posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 03:27 PM
Congratulations. I have had one sighting in my life as well, and have really been hooked on the subject ever since, although I had some interest in
the possible existence of the animals even before this. I think part of what people find difficult to accept is that for an animal like this to exist,
it MUST be somewhat intelligent since it remains so elusive. I do not subscribe to the idea that they are as smart as humans, but here is the thing
many fail to realize: they do not have to be as smart as us to appear as smart as us. Why? Because the difference in our environments.
Their bushcraft skills are all that matter, their ability to find food and stay hidden. It does not take intelligence to instinctually seek cover when
the presence of a human is noted. So although they could be consciously avoiding us, I think it is more instinctual. Why I have no idea. There must
obviously be some biological reason for such avoidance, and I hypothesize that they have what I term and avoidance instinct. It is mostly instinctual,
but carried out in tandem with intelligence. They have some ability to rationalize and make logical decisions. This much is obvious to me after
studying encounter reports for years.
So although the primal instinct is to keep out of sight and keep their distance, their intelligence can either aid them in this task or allow them to
override this instinct if they feel they can get away with it. And they often do. Here is what I mean. In almost all cases sasquatch flee when they
detect a human. However, if they know that they have not been seen they often will not flee. In fact, something that alludes to their intelligence is
their ability to choose their moment, which is when they know the gaze of a person is not upon them. They understand that we see similar to the way
they do it would seem. They know when we can see them and when we cannot, probably just by which way our head is facing. This "peeking" is quite a
common behavior, and is just more evidence that they attempt to remain hidden. They peek their heads around trees or in this case a large rock because
that is the best way for them to stay abreast of the situation without exposing themselves.
During my encounter what occurred was that the animal was either already in the area or had come there to see what was going on. I think he watched us
coming in on foot through the woods, got whatever information he wanted, and then fled. I had walked around some trees and had come into an open
clearing and I saw him heading towards the line of trees on the opposite side of the clearing. He was heading away from us, and so like I said, either
he heard us coming and fled or he was watching us and then fled. I think it is more likely that he would have approached us instead of us chancing
right upon the spot where he was located. The odds of that are not very good. So they seem to have some natural curiosity, but I think this is
strictly about understanding us and our intentions.
They might not give two craps about humans, but if a human is in their environment they might wish to know what they are doing. Another common thread
however is that they will often only become really inquisitive if a person has remained in their environment for days. They will wait people out
sometimes, say if a person has plopped themselves in an area the animal wishes to go through or whatever. But this also seems to depend on the
importance of the area. If for whatever reason the area was of vital importance to the animal, it will display aggressive behaviors in an attempt to
get the person to vacate the area, and more often than not they will hang around and continue their displays until you have gotten really far away, at
which point they will leave you alone.
Rarely have they become aggressive to the point of violence, and reports of such violence are sporadic and most of them are older, say 19th century
along with even earlier Native American accounts. Their aggressive displays usually consist of shaking trees, throwing rocks or other easily found
objects, and vocalizing. These vocalizations are sometimes ape-like or monkey-like, and sometimes they are deep, guttural growls, but their range is
quite substantial. They do a decent job of mimicking certain other animals as well, although it does not seem to be perfect. I am not positive on the
mimicry point, as the eyewitness evidence for such rarely actually involves a sighting, so I will not say that I am certain on that point. But the
idea is out there in the research community.
I could write about these animals and about my personal beliefs regarding them for hours on end. I started a book on the subject a few months back,
one in which I wished to present my novel hypotheses as well as offer comments on the hypotheses of others regarding just how these animals are able
to survive amongst us without being seen. But truth be told they are not superb at remaining undetected. There are many sightings every year. More
than people realize. Most of these go undocumented however, and only a small fraction of reports ever actually make it into a database organized by a
I hypothesize that the sasquatch population is growing at a somewhat substantial rate when compared with previous decades, and this population boom is
likely due to them repleneshing their numbers after some cataclysmic population decline that occurred hundreds of years ago...I guess at the time that
Europeans started coming to and settling this continent. Perhaps human diseases riddled and decimated their numbers. Even Native American accounts
from centuries ago tell of a once thriving population that was substantial, which they say died off. Partly this was attributed to conflict, both
between natives and sasquatch and the bigfoot themselves, but I do not believe this had any significant effect on the overall population. Disease is
much more likely in my opinion.
The numbers I have heard given of the sasquatch population are far too low. I have found only a few individuals who share in my belief of a thriving
population that is quickly on the rise, but perhaps I will be proven correct one day. The estimates range from hundreds of individuals all the way up
to about ten thousand. I feel that the population across North America is more like 40 - 60 thousand individuals. The reason it does not seem like
there is so many is because the majority of them live far away from human settlements. The choicer locations are those which are deepest in the
forest, because remember the avoidance instinct of sasquatch. I hypothesize that the majority of sasquatch have never seen a human being, because of
their location. Most people do not realize the sheer acreage we are talking about across North America. Lands that have never been tread on by human
Go look at the square miles of uninhabited forestland in the US, and then realize there are 640 acres per square mile. The number of acres of
potential habitat is astounding. The fact that people are seeing sasquatch means that the sasquatch are pushing closer and closer to human
settlements. There could be multiple explanations for this but I maintain that their increasing numbers are driving them further and further from
already occupied territory. That is that other sasquatch are occupying the choicest locations while others are pushed further out from the center of
the forest, and thus closer and closer to large cities and other centers.