There’s been a lot of talk during the past decade about the incidences of Bigfoot sightings and UFO sightings seeming to correlate. Books such as “Hunt for the Skinwalker” (a chilling read, by the way), have tried to tie the two events together. Theories run the gamut from Bigfoot is an alien, an alien slave worker, being observed by aliens, somehow psychically being controlled by aliens, and perhaps being reintroduced into our world as a sort of cloned ancestor from old being put into our mix again.
I don’t usually take stands on things until a long period of study and even then when I say I believe or don’t believe in something, I’m liberal-minded enough to be flexible. I certainly am not the resting place of all knowledge, but my logical mind can’t help but make some assumptions in reviewing subjects. At this point in my own evolutionary process as a truth-seeker, I’m not sold on the concept of Bigfoot/UFO correlations. Here’s some of why:
UFOs are seen constantly in my state of Arizona. During the infamous Phoenix Lights evening, not one BF was sighted. In fact, nowhere in the desert are they seen and yet we have sightings of UFOs up the wazoo (BTW, I will not verify the man who said he sighted BF in Gila Bend. His story is completely ridiculous). Mexico and Chile have mass sightings of UFOs (also huge mining sites which I think has something to do with it) and yet Mexico and Chile do not report BF sightings.
On the rare day the skies are clear enough in the NW where BF is sighted, people often look to the skies for the first time to be able to see stars, which means there’s more people seeing UFOs that would have been missed the other 250 days a year they don’t get clear skies at night. Such a unique sighting would be quite exciting and unusual and noteworthy; however, BF can be sighted with or without UFO sightings. People are just more likely to recall incidents occurring together because both are rare, but both happening together are very rare, therefore making it stick in memory as potentially significant.
BF is often sighted within a mile of a stream. He’s also often sighted in the middle of the woods. He could very well be sighted within a mile of a Starbuck’s, but I’m not necessarily going to say that Starbuck’s and BF are somehow in cohorts.
It’s my belief that the whole BF/UFO connection was made by some twisted logic. BF is hard to find, sometimes it seems like his tracks stop in the middle of nowhere as if he just disappeared. For a time, mystical explanations were used such as he was a Wendigo or perhaps a shapeshifter. Others thought he might be other-dimensional which would explain how hard it is to pinpoint him and trap him.
Eventually, a jump was made to “perhaps he’s alien.” However, this would completely dismiss the fact that he is, by description, an obvious part of the evolutionary process of man and ape. I rather doubt that’s a coincidence that the aliens happen to have a version of a life form from our world. It was perhaps the popularization from the Skinwalker Ranch incident (see first paragraph) that got people’s attention and started them looking for correlations. Sometimes, these correlations are completely coincidental or explainable.
In my study for the haunted formula, I included train tracks at first. My thought was that it was just ridiculously highly likely that a haunted place was within 1000 feet of a railroad track. Upon studying it more, it came to my realization that I had to omit that from the formula. Why? Well, older historic homes are more likely to have more history and be more haunted, right? Train tracks were actually an incidental finding. Those very homes were built in towns and areas near train tracks where they could get goods to the stores there in town and to the people. Therefore, most older homes were near train tracks—sort of like the “highway” of the olden days. More remote haunted places with no train tracks still had high incidences of hauntings, therefore you didn’t need a train track to make a haunting, they just happened to go together.
I feel the same way about BF. He happens to hide in the huge woods of the west. UFOs (if we assume they are alien operated) would more likely observe from the west to be less detected by human eyes. We do see a huge amount of UFOs in the west. I think there’s three reasons for that: Secretive Air Force Bases like Area 51, clear skies most of the year, and more mining areas—geology and UFOs seem to like each other a lot.
BF, in my opinion, is a real biological creature of this earth and not otherworldly. I seriously doubt UFOs are dropping off little groups of BFs to go hunt salmon and hang out in the woods for a little rustic “vay-cay.” These creatures have a musky scent like an ape, leave heavy footprints and even hairs, make sounds, and upon occasion show fear and curiosity. They are not here to observe us and they are not operating advanced flying machines just to have a honeymoon getaway on a crowded and intelligent planet (with the obvious exceptions of Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck, Dick Cheney, George Bush, and Sarah Palin).
It’s time to give up the urban legend and move on to real correlations and real-world thinking. I have a saying in the ghost hunting world; whether you want to believe ghosts are spiritual or explainable, the fact is that they manifest things we can see and hear which means they have to at some point adhere to our physics and physical world. It is in that place that we will converge to explain them through science. I feel the same way about BF. Whether he comes from a saucer or not, he's seen and heard and smelled in this world, which means that when he's interacting with our world, he is highly vulnerable to capture.
So, that’s my stand on BF and UFOs.
What do you think? I’d love to hear your opinions, especially if they differ. I’m curious what sort of “evidence” keeps people believing this theory.