Originally posted by DeadSeraph
Thanks for the link. I'm a bit shocked such an ardent skeptic as yourself believes these things exist... I guess one must pick and choose their
My own personal opinion is that "samsquanch" is a primitive offshoot of evolution. Not necessarily a monkey or an ape, but a species which evolved
beside (and in tandem) with mankind. A primate by definition, but much more closely related to our own species.
I also think they are highly intelligent (bordering on human like intelligence), and may even bury their dead, and have some form of communication.
Of course, this is all conjecture, but the evidence seems to suggest they exist (I know someone personally who witnessed one in the Jasper/Banff area
of Alberta personally, and swears it was bipedal, hairy/furry, and white (i.e not the local type of bear species).
I still contend however, that this picture is of a bear and her cub.
edit on 10-8-2012 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)
...."ardent skeptic"??? ME?!?!? I can't tell you how long I was laughing at that before being able to respond. I am far from a skeptic, on quite
a number of issues! Heck, I have SEEN too many things to not believe we don't know all there is to know. I even have one sighting in a book
(Gerhard). When it comes to cryptozoological issues, believe me, I am no skeptic!
I saw, along with my entire family, while I was in high school, a buzzard (turkey vulture, technically) with a wingspan so wide it hung over the edges
of the road; at least 15 feet across. On the ground, in front of our car, someplace in Texas. I really don't recall where, because we went all over
that year. Galveston, Corpus, and even to this place called Alamo Village, where they have filmed some movies. Some dirt road, wide enough for two
cars to pass (just), and this collection of turkey vultures was on the ground, some in the road, after some sort of road kill. This one was HUGE, way
bigger than the accepted max size for them. He could see into the car from a standing position, and his wings, when mostly (NOT entirely) spread out,
overhung the road. BIG bird, indeed! We didn't realize he was beyond the record size, and joked that "Wow, things really are bigger in Texas!" I
could kick myself for not taking a picture, but what HS girl wants a pic of a big ugly bird?
Another time, my brother and I saw something
flying about (that's in a book), that was NOT any bird, and very threatening.
So, yeah, I can accept the probability of Bigfoot being real. Most won't believe what I saw, and I won't doubt other stories without good reason.
Interesting idea, yours. The DNA they have tested is VERY close to human. There are some that do think they are some sort of primitive people. Hard
to say, but many guys with guns said they would have shot, but they looked at the face, and it was too human to do so. That or some very smart ape,
either way, I think they are real. Yes, might bury their dead. However, studies show that a body in the wild can vanish in a week or two, so not
finding one dead isn't a sign they aren't real. They aren't stumbling over bear carcasses all the time, either, and we know those are there.
I don't know anyone "face to face" that's seen one, though some online friends have. Credible people.
This pic, I still can't see bear. Either it is a gorilla in a preserve someplace, or it's a Bigfoot. What I really want to know is how the trail
cam was set. Motion sensors, or timed pics, and if times, at what intervals? One picture only, not even any blurry before and after, would seem to
indicate either timed, and not too close together, or misrepresented. Hope it's real - VERY clear shot, and an expert should be able to ID the