Originally posted by Asktheanimals
There is no way on earth we could find multilple hair samples of such a creature but never find any identifiable bones...
The fact that no skeletal remains have been found (that we know of) is not a good enough reason to dismiss the existence of Bigfoot.
There can be plenty of reasons why no bones have been found.
I'm sure you have walked through a stretch of woods at some time or another. How many skeletons or dead animals have you found on your walks?
Personally I have spend many, many, many days in the African bush. While I have come upon many animal skeletons - if I think about the amount of
skeletons I have not
stumbled upon is staggering.
As another example: My brother has a game farm in the north. There has been many reported sightings of leopards in the area, with tracks to prove it
as fact, but to this day not a single picture or skeleton of a leopard to support the fact that there are leopards in the area.
Back to the bones that you, and me and thousands of other hikers and nature enthusiasts have found: So you stumble across a bone in the woods. It
looks quite interesting. Do you bag it and send it off to your local university for testing - at your own cost? Or do you just turn it around in your
hands a couple of times, shrug, and toss it back into the bushes? The point being that for all we know, several Bigfoot bones may have been found
over the years - it has just not been scientifically cataloged. Or maybe it has been cataloged, but as something else - take the Gigantopithecus for
example. Maybe it's the ancestor of Bigfoot, but we don't know it yet.
If you consider the amount of animals/critters that have died over the past couple of million years in and around forests, we should be seeing piles
and piles of animal bones everywhere, yet it's all "gone". And with "gone" I mean absorbed back into the circle of life.
Then consider the opposite. On a daily basis dozens of new species are being discovered. Yes, many of them in far off places like the jungles of
Borneo, the Amazon and so on. But every now and again one is discovered in plain sight. And these animals have been living with us for thousands of
As for DNA samples? Many Bigfoot sightings coincide with physical evidence. Tracks, hair and even feces. And it shouldn't be a surprise. If I take my
two Labradors as an example: At the rate they shed hair, you only have to look at them from a distance and you're covered in white hair. So I can only
imagine that a hairy beast like Bigfoot is a forensic investigator's dream.
In conclusion: To dismiss Bigfoot as a hoax simply because of a lack of certain evidence, would be to deny yourself the truth. As the wise words go:
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence".
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