posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:33 AM
I use the same argument as you OP, but from a different perspective.
I think it is far more likely that 'Bigfoot' exists BECAUSE of the fact that it has been seen / recorded by indigenous humans for generations. Mass
hallucinations / wishful thinking? Don't think so.
Gigantopithicus of ancient times matches the descriptions of modern day Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yowie etc. sightings remarkably well. It was THEORIZED up
until several years ago that Gigantopithicus died out around 2 million years ago. Then a 10,000 year old skeleton of one was found in China.
If a species that adept at surviving could remain undetected (even after death) for so long makes me think that there very well could be large
populations of this beast living in the uncharted areas of wilderness.
In Australia, the Yowie is our hairy man specimen, and he has been reported here nearly since the day white man set foot on the continent, and for 10s
of thousands of years beforehand by the Aboriginal people.
I don't think mass hallucinations would be that convincing for so long.
[edit on 9-10-2008 by fooffstarr]