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Posted on 02/19/2012 7:10:59 PM PST by matt04
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I have to admit, I know BFRO. I live in Oregon afterall. Those folks are dedicated to finding the truth, not making it up. I give credit where credit is due.
But, I would honestly rather be labeled a birther (done, got the t-shirt and the concert promo poster even though I am a constitutionalist not a birth certificator...) than a bigfoot believer. The fact that Obama is not constitutionally qualified for POTUS is something I have personally proven.
All I have left now is the fact I am not out there chasing bigfoot.
Jeez, how many more words can I come up with that don’t fit into mozilla’s web spellchecker? LOL
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Ignorance prevails here. That was no Big Foot at Aspen, that was a Wookie
For one, the Mountain Gorilla was considered a native legend until it was found in 1902 (October 17) by German explorer Captain Robert von Beringe. And it was a 'native legend' as no remains of this alleged creature were ever found. Only anecdotal 'stories' from the African natives existed as 'proof' (sound familiar, no?).
And the Coelacanth fish was thought to have went extinct 140 million years ago until it was 'rediscovered' in 1938 in a Fish Market in Madagascar(iirc). The natives though the white man's reaction somewhat amusing as that fish was fairly common for them. And Madagascar isn't exactly off the beaten track of modern man or science. (when I was in Elem school in the 50's the text books and teaching still said the Coelacanth was extinct -- FAIL (lol).)
So given the vast remote ares of the Pacific Northwest, or remote forested areas of the Southern US, like along/near the Appalachian Trail a breeding sustaining population of 'Bigfeet' is *feasible*. And given the time, separation, geography and climate, the Southern and NW species would likely 'evolve' (adapt) differently. This would hold true for the Tibetan Yeti too.
Anywho, IMHO if - when - Bigfoot, Sasquatch, (Gigantopithecus) is found it will be in the Pacific NW. The Indian legends and modern sightings go back longer and are more numerous there. Plus the breeding habitat is much more remote and vast in the NW.
Gigantopithecus: 'extinct' genus of ape that existed from roughly one million years to as recently as three hundred thousand years ago..
Don't ever tell the Pa, WV, KY & Va DNR’s they are committed to the notion that there is no eastern cougar population left aside for a very small group in Florida.
Yep. I know. My report was not well-received, although I got an excellent view of the animal.
The preconceived opinion in certain quarters is that the eastern mountain lion is extinct, therefore any mountain lions found in the east are of necessity either misidentifications, released pets, or wandering western mountain lions. (They had to come up with some answer when mountain lions began to found dead after being hit by cars.)
My personal view, after doing a little looking at the history, is that a small population of eastern mountain lions centered in West Virginia and western Virginia never died out. There have always been a significant amount of good sightings from that area.
Side note: Mountain lions and wolves are among the most misidentified and overreported (when they aren’t actually there) animals on the North American continent. One clue is to note that it seems that probably close to half of all mountain lion “reports” in the East are of a “black panther”. However, there has never been a verified case of a melanistic mountain lion anywhere on the North American continent.
These bogus reports have lead to problems in trying to sort out the few and rare leigitimate sightings of mountain lions and (pre-1975) red wolves in the East.
I hate to say it, but I think this is for real.
I regularly visited places that I would bet that no one had set foot on in at least 50 years, if ever. I think that we can rule out those areas as a viable breeding area for Sasquatch.
Point taken on the Southern Appalachian Trail area.
I have never been there, only going by what I've seen in photos and satellite images as it sure looks pretty remote and deserted (pristine wilderness). But you would be the expert since you've humped that ground personally.
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