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.
Legends of Bigfoot were passed down in Native American Tribes. These legends precede the New World and the arrival of “white men.” In 986 AD, upon arriving in the New World, Samuel Ellot Morison wrote of a wildman. In his account of this creature, it is described as, “horrible ugly, hairy, swarthy and with big black eyes.” In British Columbia, the Shalish tribes told stories of a Sasquatch, which translates into, “wildman of the woods” (CITE A2.) Stories of such a creature over extended time periods, in various geographical locations, and in different cultures allude to the validity of Bigfoots existence. New and exciting DNA evidence confirms Bigfoots existence.
There are Bigfoot projects and organizations called the Sasquatch Genome Project and Bigfoot... ... middle of paper ... ... are minds are playing tricks on us and that we assume were seeing the creature. But, the funny thing is that years before her article came out Radford wrote one on Bigfoot too. It also states in the article that throughout the world there hasn’t been any blood, bones, or bodies ever found. Also there was an article saying that a person named Rick Dyers written by Zoe Mintz of this year has killed a Bigfoot. Dyers said that he bought meat from Wal-Mart and nailed it to trees to lure the creature in.
We can say he is real because of his full history in different ethnic backgrounds, thousands of sightings, and physical evidence left. Scientific evidence and skeptical observations could also show that there is a strong possibility Bigfoot is unreal. Skeptics say there is no fossil evidence, lack of breeding population, and reasons to hoax. There are so many strong indications the giant ape could just be a bear, or it could be a creature scientists have not yet fully discovered to prove it is real. Evidence of Bigfoot’s existence and nonexistence is equal.
Over all these years, people have been searching for Bigfoot and camping out to be one of the first to have very hard evidence of him. Because it is very difficult to tell if Bigfoot is real, people have questioned his existence over these years, as well. Bigfoot and its related primates have existed in cultures around the world. In North America, the legend of Bigfoot is believed to have been part of Native American belief for hundreds of years. There are different names for this ape-like creature like Bigfoot, Sasquatch – the term Sasquatch comes from the meaning “hairy giant.”.
The name of this ape is Gigantopithecus. Now the thought of an extinct ape running around North America might sound stupid but who says that there is not a North American version of this ape that has survived. This is a very possible explanation to what Bigfoot is. You may be asking yourself,” if that is true why has one never been seen or caught or even a body found?” Well the answer to that is simple The majority of creditable Bigfoot sightings are mainly linked to the Pacific North West. The reason why no one has captured any of these creatures or found any bodies ... ... middle of paper ... ...ere is not a physical creature in captivity there is more than enough evidence to prove that there is something out there and it is not a myth.
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.
It supposedly walks like a human being and leaves footprints that measure about sixteen inches long and six inches wide. “ The hunters of this creature know well the existence of Bigfoot, which are too rare to be nuisance to farmers and present only the mildest of dangers to the hunters themselves.” The worldwide fame of the Bigfoot started by the activities of mountaineers this century who have told everyone about its existence. The evidence for the Bigfoot’s existence has so far not been sufficient enough to convince most scientists. Many believe that pranksters have faked some evidence, which includes Footprints and phot... ... middle of paper ... ... And the angels who kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.” “Even as Sodom and Gommorha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude “For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” 1 Cor.
Does Bigfoot exist? Throughout the 150 year history of Bigfoot many concerns have raised, the most in number have been from Native Americans. The Karok Indians tell of an “upslope person” who lurks far up in the mountains (Gaffron, 22-24). Some medicine men have told stories of “snow-walkers” that haunt the Forrest depths (Short). The creatures North American habitat covers over 125,000 square miles of forest, contained in the states of Oregon, Washington, and California, constituting a large number of Native American tribes to encounter and frighten (Gaffron, 22).
The way that the wolf is portrayed in mythology and fairy tales effected people’s impression of the animals. R.D. Lawerence points out how Germanic Norse mythology tells the story an enormous wolf named Fenris, who was the first son of the satanic overlord Loki (122). The legend of Fenris states that, “[he] was so large that when he opened his mouth his jaws stretched from earth to heaven”(Todd 1). As the legend goes, he “devoured several hundred people before the gods were able to chain him.”(Lawerence 122) This 1000-year-old German legend tells us that the wolf eats people mercilessly and is a satanic offspring of the devil.