reply to post by maryhinge
No offense taken.
reply to post by Kratos40
You are correct. I am indeed an assertive skeptic.
Assertive skepticism, however, doesn't mean that I don't want to see something out of story books found true.
This OP could be for anything on the fringe as far as I'm concerned.
If Television network X was offering $$$ for a UFO, an Alien body, a Ghost, Angel, Demon, Unicorn, Vampire, Werewolf, Genie, Mermaid, Lochness
Monster, or any other sort of anything that's accepted as mythical, I'd have no hesitation to post a thread regarding such reward.
I'd love to meet a ghost, an alien, a bigfoot, or something of the sort.
I've a fair amount of liberty in my life for many pursuits and being slightly misanthropic, my personal time in taking time off out of the office
usually involves sailing, or wilderness retreat, alone, by myself, for anywhere from a week - month.
I'm currently between sailboats.
My wilderness forays are typically 50+ miles away from the nearest mapped human structure.
I go mostly primitive with a few concessions of necessity, snaring small game and gathering edible plants, tubers, berries, leaves, roots, and keeping
awareness of edible bugs.
In all my forays, I've come pretty much face to face with all sorts of animal; bears, cougars, wolves, pigs, deer, etc. Never have I ever seen any
sign, or the barest inclination of a Bigfoot. No tracks, no spooky unidentifiable calls in the night, no tingling sensation of feeling watched;
I'm comfortable in the wilds, and the longer you spend, especially when you're a month in the bush, the more in tune you are with your surroundings in
picking up on subtle changes, the habits and alarm calls of birds, a small scent on the wind, the night time screams of dying rabbits plucked from the
ground by owls, or caught by some other animal, the white noise of bugs singing and the spots where that singing stops as deer, or other animals
disturb the bugs while moving. You pick these things up and learn to see with more than just your eyes.
I've never, however, seen a bigfoot, or any sign of one and some places I've trekked are supposedly infested with them.
Of note; I'm not looking for bigfoot, but, spend enough time long enough in the bush and you pick up when something is amiss.
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