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Bigfoot exists and I have proof, Alberta guide says
Globe and Mail (Can) ^ | 09.02.11

Posted on 09/03/2011 7:38:24 PM PDT by Perdogg

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41 posted on 09/03/2011 9:27:25 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Perdogg

All the posts about never having seen a grizzly, or a black bear, or a wolf, or a cougar or the bones of such animals, etc. would all be very interesting, except for the fact that we have LIVE SPECIMENS of these animals in zoos all over the world. Not much doubt they exist.

Where is the live specimen of the bigfoot? (not withstanding the example currently stomping around in the white hut).


42 posted on 09/03/2011 9:31:33 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Perdogg

I want to see the picture. Having grown up in Montana and travelled into these areas each summer in my youth as well as having a cabin out in the ‘boonie’ by the Continental Divide, I have an open mind about Sasquatchs.


43 posted on 09/03/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Snickering Hound

Geez, looking at that picture is almost enough to make you feel sorry for Zero.


44 posted on 09/03/2011 9:45:00 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Newtoidaho

Do you believe there are creatures on the planet yet to be identified?

There is a species of bacteria that live in the oceans. It is called Prochlorococcus.
It is kinda small.
It wasn’t even discovered until about 1968.

Which is odd, because by most estimates, it is by far the most numerous living thing on planet Earth.

Now I would admit the odds seem against bigfoot. Even if they find no bones, by now you would thing they might have found a tooth.

But I’ve seen motion adjusted computer enhanced copies of the Patterson film and I can say two things: It is OBVIOUSLY a female creature and there is NO WAY it could be a human in a suit.

Who knows? You night be talking population density figures that are so low they are borderline-extinct. Three or four individuals per hundred square miles... who knows?


45 posted on 09/03/2011 9:47:32 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: Perdogg

Oh heck, photos of Janet Reno have been around forever.


46 posted on 09/03/2011 9:57:23 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Newtoidaho

And remember... modern humans arrived in North America what, 10 or 12 thousand years ago? And not in very large numbers at first.

It’s possible, if bigfoot is smarter than your average bear, that he realized or sensed at that time that he was outnumbered/outgunned and retreated.

Did what the neanderthals failed to do - managed to almost fade away into legend and obscurity.


47 posted on 09/03/2011 9:58:40 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: Perdogg

This Calgary Sun story has the photo.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/08/29/platt-bigfoot-boom-in-banff

Unfortunately, Todd Standing has credibility issues, and even squatchers are leary of his claims. He’s made some pretty outragious claims and released video and photos that are pretty suspect. I’ll admit this creature looks more realistic than his earlier photos and videos, but without seeing movement or getting an idea of size, I’m not falling for it so easy.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/08/29/platt-bigfoot-boom-in-banff

Here’s a video of his other creature which looks like a cross between a wookie and an ewok. That’s Standing’s biggest problem. No two photos or videos fo the creatures really look the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Y3YqST6CU&feature=player_embedded


48 posted on 09/03/2011 10:28:11 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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Even more interesting are reports of the Mountain Gorilla in the late 19th century that were discounted by most Western zoologists even though the natives spoke of the creatures. The lowland gorilla had been known about for a long time, but the mountain gorilla was considered myth. No bones had been found, they were extremely shy, and any specimens were discarded as fakes or exaggerated lowland gorillas. Until a big family of mountain gorillas were 'discovered' and it stepped out of the shadow of myth.

Also in Africa were stories of elephants that live in forests (the forest elephant). The more common African Savannah elephant was know n for centuries, but stories of elephants in forests were taken by zoologists as impossible (the natives must have been high). What they didn't know is that elephants have a very soft pad under their feet, and can veritably walk in undergrowth while making very little noise. It is almost eerie.

Anyways, Sasquatch is probably imagination only. However lack of photographic evidence or bones is not proof positive 'something' is not there. It is extremely hard to find the remains of wild animals in any wilderness. Even a domestic cat (unless immediately killed by a car) will not normally be found.

49 posted on 09/03/2011 10:33:39 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Perdogg

Here is a Bigfoot research web site that is calling Todd Standing’s photo a FAKE. Once you’re tainted, by hoaxing or hoaxy type behavior like Todd Standing has, you’re through. Just like Tom Biscardi who tried to pass off that Bigfoot body a few years ago. Yet radio shows like Coast to Coast keep inviting these guys on.

http://www.bigfootresearcher.com/2011/08/this-todd-standing-photo-is-fake.html


50 posted on 09/03/2011 10:38:20 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: spetznaz

There are documented cases of feral children,, including one young girl who was captured - but then escaped!
She was seen a few years later, but never captured again.

And most of these cases are in Europe - France and such - areas that are a whole lot more civilized and logged and open than the American west.


51 posted on 09/03/2011 10:51:27 PM PDT by djf (One of the few FReepers who NEVER clicked the "dead weasel" thread!! But may not last much longer...)
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To: roamer_1

I know someone who had an incedent and won’t talk about it. He said he knows what he experienced and leaves it at that.


52 posted on 09/03/2011 10:54:01 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Perdogg

The absence of proof is not proof of absence. I came across that 13th century(?) quote in a recent article.


53 posted on 09/03/2011 11:05:21 PM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: unkus
I know someone who had an incedent and won’t talk about it. He said he knows what he experienced and leaves it at that.

Me, much the same. I get tired of folks telling me to quit believing my own lying eyes (and ears).

54 posted on 09/03/2011 11:22:56 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Snickering Hound
Last seen wearing a tablecloth and heading east.

OMG that's crazy-funny - thanks for the laugh!
55 posted on 09/03/2011 11:30:56 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: cherry

My skepticism is not about the existence of Sasquatch. Living all my life in Washington and hearing BF encounters first hand from very respectable people, I give it a very good chance of actually being real. I have had my own encounter with something while camping in a remote area near the now famous Skookum Meadow in Skamania County, when we were woken early in the morning by very loud vocalizations.
What I am skeptical about is Todd Standing. He has tried to pass off poorly hoaxed stuff before. He is just improving on what he has done before. In the world of Big Foot research once a hoaxer always a hoaxer. His films and photos, even these latest are not being taken seriously on the Bigfoot research web pages.


56 posted on 09/03/2011 11:33:28 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: doc1019
So, for hundreds of years these creatures have been able to elude every camera and every credible observer?

The first camera made for the general public wasn't available until 1888. And what do you consider a "credible observer".

57 posted on 09/03/2011 11:35:21 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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Even more interesting are reports of the Mountain Gorilla in the late 19th century that were discounted by most Western zoologists even though the natives spoke of the creatures. [...] Anyways, Sasquatch is probably imagination only.

It is odd that you feel that way, especially since the Injuns ALL admit to Sasquatch, dating far before the establishment of the US. I know these folks first hand (Salish (Kootenai), Flatheads, Blackfeet, and a few N.Cheyenne). Why are these natives' observations discounted?

And I can personally attest to the bare fact that my own eyes have witnessed more than 'imagination'.

58 posted on 09/03/2011 11:35:39 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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Thanks Perdogg.

Cryptobiology / primatology / paleontology ping. To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


59 posted on 09/04/2011 12:00:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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What is odd about that? I did not say I discouted the native accounts, simply that western zoologists discounted them (foolishly). I find it very foolish to instantly discard the views of people who have lived in an area. A particular example of personal interest deals with a certain snake in Africa that lived around where I stayed in my youth called a Boomslang. The Boomslang is a very slender long snake with a roundish head and large eyes, and some decades back Western herpetologists used to say it was totally harmless and had no fangs nor venom. The Africans used to say it was extremely lethal if it bit you. Obviously their views were discarded the 'knowledgeable' herpetologists. Then the most famous herpetologist of the day got bit by a Boomslang, and had a very painful death (bleeding from every orifice, urine turned black, etc). It turned out that the Boomslang is venomous (drop for drop more than the Black Mamba's neurotoxic venom, which is around 80 times more toxic than a rattlesnakes), has considerably long fangs (only that it is a backfanged snake with it's fangs back at the end of it's jaws), and the Africans were correct. Only when Ionades (I cannot recall his exact name) died did they realize that slender pretty snake had punch.

Consequently, I cannot see any reason to blindly discount the views of natives.

60 posted on 09/04/2011 12:05:30 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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