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.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonmagazine.com ...
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.
The only thing harder to find than bigfoot is the Obamadork’s real birth certificate...that is, if quotaboy actually has one.
There are still large areas in this country that a human being has yet to set his foot on since we went westward....
There are water tributaries that we have never even seen nor have traveled on yet...
Bigfoot....may be out there.... I for one will not be suprised when we find one....
This will be too far down the thread to get any good traction, but here’s my observation after looking at the video.
Given the apparent recent snow...they must have an awesome collection of footprints in the snow and mud.
I would take the absence of such on the show to be indicative of a hoax.
Considering how many people have witnessed seeing these things in the US and other places around the globe plus the legends about them from native cultures that date back at least hundreds of years, people are seeing something. What exactly it is I have no idea.
But if the vid is authenticate then those things sure are creepy, almost to the point of otherworldly.
They look both ways?
What’s to prove? There are no Bigfoots, Yetis, chupacabras, or Loch Ness monsters.
Is, or is not the Patterson film a fake?
Has it ever been shown to be one or the other?
We have all seen it many times. Opinion?
He’s not that much of a mystery. Gigantopithecus, thought to be extinct, is not. He’s rare and cautious of humans, and mostly lives in places where access is difficult.
There are simply too many stories from all over the world over many hundreds of years that describe the same creature for it to be a hoax.
That’s not to say that an individual sighting, tracks, etc. might not be a hoax.
And that really shouldn't be too hard to do, because both deer and ducks' eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they're pretty much already looking in both directions. And yet...splat. Tragic.
That may have happened at a Canadian lumber camp back in the 1800's. A young creature fitting the description of bigfoot was found by lumbermen and taken to their camp. They named it Jacko. The story can be found in Ivan T. Sanderson's book, Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come To Life. It was written back in the sixties, I think.
I don't recall what happened to Jacko, though, and my library can't find the book.
After I wrote that I searched “Jacko creature Canada”. Here is the link to the story: http://www.bigfootencounters.com/
Wrong link; that’s the site link, not the story link.
Yes, there are many reports of encounters all over Western North America (Bigfoot, Sasquatch, etc.), but it’s kinda like UFOs - if they’re so common, how come no one with a high-resolution camera ever manages to get a close-up picture?
These “Big Foot Researchers” destroyed any hope that I had to the effect there may really be a Big Foot. After viewing Bo Bo and company I am absolutely sure that Big Foot does not exist. So sad!
I tend to think it was staged by Patterson and a man in an ape suit.
Why not apply this “genius” to global warming, something that really matters.
To answer your question, you might find this interesting:
“Research” in trying to make the perfect monkey suit or rendering perfect CGI, all for trying to present false evidence in favor of Atheism/Idolatry.
I won’t share my blueberry bagels with anybody! ;’)
I remember that topic, Newaygo Co is rural, but not nearly as much as it used to be. I have my doubts about her story, particularly “a family of ten of them”. :’)
I thought ya had to use Jack Links beefjerky.
Compared to what they would eat out in the woods (if they exists), Jack Links beef jerky is a big step up on the evolutionary ladder, LOL.
Thanks Inyo-Mono. If Patterson had just shot the thing, there wouldn’t be any need to examine the film. :’) The camera he used had a FPS adjustment, which of course confounds the analyses (this was pointed out by Krantz).
The late Grover Krantz wanted a type specimen, and suggested that the only way to get one would be to hunt one down from the air, since the wild areas where they’re reported aren’t easy to cover on the ground, plus the critter can pretty much disarticulate a human in a few seconds.
You are wicked...
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