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Bigfoot Real or Not?

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Bigfoot the
Mystery Real or Not? What is Bigfoot? These large apes are spotted mostly in forested regions with abundant protein sources , Deer in particular. They consistently maintain low population levels in those areas, even where the protein sources could support dramatically larger numbers of them. Consequently they have never become an ongoing nuisance to human communities, or to human livestock. Unlike gorillas and chimps, their family/groupings are small and mobile, making it very difficult for modern humans to hunt them. Their impact on the land is so subtle that it takes a trained eye to even notice it. They can operate nocturnally, sometimes close to rural communities of humans, and be only occasionally seen, heard, or detected. What does he look like? According to people who claim to have seen Bigfoot, he stands anywhere from 7 to 15 feet (2 to 4.5 meters) tall and walks on two legs with a loping gait. Bigfoot's face appears to be a cross between that of a human and a gorilla, and reports usually say his fur is long and reddish-brown. Is there any real
physical Evidence? The assertion that there is absolutely no physical evidence is absolutely false. There is more physical evidence than most people realize. Physical evidence is found every month in various areas across the country in many different ways. Distinct tracks that do not match other animal tracks, hairs that match each other but no known wild animals, and large scats that could not be made by any known species, are all "physical evidence", but no one knows if they are true or not. What are Bigfoot hoaxes? One of the most common types of Sasquatch evidence is casts of giant footprints. Skeptics point out that this evidence is fairly simple to fake. To make "Bigfoot" prints, a prankster would just mold two large feet out of plaster, attach them to the bottom of his shoes and walk with a very long stride (possibly leaping with each step). The size and shape of supposed Sasquatch footprints do vary considerably, which may indicate a number of unrelated pranksters. Sasquatch sounds could also be faked fairly easily, critics say, possibly using a computer program that alters sounds from an animal or human so the noise sounds completely alien. As for photographic evidence (which is relatively rare), skeptics suggest that the documented Sasquatches are actually people dressed in ape suits. Sasquatch-believers recognize that many photos and films are hoaxes, but they say that a few of them would be very hard to fake. What is Bigfoot's origin When did the story of Bigfoot start? In 1958, plaster footprint casts of Bigfoot first emerged with Jerry Crew from Humboldt, California. He found the Bigfoot tracks while operating a bulldozer. This is when the name “Bigfoot” was first coined, as newspapers around the United States ran the story. But the biggest Bigfoot craze began when Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin claimed to have the first video capture of Bigfoot ever. The 1967 Bigfoot movie contained only seconds of what appeared to be a female, hairy creature, walking away and turning to look at the camera. This is the most famous of Bigfoot videos, and is known around the world. Many have tried to de-bunk the film as a fraud, but it still stands today as the best evidence of a Bigfoot creature in existence. Since that time, there have been many Bigfoot videos proven to be hoaxes. The use of Bigfoot fake wooden feet, and gorilla suits have tricked many. So if you want to find Bigfoot, then you will need the best surveillance camera available. Indian beliefs on Bigfoot A story teller from the Warms Springs tribe in Washington related a traditional account about the fate of tribal hunters. An alarming number of the tribe's men had failed to return from hunting forays. The situation was becoming desperate and the elders asked Coyote to help them determine the fate of their men. Coyote agreed and set out. Soon he encountered Bigfoot who admitted responsibility for the missing hunters. Coyote knew he must put a stop to this or else there would soon be no more Warm Springs people. Coyote challenged Bigfoot to a contest to determine who was more powerful, he or Bigfoot. The loser would refrain from stealing from or killing the men and live a life of seclusion in the mountains. The contest was to close their eyes and vomit up all that they had eaten that day. The one producing the larger pile was the stronger and thereby the victor. Feeling assured of victory, Bigfoot agreed. Coyote, the trickster that he is, switched the disparate piles while Bigfoot's eyes were closed and promptly declared himself the winner. Surprised by the unexpected outcome, Bigfoot nevertheless accepted the consequences and to this day keeps to himself, secluded in the mountains. Conclusion There is no certain answer whether Bigfoot is real or not What I think I've learned is that there is something out there but at the same time no ones what it is or whats causing it If its just hoaxes, Bigfoot, or just our imagination. It is a great puzzle for Cryptozoology and a great american history that drives many people to question and find the answers of this mystery that will some day be forgotten The Patterson Gimlin film filmed by roger Patterson is so far the closest piece of Bigfoot evidence. Viewed by many different examiners and Bigfoot experts no one has yet proved if it is an actual Sasquatch or another costume hoax. If compared to a human skeleton it is very hard to imitate its walk and posture. In the footage muscle could be seen all over the creatures body where human muscle is and it appears to have breasts. It steps flat like unlike humans we step heel first and legs straight not bent knees like shown in the film. Creating a suite of that quality is yet still not possible today and at that time. Over all, the creature has many differences to human like features The creature is very biologically real but not a human in any size way or form. Patterson Gimlin Film When considering Bigfoot scientifically, the first question is whether or not such a creature could exist, given what we know about zoology. This is an easy one, because fossil evidence shows that such a creature did exist, 1 to 9 million years ago. This animal, which scientists call Gigantopithecus, was native to what is now central and Southeast Asia. On the evolutionary tree, Gigantopithecus is most closely related to the orangutan, the only modern Asian ape (gorillas and chimpanzees live in Africa). The most likely explanation of both yeti and Sasquatch (if they do exist) is that they are direct descendants of Gigantopithecus. There is no evidence of primates evolving in the Americas, so presumably, descendants of Gigantopithecus got here the way many humans did: by crossing an ice bridge between northern Asia and northern North America. We don't know much about Gigantopithecus, except that it was larger than a gorilla and had teeth similar to a human's. It is compelling that the closest living relative of Gigantopithecus, the orangutan, shares some of the characteristics that eyewitnesses attribute to Sasquatch. Orangutans are covered in long, reddish-brown hair, are highly intelligent and exhibit a great deal of curiosity about human behavior. They are not particularly vocal, but will on occasion make loud, howling calls to alert other orangutans of their presence. Made For, By, Jaime Jaimes Mindy Zimmerman
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