Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ignorance & Stubbornesss

Today I encountered someone who has already made up her mind that Bigfoot doesn't exist because she mistakenly thought there was only suppose to be one of them in existence all these years. I resisted the urge(barely) to laugh at her for this and offered her the link to the W.V.B.I.G. website to look at the evidence of Bigfoot's existence for herself. She refused & quickly changed the subject. It's one thing not to know about the evidence. But to refuse to even look at evidence when offered, is something else all together. She also made the remark that God wouldn't create such a creature. I don't know if she meant he wouldn't create a single specimen or what exactly she meant by the remark. I can't help wondering what's really behind a person's blatant refusal to even look at the evidence of the existence of this shy but curious gentle giant of the forest.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I know I haven't posted anything new in months, but that's because I didn't feel I had anything to post about. Now however, I feel I MUST post this. Let me start out by saying my intention with this post is not to offend anyone. I'd like to make an urgent plea to all Bigfoot researchers not to post every "blobsquatch" image you get, all over the internet. When you do this, all you accomplish is to make us all look bad in the eyes of the skeptics. Bigfoot research will never be taken seriously by anyone important as long as we keep offering these "blobsquatch" images as evidence for the existence of Bigfoot. So please, the next time you get such an image, have several people look at it without saying what you think is there, and see if they see anything before you post it online. If none or only a small percentage see what you do, then don't post it. Quantity of evidence isn't important, only quality of evidence.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Brush Ape?

This is a term I first heard on "The Beverly Hillbillies" but I checked and it is an actual hillbilly term. It means rube, fool, etc... But I just think it's interesting that the term is "Brush Apee" and not "Brush Bear" or something like that. Could it be that it was coined by someone familiar with Bigfoot?

Monday, February 22, 2010


If Bigfoot were proven to exist tomorrow, what do you think would happen? Would they be put on the endangered species list? Would land be set aside for them to live on? Would they be slaughtered to extinction? Would, after about 50 years or so, something like "Conquest of The Planet of The Apes" happen where after being enslaved by humans/Homo sapiens, the Bigfoots would revolt against us? Or do you envision something else happening?

Friday, December 11, 2009

The role of the DNR in the Bigfoot phenomenon

As you probably know, one type of evidence for the existence of Bigfoot is unidentified vocalization recordings. I have to wonder how many of these remain "unidentified" because the DNR(Department of Natural Resources) for the state they were recorded in, has said that whatever known animal that was suspected of being the source of the vocalization, didn't exist in that state. Awhile back I started to wonder EXACTLY what the DNR means when they say that. So I decided to inquire about that and used the Mountain Lion as an example for two reasons.
1)The existence of Mountain Lions in WV is the subject of some controversy.
2)I've read numerous reports on various Bigfoot sites of vocalizations being heard that were described as sounding like a woman screaming or a woman being murdered. I've heard Mountain Lion screams described the same way. (In fact 20 years ago or so, it was a hot night and my bedroom window was open and I heard a sound that sounded like a woman screaming. My dad said it was a Mountain Lion) Anyway, I got the following reply from the DNR:


Relating to mountain lions, it is our agency's position that the eastern cougar was extirpated from West Virginia in the 1800's and that there are no mountain lions reproducing and sustaining themselves in West Virginia. With that said, it is possible that individuals may have illegally acquired animals which have been released into the wild on occasion. Each year the DNR investigates numerous calls from individuals which say that they sighted a mountain lion and they typically turn up as bobcats, coyotes, etc.

Thanks. Gary

Gary M. Foster
Supervisor of Game Management
West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Section
P.O. Box 67
Elkins, West Virginia 26241
Phone: (304) 637-0245
Fax: (304) 637-0250

So you see, when the DNR says a particular animal doesn't exist in a particular state, it doesn't necessarily mean the animal in question doesn't exist in that state

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bigfoot, Nessie, & Scifi

An article I just read about Loren Coleman's new Cryptozoology museum has got me thinking. Often in articles about Cryptozoology, including this one, the authors use both Bigfoot & The Loch Ness Monster(Nessie) to help explain what Cryptozoology is to those who don't already know. Since Nessie has been all but debunked due to a thorough sonar scan of the lake that found nothing and then a study of the amount of aquatic life in the lake that concluded there isn't enough aquatic life in the lake to support a viable breeding population of Nessie type creatures, I'm not at all sure it's good for Bigfoot research to have Bigfoot and Nessie mentioned together. A skeptic might know of the lake scans I mentioned above and conclude that Nessie doesn't exist & assume the same thing about Bigfoot if it's mentioned in the same breath in an article or documentary. Maybe it's time we all start referring to Bigfoot research as Crypto-Anthropology like I've heard Robert W. Morgan do. Another thing that the article about Loren Coleman's museum has reminded me about that really bothers me is how Bigfoot is often classed as "Scifi" Technically it may still fit that category, but I can't help thinking some people form biases against the possibility of Bigfoot, based solely on the "Scifi" classification. It seems Mr. Coleman's museum shares space with a book store featuring Scifi books. While this may be good for the town the museum & book store are in, it may not be good for getting people to take the subject of Bigfoot seriously

Thursday, September 17, 2009

TV Shows

I know tv shows about Bigfoot and other mysteries are fun to watch, but how much can we really learn from them? Today I contacted the main scientist at the lab that did the testing on the soil samples from the Romanian forest on a recent episode of "Destination Truth" I contacted him because I happened to remember another documentary about U.F.O's where soil samples were taken from an alleged landing spot. The samples revealed a fungus that causes round, barren patches of ground. It's also the explanation for "Fairy circles" Anyway, I asked the scientist if the soil samples from the Romanian forest were tested for that fungus and he said no, they weren't. I know the producers of the show weren't exactly deceitful about any of the info they gave in the episode, but they also didn't investigate all possible explanations for the circle. This makes me wonder how often such corners are cut in other shows of this type