posted on Jul, 23 2005 @ 02:37 AM
I've done quite a bit of research on bigfoot / sasquatch / skunk apes etc.
And just a few things to say.
1) Those photo's are genuine. They are property of Loren Coleman, one of the wolrds top cryptozoologists; however he did not take them. Some lady in
Florida did. But she gave them; and all the rights to them to Loren. They are featured on his website and in at least one of his books.
2) It is not uncommon for the wealthy in the U.S. (and other first world countries) to illegally import exotic animals, and have them as pets. But
often times they find that they are too hard to manage, and rather than kill them; they just take them out to the woods, let them go, and hope the
animals instincts keep it alive. There is actually quite a sizeable population of non-native big cats (as they are quite adapatable) in the U.S. and
some European countries. Not large enough to really make an impact; but large enough stick around for a few generations at least. It's not out of the
realm of possibility that there could also be one for some of the larger apes.
3) As for why it can't be identified; well along with point two. Two seperate species could have met up somewhere in Florida, after being released
and mated. Or it could be the product of a persons forced crossbreeding escaped or released. There are any number of solutions to this problem.
4) But the overall point is; this is in fact, legitimate photographic evidance; of a large unidentified primate, living wildly in the United States of
America. Whether or not it is, or isn't bigfoot, sasquatch, the skunk ape, or any other name for such a creature; is at this point up to personal