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  • Have you ever had an encounter with a sasquatch-like creature?

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  1. Did you contact the Park Office/Ranger Station and ask them what it might be?
  2. SWWASAS, your background gives you far superior knowledge in this area than mine. The point I was trying to make though was that the temperatures are not so extremely cold that Sasquatches couldn't survive, so that alone couldn't be the reason if there is in fact movement in winter. Avalanches could explain in mountainous regions why they might choose to move.
  3. I did some research on temperature differences and found that the temperature changes by 3-degrees Farenheit for every 1000 ft difference in elevation. It also changes by 3-degrees for each parallel (latitude) which is about 300 miles. So, being at sea level in the desert at 90 degrees going up a 5000 ft elevation would change the temperature to 75 degrees. So, when you're talking mountain ranges with peaks in the 12-14,000 ft range, the temperature variation rises to 36-42 degrees F between sea level and the peak. Since we're basically assuming that Sasquatch doesn't come all the way down the mountain to sea level and not all mountains hit the 12-14,000 ft height, it would seem it can't be temperature that is driving movement. That drove me to dig into information sources. I'm sharing the table I developed to use in my digging for whatever use anyone cares to derive from it. There is much that stands out as not being an indicator of what 'draws' Sasquatch. It isn't forest cover for example, despite what some theorize. The one and only thing I found that correlates to states with the highest number of sightings is that those are the states where grapes are grown to any significant extent! I don't think that by itself means anything because there aren't lot of sighting reports related to grapes. But there might be something about climate and soil conditions required to grow grapes that does mean something. I haven't dug into that yet. The other thing I noticed is that where there are the highest number of sightings is also where the highest diversity of the most crops are found. Sasquatch Sightings Analysis.xls
  4. Thanks for clarifying FarArcher. Now I sorta understand the tone of your post.
  5. I'm very curious about what your experience has been that leads you to think these attributes are overrated. Can you expound upon this post?
  6. Civility is lacking in more areas than just science! I actually belong to an organization that facilitates civil conversation between people of opposing views and it's amazing what comes out in the course of a dialogue. BUT, it is something that is taught and facilitated, so I wholeheartedly agree that it is something that needs to be taught. I could go on and on about this topic, but I won't. I agree with the points made by MIB and hiflier because it echoes my thoughts. In my experience, people mistake civility for agreement. It is entirely possible that there can be disagreement and civility. Civility is more a matter of how people interact rather than an outcome. And expressing why you think the way you do about a subject can be very enlightening because of the introspection required. Civility also requires a deeper level of listening to the other, which doesn't happen in the usual "I'm right, you're wrong" mindset. I find especially interesting those who have such a compulsion to fix others that they come to the BFF to argue with those who are proponents.
  7. I don't think we can compare the diet of a gorilla with that of Sasquatch. The gorillas are all eating the same vegetation, sort of a restricted diet if we compared it to humans. Pound for pound, small game provides pretty high caloric value. Sasquatch could be eating squirrels, possums, rabbits, birds, fish etc. to supplement the occasional deer that they're able to take down. In winter, bears would be easy pickings along with anything else that hibernates. With the variety of different foods Sasquatch allegedly eats, I'm not sure we'd notice. Plus anything Sasquatch eats, we'd likely attribute it to other carnivores. Or in the case of crops, whatever other natural animal eats that particular crop. I think if your speculation is correct about how much they need to eat, the bigger question is why aren't we finding the scat that would have to go with it? Whether it's an animal or hominid, by the laws of nature, it has to go somewhere and we should be finding a lot more scat.
  8. You didn't allow a category for all the preachers!
  9. Well, at least the question of Down's Syndrome has been answered. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160217-ancient-hobbit-was-not-human
  10. I have no idea if this is possible, but I'll throw it out there for consideration... Is it possible this isn't a bite mark at all? Could it be that the deer had an abscess that was ripped open during the skinning process? It drained while hanging there, hence the whitish colored stuff below in the picture? I don't have the medical knowledge to know what the subcutaneous tissue would look like after skinning and having water running over the deer. Just my penny thought....
  11. What a joke! Cebidae and Atelidae are each families of New World monkeys. She just combined the two to come up with a 'new' name for a species and added the fictitious texicanus and nerteros pacificus, etc. to sound scientific. The whole story echoes what is written elsewhere about New World monkeys and uses a real historical person for the author.
  12. I found the presentations in this symposium: http://carta.anthropogeny.org/events/bipedalism-and-human-origins to be interesting. I'd suggest starting with Jeremy DeSilva's presentation just because he's a good presenter and gives a bit of an outline that makes the rest of the presentations make more sense. I will caution that the segment on Body Fat and Bipedality may not be suitable for young viewers since it involves some nudity. The discovery of A. sediba had already complicated "the family tree" and this discovery of H. naledi probably just raises more questions than it answers. Viewing these presentations though gives some idea of various schools of thought on various topics and highlights that what is known today is only as valid as the current fossils available.
  13. In post #798 in this thread, there is a picture posted that the CCP put up asking "What Is It?" I sincerely doubt the people conducting the project didn't know what it was. Clearly, you see the tail on the hind end of a deer, complete with eye shine in the lower right corner of the picture. And there are at least 2 of them, with the other one off to the right in the corner. I don't think it's evidence that they would not cover up anything.
  14. I would think that this disorder might explain a particular individual having recurrent episodes of smelling something foul in the woods rather than this disorder explaining numerous individuals describing a similar odor. And in this case, the individual would have this condition in or out of the woods and would be aware of their sense of smell being faulty and wouldn't likely mention it as part of a sighting incident.