Over the past century and a half, the spur of Bigfoots existence has questioned many researchers and non-believers alike. Extensive research and findings have sparked many to seek out if there is another creature amongst our woods. Bigfoots existence is limited to substantial evidence such as sightings, footprints, and somatogenic traces. Ben Radford the author of “Bigfoot at 50 Evaluating a Half-Century of Bigfoot Evidence” explains effectively of the possible existence through extensive evidence and theories whether the beast actually resides among us. The theory of there being an ape like beast that walks through our wilderness all started with a 16mm film in Bluff Creek, California by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin in 1967.
They have been to very remote places looking for Bigfoots. This is probably the most popular show ever made about Cryptid animals. The other show about Bigfoots is called “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty”. This show is a reality show about finding and catching Bigfoots. The basis of the show is that they bring contestants all over the place to where the most recorded Bigfoot sightings are, and they all try to catch one.
The Yeti, known as the legendary man of the Himalayas, is the Bigfoot of Nepal, China, and Siberia. Numerous descriptions state the Yeti resembles a primitive humanlike being (Gaffron, 52). Four major types of Bigfoot have been recorded, each one having its own distinct differences. The Teh-Ima is 4 feet tall, being the smallest of the four and is located in lower mountain regions. The Meh-The, slightly resembling a gorilla, has a big pointed head and large square teeth, it is slightly larger than the Teh-Ima.
The Alaskan wilderness is one of the most controversial topics discussed in the United States today. There are many different opinions and regulations pertaining to certain topics affecting the natural landscape of Alaska. One such topic is hunting for brown bear. While these massive animals face no current danger of being wiped out as a result of hunting, it is still a controversial and constantly debated issue. Over ninety-five percent of the United States’ brown bear resides in Alaska.
Many sightings have been proven nothing more than a hoax. These factors make it hard for the scientific community to accept the possibility that Bigfoot is anything more than a myth. Each person maintains his or her own opinion on the existence of Bigfoot, Sasquatch, Wildman, or Hairy Man. However, with the recent advances in technology, who are we to dismiss DNA evidence supporting the validity of such a creature? History writes itself.
Sasquatch has abnormally long muscular arms which, according to eyewitness reports, fall to just above its knees. Reports of Bigfoot describe it as having both female and male reproductive parts, which suggests it is possibly a primitive hominid. This of course means the creature has children the same way as humans do. Sasquatch is recognized to live far away from humans, deep within forests, so it can easily stay away from con... ... middle of paper ... ...igfoot-evidence-screened-as-expert-claims-proof-of-existence/>. "Hunter's Photos Ignite New Debate Over Bigfoot's Existence."
According to Downes the fallacy of complex cause states that, "The effect is caused by a number of objects or events of which the cause identified is only a part." The article suggests this in the sentence, "People say they’ve seen cougars in the East, but there is no concrete evidence" - "meaning no DNA, no skeletal remains." Concrete evidence can be more than DNA or skeletal remains. For one reason, it would be hard to find any DNA or Skeletal remains because there is no real Eastern predator to kill a cougar. Plus, cougars have many animals to feed on in the Eastern states so it would take awhile for a cougar to die.
The most common in the Northern Virginia area are black bears (Palmer & Lickley, 2001). Though the Native Americans respected and even revered bears, they became a symbol of danger, aggression, violence, and fear for the white man as he moved onto Native American lands. Today, people fear bears because of stories they’ve heard about attacks, movies they’ve watched, or various personal reasons, but here is a different story. Bear attacks are very rare. Over the past one hundred years, fewer than fifty people have died from grizzly bear attacks, and only one hundred and fifty such attacks have been reported as serious (Animal Planet, 2004).
For more than 400 years people have reported seeing large, hair-covered, man-like animals in the wilderness.Misidentification, hoax, or the real thing these sightings still continue today. In 2007 the Bigfoot Field Researches Organization or the BFRO put some photos out were they thought was a juvenile Bigfoot, others thought the photos were a bear with mange, and other people thought the creature was a chimpanzee. Many misidentifications happen and many hoax also happen to. Hoaxes happen many times, in July 2008 these two guys posted a video on youtube claiming they had discovered a dead Bigfoot in a forest. An investigator was called to investigate the body and the two guys received $50,000 as a reward.
For over 80 years scientist have been discrediting the thought of the existence of Bigfoot, but throughout time scientist have begun to adapt to the fact that there might be a possible large unidentified animal walking throughout our wilderness today. The fact that there might be a Bigfoot like animal walking through our forests today sparks imagination but has there been enough information that we can conclude that there is an animal that has not been identified. The name Sasquatch is derived from native names of the word "Sésquac", meaning "wild man" for a creature found in the coastal area of the Pacific Northwest (Lindemans). There are over sixty different Native American terms for the Sasquatch. The Cherokee call it Kecleh-Kudleh meaning “Hairy Savage” (Franzoni, Glickman).