posted on Feb, 6 2005 @ 01:21 PM
Hyaline cartilage: This can be located in the nasal septum, the tracheal rings, and in growing bones. While this type of cartilage sustains some
natural pressure it is unlikely that it would be able to support a creature similar to a human.
Elastic cartilage: This can be found in the ear and has a moderately ridged yet overall elastic frame. This type of cartilage is the least qualified
for the proposed hypothesis.
Fibrocartilage: It the best bet for creating a working skeleton as it is found in intervertebral discs and joints meaning that it is able to take a
great deal of pressure.
Though fibrocartilage MIGHT be able to support a standing human frame the possibilities of it being able to move as a human does would be extremely
unlikely. Through daily activities we put a great deal of stress on our bones and while the cartilage may be able to support under vertical stress I
believe that this vertical stress combined with any lateral stress would wreck havoc on the cartilage.
Decomposition takes place in roughly 5 stages; these stages combined can take over 365 days to strip a body to its bone structure. This not only makes
finding decaying remains of one of these creatures in even a moderately populated area extremely likely, but it also makes the possibility of
discovering skeletal remains extremely likely.
Using the Troodon skeleton a Human skeleton and a bit of imagination I am attempting to compare the two. While this is not affair test as to whether a
Bipedal Reptilian could be confused with Human remains as there is no skeletal evidence of bipedal reptilians the Troodon may provide a little
Approximately 5 feet tall
Approximately 7 feet long
Approximately 90 pounds
Though they may be similar in size, the skeletal structures obviously have little in common. The only similarities I can plainly see would be the
forearm structure and the fingers though the latter would be a stretch. These similarities may actually be good evidence that the two could have been
confused as we are not looking at a Late Cretaceous Period Troodon but a modern day humanoid descendant.
I still cannot accept the possibility that these creatures reside in caves and caverns. If they evolved to resemble Homo-sapiens then it would stand
to reason that the conditions under which they evolved would also be similar. If they were to have developed as cave dwellers I would think that their
physical structure would support such a life style. Also, all the sightings of these creatures near lakes, rivers, and swamps do not help the cave
dweller hypothesis. The main problem with the river dweller hypothesis is the lack of physical evidence; obviously neither of these is fool proof.