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originally posted by: Punisher75
Dunno, but I was thinking about this the other day.
How many people in the U.S. go missing every year, and we never find their bodies?
Quite a few right?
Well I would imagine that if something like a bigfoot, even though it is large could stay hidden pretty well.
I don't totally buy it but I am not opposed to the concept.
Interestingly enough I bet if they found one tomorrow alive and kicking it would only be a news story for like a week though, LOL
originally posted by: rhynouk
I do believe there are other creatures out there, but something so big, probably smelly & that makes noise would be hard to miss.
originally posted by: Retro~Burn
My question is, if Bigfoot does exist. How has it remained undetected all this time?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Until someone drags in a body there will be doubt.
I'm always torn on this subject. My head says bunk, but there sure are a lot of eye witnesses to dismiss.
originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: Retro~Burn
I go back and forth on this one all the time, I have to admit.
There is compelling anecdotal evidence that this creature does exist, and in many cases the claims by skeptics that it "cant" exist are actually unfounded.
There are VAST open spaces of unexplored and untouched landscape in North America for a start. This notion that Americans have been everywhere and every square km of land has been traversed is, frankly, so much bs it needs to be thrown out without much consideration.
New species are being discovered somewhere in the world all the time. Just because we haven't seen something yet does not mean that it cannot exist.
This is supposedly a pretty intelligent animal (given the observed behavior consistently reported by numerous witnesses), living in small communities or as individuals in vast areas, I don't think it's at all implausible that they would rarely be seen by Humans.
There are plenty of animals in this world we rarely see, and none of them are deemed to be as intelligent as this one. The Giant Squid was only just captured on camera in 2013. The Tiger Quoll had vanished for a decade in Australia before being seen by one person in 2013. The Spotted Deer of the Phillipines has only been seen on camera once, in 2012, and was believed to be extinct. The Saber-Toothed Beaked Whale has been seen only once in 150 years. The Florida Panther has been photographed only once. The Vietnamese Soala was only discovered in 1992, vanished in 1998, and was captured on camera again only in 2013. The North Atlantic right whale has only been seen twice in more than 60 years.
At one time, knowledge of all of these animals existed through witness statement alone, there were no images, no videos, and none had been caught. It's entirely possible that a more intelligent animal could live in the vast expanse of North American wilderness without being captured and without there being any bones discovered.
And after all that, I have to say that empirical physical evidence is the only thing that will entirely satisfy me. It's all well and good having the opinion that in all likelihood its existence is possible, or even plausible, but that cannot be absolutely stated until we have the physical evidence for it.
So, I think it does exist, and I think we will eventually find evidence to support that too. I just hope that we manage to find it before it becomes extinct.
originally posted by: network dude
The only real evidence that exists is eye witness testimony. The worst kind. But I seriously doubt everyone who sees something is a hoaxer. I really want to believe Bigfoot exists, but the facts just don't go that way. I have heard reports from northern Ohio. That isn't a vast wilderness, so whatever is being seen, should be able to be identified. I just think once it's identified, it will turn out to be something familiar, but acting oddly. Like a Bear on two leggs.
But, I still hold out hope for being proved wrong.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Retro~Burn
There are plenty of dense forests for something that size to hide in. Where I live, something could be in the woods ten feet from you and you wouldn't see it. There are also cave systems that are still undiscovered. That could explain the lack of bodies. They could live and die there and could also have a way of disposing of corpses.
I haven't seen one. I always wanted to though. My sister in law's co worker saw one. It crossed in front of her car and proceeded to step over a five foot high fence without breaking stride.