Skip to comments.Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot?
Posted on 03/27/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by Theoria
Matt Knapp thinks that Bigfoot research is a mess right now.
The facts are that in terms of progress, the Bigfoot research community has ultimately made none. We are no closer now to proving these creatures exist than we were 40 years ago, Knapp told Boston.
Knapp blames the setbacks on the digital age, and the amount of misinformation being spread in the form of photos and videos online. That, and the fact that more people seem to be trying to cash in on what they claim are legitimate Bigfoot sightings. Self admittedly, up to this point, we have not had anything worth presenting as real evidence of this creatures existence. If we want scientists to get involved, we have to go by their standards, not our anecdotal ones, he said.
To help filter out the phonies and fakes all trying to make a quick buck on something he believes in, Knapp is asking those vested in Bigfoot research to rely on technology built out of MIT to prove that the truth is out there.
Knapp, who runs a blog called Bigfoot Crossroads, a personal site with updates about all things Sasquatch, recently stumbled upon an invention created by students and researchers in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in Cambridge in 2012, called Eulerian Video Magnification.
EVM is essentially a software that allows users to break down videos to reveal things in them that are invisible to the naked eye.
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Scientists Uncover Invisible Motion in Video Really fascinating. MIT has put up the source code so you can run it through various videos.
You can upload your video here.
Supposed Bigfoot filmed by Les Stroud’s camera crew from the Survivorman tv show.
I guess it's out of the question that they just don't exist.
I can think of one pretty good reason why that might be.
Every creature in the forest at one time or another gets hit on a highway somewhere. Deer, moose, elk, beaver, coyote, etc., etc.
But never a Bigfoot.
Hey, 97% of Cryptozoologist believe Bigfoot exists, therefore they have consensus.
You are an Anti-science Denier
If they do exist, they would have the intelligence enough to know enough about the rules of the road to avoid getting hit.
“Bigfoot” does not exist as a separate species. If there were more than one they would be much easier to find than just one. If there is only one it would have to be practically immortal given the amount of time that it has been around. Therefore it would have to be supernatural. That puts it in the realm of ghosts and vampires. I don’t think MIT will find them either.
If there were more than one Bigfoot they would have to reproduce. There would be mama Bigfoots and daddy Bigfoots and baby Bigfoots. Whole Bigfoot families. Teenage Bigfoot gangs. It wouldn’t be difficult at all to find them. All it would take would be a mama Bigfoot dying in an accident to strand a young Bigfoot which would then be found by people.
The other arguments are that the area is so vast that they elude detection and that they are so smart that they avoid humans. Those are speculative at best and are not proof any more than trying to prove God exists by saying everything is too complex to be accidental.
I sure hope they can help solve this mystery. It’s one I’ve been very interested in ever since I was a kid!
That’s because there are no bigfoot crossing signs. Don’t you know that’s what gets those other critters hit?
The only mystery of bigfoot is how it’s still possible to make good money off of books and TV “reality” shows while finding nothing decade after decade.
I don’t know if Bigfoot exists or not. I do find entertainment value in the search though. This guy, Knapp, sound so much like every liberal. He believes 1st then seeks proof. I guess it pushes technology and that’s great. But from what I’ve seen, most these conclusion 1st types seem to only include data that bolsters their claim. I’ll continue to enjoy the stories though.
I have never been able to figure out how deer or ducks are smart enough to figure out how to cross at those signs, yet are not smart enough to look both ways.
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