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Real or Hooey?

Postby sanjuanmtneer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:16 pm

http://bfro.net/

What do you think?

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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Guitarzan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:29 pm

Hooey..........but I do find myself always watching shows about bigfoot on History Channel and Animal Planet. Maybe it goes back to when I was a kid and would have sworn that bigfoot was real.
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Gareth » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:49 pm

I don't staunchly believe that a bigfoot/sasquatch/yeti/etc. cannot exist. However, I very seriously doubt the existence of such a creature. If such a land dwelling creature exists, I would think that there would be more actual evidence of such. As far as I know, good photos/videos, DNA samples, etc. just don't seem to exist. IMO, if anything, the Patterson-Gimlin film probably is the best piece of evidence that seems to support the existence of a bigfoot. (Unless the footage I have seen was altered, it really doesn't look to me like a person in a suit.......and if it was a suit, it was a damn good one!)

I have to say, however, that I do find it interesting that Jane Goodall apparently has expressed her opinion that the bigfoot question is at least an interesting one (meaning she doesn't completely discount the possibility).

I enjoy watching the BFRO folk's silly TV shows. I think that they are entertaining, and I've always had an interest is such far-fetched mysteries. On the TV shows, I have yet to see them produce ONE piece of reasonable evidence. All those trail cams show nothing. The infrared camera never shows anything but deer and cattle. The sounds they record are never very good. Sure, I like to watch them search, and make silly assertions in the process (like how headlights though 300 yards of trees are a bigfoot's glowing eyes in the trees), but they never turn up anything convincing. If I followed their logic, I could claim that I had evidence that on one dark morning I heard a woolly mammoth crashing through trees in the IPW, when I know that it must have been deer or elk.

It is true that there have been living animals discovered that were thought to have been either long extinct, or fictitious; the coelacanth and okapi are examples. So, who knows. When it comes to science, it's usually best to keep an open mind. :-D
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:50 pm

It's just another religion. Like all good religions, it's based on faith rather than evidence.
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Jim Davies wrote:It's just another religion. Like all good religions, it's based on faith rather than evidence.


Best quote of the year right there...hands down!
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby plantmandan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:26 pm

If those Bigfoot hunters ever found him it would take away their excuse to hang out in the woods and drink beer all night.

Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Bean 2 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:38 pm

Matt Lemke wrote:Best quote of the year right there...hands down!


Nope, best quote of the year was and still is "It's on Weminuche!"
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Scott P » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:43 pm

I don't know what all the controversy concerning bigfoot is all about. Seriously, the descriptions of bigfoot could match at least 20% of the people that showed up at my last family reuinion.
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:44 pm

This coming from the person who skis the same mountains over and over again and expecting different results...wait a second...I wonder what that means :roll:

At least I won't try a 12 day trek in the Weminuche every summer :mrgreen:
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Iguru » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:13 pm

So..... some people really do take it this seriously? #-o
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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:31 pm

Couldn't resist. :-"

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Re: Real or Hooey?

Postby Gareth » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:49 am

The people on the show claim that these are the only images of a sasquatch that have been caught on a trail cam:

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I think that they claim that it is a "baby" sasquatch (in order to explain its small size). #-o

Sure looks like a skinny black bear to me. ](*,)

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