Originally posted by seagull
To actually believe in the existence of something like Sasquatch you need to have seen it. Or trust in the veracity of the folks claiming to have
Perhaps, yet I regularly find the opposite. That most believers have never encountered such a thing and possibly believe others stories a little too
wholeheartedly and readily. This was highlighted with my meeting a "Yowie researcher" at one time. Though he had many stories of sightings from the
same place as my encounter (from otherwise strangers), which I appreciated, he had never seen one himself although he believed fervently. He also
explained that to him, my encounter was classic Yowie behaviour.
Yet I, who was actually there at the time standing about 25 metres away at one stage gazing into it's eyes, am still baffled by the whole thing. I
probably always will be.
I often wonder about this, personally I would prefer if people simply kept an open mind. I guess I worry that believing too easily could get people
led up the garden path at some stage. Open minded doubt, if there is such a thing.
I've seen it. ...and I know a few who have seen it as well, and I believe them.
Most people have no reason to lie about this. Given the usual response that such claims get, there's really no upside to claiming such a
I agree that there are people telling the truth and that some of these will not be mistaken about what they encountered. Exactly what they did
encounter is the baffling part IMO. I guess it's easy for people in the US to be Bigfoot centric, yet this is an older phenomena than they might
realise, that covers several continents.
I suppose we each have our own standards for acceptance. The biological reality of such a thing existing, at this stage, is not one I can reconcile.
Even after seeing something like this, I find myself looking for alternate explanations. I guess this is because stories and sightings are
anyone has. This sounds unreasonable, the excuses for this don't cut it IMO.
My own sighting is here on ATS somewhere, should be easy enough to find.
Yes I have read it before, fascinating, thanks.
Above all else that people would usually associate such encounters with one thing stood out, I found. Almost some type of delayed reaction. I did
notice an aversion to the bush some time later, that took some time to get over. Alone in the bush, a very long way from anywhere, a feeling of
vulnerability. Sounds a bit silly, perhaps understandable though. Whether a simple apparition or otherwise it had an effect, it was a feeling that
kept me from going too far bush for some time.
My answer to the whole phenomena is.....?????
edit on 19-7-2012 by Cogito, Ergo Sum because: for the heck of it.