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  • Have you ever had an encounter with a sasquatch-like creature?
  1. Does anyone want this to be solved publicly? Not I, but I'd be in the minority of public opinion, I am guessing. Anything to add to the 24-hour news cycle is good, right? But you also bring up an interesting point about the money needed to conduct research; how much of a difference would the money of Bill Gates or the Koch brothers make in the methodology of bigfoot searching? What would change from the norm from today?
  2. Seems like the trend is gradual chipping away at the mystery. A video clip here, reports there, a TV show there. Hard to see 2017 being the year the quest, question, is put to rest.
  3. The Legend of Bigfoot movie by Marx is a classic. Loved seeing that again. So Disneyesque.
  4. Agree Branco, Paulides mentions the odd circumstances of finding clothing away from the missing individuals (many are children) in several accounts in the Missing Western book.
  5. 2 observations: is there a history of bigfoot activity in the area? thus the trail cam? and who here believes if this image is posted on any other website that viewers are thinking bigfoot?
  6. Anyone not believe the government, federal but especially states, wouldn't hide the presence of a predator like a wolf? So much documentation and regulation of the species in a "new" place. Adding in the factor of an undocumented species just complicates things if/when discovery is made.
  7. and what about if a body is recovered on a native reservation? who has domain there? the tribe? what about a national park? science? our national heritage? I wouldn't worry about the federal government getting involved, Fox Mulder withstanding, and think about how Wall Street is going to react to it all. The next Monsanto is just waiting for a genome to patent.
  8. If the species is not human, or closely related to us, then do you believe it is somewhere between human and ape? or somewhere off the human branch? or somewhere off the ape branch? seems like your thoughts Twist lean toward ape, and I agree that it likely isn't completely ape or human.
  9. Good thread. What are the differences psychologically between an encounter and a sighting? Curious if the level of fear is increases measurably with a sighting.
  10. FA: the brain size seems interesting here. by all accounts, the larger head/skull would suggest larger brains, thus a broader capacity for thought (and all the traits that come with it like self-consciousness and language). CMF suggests the species have smaller brains. In comparison, a chimpanzee, the closest living relative to humans according to the Smithsonian has the same size brain as some of the earliest humans (possibly Au. sediba). In contrast, gorillas and orangutans have a similar body size to humans but their brains are about one third of the size of the human brain. Over time, the human brain has developed "more rapidly forming more white matter in the temporal cortex, reflecting more connections between nerve cells and a greater ability to process information." With the change in brain size humans have experienced over time, our need for the energy to fuel these brains has also increased. This physiological evolution certainly has influenced our behaviors, motivators, socialization, and environment. Would it be fair to suppose that a bigfoot may in fact require less energy (calories) to support it's brain than an average sized human and more to support its larger body? Are changes to their behaviors more like that of early man or even chimpanzees coming slowly (not suggesting the species is "slow" here) if at all? If reports of a large body size are accurate, no reason to think they are not, then the way bigfoot expends energy will differ from the way humans do and so will their survival instincts. There are limitations to how we both use energy and it seems large brain size and large body size would require large energy sources, something not consistent with the environment bigfoot and the like live in today. (now my brain hurts so I better go watch real bigfooters searching in Hawaii.)
  11. Do you feel that the socio-biology of these creatures has to some extent had an impact on their behavioral ecology? Behavioral ecology in this instance attempts to identify a set of variables that have a qualitative effect on the behavior of a living thing. The inherent traits of humans has been altered over time so our physical development, our socialization with other humans (hominids), and our behaviors have changed over time. Could this be the case for bigfoot as well? are their behavior patterns driven by the same inherent motivators (reproduction, food, habitat, stimulation) as ours?