posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 10:12 PM
I don't know. It's certainly something to ponder. In the case of a lake monster, or something like chupacabra, I probably wouldn't hesitate too
much to kill it. Nothing else is going to be proof these days, as photo and video evidence are consistently discounted; they are just too easy to fake
these days. So it seems that only a genuine dead body will serve to prove the creature exists. And there has to be a breeding population; no one
creature could have lived this long.
The real dilemma would be encountering a Bigfoot/Sasquatch while armed. On the one hand, there aren't many believable cases of Sasquatch being
aggressive to humans, and the issue of how "human" they are has already come up. Would killing one be murder?
On the other hand, there have been too many hoaxes and fakes. Probably nothing short of a carcass is going to prove their existence, and until their
existence is proven they won't collectively be protected. And there's the fame and money to be made by being the one to "bag" a real Bigfoot.
I have to admit, as much of a pacifist as I normally am, and as much as I care about animals, I'd be tempted. What decision I would actually make if
the moment arrived .. I don't know. Most likely we'll never find out. Of course some people wouldn't hesitate a second, and some probably couldn't
shoot it no matter what. So I suppose that who finds it, as well as the circumstances, will matter as much to the outcome as anything else.
In one sense it will be a sad day if and when a dead cryptid (especially if it's Bigfoot) is presented to science and the world, but on the other
hand it will be a day of much satisfaction for all of us who have believed to finally be able to say "We told you so!!"