Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mind Fuck Tuesday: Bigfoot Theories


When a creature is believed to exist by so many people, has so many witnesses, and so many casted footprints archived, eventually when we do not actually catch the beast, we begin to have theories as to why that is. Here are just a few theories out there. I'd be curious to see which ones jive with your mindset.



1. Hoaxes: A family came forward with a Bigfoot wooden foot stamp that supposedly their deceased relative had used many years ago to hoax the BF. This reminds me of crop circles. Yes, we could fake crop circles and we could fake BF prints, but it does not explain the variations in the shape and size of the foot, the remote locations where no one was ever supposed to find them. This theory does float my boat as to what ALL BF sightings involve.



2. Bad witnesses: Supposedly, everyone who has seen a BF saw either a hunter in a Ghillie suit or a bear and was confused by it. This does not float my boat either to explain ALL sightings of BF. Unless bears are being trained to have an entirely human shaped body and head and walk nonstop on hind legs like Yogi, I'm not buying it.



3. Giganto: Gigantopithecus Blacki, an ancient relative to man, is often believed to be the origins of the BF creature. This is really a very smart assumption and one that I lean towards. He had to evolve from some creature out there and if man crossed the land bridge, you know that Giganto could have. Man in the Americas evolved into the indigenous race and Giganto evolved into Bigfoot and the ones that remained in China/Himalayas became Yeti. It sounds absolutely feasible and one that I definitely lean towards.



4. Portal/Alien Visitors/Shapeshifters: This theory is a fairly recent one. Places like Skinwalker Ranch in Utah made the concept popular that some kind of ape/human like creatures were being seen descending from openings in the air, some sort of portals. Others have lined up UFO sightings and BF sightings and made some connections that perhaps we don't find BF because he's some kind of alien spacecraft hitchhiker who likes to take rest stops in the Northwest's forests while traveling intergalactically. There is also another set of believers in the concept that BF is a wendigo,or shapeshifter.

This creature may be elusive, but that doesn't mean we have to jump to any crazy conclusions. He, by all descriptions, has a strong odor, hair, a bulk and definite biological makeup. This is not a costume, not an alien that flew here in a big silver craft, and not something that can shapeshift. I understand how villagers might have felt about the mountain gorillas, but their stories of a large man-like hairy creature ended up being the truth. It was not something made up nor something from another solar system, it was a creature of this Earth. When we get right down to it, BF is just a creature waiting to be found.

What we should concentrate on at this point is; what will we do with him? Do you put such a creature in the zoo?

15 comments:

  1. I think its just a guy in a suit. lol.

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  2. i think big foot was abducted by aliens .

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  3. Having made my fair share of crop circles - I'm tending toward the fake explanation

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  4. I love the alien idea. Never thought about it.

    I think, since so many people have "witnessed" the same things, it is either a reclusive species, or people's imaginations overplaying the myth.

    Either way, it's still entertaining to hear the stories, and go hunting on your own...

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  5. I've never heard the alien theory before... That's interesting.

    I've always secretly hoped that there was really a BF out there. I lived out near Quilcene in the foothills of the Olympic mountains and always hoped I would see something. I never did, of course, except black bears and cougars.

    I think here's a possibility, but I'm starting to wonder if there perhaps used to be a real BF, but is now extinct. It seems like it would be pretty hard to survive with the ever expanding human population...

    Or maybe Bigfoot evolved into human-like creatures... I point to women like Chyna. He/she could be the missing link?

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  6. Doc;
    Haha. They say that there's been over 50 airplane crashes in the WA mountains over the decades-not one of them found. It's pretty damn vast and if this creature tends to be like man and hates to move into new digs, he might have found his region and sticks pretty loyally to where his gang hangs and only in desperate times wanders into the area we might view him. It's not hard to do. The mountain gorillas were found decades ago and people thought they were just a local legend and their area is even smaller than BF's, so there's hope. I personally would love convincing proof, but I don't want anyone to capture him. It would totally suck because I think he's really much more human-like than gorilla.

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  7. Alien.... possible. There have been way too many sightings and stories to ignore the fact that this creature is real. He seems pretty smart to me, avoiding the crazy humans and their cameras.

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  8. Seriously! I think he's a lot smarter than we think. If we were to take the Patterson-Gimlin film as real, the BF's lack of serious startling and running from the men and horses, though seeing rather strange, is probably the appropriate reaction. If you have a little wimpy dude who feels threatened, he will run because he knows everyone is stronger than him. If you get a muscular dude, he's used to being not intimidated, he's higher up the food chain. He'll stare you down and not show any emotion to show he's not used to having anyone dominate him. I think that was the most telling aspect of that film footage. Well, and the boobs, those were pretty damn real for a gal with no bra.

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  9. There are SO many problems with the Giganto/undiscovered species theory. No bones or bodies have ever been found, no fossil evidence, no roadkills (we humans should be so lucky!), sightings near heavily populated areas where a breeding population simply couldn't go unnoticed, (BF has been spotted in 48 of the 50 states, that's a lot of BFs out there for nobody to have caught one!), plus there's BF's apparent invulnerability to bullets...
    Problem is, the OTHER "natural" theories don't do it for me, either, which is why I've pretty much jumped the fence to something paranormal.

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  10. That's a big fucking fence, BG, and it has barbed wire and electrical! Yeah, I get where you're coming from but it's absolutely possible for this guy to be living in the forests of the NW. So far as other states reporting him, you're assuming that witnesses are always accurate. All it takes is one person screaming "bigfoot in Alabama!" for a hundred people seeing things to say "bigfoot's in Alabama." It's like he's a scapegoat. Once a place says they have him, everything is him. Jeez, not 40 miles from home, a BF was sighted supposedly with a whole posse in the middle of the fucking desert. Hmm...

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  11. But then, if we dismiss eyewitness reports just because they don't fit a particular preconceived "BF profile", where does that leave us? The bulk of BF evidence is just that, eyewitness reports. Sure, you get footprints here or there, maybe an unidentifiable bit-o-hair, but if we're going to be strictly scientific and flesh-n-blood in our approach, we then have to admit that there's scant (at best) physical, scientific, objective evidence.
    That said, people keep seeing the damned things, then they vanish from the area. Gee, it's almost like some kind of intelligence is intent on keeping us tantalized, huh?

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  12. Same could be said of ghosts, but it's a bunch of yet unknown conditions that make us able to see them when we do. Right place, right time. I think the in case of BF, he was truly able to hide from us, he'd never be seen. But he is seen and in remote unexpected areas where BF (if he was intelligent) wouldn't have any clue a person would be deciding to hike through that day. I don't know. A lot of witnesses are biased and hopeful. We get the same thing in the ghost hunting world. I think until you yourself encounter it, then you come up with conclusions. Then you know what path to pursue.

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  13. hey guys bigfoot is a stage in the evoltionary chain he is like the origianl human that has survided. this is like the Humans, neanderthals and homo erectus lived in the same time period and i think that some of them did not know that each other exsited it is a possoblity

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  14. but i belive that it is a stage in the human evolution chain called gibbion look it up

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  15. after all those comments I don't know.....but i'll give it a try with my theory....here goes.....we just need to look to ourselves, no evolution, just made. many similar things but none like bigfoot unless you break down and read the Bible... name was Esau, born with reddish hair all over his body. a twin, and his twin, Jacob, screwed him out of his birthright and it sent him into a fury. many things happened, to much to put here but you can google it up or read the Bible. its the only thing that fits all the way around. my husband doesn't believe it but that's his problem. there's to much for it to not be something and for centuries....check it out see what you think..damn you wont even get this.....

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