foot exists, but after reading your Excellent Hub on the subject, I'm not so sure he didn't. You have my Vote of Up and Useful, as well as Interesting.
Tammy (author) from USA on April 03, 2012:
Thanks Prasetio, Glad to see ya stop by and leave your thoughts on this topic. There are lots of unexplained mysteries out there. It makes the world seem bigger not knowing all of them. I am interested to see when the undisputed proof of Bigfoot comes public. Thanks again!
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 03, 2012:
There are many mysterious things in this world and big foot was took a part for unexplained mystery. So, I do believe. Thanks for writing and share with us. Good job and rated up!
Tammy (author) from USA on April 03, 2012:
Thanks Molometer for the recommendation. I will be sure to stop by and read it. It is amazing how little we know about the world around us.
Thanks Em, one then has to ask...how long has science been researching Bigfoot without anyone's knowledge? Sometimes I think they are being hunted out of fear instead of trying to understand who/what they are. Thanks again for stopping by.
Thanks sgbrown, that is how I was for a long time. To me it was possible, but not fact until I heard one for myself. I was more concerned with coming across a snake than Bigfoot.
Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 03, 2012:
Very interesting hub! I am not sure if bigfoot exsists or not. I guess I am one of those on the fence, but I am interested in the topic and really injoyed this hub! Voted up and interesting. Have a great day! :)
em_saenz on April 03, 2012:
Bigfoot is endangered also because of the protocols of scientific research. When scientists register a new species, they cannot just provide pictures of the live animal. They are obliged to supply and dissect its dead body. So, if one hundred scientist go out to find bigfoot, that's one hundred dead yeti, and there may not be one hundred left in the land.
Micheal from United Kingdom on April 03, 2012:
Sometimes we assume that we 'know it all'? when really we do not.
Who knows what is really out there?
Kris Heeter is one of my hubfriends and she has written a brilliant hub on the discovery if new species.
You should have a read her hub below.
It will blow your mind on just how little we really do know.
'Hunting New Species 4 new dwarf chameleons discovered in Madagascar'
This was a great read and especially as you were a skeptic before.
Voted up useful and interesting. Sharing this one.
Tammy (author) from USA on April 02, 2012:
@CJ, Thank you for your kind words. I wanted to finish my comments yesterday, but kept getting interrupted.
I can't take all the credit. If it wasn't for my hubby's fascination with Bigfoot, I may still have had my head buried in the sand. Just listening to him last night was interesting when he was sharing a story with his brother he had read. It was about two men working for a railroad. One had a theory that Bigfoot had be riding trains, so they set out to see if it was true. One day at work, one man watched the train traveling by from one direction, while his partner watched from the other direction. Sure enough, they seen a Bigfoot jump the train to ride it. It leaves one to wonder about how much we don't know about them and their ways.
I never given it much thought until recently, that many men have gone to the electric chair- and were executed- over less evidence then what has been given about Bigfoot. Where is the justice in that? It is obvious that the court of public opinion has a flaw.
I don't think that these sighting over hundreds, or even thousands of years, are coincidental. I think they have been here all along. I have read where some Native Americans view Bigfoot as a god that is here to warn man about their destructive ways. Which led me to teasing my hubby about Bigfoot being an alien, because some reports have stated that a witness or two has seen a Bigfoot getting in or coming out of UFO's.
I think grizzlies are intimidated by Bigfoot due to its enormous size and strength. If it can rip a deer a part without problems, I can only imagine what it could do with a bear. I think the same stands for humans. I am easily intimidated by people with certain personality types so I could see myself being intimidated by something like a Bigfoot. To me, that ranges right up there to coming face to face with a rattlesnake in the wild. I can't wait to read your theories. I bet they will be interesting along with informative on things I may not have thought of.
Take care and be well,
@ em_saenz, Wow, I had never heard of that. I could see why they would be an endangered species there. I have to agree with CJ, that would be pretty gross and cannibalistic. Send me a link to a story if you come across one. I will add it here. Hmm, I wonder if Bigfoot is making plans of revenge on those guards...something to think about...Thanks again!
CJ Sledgehammer on April 02, 2012:
Chinese border guards killing and EATING a Bigfoot - how disgusting! This could be considered cannibalistic.
em_saenz on April 01, 2012:
I think they are endangered because, whenever they are sighted, they are murdered. There are even reports of Chinese border guards killing and eating a bigfoot. But, yes, to survive at all, they would have to watch us closely
Tammy (author) from USA on April 01, 2012:
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to many of these comments. I appreciate everyone stopping by and taking the time to leave one.
@ Outbound Dan, have you seen one in your many adventures out into the wilderness? I agree that having mysteries does make the world seem bigger. It is too depressing to think about how knowing everything limits one's imagination. I am glad to have sparked your interest to this topic.
@ em_saenz, in answer your first response, I don't see this as an endangered species. I see it more as a man-animal that we know very little about. It may surprise us to find out how many really exist. Look at the many different species that are being found now. They have always been around, but we never seen them till now as we take over the world for our playground.
Are Bigfoot being shy, or studying us as we study them? Image what would happen if they decided to dominate humans. Yes, I agree that sometimes it is more convenient to label something one doesn't understand.
@ rebeccamealey, I agree. There is too much evidence to deny it.
@ Daisyflowrs, I don't think it was his intention for the show to head in the direction it did. My father-in-law use to tell me that “if you walk in it long enough, it is bound to get on your feet.” In this case, the glamor of money and fame over-ruled the direction the show should have gone. Matt and his crew could have quit, but instead were caught up with the glamor of it, which is too bad.
em_saenz on April 01, 2012:
The fear? I think it's because they are so close to being human. It is like meeting the missing link
CJ Sledgehammer on March 31, 2012:
First, allow me to say, tlpoague, you are a master at putting together a very stylish Hub - you really know how to bring it all together for your readers. I am humbled by your skills.
Now, without saying too much (because I could go on for days), I would just like to mention that I find it improbable that this creature does not exist when every Canadian Province and every State, excluding Hawaii, has reported seeing these "creatures".
Please also consider that many men have been sent to prison based on the testimony of eye-witnesses, but why is it that our society places such great trust on eye-witness testimonies in a court of law, but in the court of public opinion, the eye witnesses are often heralded as loons, because they reported seeing a foul-smelling, large, hairy, bi-pedal creature roaming around?
Then, take into account that Indian tribes on the East Coast and tribes on the West Coast of the United States, which have never had any contact with each other, speak of the same creature dating back hundreds of years. Just another coincidence?
Even Leif Erikson, the famous Viking explorer, in or around the year 980 A.D., spoke of physical confrontations with these beasts when his men landed near present day, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Can all these people be wrong? Can all these eye-witnesses be misidentifying black bears running on their hind legs for the Sasquatch, and all these different people and tribes have been making this very mistake for well over 1,000 years now? Seems implausible to me.
I do not want to reveal my hand yet, because I intend to write a Hub about it, but can someone offer me an explanation why every animal seems to be frightened by this creature, even 1,500 pound West Coast grizzlies?
Can someone offer me a theory why virtually every encounter of a Sasquatch and human, results in extreme fear? Not everyone is scared of Elephants or Grizzlies, but why is the Sasquatch different?
I would love to hear what you all have to say. I think I may have already stumbled upon the answer. Yes, it is a little "out there", but then again - so is the concept of "Big Foot". :0)
Tlpoague, you really did outstanding job with this Hub. I just don't know what could have been added to make it any better - you even included all the bells and whistles.
Because you like flirting with perfection, I have no choice but to vote this Hub way up, interesting, useful, beautiful, and downright awesome!
Best wishes, behave, and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer
daisyflowrs from Richmond, VA on March 31, 2012:
I believe they exist; however, the show, "Finding Bigfoot", with Matt Moneymaker is not helping.
em_saenz on March 31, 2012:
Some things, like Bigfoot and Spontaneous Human Combustion are placed under the heading of paranormal, when there is nothing paranormal about them. It is just convenient to dismiss them.
em_saenz on March 30, 2012:
You can't blame Bigfoot for being shy, look how humans have decimated other species
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 30, 2012:
Too many sights and too much evidence to deny.I say yes. Good Hub!
em_saenz on March 30, 2012:
I totally agree with you. It's an endangered species
Dan Human from Niagara Falls, NY on March 30, 2012:
Interesting with a lot of links to different cryptozoology sites. I like to believe that there is something like Bigfoot out there, it gives me hope that everything hasn't been discovered. Having mysteries makes the world a little bit bigger again.