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Old June 29, 2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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Bigfoot - What would YOU do?

Latest sighting:
http://www.happycampnews.com/index.html

After reading it you'll probably have more questions than answers. Like "Who is Rocky the luckless raccoon?"
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Old June 29, 2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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If I saw Bigfoot? I'd probably try to find a good psychiatrist, or check into a substance abuse clinic.
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Old June 29, 2005, 08:06 PM   #3
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If people are toting guns in looking for this creature I hope they have a sense of responsibility and don’t shoot one. From what little we know about the possibility that such a creature exists they probably exist in very low numbers. There was a “wild” Indian found in California in the 1920’s that was the last member of his tribe. He was befriended by a local Professor that wrote a book about the poor guys life and his vanished tribe.
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Old June 29, 2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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I always remember the account one of the hunting mags had several years ago. Deer hunter in N. California parked his truck for a moment (I think to get rid of an earlier cup of coffee if I remember correctly). Looking out over the terrain he spotted movement, . . . and got real excited when he saw it was a sasquatch.

He grabbed his scoped rifle, . . . and eased down into the brush to get a shot. When he put his scope on it, . . . turned out to be a her, . . . she was breast feeding her infant, . . . stroking its face just like a human mother. He said there wasn't enough money in the world would have got him to shoot her.

Thought it was neat, . . . wish all felt that way about them.

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Old June 29, 2005, 08:54 PM   #5
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Uh...I hope to hell that you people are just kidding....uh, right? You all don't really believe in a Bigfoot, Sasquatch..Loch Ness etc.? Right? Huh? Oh, wait...actually I do too!! Yes, I do...and I have a piece of swampland for sale, only eleventy bajillion dollars...it's worth it too, 'cause I saw Bigfoot and the Easter Bunny playing hide and go seek on it, just last week..any takers??!!
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Old June 29, 2005, 09:02 PM   #6
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Uh...I hope to hell that you people are just kidding....uh, right? You all don't really believe in a Bigfoot, Sasquatch..Loch Ness etc.?
Yeah, like scientist and biologist aren't finding new species all the time. You know, like that glowing fish in the deep part of the sea, which we haven't been able to reach bottom, you know, stuff like that.

If a man can hide from the most intrusive federal agencies for over 5 years, what makes one think that a creature used to doing it can't do it for hundreds of years?

I don't discount anything because anything could happen.

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Old June 29, 2005, 09:21 PM   #7
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I would start shooting and keep on shooting... until I ran out of film.
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Old June 29, 2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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Think of a primate whose greatest survival behavior is to keep from being seen by human beings. It would be smart, and guess what, we wouldn't see them very often. If they are real, they existed along side us for a long while and to be seen by us meant death. Remember also they had to hide from stone age man first, whose senses were probably better trained than ours are today.

American Indian culture has many stories of large hairy men long before large hairy europeans showed up. As history progesses many of our ancient myths are turning out to be true or have some element of truth.

When they find hair after one of these findings, sightings, it is usaully found to be from an unknown primate. Some cyrptobiologists are studing the tracks and track individuals for years and watch the structure of the foot change with age. I will be suprised if they found one but not shocked. A real live sasquatch is totally within the realms of possiblity.

And if I see one, I won't shoot.
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Old June 29, 2005, 09:30 PM   #9
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Hahahahahaahhhahahahhhhaaaaaaaaahahahahaaa...boy this stuff is good. Thanks all for the laugh, I seriously needed it.
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Old June 29, 2005, 09:41 PM   #10
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gulogulo1970 said pretty much what I was thinking as I read the posts.

If they're real then they have to be smart. They know enough to stay away from humans...

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I don't discount anything because anything could happen.
Agree here too.

I'd leave it alone and just watch in awe.
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:15 AM   #11
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What would I do if I saw Bigfoot? Stand my ground and just watch it, with the safety off.
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Old June 30, 2005, 08:58 AM   #12
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I think of bigfoot the same way I do aliens. Sure it's possible but - not probable. I just find it hard to believe that the Patterson film and the Scookum cast are the only "hard evidence" of bigfoot.

Did I mention that there was a "legitimate" bigfoot about 15 miles from my house here in southwest Virginia. There is also alot of corn liquor made in swVA. Cooincidence?!?!
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Old June 30, 2005, 09:02 AM   #13
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Im not sure they exist, but if i ever saw one i would never shoot at it. Id turn around, walk away and never talk to anyone about it. Id also talk to my local supplier and ask him what it was in the purple haze he sold me
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Old June 30, 2005, 09:41 AM   #14
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I don't know if they exist (Bigfoot), but I don't doubt they're out there. Same as aliens and ghosts.

I just find it hard to believe that after all the sightings, and all the hoopla, that we haven't at least found bones and/or a rotting carcass??? Or maybe we have and I just haven't read about it.

Definitely wouldn't shoot one unless it became aggressive. As stated, if they exist, it's in low numbers. If they exist they deserve respect for being able to survive undetected (as in hard proof - not sightings) for so long. I couldn't shoot something I wouldn't eat.
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Old June 30, 2005, 10:07 AM   #15
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Well I would not want to shoot one. I would have to make a careful consideration. The only way to prove its existence is either a body or a VERY clear photograph. Dozens are better than one and I stress the VERY VERY clear.

Yes I believe it is possible that they do exist. As noted, it means something when aborigines recall similar creatures.

Further, I HIGHLY doubt that a person would EVER have to shoot one in self-defense. If they do exist they are one of the most impressive survivalists and do so through evasion, not brawn. I doubt one would ever attack... more like whack you, grab its young and flee.

Boy I would sure like to see one. How much is that swamp land?
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Old June 30, 2005, 10:08 AM   #16
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http://www.lorencoleman.com/myakka.html

We have one in Florida too
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Old June 30, 2005, 10:13 AM   #17
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in this life ANYTHING is possible. but highly unlikely that bigfoot exists today. I have no doubts that a primate resembling bigfoot existed somewhere in human history, a few million years ago. perhaps it did survive untill fairly recently. recently enough for native americans to have legends about them. but you also have to realise that native americans lived in north america for hundreds of thousands of years, some recent finding indicate millions of years. they also had legends of giant cats with 2 spear heads for teeth (saber tooth cat), bears with long legs and short faces (cave bear), and birds with 20+ foot wing spans (ancient eagle or condor) and other ice age era animals.
and as far as the patterson film and scookum cast...the cast may be real but the men (confirmed) behind the patterson film came out a few years ago and admitted that it was a haux, they even showed the suit that was used, put it on and re=enacted the fimling. so sadly that film was a haux, unless the haux was when they came out and said it was fake.
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:19 PM   #18
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The Patterson film has yet to be "debunked." It is still fully bunked.

As others have said, if this species is genuine, it has defied ALL the odds of being discovered. Extremely (X10) unlikely that a species of this reported size could live, breed, and die without ANY sign of its having been there. No bones ever found, no poopies ever found, no abandoned dwellings ever found. Humans are simply too ubiquitous and intrusive to have not stumbled onto some trace of his existence, outside of one out-of-focus filming.

BUT! The Ivory Billed Woodpecker was thought to be extinct for decades. There were fully documented sightings earlier this year. We don't know everything!
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:21 PM   #19
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What would I do?

I'ld take him a high class strip joint, buy him a beer and a lap dance...
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:34 PM   #20
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So, do you all think .45 ACP is enough for a one-shot stop on a bigfoot?
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:38 PM   #21
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Better start him off in a LOW class strip joint. The girls there are usually pretty hairy - unshaved legs, armpits, netherlands and such. It would make him feel like less of a freak. Who says I ain't multi-culturally friendly?

How about taking him to see all the Wookies in the Star Wars movie? He'd prolly be arrested for PeeWee Hermaning the seats in front of him. Sorry, that was uncalled for.

Back to the thread!!!
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:44 PM   #22
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Harry and The Hendersons is the model we should follow if ever befriended by a Bigfoot.
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Old June 30, 2005, 12:51 PM   #23
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Bigfoot is dead.

SHE died several years ago, in Florida. It was near the Gulf coast.


She had settled there several years prior, and was quietly living the retired life, only occasionally terrifying neighbors and visiting family for 'old times sake.'


How do I know this?



She was my mother-in-law.........






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Old June 30, 2005, 12:53 PM   #24
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Bigfoot gets as much led as I can put into him as possible. I believe the scientific recognition that yes, they -do- exist would be more useful than just another good story. Sides....I hear thems good eatin!
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Old June 30, 2005, 02:19 PM   #25
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Call me dogmatic, but I don’t see this as germane to Training and Tactics.

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