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Anyone Seeing Such An Animal As The Sasquatch?
expatriate wrote:
. To my horror, I discovered that a sasquatch had taken the place of the young woman I'd been with earlier.

It was horrifying. Do you think they might be lycanthropes?

Alright ex, leave my sister outta this discussion !!

On the serious side, thru some personal experiences, I believe that they, Sasquatch, exist.

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The 'track' end of it.

Hoaxers on the Sasquatch-Bigfoot trail these days, are not getting it done. There 'is' more experience out in the field in these times on 'legit' researchers that are looking into this. (But remember, even they are not having any luck, tracking to destination.)

The case for the 'track:'

First of all, there has been a number of tracks that have been found with dermal ridges in them (like a fingerprint.) These patterns have also been found on the sidings of certain tracks that extend to the surface ground. A hoaxer tried duplicating these prints through time, cutting out 'pumpkin shoes' - then cutting in his own idea of how the lines should look. These were equipped with straps, the whole bit. (All I can say, is that eventually, his or her idea turned to mush!)

Trying to hoax tracks these days has left the 'player' in the dust. On an average 5-6 foot 'step' by the creature, a solid plant is noticed many times. The depth of the print varies, as toe and heel make different impressions. On an incline, the toes actually dig into the ground differently of course. (We'll use a hunter or researcher as an example.) Say they have recently come across tracks that are solid in the ground...maybe an inch or so. On that same ground, in that time frame, the human being makes little impression with their footing - barely a print in depth. It is impossible to do on an uphill pattern as well. (A hoaxer would have to put on another 400 pounds to himself...say he was already a 200 pound man.) He would then have to make solid-planted footing on 5-6 foot steps. And what is noticed with fakes, is that the hoaxer's steps come down hard in the toe areas, actually making a 'smudging' pattern forward. (Things are being forced!) Weight distribution is way out of whack in those prints or tracks. The hoaxer may have to duplicate his or her efforts for a large number of these footsteps. (Can't be done, or continued.)

As the example again - I stood in the barefoot tracks of a biped creature that weighed over 600 pounds. The animal was on a casual walk, the 'steps' 5-6 feet apart. (I had to slightly jump) from each of these footprints. These days, a hoaxer isn't smart enough to fool a 'keen' researcher.

Here's a good question. A gifted tracker can not find the prize - no one. What's happening?

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Truth is that I think fire watch tower personnel and hunters/anglers would be your best bet for credible eye witnesses. Bow hunters especially. Everyone seems to think that Loggers are the ones to talk to about this. I disagree. Think about it. How quietly do loggers tred through the forest? Not at all. In fact anywhere that logging is taking place is usually a pretty noisy and busy place. Doesn't matter how remote and far out they are logging. They are clearing the woods, it's what they do. Any wild animals that were in the area prior are long gone and not coming anywhere near it. I don't think the sasquatch would be any different. It's not going to hang around and watch. Most credible sightings of this thing have occured in very remote places that are very difficult to get to, far from any human activity.

I myself have never come across anything in the wilderness that would lead me to believe that sasquatch exists. And I've hunted in many remote regions of the Pacific Northwest. But, for some odd reason that I can't explain I still do believe that such a creature exists. It's not surprising that decades could pass without anyone ever seeing this creature. Then again everyone in my state of Colorado believed the last Grizzly Bear had been killed here in 1952 only to be shocked in 1979 when an elk guide was mauled by one in the southern part of the state while guiding a bow hunt and actually killed the sow. People here still believe Grizzlys don't exist here anymore, yet about every ten to fifteen years or so we get credible eye witnesess (mainly hunters during bow season) that report seeing them. This is an example of how even a well known existing animal thought to be erradicated here still likely exists here and rarely gets seen. If bigfoot is real and rarer, how often do you think people are going to come across it, even in remote areas?

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Right you are...

The hunter as the example - I am finding that the 'tree-stand' issue is disturbing the creatures' regular patterns - if there is such a thing?

The bipedal hominoid does not spend its day looking up much of the time. It is very aware of its surroundings, and focuses on what is normal. (When I say up - it is 'into the tree.)' There have already been hunters and Sasquatch, alike, that have been surprised by such contact.

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Interesting thread. I've spent a lot of time camping, shooting hunting etc and I've never run across anything I couldn't identify. Most of the so called evidence of these creatures (should they exist) has been fabricated. On the other hand every native culture from Oregon to Tibet has stories and legends of these or similar creatures. Far too many to be all legends or tall tales. I guess I am an open minded skeptic. I want such a creature to exist but I can't say I'm convinced. It's surely not beyond the realm of possibility considering the mountain gorilla wasn't discovered until the late 1920's or so and it was considered a tall tale as well. Time will tell.

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Biologists and zoologists routinely come across species that were previously thought to not exist or to have been extinct for ages.

I do believe that Patterson and Gimlin saw the real deal and filmed it. Gimlin was initially asked how heavy he thought the creature was and he initially thought around 400lbs. Impressions of the tracks proved it to be about 800 to 900 lbs. A whole lot of weigh for any guy in a gorilla suit to be carrying on them selves, especially in rugged terrain. Plus that film shows exactly what wild animals do when confronted in the wild, it got up and walked away and kept going. Other bad hoaxes have the guy in a gorilla suite playing around, walking back and forth, peeking from behind trees, etc. One other thing that sets the Patterson film apart - in the late 1960's no one creating a hoax would even consider Sasquatch to be a female and the one filmed has breasts. This detail has never been light of too much, even today. Why would anyone got to such lengths to add that detail and not make light of it ever?

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