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My Bigfoot encounter..

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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 12:33 AM
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Question all you like.

It doesn't change the fact that there are those of us who have, indeed, seen this creature.

North America is a vast place, much of it well off the beaten track. Undeveloped, and uninhabited.

My own sighting happened not all that far from a city with a population of 25,000. Why don't we trip over the creature? Because where I saw him is largely grazing land, with homes few and far between, yet it's only a ten minute drive into town.

Sasquatch is, in my own humble opinion, rather intelligent, fully capable of avoiding man. My own sighting was, in retrospect, probably accidental...certainly on my part.

As for evidence?

Skookum Cast.

Is this evidence conclusive? No. Is it evidence of something strange? I certainly think so.

...and the interwebs are literally full of sites that debunk this particular evidence. I can only go by what I've seen, and what I've felt in that very area of the Gifford Pinchot Nat'l. Forest. There is an area that I stumbled upon quite by accident while picking huckleberries once upon a summer. I followed a path down into a little glade/glen complete with an old beaver pond. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Suddenly, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Just crawling. Naturally enough, I look around trying to see what if anything was going on. Didn't see anything. Didn't hear anything. By anything, I mean birds, and blue jays are just about the noisiest things around, after crows/ravens. The glen had gone silent. Something was watching me, and wasn't exactly friendly IMHO... I left. Quietly. Politely. Quickly.

It wasn't 'til later that I learned that the area was only about thirty miles from where my dad saw a track when he was a child. He grew up in the area back in the thirties.

Even today, the area is largely uninhabited, and certainly has sufficient resources to support a population of large animals. Bears certainly live there. Seen 'em. Lots of 'em. Deer. Elk. Etc... There is absolutely no reason a large, intelligent primate couldn't live there.

Believe, or not, as you will.

I've seen some strange things out in the wild. Only hubris of an amazing sort would claim that man knows it all, or has seen it all.




posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

we are retards as has been stated previously

and I never claimed I knew it all...all I did was simply ask wasn't it disproved

that isn't a declaration of omniscience
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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: KyoZero
a reply to: LightningStrikesHere

we are retards as has been stated previously

and I never claimed I knew it all...all I did was simply ask wasn't it disproved

that isn't a declaration of omniscience



Ok? I never said anything about "retards" maybe you were directing this at somone els?



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 01:58 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
Question all you like.

It doesn't change the fact that there are those of us who have, indeed, seen this creature.

North America is a vast place, much of it well off the beaten track. Undeveloped, and uninhabited.

My own sighting happened not all that far from a city with a population of 25,000. Why don't we trip over the creature? Because where I saw him is largely grazing land, with homes few and far between, yet it's only a ten minute drive into town.

Sasquatch is, in my own humble opinion, rather intelligent, fully capable of avoiding man. My own sighting was, in retrospect, probably accidental...certainly on my part.

As for evidence?

Skookum Cast.

Is this evidence conclusive? No. Is it evidence of something strange? I certainly think so.

...and the interwebs are literally full of sites that debunk this particular evidence. I can only go by what I've seen, and what I've felt in that very area of the Gifford Pinchot Nat'l. Forest. There is an area that I stumbled upon quite by accident while picking huckleberries once upon a summer. I followed a path down into a little glade/glen complete with an old beaver pond. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Suddenly, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Just crawling. Naturally enough, I look around trying to see what if anything was going on. Didn't see anything. Didn't hear anything. By anything, I mean birds, and blue jays are just about the noisiest things around, after crows/ravens. The glen had gone silent. Something was watching me, and wasn't exactly friendly IMHO... I left. Quietly. Politely. Quickly.

It wasn't 'til later that I learned that the area was only about thirty miles from where my dad saw a track when he was a child. He grew up in the area back in the thirties.

Even today, the area is largely uninhabited, and certainly has sufficient resources to support a population of large animals. Bears certainly live there. Seen 'em. Lots of 'em. Deer. Elk. Etc... There is absolutely no reason a large, intelligent primate couldn't live there.

Believe, or not, as you will.

I've seen some strange things out in the wild. Only hubris of an amazing sort would claim that man knows it all, or has seen it all.




Sure I will question " all I like "

Example : you some how came up with a "big foot sighting"
When you clearly admit that you " didn't see anything"


Suddenly, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Just crawling. Naturally enough, I look around trying to see what if anything was going on. Didn't see anything.



and wasn't exactly friendly IMHO... I left. Quietly. Politely. Quickly.


Can you explain that please?

Also feel free to share more about these "strange things you have seen"



SMH.....
is that 8 people now who have seen the "big toe" *cough* I mean "big foot"
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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:09 AM
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I've seen way too many sightings of bigfoot through Les Stroud & others. If I can believe in aliens, I can believe there's some sasquatch roaming the Earth.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:11 AM
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originally posted by: Kevinquisitor
I've seen way too many sightings of bigfoot through Les Stroud & others. If I can believe in aliens, I can believe there's some sasquatch roaming the Earth.


Lol you make number 9ish for seeing old "big foot"

Please share your story





posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: LightningStrikesHere





Sure I will question " all I like "

Example : you some how came up with a "big foot sighting"
When you clearly admit that you " didn't see anything"


I don't know that it was Sasquatch. I do know how it affected me.



Suddenly, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Just crawling. Naturally enough, I look around trying to see what if anything was going on. Didn't see anything.



and wasn't exactly friendly IMHO... I left. Quietly. Politely. Quickly.


Can you explain that please?


Not sure that I can... But I'll try. Not that you'll believe...


I've been out in the wild many times in my life. Alaska. Western Canadian Rockies. North Cascades. Mostly out back of beyond, if you will... I've been close to bears, pumas (though I didn't know it at the time...), even an orca once. ...and of course I've seen literally thousands of deer, and elk. Coyotes, as well.

Been scared a time or two...by those various critters. None of them did this to me. Wasn't exactly fear, it was a sensation of danger. Nothing overt. Just a combination of things...most of which were happening below a conscious level... No birds. Just a pressing sense that something, Sasquatch or other, was watching. ...and that it wasn't exactly safe to remain. So I left. Something similar happened on the north slope of Denali several years later while backpacking with a friend. Almost exactly the same sensation. What was it? Don't know, really.


Also feel free to share more about these "strange things you have seen"


I've related several of the stories here on ATS. Look on my wall, you'll find 'em easily enough.




SMH.....
is that 8 people now who have seen the "big toe" *cough* I mean "big foot"


Why do you try to mock? It really isn't necessary, you know. Someday, perhaps, you'll come to realize that the world has mysteries that have yet to be plumbed.


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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:36 AM
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^ This thread demonstrates the point.

7 People all in one thread that have seen Bigfoot, yet thousands of people who hunt animals with Guns every year have never managed to at least wound one?

Statistically very unlikely.

So what's left assuming these good folks arent all making it up?

Hows about Bears?



Skip to 50 secs on this vid. and this would confuse 90% of the population if they saw it in the woods...even knowing the video is a bear...that sure looks like bigfoot to me and if I had seen it; I would very probably be number 8 on this thread.

Is this not at least the more statistically likely explanation?

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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 02:59 AM
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I believe there is a possibility that Bigfoot is real. Not because I'm interested in Conspiracy theories and UFO's but this world is vast and there are Thousands of miles square areas of un-plundered forestry and mountainous areas. Obviously there will be creatures we will have never seen in abundance in this world. And I'm more inclined to believe in the Myths and Legends of the North American Indians than believe in the manipulated liars of Mainstream Science.

I have never seen a Sasquatch type of creature. I live in Scotland. We have some dense forestry in the Highlands and round about the Grampians but most of these forests have been explored especially by Loggers cutting all the wonderful trees down. There have been a few sightings of Big Cats primarily Panther type ones. Even the Farrier that does our horses has seen one and there was even an account of a big cat attacking and mutilating a horse 20 miles from where I live.

What I'm getting at is that with the vast amount of uncharted land on this planet your never going to know if there are any creatures there or not. If there are like Indian legends say there are and sightings detailed in this thread then I hope to hell these creatures stay well away from Humans. We are the destroyers of life! That much is true given our incessant need for War and Death.

Animals hunt and kill for food. We do it for Sport, Power, Religious BS and Wealth.

The only things I have seen are UFO's. In fact I saw a big UFO being chased by a fighter jet over southern France in 2008. When I told everyone about it I got ridiculed to hell. Like Bigfoot sightings they will always get ridiculed by people not open minded enough to accept the possible. They usually believe in the sometimes 'impossible' mainstream explanations. They need reassurance as to why the Sun goes down at night!

So to end with. Is Bigfoot real? Very Possible! Are UFO's real? Yes very possible.

Put it this way, what have the people in the ancient world documented.

Yup Bigfoot and Aliens!

Did they ever document the Christian God? NOPE!



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

That might be because many of those mighty hunters haven't a clue as to what they're doing... Not to mention that most of those hunters don't go all that far from home.

My deer hunting days are over. Just don't enjoy it like I once did. But I seldom went more than four or five mile from town.

My pheasant hunting takes place about a mile out of town, up behind our towns reservoir.

Oddly enough, a Sasquatch was seen up there, too, a few years back.

I've seen bears. Polar. Kodiak. Grizzly. Black. Even teddy
. ...and not one of them was what I saw. Sorry.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:13 AM
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originally posted by: seagull
originally posted by: LightningStrikesHere





Sure I will question " all I like "

Example : you some how came up with a "big foot sighting"
When you clearly admit that you " didn't see anything"


I don't know that it was Sasquatch. I do know how it affected me.



Suddenly, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand straight up. Just crawling. Naturally enough, I look around trying to see what if anything was going on. Didn't see anything.



and wasn't exactly friendly IMHO... I left. Quietly. Politely. Quickly.


Can you explain that please?


Not sure that I can... But I'll try. Not that you'll believe...


I've been out in the wild many times in my life. Alaska. Western Canadian Rockies. North Cascades. Mostly out back of beyond, if you will... I've been close to bears, pumas (though I didn't know it at the time...), even an orca once. ...and of course I've seen literally thousands of deer, and elk. Coyotes, as well.

Been scared a time or two...by those various critters. None of them did this to me. Wasn't exactly fear, it was a sensation of danger. Nothing overt. Just a combination of things...most of which were happening below a conscious level... No birds. Just a pressing sense that something, Sasquatch or other, was watching. ...and that it wasn't exactly safe to remain. So I left. Something similar happened on the north slope of Denali several years later while backpacking with a friend. Almost exactly the same sensation. What was it? Don't know, really.


Also feel free to share more about these "strange things you have seen"


I've related several of the stories here on ATS. Look on my wall, you'll find 'em easily enough.




SMH.....
is that 8 people now who have seen the "big toe" *cough* I mean "big foot"


Why do you try to mock? It really isn't necessary, you know. Someday, perhaps, you'll come to realize that the world has mysteries that have yet to be plumbed.





This is why people are skeptical ..

Again you clearly state you claim to have sited this "creature"


It doesn't change the fact that there are those of us who have, indeed, seen this creature.

North America is a vast place, much of it well off the beaten track. Undeveloped, and uninhabited.

My own sighting happened not all that far from a city with a population of 25,000. Why don't we trip over the creature? Because where I saw him is largely grazing land, with homes few and far between, yet it's only a ten minute drive into town.



But yet you claim in the same post that you "didn't see anything" ?

Then you make the claim that you "don't know that it was a Sasquatch" .

But its evedent that you were trying to support the Op with your story to some how justify the existence of "big foot".

But how? You didn't see ANYTHING? Your just making some wild claim..

Maybe it was a moutian lion watching you?



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: seagull



Why do you try to mock? It really isn't necessary, you know. Someday, perhaps, you'll come to realize that the world has mysteries that have yet to be plumbed.



Not really "mocking" anyone... If anything I would be "mocking" my self
Since it was I who started the count of people who have seen big foot in this thread.

No arrows were pointed in that statement good sir.

I would love to see a big foot someday , but until then , with the lack of evedince and I must remain a skeptic.

And for the record i am optimistic about the future discovery of such a creature .



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:36 AM
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I can see the snakes a shaking. Anytime a thread picks up steam the snakes come out of hiding in hopes of swaying just one more soul into believing what isn't true. Alas, we all have a different perspective. From my point of view, the truth is just beyond the Forest line.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 03:52 AM
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So you're saying most hunters (including yourself) dont go far from home yet a Bigfoot was "seen" "a mile out of town" where you go to shoot pheasants?

Bigfoot must be both a thrill seeker AND statistically the luckiest organism on the planet as it keeps getting seen (meaning it's evolutionary adaptation doesnt work) yet it is never shot or wounded by the people who see it.....

As humans there is an evolutionary benefit of being able to hypothesize about what large creature could be stalking you and I cant help but think that some sort of mild hallucinogenic (think Dimethyltryptamine ) brain funtion occurs (i.e your brain turns that un-seen threat into Bigfoot/the Boogeyman/ a sabretooth cat to allow you to make a quick fight or flight decision).

In the past the people who stood around to get a good look or rationalise the situation tended not to pass on their genes due to the number of real predators Man might have encountered while alone in the wilderness.





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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

That's some impressive footage. At times it looks like a person in a bear costume walking around, but from the context of the rest of it, it is obvious that it is for real. Definitely could see people mistaking a bear walking on two feet like this being a Sasquatch.

As for the poster calling skeptics snakes, why the unnecessary ad hominem attacks? I told the OP I doubt what he saw was Big Foot, but I didn't call him any names or belittle him.

Why do some of the true believers have to resort to name calling and casting aspersions on skeptics? Very juvenile behavior.

Show me some compelling evidence of Big Foot and I'll gladly accept it; I've yet to see any. However, someone on the interwebz telling me they saw something just isn't compelling evidence. Why are some people so quick to believe anything they're told?



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 04:54 AM
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originally posted by: KyoZero
I thought Bigfoot was proven to be a hoax?

en.wikipedia.org...


Thanx for the link. Hadn't heard all the scuttlebutt about the Patterson film. It's quite telling that the long Big Foot "documentary" video right above your post didn't deal with this aspect of the Patterson film. I wonder why?



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 04:59 AM
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originally posted by: shasta9600

originally posted by: MrInquisitive


Assuming you really did see what you saw, I am curious why you didn't look for tracks or follow the trail the creature made. OR leave the area out of safety concerns. It sounds like you were a kid at the time, so perhaps you're parents didn't believe you; that is the only reason I could see why they wouldn't have had you all pack up and leave.



Do you honestly think that a kid is going to follow in the tracks of a gigantic Bigfoot,.. while being in a petrified state of shock after seeing one up close for the first time? Come on, really. That is not reasonable


Did the then-kid not tell his parents? No adults investigated whatsoever? Just doesn't pass the sniff test.



posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 05:18 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

That's a very reasonable explanation and quite plausible (IMO). If people really looked into the cognitive science possibilities, it seems to offer the best explanation.

It's difficult not to be skeptical. The so called "science" behind bigfoot is so poor and biased that it would need a good boost to elevate it to the point of being considered pseudo science. I see many of the worn old special pleading fallacies in this thread. I was open to the possibility of these creatures existing around the world until I looked into the subject of bigfoot. They still could in some areas the world (eg. Orang pendek), though unlikely, certainly not in the US.

What is being claimed there isn't even possible IMO. A species of massive man-apes with breeding populations spanning the length and breadth of the country, uncatalogued for centuries amongst the heaviest armed civilian population in the world. If it moves it's been shot (if doesn't move it probably has too). The "enough wilderness" claim could hold some sway if it was a remnant population in some remote area, but it isn't. It has been sighted in every mainland state and in semi urban/rural areas.

Though I still believe people do see it (allowing for a percentage of misidentification and/or plain old storytelling). Or more to the point, their brain registers a bigfoot type creature, for whatever reason. Only two choices IMO. Either they are paranormal (if you're that way inclined), or relevant to sociology/ cognitive sciences.


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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 05:26 AM
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it Kolyan Valuev mobile-dom.ru... get to America in search of Bigfoot can in the US and tariffs to zero multiply ? million rubles nobody got youtu.be... Well, the author i believes , in my kitchen Valuev in a sombrero playing the piano and dance of redpoll with samovar youtu.be...
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posted on Jun, 20 2014 @ 06:31 AM
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I believe bigfoots are really from another planet. Its the only thing that makes sense to me. We dont know what aliens look like, maybe they get rides from the greys ships to come to earth and hunt deer, maybe they have a policy to not show themselves to humans, to not hurt humans because we rule the planet. Maybe they are able to travel here from there planet using some sort of telepathy, who knows? all I know if my theory makes more sense then religion and god blablabla, I also think that government knows about aliens but wont allow it to go public because 99% of public would freak out and realize god and religion is all bullcrap.



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