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Bigfoot: Primate Or Prank?

Sighting from “Patterson–Gimlin film frame 352” by Patterson-Gimlin film. This is the familiar or popular face of Bigfoot. (Wikipedia)

Now before you jump off the page and call me a lunatic, I would like to present I’m not here to convince you one way or another, that’s for you to decide. However, I would like to take a deeper look into some of the new scientific discoveries regarding this subject.

Part of what draws so many into the Bigfoot craze is that it is a mystery we have yet to solve. People have loved mysteries from the very beginning. We’ve always enjoyed books like Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and on and on.

Even kids love a good mystery, and we know this because of the popularity of the cartoon we all grew up with called Scooby-Doo.

It was actually one of those Saturday mornings watching cartoons like Scooby-Doo, when I had my first glimpse of Bigfoot on “In The News”. A news short shown on Saturday mornings, and on this particular one, it was about the Patterson-Gimlin film.

Anyway, placing all that aside let’s get down to brass tacks and look at some of the science that we have for this mystery now.

Now I know many of us have watched the television show “Finding Bigfoot” and other shows like it, and have become more skeptical than we were before. I enjoyed watching the shows, however, I do realize the shows were truly developed for entertainment purposes. Yet here and there, the show did introduce some scientific facts regarding Bigfoot.

One of the main scientific facts that the show utilized was footprint casts that had been cast by themselves, as well as by a few of those they interviewed throughout the show. These footprint casts not only were shown but were also tested to prove they were authentic.

Now when it comes to examining footprint casts, one scientist that immediately comes to mind is Dr. Jeff Meldrum. See Reference Here. Now, Dr. Meldrum is a professor of anatomy and anthropology and his specialty is the study of bipedalism. He himself has witnessed and cast footprints believed to be from Bigfoot. He also has a large collection of Bigfoot footprint casts and has studied them thoroughly and has attested to the majority of them to be real.

There have also been studies regarding hair samples that have been collected believing to be the creature, and in some of these studies and tests that were done, they came up showing unknown primate. See Reference Here. Yet, let’s take this one step further, how about all of the different eye witness stories, in different states and all at different times.

I’m not saying that Bigfoot is a real creature but I’m also not saying it’s a hoax. There are too many eyewitness accounts that have taken place in different states and the different times for it to be nothing more than a hoax concocted together by one group of people.

Plus I don’t want to forget the stories of this creature that have been passed down from generation to generation in many of the native American and native Canadian tribes such as the name Sasquatch, Wildman, Tall Man, and the list goes on. As much as the scientific community says there is not enough evidence to conclude the existence of this creature, there is also too much evidence and eyewitness accounts, to exclude this creature as nothing more than a hoax.

To scientifically prove or disprove that this creature exists, is almost as complicated to try to scientifically prove or disprove the existence of God. At some point, it comes down to making our own judgment as to whether we believe or don’t believe in this creature.

Like I said from the beginning I’m not trying to convince you one way or another, you will have to make up your own mind. However as for myself, with all the scientific evidence and strong eyewitness accounts that we have today, I choose to believe that there is a very strong possibility that this creature actually does exist.

Yet for now, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens, as this mystery continues.

Author, Composer, and YouTuber (aka Mr Zen Daddy)

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