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Originally posted by holyTerror
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that maybe the sasquatch reference was placed there in jest.
But it would be very interesting if it is a serious example.
Originally posted by Druscilla
"sasquatch" in the sense of these papers = any unkown animal.
The Army isn't exactly renown for enlisting intellectual juggernauts. Too many red neck back-woods raised hillbilly servicemen may be of the habit and policy of "what is it? I dunno, let's shoot it".
Too often too, the marginally educated tend to be superstitious and taken to believing in things that might not necessarily be so.
Someone in a Ghillie Suit may give the impression of being "Sasquatch" to such wide eyed mouth agawk types, and specifically naming such a thing lowers the risk of morons killing people.
It's more there for psychological effect than actuality.
There could, of course, actually BE a sasquatch species, but, naming it as an actuality covers the bases in also lowering the risk to any other human-shaped non-designated targets.
edit on 20-7-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)